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The city is full of hidden gems and treasures. If you’re tired of always hitting the same spots, take a look at all the options below. We showcase businesses near you where you could spend countless hours of endless fun with your entire family.

Say goodbye to the boring weekends and routine birthday parties. Think outside the box and dare to try something new. Take a look at what your city has to offer – all within driving distance of your location. You might be surprised!
Adventure Island
Adventure Island

(888) 800-5447

10001 N McKinley Dr
Tampa, FL 33612   Directions

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Jump into gallons of fun and attractions at Adventure Island in Tampa. Twist and turn on the Riptide slide before plunging 50 feet below and dodge crashing waterfalls while floating down the Rambling Bayou. Stay cool when you rent your private Chickee Hut. Fuel up at Surfside Café or Mango Joe's. Go ahead get your weekend pass!

Amalie Arena
Amalie Arena

(813) 301-6600

401 Channelside Dr
Tampa, FL 33602   Directions

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Catch the next big thing at St. Pete Times Forum, Tampa's top venue for sports and live entertainment. The hottest tour in 2009 "The Circus Starring Britney Spears" hit the arena, and in 2012 the NCAA Hockey Frozen Four championship finals will hit the ice. The event will mark the first time the finals have been held outside of the northern United States since 1999.

Bits 'N Pieces Puppet World
Bits 'N Pieces Puppet World

(813) 659-0659

12904 Tom Gallagher Rd
Dover, FL 33527   Directions

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Marionettes and puppets are the ticket for children at Bits 'N Pieces Puppet World. Children delight in seeing the famous nine-foot-tall, larger- than-life puppets perform classic tales like Peter the Rabbit and singing along to the lively musical action. Reserve your tickets to see this internationally acclaimed company.

Busch Gardens
Busch Gardens

(888) 800-5447

10165 N McKinley Dr
Tampa, FL 33612   Directions

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Discover family fun times three at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay. You'll get entrance to lush tropical gardens, see exotic animals and experience the fun of amusement rides and other attractions. Explore walkways that resemble the African wilderness, get nose-to-nose with a giraffe on a safari across the Serengeti Plains, and test your nerves on the pulse-pounding SheiKra roller coaster.

Canoe Escape
Canoe Escape

(813) 986-2067

12702 US 301
Thonotosassa, FL 33592   Directions

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Rent a canoe from Canoe Escape, located minutes from downtown Tampa. Take the whole family on a paddling adventure on the Hillsborough River that surrounds a 16,000 acre wildlife preserve. Pack a lunch and bring your camera to capture pictures of the alligators, snakes, turtles and birds you'll see on your adventure.

Glazer Children's Museum
Glazer Children's Museum

(813) 443-3861

110 W Gasparilla Plaza
Tampa, FL 33602   Directions

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There is a lot of kidding around going on at the Glazer Children's Museum of Tampa. Kids can pilot a cruise ship, paint with light, and build a city at over 170 fun and challenging "interactive" themed attractions. There is a world of fun waiting for kids to explore, discover and do!

Grand Prix Tampa
Grand Prix Tampa

(813) 977-6272

14320 N Nebraska Ave
Tampa, FL 33613   Directions

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Make a pit stop at the Grand Prix Tampa, the place to have fun playing indoor and outdoor games with the kids. Check out attractions like the Indy-style Formula race car track, play a round of miniature golf, spend time at the batting cages, go bungee jumping and so much more!

Henry B. Plant Museum
Henry B. Plant Museum

(813) 254-1891

401 W Kennedy Blvd
Tampa, FL 33602   Directions

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Travel back in time at the Henry B. Plant Museum, at home in the 1891 Tampa Bay Hotel. Walk through the spectacular tropical gardens, visit the opulent hotel rooms, and be awed and inspired by the Moorish architecture and lavish lifestyle of Old Tampa Bay Hotel's guests. The magnificent National Landmark and local attraction now belongs to the great minds at the University of Tampa.

Lowery Park Zoo
Lowery Park Zoo

(813) 935-8552

1101 W Sligh Ave
Tampa, FL 33604   Directions

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Meet a koala bear, discover a Primate World and adopt an animal at Tampa's Lowery Park Zoo. Listen to tigers roar at the Asian Domain, watch black panthers prance at the Native Florida Wildlife Center and discover the best vantage point to hang out with the monkeys. The zoo also features rides, shows and hands-on interactive exhibits and attractions.

Museum of Science and Industry
Museum of Science and Industry

(813) 987-6000

4801 E Fowler Ave
Tampa, FL 33617   Directions

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Experience a scientific playground at Tampa's Museum of Science and Industry. Explore more than 450 hands-on activities and attractions. Brave extreme weather conditions inside the Disasterville exhibition. Watch animal adventure movies like Born to be Wild on the jumbo screen at the IMAX Theater. Gaze into the stars and ponder the magnitude of the universe at the Saunders Planetarium. Who knew learning was this fun?

Raymond James Stadium
Raymond James Stadium

(813) 350-6500

4201 N Dale Mabry Hwy
Tampa, FL 33607   Directions

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Come aboard a pirate ship docked in the north end zone of the Raymond James Stadium. The famous stadium and sports attraction is home to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the NCAA's South Florida Bulls football team. League insiders refer to the stadium as the "crown jewel" of the NFL. Residents know it as host to the 2009 Super Bowl XLIII.

The Florida Aquarium
The Florida Aquarium

(813) 273-4000

701 Channelside Dr
Tampa, FL 33602   Directions

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Listen to penguins on your cell phone at The Florida Aquarium in Tampa. The family fun destination is recognized as one of the best aquariums in the nation. Discover 250,000 square feet of underwater galleries, exhibits and attractions filled with fish, sharks, sting rays and more. You can even purchase farm-raised fish for your tank at home!

The Salvador Dali Museum
The Salvador Dali Museum

(727) 823-3767

1 Dali Blvd
Petersburg, FL 33701   Directions

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The Salvador Dali Museum is a worthwhile day trip to St. Petersburg from Tampa. The museum holds the largest Dali collection outside of Spain. You'll be astonished to see the huge giant canvases painted with colorful fantastical dream like imagery, straight from the famous artist's head. Bring swimsuits to swim and build sandcastles at one of the nearby beautiful beaches that St. Pete is famous for.

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