Area Attractions

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Clearwater Marine Aquarium

Permanent home of Winter, the dolphin that stars in the hit movies “Dolphin Tale” and “Dolphin Tale 2,” the Clearwater Marine Aquarium is a must-visit attraction on Florida’s west coast. The aquarium is home to rescued dolphins, sea turtles, river otters, stingrays, nurse sharks and more. In fact, it’s been voted by USA Today and 10Best.com readers as the “Best Florida Attraction.” Aside from the Hollywood stardom, the aquarium is also a working marine hospital.

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Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

Wild animals and wilder rides await visitors at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay. The 335-acre Africa-inspired theme park’s six infamous roller coasters, 2,000-plus animals and entertaining live shows provide truly unforgettable thrills. There is something for kids of all age at this world-class park. Don’t miss now through April 29, a world of taste awaits at the fourth annual Food & Wine Festival.

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Glazer Children’s Museum

Kids have so much fun here that the adults end up accidentally having fun as well. If you’ve never been to a children’s museum, it’s not like an adult museum. It’s loud, rambunctious, and exciting for all kids. There are many hands-on exhibits designed for exploration, such as a kid-sized grocery store, an airplane, and a cruise ship. In other words, it’s the greatest game of let’s pretend they will ever experience.