Tampa Bay Attractions

Welcome to the The Tampa Bay Florida Attractions Directory a service of Accent on Tampa Bay Magazine, Tampa Bay Florida's best local event coverage.

American Victory Mariners Memorial & Museum Ship
705 Channelside Dr., Tampa Florida 813-228-8766
The popular American Victory tours allow visitors to view first hand the on-going work to restore this icon of America's merchant maritime might. Travel ‘back in time’ aboard a functioning, 1940s era merchant cargo vessel which served during World War II and the Korean and Vietnam wars. Visitors experience virtually the entire ship, including cavernous three-level cargo holds, radio and gyro rooms, hospital, galley, weaponry, reefers, steering stations, flying bridge, signaling equipment, wheelhouse, officer and crew messes, engine room, crew cabins, chartroom, lifeboats and cargo equipment. Closed circuit television hookups allow a view of engine room, four decks below.
Arabian Nights
6225 W. Irlo Bronson Hwy
Kissimmee, Florida
407-239-9223 or 1-800-553-6116
Big Cat Rescue
12802 Easy St. Tampa 813-920-4130

Big Cat Rescue is the world's largest accredited big cat rescue facility. The non-profit sanctuary is home to more than 100 lions, tigers, leopards, cougars, servals, caracals, and various other exotic cats.
The facility offers a variety of guided educational tours at 14 set times during the week. Be aware that some tours are not open to children ages 9 and under. All ages tours are held Saturdays at 9am. They also offer private tours, field trips, birthday parties, and other events
Big Red Balloon Sightseeing Adventures
7223 Creekwood Court, Tampa
813-969-1518
Busch Gardens Tampa Bay
3000 E. Busch Blvd., Tampa Florida
813-987-5082
Clearwater Marine Aquarium
249 Windward Passage, Clearwater Florida
727-441-1790

The Clearwater Marine Aquarium is a working aquarium, much involved in sealife rescues. Its most famous rescued resident was Sunset Sam, a dolphin who loved to paint. Sam is no longer among the living, but his art is still on display at the Aquarium.
At the aquarium, kids will enjoy petting manta rays, and seeing rescued dolphins, turtles, and otters. The Aquarium also offers beach walks to see turtle nests and boat excursions such as Sea Life Safari-- see Fun Attractions and Activities.
Dinosaur World
5145 Harvey Tew Rd, Plant City Florida
813-717-9865

See over 150 life size dinosaurs which are displayed outdoors with explanatory signs. Search for authentic fossils in an paleontological setting. Stroll through a dinosaur museum with everything from dinosaur eggs to raptor claws. Be a paleontologist and take part in some field work or just dig in the sand. At the "Caves" see a video theatre, subterranean picnic area, displays and more in a unique setting Let the children play on our playground. See life size dinosaur skeletons at the Skeleton Garden. The exhibit also includes a paleontologist field work site. This is Dinosaur World's newest exhibit.
Discovery Cove
6000 Discovery Cove Way, Orlando Florida
877-434-7268

Dolphin Queen Sightseeing Tour at The Pier
800 - 2nd Ave. NE, St. Petersburg Florida
727-647-1538

The M/V Dolphin Queen is a 44' x 18' catamaran that can accommodate up to 70 people and is located in St. Petersburg, Florida. At the famous tourist destination the St. Petersburg PIER. The Pier Dolphin Cruises, Inc. is the only sight-seeing cruise at the St. Petersburg Pier that is entirely on the water. The cruise lasts 90 minutes and includes a narrative tour of the sights of Tampa Bay and great photo opportunities of dolphins,
manatees, pelicans and more! Dolphin sightings are guaranteed or you will receive a voucher for your next trip free!

Florida State Fairgrounds
4800 US Highway 301 N., Tampa, FL 33610
Phone: 813-621-7821
 
The Florida Orchestra
101 S. Hoover Bl. #100, Tampa Florida
813-286-1170

 

 
Malibu Grand Prix
14320 N. Nebraska Ave., Tampa Florida
813-977-6272

Acres of Fun, So Close to Home!
Show your friends who’s boss as you Race wheel-to-wheel into a hairpin turn. Spend some time relaxing on one of our miniature golf courses. Rediscover your playful side in our state-of-the-art arcade.
The Pier
800 - 2nd Ave. N.E., St. Petersburg Florida
727-821-6443

The landmark Pier in the heart of St. Petersburg is a unique piece of Florida architecture that offers visitors a chance to experience the waterfront along Tampa Bay. This five-story inverted pyramid features shops, restaurants, its own aquarium, live music and even boat docks.
On the ground floor of The Pier you can stroll through unique shops or grab a quick snack, and just outside a variety of activities are offered — from boat tours to feeding pelicans or peddling a surrey bicycle around the waterfront.
The top floor of The Pier combines both tropical dining with a huge observation deck, giving the visitor a truly unique observation point on Tampa Bay.
And, there's plenty of live entertainment and events throughout the year.
Pirates Dinner Adventure
6400 Carrier Drive, Orlando
407-248-0590 or 800-866-2469
SeaWorld Orlando
7007 SeaWorld Dr.
Orlando
407-351-3600
Sunken Gardens
1825 4th St. N.
St. Petersburg, FL
(727) 551-3102

Sunken Gardens is a botanical paradise in the midst of a bustling city. As St. Petersburg's oldest living museum, this 100 year old garden is home to some of the oldest tropical plants in the region.Unwind as you stroll through meandering paths, lush with exotic plants from around the world. Explore cascading waterfalls, beautiful demonstration gardens, more than 50,000 tropical plants and flowers and a butterfly garden.Sunken Gardens provides garden tours, horticultural programs, special events, field trips, weddings, private and corporate rentals.
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