Tampa Animal Sightseeing & Nature

Tampa sightseeing tours wouldn't be the same without a trip to one of the many animal and nature centers. Wander around through beautiful and exotic flowers, get face to face with a tiger, watch the gentle manatee, take a truck tour that makes you feel as if you're on a Serengeti adventure. There are countless ways to experience nature in Tampa and here are just a few.

Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo
1101 W Sligh Ave
Tampa, FL 33604
|813| 935-8552
Spend some time with the Lions, Tigers, Bears and many other animals, more than 2000 of them in fact.

Big Cat Rescue
12802 Easy St.
Tampa, FL 33625
|813| 920-4130
Take a tour of a 45 acre wildlife sanctuary for, you guessed it, Big Cats.

Tampa Electric Manatee Viewing Center
6990 Dickman Rd
Apollo Beach, FL 33572
|813| 228-4289
Come and enjoy great exhibits, like the hurricane simulator, plants, animals and of course...the manatee!

The Florida Aquarium
701 Channelside Drive
Tampa, FL 33602
|888| 273-4000
Explore this Tampa destination which includes fish, penguins, sharks, rays, a dolphin encounter and many other aquatic attractions.

Safari Ventures
10057 Hillsborough Avenue West
Tampa, FL 33615
|813| 341-3300
Take a once in a lifetime outdoor excursion to the wilds of Africa.

USF Botanical Gardens
4202 E. Fowler Avenue NES107
Tampa, FL 33620
|813| 910-3274
Stroll through the beautiful gardens of flowers, fruit trees, herbs, butterflies and more.

Busch Gardens
10165 N McKinley Dr
Tampa, FL 33612
|888| 800-5447
Zoo, tours, live performances, thrill rides, classes and more.

Tampa Wildlife & Nature Parks
Zoos, Nature Parks, Sanctuaries