Gizella Kopsick Palm Arboretum - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting
About Gizella Kopsick Palm Arboretum
The Gizella Kopsick Palm Arboretum featuring more than 2000 different kinds of palm trees, this 5.5 acre outdoor garden is home to the largest collection of palms in the United States. visitors can explore North American and exotic varieties that honor Cuban, South-American and tropical influences -- like Coccothrinax argentea, Microcoelium costatum and Pritchardia thurstonii. A 1/3-mile nature trail meanders through the trails, offering a closer look into the diverse grouping of plants.
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Attractions Near Gizella Kopsick Palm Arboretum
0.41km from Gizella Kopsick Palm Arboretum
Vinoy Par is the perfect place to spend a day outdoors. Located along St. Petersburg’s beautiful waterfront, it provides stunning views of Tampa Bay and the nearby Vinoy Renaissance Resort & Golf Club. The park features long grassy areas for picnicking or playing sports, two large fishing piers for anglers looking to catch some seafood, and a playground filled with colorful equipment. There’s also an outdoor stage offering concerts and other performances throughout the year.
St. Petersburg Museum of History
1.06km from Gizella Kopsick Palm Arboretum
This wonderful museum tells the story of Pinellas County from its early Native American settlers to colonization, growth, and contemporary life. From precise timelines that line the walls to interactive displays and exhibits, visitors can immerse themselves in a journey through St. Petersburg's past. Educational resources include a genealogy library and research center, exhibitions featuring important figures in the area's history, and even a recreation of Stadtler Hall General Store.
St. Pete Pier™
1.08km from Gizella Kopsick Palm Arboretum
A landmark pleasure pier extending into Tampa Bay. The last iteration of the pier was named the Inverted Pyramid Pier. It featured a five-story inverted pyramid-shaped building.
Museum of Fine Arts
1.09km from Gizella Kopsick Palm Arboretum
The comprehensive collection of more than 20,000 objects includes major works by the French artists Monet, Morisot, Barye, Rodin, Corot, and Bourdelle, and the Americans Inness, Hassam, Bellows, O’Keeffe, Pearlstein and Andrew Wyeth. Also on view are ancient Greek and Roman, Egyptian, Asian, African, pre-Columbian, Native American art and objects.
1.4km from Gizella Kopsick Palm Arboretum
This spectacular 4-acre strolling garden features a whimsical collection of exotic plants, flowers, trees and shrubs, as well as charming statues and waterfalls that make it an idyllic place for visitors to explore. Established in 1903, it was once part of the estate of George Turner's aviary. With its tropically themed design, it offers a year-round refuge from the hustle and bustle of everyday life where visitors can relax and simply enjoy soaking up nature's beauty.
Demens Landing Park
1.41km from Gizella Kopsick Palm Arboretum
Demens Landing Park, stretches along the Bayou Grande on the Gulf of Mexico and provides breathtaking views of colorful sunsets and palm trees swaying in the breeze. Outdoors enthusiasts will find plenty to do here, including fishing, kayaking, exploring nature trails, birdwatching or taking part in one of many events hosted throughout the year. Visitors can also take a leisurely stroll along the pier or rent a boat to get better access to all the area has to offer.
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Second-smallest county in Florida by land area. Due to its small size and high population, by the early 21st century Pinellas County has been mostly built out, with very little developable land left available.