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Set sail with explorers and pirates in the History Center's Treasure Seekers gallery, journey through the everglades with Florida Seminoles, ride along with a cattle drive, and roam the brick streets of Ybor City with immigrant cigar rollers...more
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Learned a lot about the history of the Tampa area, American history, cattle farming, and the Native Americans. Excellent mini movies throughout the museum. Many cultural facts and displays. Was a great place to spend learning about Tampa before we explored the city. Made our...More
Convenient handicapped parking; friendly staff; senior discount. Interesting films; interactive exhibits; history of Spanish exploration, pirates, cigar manufacturing, growth of port and more. Columbia Cafe located in museum building served authentic Tampa favorites.
This was very pleasant but not especially illuminating or stimulating. Laid out over 3 floors, it really appeared as an exhibition designed for Children or Adolescents (aged 14 or less !), with an over reliance on synthetic exhibits, very much styled in a Disney theme...More
We got passes to the museum through the Hillsborough library's discovery pass program and I was hesitant to take my toddler because I presumed it would be something he wouldn't have the patience for but this museum really did a wonderful job of making their...More
We really enjoyed this museum. It was easy to go through the museum and learn the history of Tampa and Florida. My teens really liked it too. It is in a nice location and you can walk to other attractions, restaurants and entertainment.
Took out of town visitors to the Tampa Bay History Center. I am not a big museum person but I really like this place. It's just the right size in my opinion. Not too small, not too big and very well set up. It does...More
Modern and convenient facility with museum spread across multiple levels (elevator access if needed) and several interactive pieces for kids/teens sprinkled in. Rotating/traveling exhibit on Pirates was the highlight for us.
We visit the Bay Area often because we have family there and were looking for something new to do. This museum was a very pleasant surprise. Lots of unique exhibits on the history and culture of the Native populations. Fun displays on Tampa pop culture...More