Tourist Attractions in Tampa, FL

There are 71 tourist attractions found in Tampa, FL. This is 3% of all tourist attractions listed in Florida. The major types of tourist attractions listed here are amusement parks and zoo. Then there is also nature attractions listed in Tampa. You may find a list of all categories of Tampa attractions on this page. Click on a category to find all attractions of Tampa of that type.

The city of Tampa was named by one of its original settlers, the Calusa tribe, and means ‘sticks of fire’. Spanish explorers came into the area during the 1520s and brought in diseases that wiped away the original natives. They were not, however, able to build a colony and there was no permanent settlement established within the city until after the area was acquired by the United States from Spain in 1819. One of the best features in Tampa is its 165 parks and beaches that cover a land area of around 2,286 acres, the most popular of which is the Hillsborough River State Park. The area also boasts of numerous theme parks and attractions including Florida Aquarium, the 335-acre Busch Gardens Tampa Bay, Lowry Park Zoo and Adventure Island. The Tampa Bay Historic Center in the Channel District and the Museum of Science and Industry are also must-visit places for tourists.

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Major Attractions of Busch Gardens (Tampa, FL)

Falcon's Fury is the tallest freestanding drop tower at 335 feet. SheiKra is a roller coaster that incorporates 70mph speeds climbs of 200 feet and 90-degree drops, all without a floor! If loops are your thing, you want the roller coaster Kumba. Other major rides are Montu and Tanganyika Tidal Wave. Opening Night Critters and Motor City Groove are amazing shows that you would not want to miss. Sesame street Safari of Fun and Treetop Trails are kid friendly attractions. [Read More]

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