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  • 1. Chihuly Collection

    Downtown | Museum/Gallery

    In October 2016, the first permanent collection of world-renowned glass sculptor Dale Chihuly's work received a new, 10,000-square-foot home...Read More

  • 2. John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art

    Educational Institution

    Administered by Florida State University, the museum encompasses the entire Ringling estate, far more than just the art museum; there's also...Read More

  • 3. The Dalí Museum

    Museum/Gallery

    Inside and out, the waterfront Dalí Museum, which opened on 1/11/11 (Dalí is said to have been into numerology), is almost as remarkable as...Read More

  • 4. De Soto National Memorial

    Museum/Gallery

    One of the first Spanish explorers to land in North America, Hernando de Soto came ashore with his men and 200 horses near what is now Bradenton...Read More

  • 5. Florida Holocaust Museum

    Museum/Gallery

    The downtown Florida Holocaust Museum is one of the largest of its kind in the United States. It has the permanent History, Heritage, and Hope...Read More

  • 6. Glazer Children's Museum

    Downtown | Museum/Gallery

    It's all about play here, and, with 53,000 square feet, more than a dozen themed areas, and 175 "interactives," there's plenty of opportunity...Read More

  • 7. Great Explorations

    Museum/Gallery

    Don't touch" are words never spoken here. The museum is hands-on through and through, with an art studio, replica vet's office and grocery store...Read More

  • 8. Museum of Fine Arts

    Museum/Gallery

    One of the city's cornerstones, this museum is a gorgeous Mediterranean-revival structure that houses outstanding collections of Asian, African...Read More

  • 9. Museum of Science & Industry

    North Tampa | Museum/Gallery

    At this dome-topped facility near the University of South Florida's main campus, you learn about Florida weather, anatomy, flight, and space...Read More

  • 10. South Florida Museum and Parker Manatee Aquarium

    Museum/Gallery

    Snooty, the oldest manatee in captivity, is the headliner here. Programs about the endangered marine mammals run four times daily, and the first...Read More

  • 11. St. Petersburg Museum of History

    Museum/Gallery

    Learn about the history of the Tampa Bay region, from the Tocobaga Indians to St. Pete's spring training history to America's first commercial...Read More

  • 12. Tampa Bay History Center

    Museum/Gallery

    From the early civilizations that once flourished on its shores to the 2000 presidential vote recount, the Tampa Bay region has long had an...Read More

  • 13. Tampa Museum of Art

    Downtown | Museum/Gallery

    Housed in an exquisitely designed building, the Tampa Museum of Art is emblematic of the city's efforts to revitalize the downtown riverfront...Read More

  • 14. The Sponge Docks

    Museum/Gallery

    Paralleled by a busy boulevard lined with sponge shops and Greek restaurants, this several-blocks-long waterfront spot showcase's Tarpon Spring...Read More

  • 15. Ybor City Museum State Park

    Ybor City | Museum/Gallery

    This park provides a look at the history of the cigar industry. Admission includes a tour of La Casita, one of the shotgun houses occupied by...Read More

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