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20 Attractions to Explore Near Clearwater Marine Aquarium

Clearwater Marine Aquarium
Clearwater Marine Aquarium249 Windward Passage, Clearwater, FL 33767, USA

Dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and release of sick and injured marine animals, public education, conservation, and research. Numerous forms of marine life are permanent residents at the aquarium, all of which have serious injuries that prevent their return to the wild.

Nearby Attractions

Caladesi Island State Park
Caladesi Island State Park4.30 KMs away from Clearwater Marine Aquarium

A three-mile nature trail, a marina, picnic pavilions, bathhouses, a park concession stand, and a beach is what you will encounter in Caladesi Island State Park. The Caladesi Island beach was listed as the best beach in United States by Dr. Beach in 2008.

Honeymoon Island State Park
Honeymoon Island State Park9.76 KMs away from Clearwater Marine Aquarium

The park is 385 acres (1.6 km2) in land area with 2,400 acres (10 km2) submerged and 4 miles (6 km) of beach. Consistently receiving more than one million visitors each year, it is the most-visited state park in Florida.

Weedon Island Preserve
Weedon Island Preserve26.06 KMs away from Clearwater Marine Aquarium

A 3,190 acre natural area predominately an estuarine preserve composed of upland and aquatic ecosystems such as mangrove forests, pine/scrubby flatwoods, and maritime hammock, and is home to a variety of native wildlife.

Museum of Fine Arts
Museum of Fine Arts29.07 KMs away from Clearwater Marine Aquarium

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.

St. Pete Pier™
St. Pete Pier™29.76 KMs away from Clearwater Marine Aquarium

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.

The Dalí (Salvador Dalí Museum)
The Dalí (Salvador Dalí Museum)29.83 KMs away from Clearwater Marine Aquarium

Art museum dedicated to the works of Salvador Dalí. It houses the largest collection of Dalí's works outside Europe.

ZooTampa at Lowry Park
ZooTampa at Lowry Park34.57 KMs away from Clearwater Marine Aquarium

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.

Henry B. Plant Museum
Henry B. Plant Museum35.04 KMs away from Clearwater Marine Aquarium

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.

Glazer Children's Museum
Glazer Children's Museum35.25 KMs away from Clearwater Marine Aquarium

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.

Tampa Riverwalk
Tampa Riverwalk35.57 KMs away from Clearwater Marine Aquarium

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.

Tampa Bay History Center
Tampa Bay History Center36.44 KMs away from Clearwater Marine Aquarium

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.

The Florida Aquarium
The Florida Aquarium36.94 KMs away from Clearwater Marine Aquarium

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.

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay
Busch Gardens Tampa Bay39.81 KMs away from Clearwater Marine Aquarium

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.

Museum Of Science & Industry
Museum Of Science & Industry41.45 KMs away from Clearwater Marine Aquarium

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.

Sunshine Skyway Bridge
Sunshine Skyway Bridge42.74 KMs away from Clearwater Marine Aquarium

A cable-stayed bridge spanning the Lower Tampa Bay connecting St. Petersburg, Florida to Terra Ceia. The current Sunshine Skyway opened in 1987 and is the second bridge of that name on the site.

Egmont Key National Wildlife Refuge
Egmont Key National Wildlife Refuge43.57 KMs away from Clearwater Marine Aquarium

Located on Egmont Key, at the mouth of Tampa Bay, it can only be reached by boat or ferry. The Egmont Key Lighthouse and the ruins of Fort Dade, a Spanish–American War era fort, are located in the park. The entire 328 acres (133 ha) island is actually part of Egmont Key National Wildlife Refuge.

Hillsborough River State Park
Hillsborough River State Park60.84 KMs away from Clearwater Marine Aquarium

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.

Yulee Sugar Mill Ruins Historic State Park
Yulee Sugar Mill Ruins Historic State Park92.12 KMs away from Clearwater Marine Aquarium

Yulee Sugar Mill Ruins Historic State Park has stonework (foundations, wells, and 40-foot chimneys) of the mill, iron gears, cane presses, and other machinery still in place.

Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park
Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park94.66 KMs away from Clearwater Marine Aquarium

The floating observatory at Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park allows visitors to get up close to the animals.

Homosassa Springs
Homosassa Springs94.96 KMs away from Clearwater Marine Aquarium

Manatees flock to Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park because of the warm spring in the park.