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Attractions in Tampa, Florida
Adventure Island - Owned by Busch Gardens, this 25-acre waterpark offers loads of twisting and turning slides and water attractions. Test out the Water Moccasin, a 6-story-high twisting, extra wide water slide, and Tampa Typhoon, a 76-foot near free-fall drop. Don't forget Splash Attack, a 12-level tree house with more than 50 slides, Wahoo Run and the Endless Surf.
Big Cat Rescue - Devoted to rescuing exotic cats, the sanctuary is home to the most diverse population of exotic cats in the world, with 16 species and subspecies of wild cat represented among more than 100 residents including tigers, lions, liger, leopards, cougars, bobcats, lynx, ocelots, and others, many of whom are threatened, endangered, or now extinct in the wild.
Bobby's Seminole Indian Village - 60 acre site with exhibit hall depicting Seminole life in the late 1800s, Legends Theater, nature trail, re-created village with working artisans, ceremonial grounds.
Busch Gardens - Combining thrill rides with wonderful animal attractions, a day at Busch Gardens will delight everyone in the family. The park is divided into nine different areas representing locations in Africa. Don't miss out on the Bird Gardens and Land of the Dragons, an adventure play area for children. This is an attraction where you can spend all day in the park and still want more-don't miss out!
Canoe Escape - Escape to nature on a 2-hour to full day, downstream, quiet-water, paddling adventure through a 16,000-acre wildlife preserve. In all seasons the Hillsborough River astounds with its beauty and abundant wildlife. From the thousands of white ibis in the fall, the sightings of deer, wild hog, and turkey in the winter, the proliferation of songbirds in spring, and its cooling shade on a summer's day.
Celebration Station - When you come to Celebration Station, you'll discover they have more ways to play than you can imagine. Batting cages to sharpen your swing, Miniature golf, Go-Carts, Bumper Boats, and Laser tag are only a few of the many activities sure to please young and old alike.
Clearwater Marine Aquarium - Clearwater Marine Aquarium is a non-profit working animal hospital whose mission is to rescue, rehabilitate and release sick and/or injured marine animals. Activities include: Day with a Dolphin, Trainer for a Day, Biologist for a Day, and Dolphin Encounter, and Marine Life Adventures.
Fantasy Flights Balloon Rides - Feel the thrill and excitement of soaring to new heights as Big Red takes you from treetop to an altitude of 1000 feet. Cruise over the Tampa area and enjoy the panoramic view of its lakes, diverse wildlife and unique landscape. Big Red Balloon Sightseeing Adventures are the ultimate sky cruise experience!
Lowry Park Zoo - Lowry Park Zoo has achieved some major awards including the “Best family friendly zoo” in the country and the “Best mid-sized zoo” in the U.S. This is a must see Tampa attraction.
MLB Tampa Bay Devil Rays Tropicana Field - Florida's only domed field-sport stadium, Tropicana Field officially opened as a baseball stadium in 1998. The home plate end is higher than the center field end, allowing more rows of upper deck seats in the preferred viewing locations. Come, check it out!
Old Hyde Park Village - Tampa's charming outdoor shopping center offers more than 70 specialty shops and restaurants, plus seven AMC movie theaters and special events such as live outdoor concerts.
Pier 60 - Located at the intersection of Causeway and Gulf Blvd., Pier 60 Park is beautiful - a crescent of fine, powdery white sand that runs from the pass north for 1.3 miles. Shops, restaurants, a bait shop, and beach concessions are located by the pier, which is open 24 hours.
Salvador Dali Museum - World-famous, the Salvador Dali Museum ranks as one of the top attractions in Florida. Daily tours of the museum's fascinating collection will educate, yet entertain you, about one of the 20th century's greatest artist. You are assured of finding something special. Be sure to include time for the Dali Museum in downtown St. Petersburg in your plans.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers Football Raymond James Stadium - Home of the NFL's Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Raymond James Stadium is one of the premier stadiums in the NFL. Unique fan enhancements, such as the three million dollar pirate ship at one end of the stadium, make for a full day experience.
The Florida Aquarium - The Florida Aquarium is one of the most visited Tampa Bay attractions in the area. Come discover one of the best aquariums in the country and premier Tampa attraction! A wonderful family destination with plenty of fun activities like Swim with the Fishes, Penguins: Backstage Pass and a Wild Dolphin Ecotour.
The Pier at St. Petersburg - Situated at the end of 1/4 mile long approach, this five-story inverted pyramid features shops, galleries, restaurants, The Pier Aquarium, dolphin sightseeing cruises, pelican feeding, surrey bike rental, a kid's club, live music, and even boat docks. The top floor of the Pier features a huge observation deck, giving the visitor a truly unique view of the Tampa Bay area.
The Tampa Museum of Art - The Tampa Museum of Art is one of the more popular museums in the Tampa area for art people. The Tampa Museum of Art is the proud culmination of three decades of cooperation among art organizations, private citizens, and government agencies in Tampa and Hillsborough County.
Weeki Wachee Springs - If you thought mermaids were just the lively imaginings of lonely sailors, think again -- and come to Weeki Wachee Springs, the City of Live Mermaids, on the Gulf Coast of Florida. For almost 60 years, the fun, family oriented park has lured in visitors with beautiful mermaids who swim in the cool, clear spring waters. Weeki Wachee Springs is a magical entrance into a mysterious blue underwater world of mermaids, manatees, turtles and bubbles.