Busch Gardens Tampa Bay
Initially built as a brewery in 1959 with a bird sanctuary on the grounds, the venture mushroomed into the internationally famous zoo-cum-amusement park that reigns today as the queen of Tampa attractions. Tied to an African theme, Busch Gardens is home to nearly 3,000 animals and 300 acres of tropical gardens, as well as roller coasters, thrill rides, music and shows.
Address:10165 North McKinley Drive, 33674 Tampa
Price:90 $ (-2 years old free of charge)
9am-10am and 6pm-9pm - times vary each month and day of the week