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“Ybor City Historical Walking Tour makes History Come Alive!!”

Ybor City Historic Walking Tours
Ranked #3 of 80 Tours in Tampa
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: There is no better way to experience Ybor City than at streetlevel on foot. Come discover this vibrant and diverse city. Ourwalking tours explore the many layers of history that make up the fabric of Ybor City. Tours start from the Vicente Martinez-Ybor statue at Centro Ybor on Seventh Avenue. Call for current schedule.
Springfield, Missouri
1 review
“Ybor City Historical Walking Tour makes History Come Alive!!”
Reviewed 11 November 2010

Lonnie's Historical Walking Tour of Ybor City in Tampa is a fun and educational experience. My husband and I had visited Ybor City in the past and had read the various plaques throughout the area about the different historical sites. By walking on the tour with Lonnie and listening to him describe the history of the city, from it's founding father to present day, it was a great way to learn the facts and fiction about the city. Lonnie is very interesting and has an engaging way of presenting the information. It is definitely a great way to spend your time and well work the cost.

Thank cemrie
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Safety Harbor, Florida
2 reviews
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“Very engaging guide...very interesting tour!”
Reviewed 6 November 2010

Presume you already know what Ybor City is (or you can Google), so I'll focus on the tour...our guide, Lonnie Herman, really helped make Ybor City's past (and what a past ! ) come to life. Lonnie's a very friendly guy and pleasant speaker...which I think is very important if you're going to spend about 2 hours walking around with someone. He knows the history and a lot of those little anecdotal asides to history, which add a lot of color and vibrance to the tour. I can't think of anything that I'd consider a negative about the tour, except that it was over too soon...I could've spent a couple more hours listening to Lonnie's fascinating tales of Ybor City. I'll be taking any visiting family & friends on this tour. I HIGHLY recommend it!

Thank Lou_1704
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Port Edwards, WI
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“The Fun Way to Learn about Ybor City”
Reviewed 6 November 2010

A random choice of an activity to pass the time while our spouses attended a conference in Tampa, Florida, turned out to be an informative, educational, relaxing, fun way to spend an hour and a half. Put Lonnie Herman's Historic Walking Tour of Ybor City on your list of things to see and do the next time you visit Tampa. He sprinkles the history of the 10-block area, once the cigar-making capital of the world, with humorous anecdotes about the man who built the city and its early inhabitants. Turn of the century Ybor City comes to life as Lonnie leads his groups on a leisurely stroll down the brick streets and past the restored casitas and the buildings that once housed the cigar factories, social clubs, gambling establishments and bordellos. This tour was time and money well-spent!

Thank bessemer70
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Tampa, Florida
1 review
“Ybor City Historic Walking Tour”
Reviewed 24 October 2010

This tour was wonderful. Our tour guide Lonnie was very knowledeable. The tour is well worth the time and money.

Thank djrudd
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Dunedin, Florida
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Insightful and Entertaining”
Reviewed 11 October 2010

Ybor City is an area rich in fascinating history and intrigue. Lonnie is the perfect person to recapture the essence of this historic treasure through his insight and knowledge.
Don't miss an opportunity to spend a leisurely and informative afternoon with Lonnie!

1 Thank loriana831
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