Local Attractions

Here’s our local area attraction cheat sheet, enjoy!

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Tampa Bay Buccaneers
at Raymond James Stadium

Tampa Bay Storm
Arena Football

Tampa Bay Lightning
NHL Hocky

St. Pete Times Forum
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Tampa Bay Rays
Major League Baseball at Tropicana Field

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Listing of local Attractions

Adventure Island – Tampa
The Busch Gardens water park – slide, soak, serve, spike and splash to your heart’s content!

Arabian Nights – Orlando
Sixty prized horses from around the world are joined by expert riders to entertain guests at this local dinner show attraction.

Buccaneer Bay – Weeki Wachee
Take a refreshing dip in the cool crystal-clear waters of Weeki Wachee Spring or challenge the exciting flumes and waterslides.

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay
Animals, rides, shows and the unexpected come together at this Tampa-based theme park.

Cirque du Soleil’s La Nouba – Downtown Disney – Orlando
This unique acrobatic Circus brings an unforgettable and exhilarating journey to Central Florida.

Cypress Gardens Adventure Park – Winter Haven
Stroll through the gardens year round and enjoy action-packed ski shows or serene lake cruises – thrill rides too!

Daytona Lagoon
Daytona Lagoon is an adventure park in Daytona Beach, Florida that provides water play, go karts, laser tag, an arcade and much more!

Daytona USA
One-of-a-kind interactive motorsports attraction which offers plenty of hands-on experiences. It the official attraction of NASCAR and is a high-energy experience designed to appeal to all ages.

Dinosaur World
A review of the roadside attraction, Dinosaur World in Plant City, featuring life-size dinosaur replicas in a natural setting along with a museum and hands-on experiences.

Discovery Cove – Orlando
A day of adventure & a lifetime of memories – swim with dolphins, snorkel through coral reefs and glide among stingrays.

Disney’s Animal Kingdom – Orlando
Explore the unpredictable world of animals on safari, in a prehistoric world, and at stage shows as only Disney can do them!

Disney’s Magic Kingdom – Orlando
The Magic Kingdom, Walt Disney World’s first theme park transports imaginations into worlds of fantasy, adventure and wonder.

Disney Hollywood Studios – Orlando
It’s on with the show at Disney Hollywood Studios where guests can enter the world of the glitz, glamour and excitement of show business.

Disney’s amazing array of attractions and live performances to put you in touch with the future and allow you to travel the world!

Fantasy of Flight – Lakeland
Fantasy of Flight is not just an aviation museum, it’s a hands-on experience with adventure biplane and balloon flights available for an additional charge.

Florida Aquarium – 200,000 square feet of fun with over 20,000 aquatic plant and animal species, and an outdoor splash zone with climbing area. Come face-to-beak with African Black-footed penguins daily!

Florida Craftsmen Gallery
501 Central Ave., St Petersburg. 727-821-7391. Mon. to Sat. 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. or by appointment. Florida Craftsmen’s mission is to broaden the public’s understanding and appreciation of fine craft art and to encourage professionalism and high aesthetic standards among Florida’s craft artists.

The Florida Holocaust Museum
55 Fifth St. S. St. Petersburg. 727-820-0100. Sun. to Sat. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Honors the memory of the innocent men, women and children who suffered or died in the Holocaust. Dedicated to teaching members of all races and cultures the inherent worth and dignity of human life in order to prevent future genocides.

Fort DeSoto Park features a camping area with facilities, an old fort complete with canons, a ferry to Edgemont Key, a State Park and National Wildlife Refuge. Named America’s Top Beach by TripAdvisor an din 2005 “Dr. Beach” named Fort De Soto the nation’s #1 Beach.

Ghost Tours – all the best haunts in Tampa Bay can be seen on these tours of historical John’s Pass, St. Pete Beach, Gulfport and Downtown St. Petersburg.

Holy Land Experience – Orlando
This Orlando theme park is a living Biblical history museum recreating in authentic detail the city of Jerusalem and its religious importance. It is a total sensory experience that is educational, historical, theatrical, inspirational, and evangelistic, blending sights, sounds, and tastes that transport guests 7,000 miles away and 3,000 years back in time. A wholesome Christian family experience.

Kennedy Space Center
Freelance travel writer Tony Conboy III says the sights and sounds are not much different, but a trip to Kennedy Space Center takes on new meaning since the Columbia tragedy. He offers an in-depth look at the complex, including how the Columbia crew is being remembered and what has been recently been added to give visitors a unique experience.

Lowry Park Zoo – Tampa
Take a walk on the wild side and explore Tampa’s best kept secret.

MOSI – Tampa’s museum of science and industry

Museum of Fine Arts
255 Beach Drive N.E., St Petersburg. 727-896-2667. Tues. to Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sun., 1 to 5 p.m. $12 adults, $10 seniors, students $6 age 7 and older, free age 6 and under. The only museum to offer a comprehensive art collection, extending from antiquity to the present day, on Florida’s west coast. Significant works by Monet, Renoir and O’Keeffe and African, Asian, pre-Columbian, and Native American objects.

The Pier St Petersburg – Shop, sightsee, visit the aquarium, take a boat tour, eat or just relax. Open 365 days/year.

Ringling Museums – Sarasota
The Ringling Museum of Art house John Ringling’s extensive art collection. His mansion, Ca da zan, has recently had its 32 rooms and 15 baths restored. The Museum of the Circus houses artifacts from the “Greatest Show on Earth.”

Salvador Dali museum – Visit the world’s most comprehensive collection of works by the Spanish surrealist.

Sarasota Jungle Gardens – Sarasota
A tropical adventure with lush gardens, tropical birds, and Florida’s wildest of wildlife – alligators!

SeaWorld Orlando – Orlando
The world’s premier marine adventure park with world-class shows, thrilling rides and unforgettable animal encounters.

Silver Springs – Ocala
Home of the world-famous glass-bottomed boats! This is where the first six “Tarzan” movies and more than 100 episodes of “Sea Hunt” were filmed.

Sunken Gardens – St. Petersburg
At this St. Petersburg landmark you’ll enjoy the lush tropical gardens along with tropical bird shows.

The Florida Aquarium – Tampa
Encounter the wonders of Florida sea life while visiting the Tampa Bay area.

Titanic Ship of Dreams – Orlando
The World’s first permanent Titanic exhibit is located in Orlando. Recreations of actual rooms from the ship allow you to climb the staircase, stroll among costumed passengers, and view priceless artifacts and treasures.

Universal Studios Orlando
Universal Studios theme park was once only a one-day destination for visitors to Orlando. Now, Universal Orlando is a destination resort in its own right with two theme parks, an entertainment district and three luxury on-site hotels.

Water Mania – Kissimmee
Have a splashing good time on a variety of rides, slides and flumes.

Weeki Wachee Springs
Weeki Wachee Springs is the home to the famous underwater mermaid shows.

Wet’n Wild Orlando – Orlando
How do you keep tiny tots and testy teenagers happy on a hot day? Take them to Wet ‘n Wild Orlando! You’ll see why it is consistently voted one of America’s number one water parks!

Wild Waters – Silver Springs – Ocala
Soak up the sun or relax in the shade of the giant oaks. Of course there is plenty of wild, wooly and wonderful water play available.

Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum
2240 9th Ave. S., St. Petersburg, 727-323-1104. Open Mon., Wed. and Fri., 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. or by appointment. Free. Preserves, presents and interprets African American history and promotes an understanding to help all respect and value diversity.

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