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Travelers recommend Big Cat Rescue over Adventure Island, Busch Gardens, the Florida Aquarium and Lowry Park Zoo!

Ollie#of 65 attractions in Tampa
4.5 of 5 stars148 reviews
Visitors come to this warm water viewing center to see manatees, an endangered species of marine mammals.
Attraction type  Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Distance  11.3 miles from city center
“A free attraction in Florida worth a visit.” Mar 10, 2012
“Great place to view manatees” Mar 8, 2012
“Well worth the tip.” Mar 6, 2012

Lettuce Lake Park

Ollie#of 65 attractions in Tampa

4.5 of 5 stars62 reviews
Attraction type  Parks
Distance  9.9 miles from city center
“Fun for everyone.” Mar 6, 2012
“Boardwalks and Birds!” Mar 6, 2012
“Nice to see a natural environment” Feb 28, 2012

CineBistro @ Hyde Park Village

Ollie#of 65 attractions in Tampa
4.5 of 5 stars30 reviews
Attraction type  Theaters
Distance  15.0 miles from city center
“We go very often – great for movies + drinks…” Mar 8, 2012
“A nice treat if you can afford it” Feb 27, 2012
“Love CineBistro!” Feb 16, 2012

Tampa Theatre

Ollie#of 65 attractions in Tampa
4.5 of 5 stars50 reviews
1926 movie palace is on the National Register of Historic Places and still plays its Wurlitzer organ before shows.
Attraction type  Theaters; Movie Theaters
Distance  0.2 miles from city center
“Take a tour if you can!” Feb 8, 2012  Wendy Cornwall
“Beautiful” Mar 10, 2012
“A True Jewel in the heart of Downtown” Mar 8, 2012

Bayshore Boulevard

Ollie#of 65 attractions in Tampa
4.5 of 5 stars31 reviews

Bayshore Boulevard is located in South Tampa, close to downtown Tampa and right next to Tampa General Hospital. It’s a long winding sidewalk that takes you along the bay. Many… more »

Attraction type  Trails; Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Biking Trails; Jogging Paths/ Tracks
Distance  0.4 miles from city center
“Did you know this factoid????” Mar 8, 2012
“Cool drive” Mar 7, 2012
“Great views and great place to bike/walk/jog!” Mar 6, 2012

Sunshine Skyway Bridge

Ollie#of 65 attractions in Tampa
4.5 of 5 stars92 reviews
Attraction type  Bridges
Distance  26.2 miles from city center
“Nice view” Mar 9, 2012
“What a vista.” Mar 5, 2012
“Gorgeous piece of architecture” Mar 3, 2012

Big Cat Rescue

100 + Big Cats Like ME!
100 + Big Cats Like ME!

Ollie#of 65 attractions in Tampa

4.5 of 5 stars205 reviews
Owner description: Do you see yourself looking over the vast Serengeti plains, searching the horizon for a glimpse of a pride of Lions, or a Leopard lounging in the…… more »
Attraction type  Zoos; Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Reservations
Distance  10.4 miles from city center
“Best educational attraction in the area” Feb 19, 2012 Bonnie-Jean Creais
“Wonderful Educatonal Experience” Feb 15, 2012 Kim MacDonald Grant
“Big Cat Rescue is AWESOME!!” Jul 9, 2011  Fran Ficke Mandeville

Busch Gardens

Ollie#of 65 attractions in Tampa
4.5 of 5 stars1,004 reviews

Want all the fun a theme park in Orlando has to offer but less crowd and travel distance? Busch Gardens of Tampa Bay is the place to visit on your next trip to Tampa, Florida… more »

Attraction type  Amusement/ Theme Parks; Zoos; Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Distance  6.3 miles from city center
“Great Time” Mar 10, 2012
“Fun day for all!!!” Mar 10, 2012
“Great time with family and friends” Mar 10, 2012

St. Pete Times Forum

Ollie#of 65 attractions in Tampa
4.5 of 5 stars82 reviews

                   …   About The St. Pete Times Forum:  The St. Pete Times Forum is located along the Garrison Seaport District. Home of the Tampa Bay Lightning, the St. Pete… more »

Attraction type  Arenas/ Stadiums/ Fields
Distance  0.5 miles from city center
“What a Great Facility” Mar 8, 2012
“excellent facilities for a hockey game” Mar 7, 2012
“Radiohead Concert” Mar 6, 2012

Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center

Ollie#10 of 65 attractions in Tampa
4.5 of 5 stars23 reviews
Attraction type  Theaters
Distance  0.4 miles from city center
“Ugly Building, Great Theatre” Mar 5, 2012
“Excellent venue for touring shows” Mar 5, 2012
“Great place for events” Mar 3, 2012

Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo

Ollie#11 of 65 attractions in Tampa
4.5 of 5 stars224 reviews

Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo – Named #1 Zoo in the U.S.A! Named the “#1 Zoo in the U.S.A.” by both Parents Magazine and Child Magazine, Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo features more than 1,500… more »

Attraction type  Zoos
Distance  4.8 miles from city center
“My favorite zoo.” Mar 10, 2012
“Wonderful for families” Mar 10, 2012
“Mother’s Day at the Zoo!” Mar 10, 2012

South Tampa

Ollie#12 of 65 attractions in Tampa
4.5 of 5 stars7 reviews
Attraction type  Neighborhoods
Distance  1.0 miles from city center
“The best part of Tampa” Mar 6, 2012
“Lots to do but depends on your timing….” Mar 6, 2012
“My Home Is Ideal for Everything” Feb 24, 2012

Serengeti Night Safari at Busch Gardens

Ollie#13 of 65 attractions in Tampa
4.5 of 5 stars6 reviews
Attraction type  Amusement/ Theme Parks
Distance  7.0 miles from city center
“great value, clean, entertaining park!” Jan 27, 2012
“BG safari tour” Jan 25, 2012
“Two visits in one week, very different…” Jan 11, 2012

Raymond James Stadium

Ollie#14 of 65 attractions in Tampa
4.5 of 5 stars51 reviews
Attraction type  Arenas/ Stadiums/ Fields
Distance  3.6 miles from city center
“Great place to see a game!” Mar 8, 2012  Lynne Lewis Donahue
“Awesome!” Mar 10, 2012
“Football Played Here” Mar 7, 2012

Yuengling Brewery

Ollie#15 of 65 attractions in Tampa
4.5 of 5 stars37 reviews
Attraction type  Breweries
Distance  7.3 miles from city center
“Brew Tour” Mar 5, 2012
“Great venue right in Tampa.” Feb 23, 2012
“Nice place to visit” Feb 12, 2012

Adventure Island

Ollie#16 of 65 attractions in Tampa
4.5 of 5 stars77 reviews
Visitors happily get drenched at this Key West style theme park that boasts 30 acres of wild water rides.
Attraction type  Water Parks
Distance  7.1 miles from city center
“Fun on a hot day!” Mar 10, 2012
“Pick a Great Hot Day!” Mar 9, 2012
“Water Park” Mar 8, 2012

Henry B. Plant Museum

Ollie#17 of 65 attractions in Tampa
4.5 of 5 stars33 reviews
Once the Tampa Bay Hotel, this museum focuses on the hotel’s role in the Spanish-American War.
Attraction type  History Museums
Distance  0.3 miles from city center
“Special at Christmas” Mar 8, 2012
“For history buffs” Mar 2, 2012
“Interesting Bulding.” Mar 1, 2012

Hillsborough River

Ollie#18 of 65 attractions in Tampa
4.5 of 5 stars9 reviews
State park campground in forest and along river.
Attraction type  Bodies of Water; Forests
Distance  5.1 miles from city center
“Kayak – upstream!” Mar 8, 2012
“Great Scenary” Mar 1, 2012
“WOW” Feb 20, 2012

Florida Aquarium

Ollie#19 of 65 attractions in Tampa
4.5 of 5 stars276 reviews
This aquarium features a fascinating array of animals and birds found along Florida’s waterways.
Attraction type  Aquariums
Distance  0.9 miles from city center
“Don’t waste your money” Aug 10, 2011  Lynne Lewis Donahue
“In desperate need of new management” Mar 10, 2012
“Loved it.” Mar 10, 2012

Tampa Bay History Center

Ollie#20 of 65 attractions in Tampa
4.5 of 5 stars30 reviews
Owner description: Experience 12,000 years of powerful stories at the Tampa Bay History Center. During your journey, you will stroll through a 1920s-era cigar store, row…… more »
Attraction type  History Museums
Distance  5.5 miles from city center
“Who Knew About All This History!” Mar 6, 2012
“History presented in an exciting way!” Mar 2, 2012
“Not your grandma’s history!” Feb 28, 2012

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