Must-see attractions in Tampa

  • The Florida Aquarium in Tampa

    Florida Aquarium


    Tampa's excellent aquarium is among the state's best. Cleverly designed, the re-created swamp lets you walk among herons and ibis as they prowl the…

  • Loop de Loope

    Busch Gardens


    This theme park has 10 loosely named African zones, which flow together without much fuss. The entire park is walkable. Admission includes three types of…

  • People visit the market held at Wat Mongkolratanaram, a Buddhist temple, on Sunday, May 19, 2019 in Tampa. On Sundays, the temple holds a market for people of all religions and backgrounds to visit. Credit: Allie Goulding/Tampa Bay Times/ZUMA Wire/Alamy Live News

    Wat Mongkolratanaram


    Why is there a Buddhist Thai temple in the middle of Tampa? Who cares, the noodle soup is amazing. On Sundays hundreds of people show up for the food and…

  • Tampa, Florida, U.S.A - November 4, 2021 - The empty front entrance at Adventure Island Water Park; Shutterstock ID 2091524860; your: Bridget Brown; gl: 65050; netsuite: Online Editorial; full: POI Image Update

    Adventure Island


    This 30-acre water park has everything a modern, top-flight water park requires: a long lazy river, a huge wave pool, bucket-dumping splash zones, a…

  • Ybor City Museum State Park


    This dusty, old-school history museum preserves a bygone era, with cigar-worker houses (open 10am to 3pm) and wonderful photos. The museum has information…

  • Tampa Bay History Center


    This first-rate history museum presents the region's Seminole and Miccosukee people, Cracker pioneers and cattle breeders, and Tampa's Cuban community and…

  • Florida Museum of Photographic Arts


    This small, intimate photography museum is housed on the 2nd and 3rd stories of the Cube, a five-story atrium in downtown Tampa. In addition to a…

  • Lowry Park Zoo


    North of downtown, Tampa's zoo gets you as close to the animals as possible, with several free-flight aviaries, giraffe feeding, a wallaby enclosure and a…

  • Tampa Bay, Florida. March 02, 2019 Partial view of Henry B. Plant Museum in downtown area (1); Shutterstock ID 1358646854; your: Bridget Brown; gl: 65050; netsuite: Online Editorial; full: POI Image Update

    Henry B Plant Museum


    The silver minarets of Henry B Plant's 1891 Tampa Bay Hotel glint majestically, testimony to the vaunting ambitions of its creator who first brought the…

  • Tampa, Florida/USA; january 10 2010: Some views of the manatte viewing center aside the Tampa Electric company or TECO

    Manatee Viewing Center


    One of Florida's more surreal wildlife encounters is spotting manatees in the warm-water discharge canals of coal-fired power plants. Yet these placid…

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    Museum of Science & Industry


    There's something intriguing for all ages at this interactive science museum. Younger kids go straight to Kids in Charge, where a wealth of hands-on…

  • The Riverwalk and bridge over the Hillsborough River at night in Tampa, Florida.; Shutterstock ID 231991663; Your name (First / Last): Lauren Keith; GL account no.: 65050; Netsuite department name: Content Asset; Full Product or Project name including edition: Guides Project Eastern USA

    Tampa Riverwalk


    Downtown, the attractive Tampa Riverwalk connects most sights. Located along the Hillsborough River, this undulating green space, with playgrounds and…

  • Tampa Museum of Art


    Architect Stanley Saitowitz's dramatically cantilevered museum building appears to float above Curtis Hixon Park overlooking the Hillsborough River…

  • Glazer Children's Museum


    This crayon-bright, interactive museum provides a creative play space for kids under 10. The staff are delightful and the adjacent Curtis Hixon Park is…

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