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Must see attractions in Tampa Florida

The city of Tampa is located on the west coast of Florida, and it represents its economic center. The center of the city has high modern buildings where offices of entrepreneurs are based, but also it has historical architectural buildings like Ybor City and Old Hyde Park. This is a perfect balance between the two worlds.

If you ever plan to go to Tampa, then you must visit these attractions to fully understand the spirit of Tampa.

Busch Gardens

busch-gardens-tampa-bay-9765This garden has 335 acres of land designed to welcome families and all people who are in loved with nature. Tourists can experience thrilling rides, listen to live music and watch wild animals play as they are in their natural habitat. Visitors also have the opportunity to enjoy safari rides and see the replicas of African villages where animals spend their time, the tourists may experience even the close encounter with them.

Big cat rescue

photoThis is a wildlife sanctuary for all cats who suffered some abuse or were abandoned. This is a non-profit organization that offers sanctuary to hundreds of abandoned animals. Tourists can experience only guided tours, and they aren’t allowed to wander around the sanctuary in the groups, for example like in zoos. Even though it has strict regulations, this is a very loved place and children especially adore it because it has kids tours.

Ybor City

It is located in the Latin community and represents its landmark. It carries the name of its founder Vincente Martinez Ybor. He came to this part of the world in 1880 and created a cigar factory, at some point, Ybor was the largest cigar factory in the world and employed more than 4000 of people. In the few recent years, this place has been transformed, and it has become a home to many café shops, galleries, and restaurants. La Septima is the most famous building in the district.

Tampa Theatre

The building was built in 1926, and it combines different luxurious styles, such as Renaissance, Byzantine, and Greek. In the theater, you can see classic and foreign movies, as well as special concerts and shows. If you decide to watch a classical movie and this building, you will experience the feeling like you are sitting in another era.

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Sunshine Skyway

This structure is a toll bridge, and it sits right across the Tampa Bay. It is 4.25 miles long, and it is so tall that allows the big boats to go beneath it. In 1980 there was an accident and bridge nearly collapsed because cargo ship hit in it.

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Lowry Park Zoo

The Zoo keeps more than 2000 animals, and they are all in the natural habitat. During the years the zoo expanded so much, and it has developed the number of facilities that are very popular with locals and with tourists. Visitors are even allowed to feed some animals. In addition to this, there is a specially designed area for children.