Sightseeing in Thonotosassa


Shark Con: Admission for One or Two to Shark Con on July 11–12 (Up to 42% Off)

Admission for One or Two to Shark Con on July 11–12 (Up to 42% Off)

Shark Con

Florida State Fairgrounds

Aquarium-sponsored event educates and entertains visitors about the world’s oceans with animal encounters, exhibitors, and speakers

$19.98 $12

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The Florida Aquarium: Extended Fun Thursdays Admission for Two or Four at The Florida Aquarium (50% Off)

Extended Fun Thursdays Admission for Two or Four at The Florida Aquarium (50% Off)

The Florida Aquarium

Downtown Tampa

Guests enjoy extended hours at the aquarium and its restaurants, along with live music on select Thursdays in summer

$95.80 $48

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Crazy Dash Digital Adventures: Walking-Adventure Tour for Two or Four from Crazy Dash Digital Adventures (50% Off)

Walking-Adventure Tour for Two or Four from Crazy Dash Digital Adventures (50% Off)

Crazy Dash Digital Adventures

Downtown

Participate in a nontraditional way to explore the city by completing clues and Crazy Dash Tasks

$39.95 $20

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American Victory Ship Mariners Memorial Museum: Memorial Museum Visit for Two or One-Year Companion or Family Membership (Up to 47% Off)

Memorial Museum Visit for Two or One-Year Companion or Family Membership (Up to 47% Off)

American Victory Ship Mariners Memorial Museum

Channel District

Shipboard museum showcases historic artifacts on a 455 ft. cargo vessel that survived WWII, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War

$20 $12

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West of the Moon Art Glass: $49 for a Five-Week Beginners' Stained-Glass Class Plus $10 Toward Supplies at West of the Moon Art Glass ($110 Value)

$49 for a Five-Week Beginners' Stained-Glass Class Plus $10 Toward Supplies at West of the Moon Art Glass ($110 Value)

West of the Moon Art Glass

Forest Hills

Stained glass artwork made over the course of five classes

$110 $49

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Ybor City Food Tours: Guided Food Tour for Two or Self-Guided Food Tour for One from Ybor City Food Tours (Up to 45% Off)

Guided Food Tour for Two or Self-Guided Food Tour for One from Ybor City Food Tours (Up to 45% Off)

Ybor City Food Tours

Ybor City

Tours include five to seven food and drink tastings spread out over the course of a three-hour walking tour in a National Historic District

$118 $67

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Ghost Party Haunted Tours: Haunted History Tour for One or Two from Ghost Party Haunted Tours (Up to 50% Off)

Haunted History Tour for One or Two from Ghost Party Haunted Tours (Up to 50% Off)

Ghost Party Haunted Tours

Historic Ybor

Haunted History tours visit various spooky sites including an old building in the Historic district dating back to 1914

$25 $13

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Old City Helicopters, LLC: $149 for a Bay and Downtown Tampa Helicopter Tour for Up to Three from Old City Helicopters, LLC ($270 Value)

$149 for a Bay and Downtown Tampa Helicopter Tour for Up to Three from Old City Helicopters, LLC ($270 Value)

Old City Helicopters, LLC

Davis Islands

Pilots fly over historic structures such as St. Pete Times Forum, the Florida Aquarium, the Sunshine Skyway Bridge, and Fort De Soto

$270 $149

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KingSky Flight Academy: Instructional Flight for One or Scenic Flight for One or Two at KingSky Flight Academy (40% Off)

Instructional Flight for One or Scenic Flight for One or Two at KingSky Flight Academy (40% Off)

KingSky Flight Academy

Lakeland Municipal Airport

30- to 45-minute aviation lessons are led by experienced pilots who take students on instructional or scenic flights

$259 $155

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Florida Air Museum: Admission for 2 or 4 or 1-Year Family Membership to Aerospace Discovery at Florida Air Museum (Up to 56% Off)

Admission for 2 or 4 or 1-Year Family Membership to Aerospace Discovery at Florida Air Museum (Up to 56% Off)

Florida Air Museum

Lakeland Municipal Airport

Aviation museum displays homebuilt and military planes, plus artifacts from the largest collection of Howard Hughes memorabilia in the world

$24 $12

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Explorations V Children's Museum: Single-Day Admission for 4, or 1-on-1 or Family Membership to Explorations V Children's Museum (Up to 46% Off)

Single-Day Admission for 4, or 1-on-1 or Family Membership to Explorations V Children's Museum (Up to 46% Off)

Explorations V Children's Museum

Downtown

Explore three floors of interactive children’s exhibits, including a pretend supermarket, a theatre, and a treehouse with a slide

$28 $15

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Florida Railroad Museum: Admission for Two or Four at the Florida Railroad Museum (Up to 43% Off)

Admission for Two or Four at the Florida Railroad Museum (Up to 43% Off)

Florida Railroad Museum

Parrish

Museum explores history of rail travel’s effect on development in the Gulf area; outdoor exhibits include real engine and coach cars

$28 $16

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Twisted Tails Charters: Shark-Fishing Trip, Dolphin-Viewing Trip, or Sunset Boat Trip for Two from Twisted Tails Charters (Up to 57% Off)

Shark-Fishing Trip, Dolphin-Viewing Trip, or Sunset Boat Trip for Two from Twisted Tails Charters (Up to 57% Off)

Twisted Tails Charters

Anclote River Park Boat Launch

During a private aquatic expedition, guests try to catch sharks, find dolphin fins in the surf, or enjoy a romantic sunset

$400 $199

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Suncoast Primate Sanctuary: Monkey-Feeding Experience for Two or Four at Suncoast Primate Sanctuary (Up to 57% Off)

Monkey-Feeding Experience for Two or Four at Suncoast Primate Sanctuary (Up to 57% Off)

Suncoast Primate Sanctuary

Palm Harbor

Staffed by volunteers, nonprofit sanctuary provides safe haven for more than 100 animals, including chimpanzees, monkeys, and tropical birds

$35 $15

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Rum Runners: Burgers and Sandwiches at Rum Runners (Up to 45% Off). Three Options Available.

Burgers and Sandwiches at Rum Runners (Up to 45% Off). Three Options Available.

Rum Runners

Palm Harbor

Cheeseburgers, sandwiches, nachos, and top-shelf liquors fuel poker tournaments, karaoke, and shuffleboard until 3 a.m.

$20 $12

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National Armed Services & Law Enforcement Memorial Museum: Visit for Two or Family Membership to National Armed Services & Law Enforcement Memorial Museum (Up to 51% Off)

Visit for Two or Family Membership to National Armed Services & Law Enforcement Memorial Museum (Up to 51% Off)

National Armed Services & Law Enforcement Memorial Museum

Dunedin

The armed-services museum is home to one of the largest collections of police figurines and a replica of Florida’s electric chair

$10 $5

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Florida Holocaust Museum: Visit for Two or Four or One-Year Family or Individual Membership to Florida Holocaust Museum (Up to 59% Off)

Visit for Two or Four or One-Year Family or Individual Membership to Florida Holocaust Museum (Up to 59% Off)

Florida Holocaust Museum

Downtown St. Petersburg

To promote its message of tolerance, the museum bears witness to the Holocaust with original artifacts and stories from survivors

$32 $14

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Scavenger In The City: Entry to Scavenger In The City for Two or Four (Up to 42% Off)

Entry to Scavenger In The City for Two or Four (Up to 42% Off)

Scavenger In The City

Ferg's Sports Bar

Teams of up to four 2- to 6-mile area of their city by solving more than a dozen scavenger-hunt clues

$100 $59

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Museum of Fine Arts: $19 for Admission for Two to the Museum of Fine Arts ($34 Value)

$19 for Admission for Two to the Museum of Fine Arts ($34 Value)

Museum of Fine Arts

Downtown St. Petersburg Waterfront

Galleries feature modern and ancient American, European, Asian, and African art alongside rotating exhibits

$34 $19

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St. Petersburg Museum of History: Visit for Two or Four to St. Petersburg Museum of History in St. Petersburg (Up to 50% Off)

Visit for Two or Four to St. Petersburg Museum of History in St. Petersburg (Up to 50% Off)

St. Petersburg Museum of History

St. Petersburg

Explore the Sunshine City’s history through subjects from the arrival of the Spanish to WWII and the evolution of professional baseball

$30 $15

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Tampa Bay Aviation: $169 for a Helicopter-Flying Lesson with a Simulator Session and Flight at Tampa Bay Aviation ($312 Value)

$169 for a Helicopter-Flying Lesson with a Simulator Session and Flight at Tampa Bay Aviation ($312 Value)

Tampa Bay Aviation

Clearwater

Learn basic flight maneuvers in an FAA-approved simulator before piloting an R22 helicopter over the scenic coast

$312 $169

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Flatsaholic Inshore Charters: $149 for a Two-Hour Sunset Cruise or Sightseeing Cruise for Four from Flatsaholic Inshore Charters ($300 Value)

$149 for a Two-Hour Sunset Cruise or Sightseeing Cruise for Four from Flatsaholic Inshore Charters ($300 Value)

Flatsaholic Inshore Charters

Clearwater

Passengers enjoy views of the sunset or spend the day hopping islands, collecting seashells, and spotting turtles, dolphins, and manatees

$300 $149

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The Tropics Boat Tours: Sunset Celebration Cruise for Two or Four from The Tropics Boat Tours (Up to 51% Off)

Sunset Celebration Cruise for Two or Four from The Tropics Boat Tours (Up to 51% Off)

The Tropics Boat Tours

Clearwater

Sea captains sail luxury catamaran to Gulf of Mexico, charting courses as the sun goes down on frolicking bottlenose dolphins

$50 $25

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The Armed Forces History Museum: Visit for Two or One-Year Family Membership to The Armed Forces History Museum (Up to 61% Off)

Visit for Two or One-Year Family Membership to The Armed Forces History Museum (Up to 61% Off)

The Armed Forces History Museum

Armed Forces Military Museum

Day or year-round access to a museum of armed-forces memorabilia, interactive exhibits, dioramas, and audio visual effects

$35.90 $14

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Life Glow Organic: Organic Farm Tour and Small or Large Box of USDA-Certified Organic Produce from Life Glow Organic (Up to 51%Off)

Organic Farm Tour and Small or Large Box of USDA-Certified Organic Produce from Life Glow Organic (Up to 51%Off)

Life Glow Organic

Pasco County

Tour a working organic farm to see how they grow the produce that fills your box, which could include fruit, veggies, and a packet of seeds

$45 $22

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Campers Holiday: Up to 70% Off 2 nights at Campground  at Campers Holiday

Up to 70% Off 2 nights at Campground at Campers Holiday

Campers Holiday

Brooksville

From the merchant: 66 Paved, Shaded Sites With Full Hook-ups 20/30/50 amp. Geo-Thermal Heated/Cooled Pool Free Wi-Fi & Cable

$70 $22

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Citrus Attraction at Boyett's Grove: Wildlife Park and Mini Golf for Two, Four, or Six at Citrus Attraction at Boyett's Grove (Up to 50% Off)

Wildlife Park and Mini Golf for Two, Four, or Six at Citrus Attraction at Boyett's Grove (Up to 50% Off)

Citrus Attraction at Boyett's Grove

Spring Lake

30-acre on a 100-acre plot orange grove with monkeys, gators, parrots, and even an African tortoise

$26.80 $17

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Five O’Clock Charlie Boat Tours: 90-Minute Marine Wildlife Tour for Up to Two, Four, or Six from Five O’Clock Charlie Boat Tours (Up to 52% Off)

90-Minute Marine Wildlife Tour for Up to Two, Four, or Six from Five O’Clock Charlie Boat Tours (Up to 52% Off)

Five O’Clock Charlie Boat Tours

Blenker Boatworks

Passengers can spot dolphins, manatees, and birds while cruising along the Manatee River on a 23 ft. hurricane-deck boat

$45 $23

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Mixon Fruit Farms: Fruit-Farm Outing with Grove Tour and Ice Cream for Two or Four at Mixon Fruit Farms (Up to 47% Off)

Fruit-Farm Outing with Grove Tour and Ice Cream for Two or Four at Mixon Fruit Farms (Up to 47% Off)

Mixon Fruit Farms

Bradenton

Tram tours wind through citrus trees and stop at a wildlife refuge before dropping visitors off at the café for ice cream

$27.30 $15

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Showcase of Citrus: Monster-Truck Off-Road Eco Tours at Showcase of Citrus (Up to 47% Off). Four Options Available.

Monster-Truck Off-Road Eco Tours at Showcase of Citrus (Up to 47% Off). Four Options Available.

Showcase of Citrus

Clermont

Monster swamp buggies cruise through a 2,500-acre family farm inhabited by exotic wildlife and more than 50 varieties of citrus fruits

$15 $11

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Big Cat Habitat: $35 for Visit for Four to Big Cat Habitat ($60 Value)

$35 for Visit for Four to Big Cat Habitat ($60 Value)

Big Cat Habitat

Sarasota

Lions, tigers, bears, ligers, birds, lemurs, tortoises, primates, and a petting zoo await visitors at this wildlife sanctuary

$60 $35

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Heli Aviation: One-Hour Helicopter Flying Lesson for One with Option for Passengers from Heli Aviation Florida, LLC (50% Off)

One-Hour Helicopter Flying Lesson for One with Option for Passengers from Heli Aviation Florida, LLC (50% Off)

Heli Aviation

Sarasota

Learn helicopter flying basics while taking in the sights, including the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art

$398 $199

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American Pro Diving Center: Guided Manatee Snorkel Adventure Tour for One or Two from American Pro Diving Center (Up to 65% Off)

Guided Manatee Snorkel Adventure Tour for One or Two from American Pro Diving Center (Up to 65% Off)

American Pro Diving Center

Crystal River

Manatee tour furnishes snorkeling equipment and in-water guides for up-close manatee encounters in the Crystal River

$69.50 $26

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Nature Coast Manatee Tours: $299 for a Four-Hour Private Manatee Tour for Up to Six at Nature Coast Manatee Tours (Up to $600 Value)

$299 for a Four-Hour Private Manatee Tour for Up to Six at Nature Coast Manatee Tours (Up to $600 Value)

Nature Coast Manatee Tours

Homosassa

The houseboat boasts satellite TV and a hearty breakfast spread, although swimming alongside manatees trumps those amenities

$600 $299

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Adventure Diving : Guided Manatee-Snorkeling Tour for One or Two from Adventure Diving (Up to 61% Off)

Guided Manatee-Snorkeling Tour for One or Two from Adventure Diving (Up to 61% Off)

Adventure Diving

Crystal River

Guides lead small groups of snorkelers into the waters of Crystal River to examine manatees in their natural habitat

$55 $22

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Green Meadows Farm: Petting-Farm Visit for One or for Two Kids at Green Meadows Farm (Up to 43% Off)

Petting-Farm Visit for One or for Two Kids at Green Meadows Farm (Up to 43% Off)

Green Meadows Farm

Kissimmee

A petting farm featuring 300 tame animals boasts pony rides, hay rides, train rides, and cow milking

$23 $13

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Gator Adventure Productions: Alligator Academy Visit for One, Two, or Four from Gator Adventure Productions (Up to 70% Off)

Alligator Academy Visit for One, Two, or Four from Gator Adventure Productions (Up to 70% Off)

Gator Adventure Productions

Multiple Locations

Visitors get up-close views of crocodiles and alligators as they learn how to feed and catch them

$60 $27

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Museum of Military History: Visit for Two, Four, or Six to the Museum of Military History (57% Off)

Visit for Two, Four, or Six to the Museum of Military History (57% Off)

Museum of Military History

Kissimmee

Museum hosts workshops, lectures, and interactive exhibits to help museum-goers better understand the combat experience of American veterans

$14 $6

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Agency For Eternal Justice: Paranormal Investigation and Ghost Tour for Two or Four from Agency For Eternal Justice (Up to 54% Off)

Paranormal Investigation and Ghost Tour for Two or Four from Agency For Eternal Justice (Up to 54% Off)

Agency For Eternal Justice

Multiple Locations

Guides will take tour-goers to paranormal locations and investigate and attempt to contact the spirits during 90-minute tours

$50 $24

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Orange Blossom Cannonball: Steam or Diesel Train Ride for Two or Four with the Orange Blossom Cannonball (Up to 55% Off)

Steam or Diesel Train Ride for Two or Four with the Orange Blossom Cannonball (Up to 55% Off)

Orange Blossom Cannonball

Tavares

Conductors in period costume direct trains pulled by 1941 diesel locomotive or 1907 steam-powered locomotive seen in 20 Hollywood films

$66 $30

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Jones Brothers Air and Sea: Fly-In Fishing or Scalloping Trip with Optional Overnight Stay from Jones Brothers Air and Sea (Up to 26% Off)

Fly-In Fishing or Scalloping Trip with Optional Overnight Stay from Jones Brothers Air and Sea (Up to 26% Off)

Jones Brothers Air and Sea

Tavares

A seaplane whisks visitors to a natural Florida oasis where they can fish, dive for scallops, and stay on a private island

$1,350 $999

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A Ultimate Airboats & Eco Tours: 90-Minute Airboat Tour and Eco Safari for One, Two, or Four at Orlando Swamp Tours (Up to 45% Off)

90-Minute Airboat Tour and Eco Safari for One, Two, or Four at Orlando Swamp Tours (Up to 45% Off)

A Ultimate Airboats & Eco Tours

St. Cloud

Get an up close look at the wildlife and indigenous plants in the Everglades during a guided tour on an airboat with stadium seating

$95 $62

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Rusty Anchor Inc: Two-Hour Boat Tour for Two or Four from Rusty Anchor (42% Off)

Two-Hour Boat Tour for Two or Four from Rusty Anchor (42% Off)

Rusty Anchor Inc

Mount Dora

Two-hour cruises down the waterways of Dora Canal give sightseers glimpses of ancient cypress trees and other indigenous fauna

$27.50 $16

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Urban Dare: $45 for an Urban Dare Adventure Race for a Two-Person Team (Up to $90 Value)

$45 for an Urban Dare Adventure Race for a Two-Person Team (Up to $90 Value)

Urban Dare

Hooch

Fast-paced competition challenges teams of two with trivia, photo hunts, and mental and physical challenges

$90 $45

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Fun with Photography: Two- or Four-Hour Wildlife Session with Optional Scenic Boat Ride from Fun with Photography (Up to 56% Off)

Two- or Four-Hour Wildlife Session with Optional Scenic Boat Ride from Fun with Photography (Up to 56% Off)

Fun with Photography

Florida Center

Photographer helps clients use composition, depth of field, and lighting to capture visually appealing images of wildlife and nature

$50 $25

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Discover Leisure Tours: Real Estate Educational and Leisure Tour of Orlando's East or West District for One or Two (Up to 61% Off)

Real Estate Educational and Leisure Tour of Orlando's East or West District for One or Two (Up to 61% Off)

Discover Leisure Tours

Orlando Premium Outlets Vineland

Resident tour guides show off Orlando’s non-tourist neighborhoods, including local eateries and bars, home and estates, and pastimes.

$80 $41

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World of Chocolate Museum & Cafe: World of Chocolate Museum Tour with Optional Mug and Hot Chocolate or Coffee (Up to 41% Off)

World of Chocolate Museum Tour with Optional Mug and Hot Chocolate or Coffee (Up to 41% Off)

World of Chocolate Museum & Cafe

Southwest Orange

Two dozen chocolate sculptures of world monuments complement a historical tour of cacao's discovery, early use, and industry growth

$16.95 $10

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HQ Aviation: Night Helicopter Tour with Champagne and Photos for One, Two, or Four from HQ Aviation LLC (Up to 54% Off)

Night Helicopter Tour with Champagne and Photos for One, Two, or Four from HQ Aviation LLC (Up to 54% Off)

HQ Aviation

Orlando

The 40-minute tour of the Orlando skies includes a champagne toast and commemorative photos

$400 $188

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Adventures in Paradise: Entry for 1, 2, or 4 to Wildlife Refuge, Petting Zoo, and Fish Ponds at Adventures in Paradise (Up to 66% Off)

Entry for 1, 2, or 4 to Wildlife Refuge, Petting Zoo, and Fish Ponds at Adventures in Paradise (Up to 66% Off)

Adventures in Paradise

Merritt Island

Visitors tour 36 acres of refuge with a miniature petting farm/zoo with miniature alpacas, miniature ponies, dogs, pigs, and turkeys

$40 $21

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  • Dinosaur World - KY & FL
    Dinosaur World lets modern-day adventurers see what the world was like when dinosaurs ruled the earth. More than 150 life-size dinosaurs peer imposingly from the hillsides, crane their necks up through native trees, and stomp through prairie fields at the theme parks that stretch out over 20-plus acres of land in Texas, Florida, and Kentucky. The fiberglass, steel, and concrete dinosaurs reach up to 80 feet in length, and are built according to the latest scientific discoveries about what dinosaurs looked like. Visitors who want to experience what it's like to be a paleontologist can dig for fossils at the Fossil Dig and uncover a life-size stegosaurus skeleton from under the sand in the Boneyard. Before leaving, visitors can play on the dinosaur-themed playground and check out the Prehistoric Museum to see a variety of cast and real fossils. The Tampa location showcases an animatronic dinosaur exhibit where guests get to see dinosaurs come to life.
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    5145 Harvey Tew Rd.
    Plant City, 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
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  • 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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  • Museum of Science and Industry
    Tampa's Museum of Science & Industry?also known as MOSI?has all the answers; even to questions you hadn't thought up yet. What would it be like to live on the moon? Head over to Mission: Moonbase for a detailed simulation. What did the night sky look like in the distant past and what will it look like in the future? The Saunders Planetarium can conjure the starscape of any era. These are just two of the museum's 450 hands-on activities, which also include The Amazing You?an interactive exhibit that explores the process of human development?and the BioWorks Butterfly Garden. All of these activities feed into the nonprofit, community-based museum's mission of making science fun and accessible to curious citizens of all ages. It is home to a massive children's museum, a water treatment facility that doubles as an exhibit on marshy ecosystems, and an IMAX dome theater?the only one of its kind in Florida.
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    401 W Kennedy Blvd.
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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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