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Is There A Theme Park In Tampa? | Top Attractions Explained

Tampa is a city that has exploded with tourism in recent years due to numerous world class attractions, beaches, hotels and restaurants.

In this Tampa theme park guide we'll explain what theme parks are nearby as well as other great attractions and ways to save money on tickets!

Questions We'll Answer About Theme Parks & Attractions In Tampa:

  • Is There A Theme Park In Tampa?
  • Other Top Attractions In Tampa!
  • How To Buy Tickets For Tampa Theme Parks & Attractions!

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Is There A Theme Park In Tampa?

Yes, there is a theme park in Tampa, Florida! 

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay is located just 15 minutes from downtown Tampa Bay and is one of the most popular theme parks in the country. 

Busch Gardens is known for being especially popular amongst thrill-seekers and roller coaster lovers for having rides such as SheiKra, Cobra's Curse and Iron Gwazi.

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Not only does Busch Gardens have nearly a dozen roller coasters, the theme park has a Serengeti Safari and multiple other animal encounters.

Busch Gardens is an incredible mix of exhilarating roller coasters and unique opportunities to get up-close and personal with animals from the African continent.  

There aren't many theme parks in the world where you can ride 10 unique roller coasters, splash through a log flume ride, feed a giraffe and then come nearly face-to-face with a cheetah.

Florida Aquarium entrance with a giant mantaray statue

Other Top Attractions In Tampa!

Outside of Busch Gardens, Tampa also has a ton of other really great attractions.

We've listed some of our favorites below!

  • ZooTampa at Lowry Park
  • The Florida Aquarium 
  • Adventure Island
  • Henry B Plant Museum
  • Tampa Bay History Center
  • Splitsville
  • Glazer Children's Museum

How To Buy Tickets For Tampa Theme Parks & Attractions!

You can buy tickets for most attractions including Busch Gardens at the front gate on your day of visit. 

However, by purchasing tickets in advice online, you save $10+ per person on select attractions. 

Theme Park Center has tons of great discounts and deals on attractions in Tampa!



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