Tampa's Lowry Park ZooAttractions » Zoos & Aquariums7530 North Boulevard, 33604Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo has a lot to offer all ages. This zoo is located at 1101 West Sligh Avenue in Tampa, Florida. It is home to over 1,500 animals. You can see bears and tigers or visit the lively chimpanzees. This zoo is home to many different birds too. If you want to see endangered manatees, this zoo is the place to go. You can enjoy walking around and seeing all sorts of animals. If you get hungry, there are many different dining options. There are also nice gift shops located around the zoo. The cost of admission is $24.95 for adults and $19.95 for children under 11. Children under three get in free. Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo is an adventure waiting to happen. Your entire family will have an unforgettable time touring this fun attraction.
Florida AquariumAttractions » Zoos & Aquariums701 Channelside Drive, 33602 | www.flaquarium.orgA trip to the Florida Aquarium while visiting Tampa Florida is a great way to spend several hours out of the sun. One can enter the penquin's world, and enjoy the cute artic birds. Swimming with fish and diving with sharks are also available options. The aquariam has a two acre outdoor water park that allows children a fun way to cool off. Parents can relax while the children enjoy so many activities in a safe and contained area. Seeing dolphins in the wild is a must on dolphin cruises. The tickets are an affordable day of fun for everyone. Adult admission is under twenty dollars, and children eleven and under are under sixteen dollars. There is a senior citizen discount available. One can even enjoy a meal or special event surrounded by walls of beautiful fish. Weddings, corporate events, and private parties are also available.
Big Cat RescueAttractions » Zoos & Aquariums12802 Easy Street, 33625 | www.bigcatrescue.orgBig Cat Rescue, BCR, is an animal sanctuary located at 12802 Easy Street in Tampa, Fla. The sanctuary is home to over 100 large cats, include tigers, lion, bobcats and cougars. Many of the animals were rescued from abuse or were abandoned by their owners. Big Cat Rescue is instrumental in educating the public about the plight of cats and seeks to end their abuse, both in the wild and in captivity. Guided tours are available to the public. All tours of the sanctuary are educational in nature. Photos and video are allowed but smoking, cell phones and umbrellas are not. As a 501-c-3 organization, BCR has the highest Charity Navigator rating, with 100 percent of donations used for supporting the animals and stopping big cat abuse. Tours are offered to adults and children over the age of 10 for $29 per person. Feeding tours and night tours are available for $55 per person.
Busch GardensAttractions » Parks & Nature3000 East Busch Blvd, 33612 | seaworldparks.com/en/buschgardens-tampaBusch Gardens in Tampa Bay, Florida is located on 10165 North McKinley Drive and is home to beautiful wild animals that have been rescued, saved, rehabilitated, loved and cared for daily. It is a park where you can visit, learn, and interact with the animals and zookeepers, while watching animal shows and enjoying some thrilling amusement park rides that provide experiences like you have never had before. Some of the best animal attractions at Busch Gardens to visit are the Animal Care Center, the Bird Gardens, the Cheetah Run, the Edge of Africa, Jambo Junction and Jungala. Some of the best shows to watch while you are at this lovely park is A is for Africa and Critter Castaways. If you want to ride some thrilling rides, the best ones are the Cheetah Hunt, Wild Surge, Sand Serpent and the Congo River Rapids. If you are an explorer, you should consider taking one of the many safari tours offered at Bush Gardens such as the Sunset Safari. The price for a ticket to get into Busch Gardens for a day is $75.00 for adults and $67.00 for children.
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