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Hillsborough River State Park - Things to Know Before Visiting

15402 US-301, Thonotosassa, FL 33592, USA

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About Hillsborough River State Park

A popular park due to its proximity to the city of Tampa. The park consists of over 2,990 acres, and there are more than seven miles of trails.

Attractions Near Hillsborough River State Park

Museum Of Science & Industry
Museum Of Science & Industry20km from Hillsborough River State Park

A community-based not-for-profit institution and educational resource that is dedicated to advancing public interest, knowledge, and understanding of science, industry, and technology.

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay
Busch Gardens Tampa Bay22.06km from Hillsborough River State Park

335-acre (136 ha) African-themed animal theme park. The park officially features nine roller coasters and two water rides amongst other rides and animal attractions.

ZooTampa at Lowry Park
ZooTampa at Lowry Park27.65km from Hillsborough River State Park

In 2009, Lowry Park Zoo was voted the number one Family Friendly Zoo in the US by Parents Magazine. Nearly 1 million people visit the 65-acre zoo a year to see its more than 1,300 animals.

The Florida Aquarium
The Florida Aquarium30.54km from Hillsborough River State Park

It is a large scale, 250,000-square-foot (23,000 m2) aquarium home to more than 7,000 aquatic plants and animals from Florida and all over the world.

Tampa Bay History Center
Tampa Bay History Center31.04km from Hillsborough River State Park

A history museum in Tampa. Exhibits include coverage of the Tampa Bay area's first native inhabitants, Spanish conquistadors, and historical figures who shaped the area's history, as well as a reproduction of a 1920s cigar store.

Glazer Children's Museum
Glazer Children's Museum31.28km from Hillsborough River State Park

Housed in a 53,000-square-foot facility in downtown Tampa, the museum features 170 interactive exhibits in multiple themed areas. Traveling exhibits occasionally supplement the museum's permanent collection as well.

Where is Hillsborough River State Park

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Hillsborough County
Hillsborough County
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Hillsborough County was created on January 25, 1834 and its area was much larger and included eight other present-day counties: Charlotte County, DeSoto, Hardee, Manatee, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk, and Sarasota.