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Tampa Bay History Center - Things to Know Before Visiting

801 Water St, Tampa, FL 33602, USA


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About Tampa Bay History Center

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.

Attractions Near Tampa Bay History Center

The Florida Aquarium
The Florida Aquarium0.55km from Tampa Bay History Center

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 Riverwalk
Tampa Riverwalk0.89km from Tampa Bay History Center

2.6-mile-long (4.2 km) open space and pedestrian trail development along the Hillsborough River . The Riverwalk extends along most of the downtown Tampa waterfront, forming a continuous path connecting multiple parks, attractions, public spaces, and hotels.

Glazer Children's Museum
Glazer Children's Museum1.38km from Tampa Bay History Center

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.

Henry B. Plant Museum
Henry B. Plant Museum1.44km from Tampa Bay History Center

Plant Hall was formerly known as the Tampa Bay Hotel, which was a 511-room resort hotel opened on February 5, 1891 by Henry B. Plant near the terminus of his rail line. The museum's exhibits focus on Gilded Age tourism, the elite lifestyle of the hotel's guests, and the building's use during the Spanish–American War.

ZooTampa at Lowry Park
ZooTampa at Lowry Park8.09km from Tampa Bay History Center

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.

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay
Busch Gardens Tampa Bay10.98km from Tampa Bay History Center

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.

Where is Tampa Bay History Center

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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.