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What to see in Tampa

Tampa Attractions


The city of Tampa is one of the top spots in Florida's vacation-land, the main draw of a holiday in Tampa being the fantastic Busch Gardens amusement park and Ybor City, the historic downtown Spanish district with its nightclubs, bars and shops, which was once famed for its Cuban cigar factories. This high-rise city has dozens more attractions on offer too, including some world-class museums: the Henry B. Plant Museum offers visitors exotic exhibitions and architecture and tropical gardens to explore; the Tampa Museum of Art lures tourists with both contemporary and ancient treasures; the Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI) will delight and educate young and old; and the Tampa Bay History Center walks visitors through 12,000 years of the region's history.

Unquestionably a holiday in Tampa is designed for families with children. Adults and youngsters all have fun in the sun exploring the city's entertaining attractions. Apart from the impressive Busch Gardens, families will enjoy the enormous Florida Aquarium, and animal lovers will be further enchanted by Big Cat Rescue, the largest accredited big cat rescue facility in the world.


Busch Gardens

Busch Gardens is a massive zoo and theme park, which predates Florida's more famous Walt Disney World and offers an equally…

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Florida Aquarium

More than 5,000 aquatic creatures, including crocodiles and moray eels, live at the three-storey Florida Aquarium, where…

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Henry B. Plant Museum

The Henry B. Plant Museum, in the heart of downtown Tampa, is designed to transport visitors back to the turn of the…

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Museum of Science and Industry

The hands-on Tampa Museum of Science and Industry, affectionately known as MOSI, is designed to educate, amaze and amuse…

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Tampa Museum of Art

The Tampa Museum of Art boasts stunning facilities, and is located along Gasparilla Plaza. The 66,000-square-foot building…

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Ybor City

Ybor City in central Tampa, with its cobblestone streets and huge old cigar factory buildings, is a National Historic…

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