If attractions and things to do is your game, then look no further than a delightful trip to North Tampa. North Tampa is a region that comprises the city of Tampa, and communities of Forest Hills, Harvey Heights, Tampa Overlook, Temple Crest, Terrace Park and University Square, and the areas in New Tampa.

Highlights of this area include Lowry Park Zoo, named "#1 Zoo in the U.S." where you can see over 1,500 animals including manatees, tigers, koalas, orangutans, penguins, and other adorable additions - including two new baby African elephants. Enjoy interactive animal encounters, shows, rides and water play.

MOSI (Museum of Science & Industry) offers over 450 interactive exhibits and displays that make science fun. Experience what it's like to pedal a high-wire bike 30 feet above the ground, then head outside to experience a rush on MOSI's Sky Trail® Ropes Course and Zip Line. Or you could take in the experience of a movie in Florida's only IMAX® dome theater.

Open 365 days a year, Busch Gardens is the largest theme park in the Tampa Bay area. See animals from African animals, ride dozens of coasters and other rides and enjoy the atmosphere of the dark continent. Or if you enjoy getting wet, you can escape into water-soaked excitement at Adventure Island. Get yourself on island time in a place where corkscrew slides, waterfalls, a giant wave pool, a rambling river, and other family attractions create a laid-back atmosphere and hours of sun-drenched fun.

Further east is The University of South Florida area. Founded in 1956, the University of South Florida is a major metropolitan research university located in the heart of beautiful Tampa Bay. If you enjoy college sports, finding a USF Bulls sporting event won't be difficult with 17 men's and women's varsity teams competing at the NCAA-level.

For delicious dining and soulful music, be sure to stop at Skipper's Smokehouse in North Tampa. This long-running live music venue, restaurant and oyster bar is celebrating over 30 smokin' years of music and good food.


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Adventure Island and other attractions in North Tampa
Adventure Island provides excitement for guests
of all ages.
Theme parks and attractions in North Tampa
Busch Gardens Tampa Florida theme park will thrill the entire family with Florida's best roller coasters, rides, attractions, shows, animal encounters and dining!
The University of South Florida
The University of South Florida is a high-impact, global research university dedicated to student success serving Tampa, St. Petersburg and Sarasota-Manatee.