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Made famous by the Dolphin Tale movies, Clearwater Marine Aquarium is all about rescue, rehab and release. All of the animals on public display are rescues that couldn't survive on their own in the wild. In addition to its famous dolphin residents, you'll also find sea turtles, pelicans, otters, sharks, stingrays and more.
Tampa Bay, located in the heart of Florida's gulf coast, offers more than incredible weather and culture. While these must-see attractions are temporarily closed, you're in luck, because you can still "visit" them from the comfort of your own home.
The rides at Busch Gardens Tampa will not disappoint. From sky-high peaks to fearsome drops that will have you grinning from ear to ear with the adrenaline rush, a visit here is anything but dull. Legendary roller coasters, rides for younger kids, even a few more relaxing options – this place has it all.
With the ocean covering over two-thirds of the Earth, it comes as no surprise that hundreds of thousands of creatures populate its murky depths. From the crystalline waters of the Caribbean to the icy Arctic, the incredible diversity of the life it hosts is astounding. And thanks to the Florida Aquarium, guests can experience the full ecosystem of the sea without going underwater!
ZooTampa at Lowry Park is not your average zoo. A combination of heart-thumping rides, engaging animal encounters, and a wildlife conservation center, it has all the necessary elements for a no-holds-barred adventure for all ages. It’s an experience that will have you smiling from ear to ear throughout your time there.
It may be home to a famous movie star dolphin, but you won’t find much in the way of showmanship at Clearwater Marine Aquarium. Instead, there's a focus on rescue and rehabilitation. Abby Stone, an Animal Care Specialist and Stranding Coordinator at CMA, takes us on an in-depth look at the aquarium.