Sightseeing in Brandon


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  • American Victory Ship Mariners Memorial Museum
    Since its construction in 1944, the 455-foot SS American Victory has weathered quite a few storms, including World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War. From those storms, the steamship developed a rich history filled with stories that echo throughout its three-level cargo holds, hospital, flying bridge, mess halls, crew cabins, and lifeboats. Located in downtown Tampa, behind The Florida Aquarium, the cargo vessel now serves as a museum with exhibits showcasing rare artifacts including photographs, uniforms, medals, documents, and naval gear. Guests on the shipboard museum may take in the history at their own pace with self-guided tours, or book a guided tour led by knowledgeable docents able to walk backward as smoothly as Michael Jackson.
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    705 Channelside Dr
    Tampa, FL US
  • Linden Galleries
    Linden Galleries' abundant selection of original artwork (starting at $20), print reproductions (starting at $20), and customized-framing solutions offer unlimited options with which to finally cover the shame of your scandalously exposed walls. Custom framing (starting at $50) is completed on-site in their Carrollwood Village gallery and comes with a choice of regular or acid-free matting and four types of glass (regular, reflection control, Plexiglas, and UV-shielding conservation glass) encased by the frame of your choice, from among Linden's 5,000-strong collection. Linden's talented framesmiths are also trained extensively in the frame-healing arts (starting at $20) and regularly employ their magical powers to mend fractured frames, fuse fissures in broken glass, and resurrect the lifelike vibrancy of sun-faded and mead-damaged photographs.
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    12926 Dale Drive
    Tampa, FL US
  • Sono Cafe - Tampa Museum of Art
    Head to Sono Cafe - Tampa Museum of Art in Downtown for a steaming cup of joe. Those looking to shed a few extra pounds are advised to put their diet on hold, as Sono Cafe - Tampa Museum of Art serves anything but a low-fat menu. Little guys and gals will also love dining at Sono Cafe - Tampa Museum of Art, which offers a family-friendly environment (and menu). Free wifi is on hand here as well. Come order a flavorful feast at Sono Cafe - Tampa Museum of Art, and sit outside if it's nice! Sono Cafe - Tampa Museum of Art can provide comfortable seating options for parties of any size. No need to leave Fido outside — pooches are very welcome at Sono Cafe - Tampa Museum of Art. Take it nice and easy at Sono Cafe - Tampa Museum of Art, where casual dress is the rule of the day. Enjoy Sono Cafe - Tampa Museum of Art's cooking from your own home with their carry out and delivery options. Call Sono Cafe - Tampa Museum of Art for catering if you have a big event coming up. At Sono Cafe - Tampa Museum of Art, you can park quickly and safely in a lot next door. Frugal foodies will especially love the prices at Sono Cafe - Tampa Museum of Art, with a meal typically hovering under the $15 mark. Sono Cafe - Tampa Museum of Art happily accepts all major credit cards as a form of payment.
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    120 West Gasparilla Plaza
    Tampa, FL US
  • Ybor City Historic Walking Tours
    Tampa resident and history lover Lonnie Herman?s longtime fascination with history has evolved into a broad expertise about the area's vibrant streets where newspapers are printed in three languages. The personable former executive also has the gift of being an evocative storyteller. This convergence of interest and talents resulted in Lonnie's company, Ybor City Historic Walking Tours. The guides' upbeat narration carry small groups down vibrant 7th Avenue with detailed anecdotes that reveal the complex past behind Ybor City's cigar factories, Columbia Restaurant, and the story of the eponymous Vicente Martinez-Ybor, who founded the city as a place to store his statues of himself.
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    1600 East 8th Avenue
    Tampa, FL US
  • Tampa Bay History Center
    The Tampa Bay History Center is the only Smithsonian-affiliated museum in the area, is Tampa's highest-rated museum on TripAdvisor, and was featured on an episode of the History Channel show "Museum Men." It's not hard to see why. It takes its visitors on a walk through time, and while it might only feel like an hour or two has passed, the journey actually covers 12,000 years. Beginning with Florida?s first native inhabitants and the Spanish conquistadors, the story charts a course through history that touches on explorers, railroads, sports stars, and everything in between?ultimately depositing guests back in the present day. Size: Three floors of exhibits and 15 permanent galleries that tell the Tampa Bay story, plus visiting exhibits On Exhibit Now: Merry Christmas, Charlie Brown featuring classic Peanuts comics and memorabilia Hands-On Activities: Imagine life as a pioneer via the replica cabin and other interactive features inside the Patrick Smith-inspired A Land Remembered gallery. Don't Miss: one of the largest cigar memorabilia collections in the world inside Cigar City Dining: Enjoy waterfront dining in the Columbia Cafe, located inside the History Center Special Programs: public tours; crafting days for kids; book clubs; guest speakers
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    801 Saint Pete Times Forum Dr
    Tampa, FL US
  • Florida Museum of Photographic Arts
    Photography is ubiquitous in contemporary life and culture. The founders of the Florida Museum of Photographic Arts recognized this fact, so they sought to create a setting where visitors from all walks of life could appreciate and experience photography. As one of the few photography museums in the country, FMoPA presents exhibitions, which exclusively use this medium to explore themes that expose some intriguing or exciting aspect of history or modern, everyday life. This focus allows the museum to prominently feature pieces that other art institutions might not necessarily show, such as works of photojournalism or historic photographs. In addition to scheduling upcoming exhibitions, FMoPA also includes a permanent collection. The collection aims to preserve particularly important images, such as those of various masters of the medium, including Harold Edgerton, Clyde Butcher, Hans Silvester, and Berenice Abbott. After studying the museum's exhibitions?which can include images culled from national and international sources?guests can step behind the camera themselves during photography workshops for students of all skill levels. Then, budding photographers can display their latest shots at 15 Minutes of Fame, a showcase where up to six presenters exhibit and discuss their original work. They also host a photography group, the Photo League, for those photographers that want to share tips and helpful hints once a month.
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    400 N. Ashley Drive, Cube 200
    Tampa, FL US

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