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Tampa Bay History Center, Tampa

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History Museum · Hidden Gem · Museum
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Take a tour through the history of the area and see what sets this part of Florida apart at Tampa Bay History Center. The rich collection of artifacts takes you on a journey from the native communities and first European explorers and settlers, all the way into the 20th century. In addition to various historical artifacts, the museum offers a selection of interactive exhibits and multimedia exhibits, many of which are especially suited for the youngest visitors. Take a break at the museum's cafe, where you can have a drink, a quick snack, or a full meal. Paid museum admission gives you access to the free parking area. Find out how to plan Tampa trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.
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  • Great place to take the family. The exhibits are varied enough that elementary, pre-teen, and the hard to please teenagers can all find entertainment. Even the Adults also enjoyed the experience. The....  more
    Great place to take the family. The exhibits are varied enough that elementary, pre-teen, and the hard to please teenagers can all find entertainment. Even the Adults also enjoyed the experience. The....  more »
  • Quite a good educational experience for both young and older. Displays can be kitchy but FUN way to experience and learn. 
    Quite a good educational experience for both young and older. Displays can be kitchy but FUN way to experience and learn.  more »
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  • This is a fun museum, good for all ages. Lots of activities throughout for younger kids. We especially liked the pirate "choose your own adventure" video. I've lived in Tampa Bay my whole life and still learned a lot of interesting information. Highly recommend!
  • "Pirates of the Florida Coast," lecture by Robert Jacob was phenomenal. Brilliant scholar, 31 year U.S. Marine, Master's Degree, former Educator, Award winning Author, an absolute wealth of knowledge! In my 38 years of teaching, this was the best Educational-informative lecture I've had the pleasure of attending. Please invite Mr. Jacob, Pirate extraordinaire, back to the Tampa Bay History Center. Thank you for presenting him. 👍👏🙌⛵

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