Things to do in Tampa

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Things to Do in Tampa


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What travellers are saying

  • KateS
    Hot Springs, Arkansas, United States4,865 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    We really loved this place! I am a Disney World regular, & my husband is anti-amusement-park, but we agreed to keep an open mind about what we would find here. It was amazing. We were both very pleased! The main draw for me was the sheer number of roller coasters, & the main draw for him was the opportunity to photograph some animals. When he discovered how short the ride wait times were, he agreed to ride a couple of coasters with me, & I thoroughly enjoyed exploring the animal areas with him. The entire visit was an overwhelming success. The reason for the 4 stars instead of 5? The staff at the "vacation" club tent was deceptive in their methods of getting me to their tent. As we were walking, a woman in the middle of the sidewalk, wearing a name badge, asked, "What kind of pass you you have? Are you sure you're getting all the benefits that come with your pass?" Then once I got to the tent, I learned that they weren't concerned with my passholder benefits at all, but were instead overly aggressive in their tactics to sell me a week's vacation for $75. The guy at the tent actually asked why I wouldn't want to get my "free" vacation for $75. I told him all I wanted to do was ride roller coasters, & he shouted behind me that he just didn't understand why I was walking away from such an amazing opportunity. Everything else about this park was wonderful. The lines were short, the rides were amazing, & the few other experiences we had in the park were pleasant. We will return. But tip for future visitors: don't fall for the "passholder benefit" pitch from the employee on the sidewalk.
    Written 13 March 2024
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  • ChickenParm41
    USA781 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Not Bad. I've been to better aquariums.

    $40 per adult. Discount if you are >60 years young and small Military Discount.

    Paid $15 to park for 3 hours, which is what you will need time wise.

    We went on a sunny day in the middle of the week, so hoards of kids wasn't a big problem. There were a few schools visiting, but it wasn't crazy. I've heard that weekends and rainy days are very crowded.

    The penguin display was very disappointing. They have a better one at the Tampa Zoo. There are NO Dolphins, certainly no whales.

    They had some sharks and sea turtles. Many of the displays were small and the wildlife didn't look like they were exactly "living the life".

    We went because we needed something to do and we have never visited before. It's okay to visit once. We won't be going back.
    Written 12 April 2024
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  • Lisa K
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    First time visitor. We had amazing weather (sunshine and no rain) and had a great time. Traffic wasn’t too bad. I’m already dreaming of when we can return.
    Written 12 March 2024
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  • JoanMG
    Rockville, MD26 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We had an awesome visit. While a goal was to see the rare Shoebill Storks, I had many favorite experiences: seeing the large family of Orangutans interacting including the mother and baby descending from a rope and then baby nursing was a highlight. The underwater manatee exhibit was terrific; we spent a long time watching them munch on their lettuce - so fun to be able to see their faces clearly :) The penguin encounter was cute. Keepers were friendly and informative.
    Written 20 March 2024
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  • Punky1225
    Essex, CT4 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fun way to experience Tampa! We went in a Wednesday around 4:00 pm. Not crowded at all, great views of Tampa, and water. There also have a water taxi for $34, that has several stops along the River.
    Written 14 April 2024
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  • Rebecca F
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Attended the Madonna concert earlier this month. My daughter left a jacket at the arena and we were not able to go back in to retrieve it. I contacted Lost and Found and they were kind enough to locate the jacket and mail it back to us at no charge. Included was a handwritten note from Cathy at the arena. Wonderful customer service!
    Written 12 April 2024
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  • LeslieinTN
    Jonesborough, TN785 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    My son and I came here to get some steps in at a peaceful location before heading to the airport to go home. It has nice boardwalks and pathed paths.
    Written 18 March 2024
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  • Rod D
    Atlanta, GA167 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Ybor City is worth the visit. If you happen to like cigars, it’s definitely worth your time. But cigars aside, it is an interesting neighborhood.
    Written 5 April 2024
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  • serraturtle
    serraturtle84 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This theater is so beautiful and one of only a handful of historic theaters designed by John Emerson still standing. The peaceful decor inside is so soothing. We had so much fun watching the Barbie movie here! I’d recommend seeing anything here as opposed to the typical movie theater. What an experience!
    Written 3 September 2023
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  • Jonathan W
    Singapore, Singapore129 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is a wonderful insight into a frenetic time in Floridian history: The opening up of the state and the excitement of opportunity. The museum recreates a sense of the old hotel, with European artefacts haphazardly scattered about the cloisters and rooms. The building itself is a creative mix of architectural styles and the museum gives an insightful appraisal of the design and history of the iconic building.
    Written 8 April 2024
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  • fiamma11
    Tysons Corner, VA4,938 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This area has changed since last I visited, and I think for the better. Beautiful water with lovely vistas. That alone pleases me but there is much more to do.
    Written 17 July 2022
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  • Dan and Susan D
    6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great value for money and a great way to get to visit Ybor City. Although I was a little disappointed in Ybor City itself. It was expecting more but it didn’t deliver.
    Written 16 March 2024
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