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"Cypress Gardens" Top 5 Page for this destination Tampa Off The Beaten Path Tip by tampa_shawn

Tampa Off The Beaten Path: 123 reviews and 192 photos

Located about an hour East of Tampa -

This park has been open since the 1930's and is a bit more low key than the other parks since it doesn't have the crazy thrill rides that central florida seems to thrive on. Kids and adults do enjoy it though.

Known for its amazing gardens and water skiing shows.

Now also has ice-skating shows, a butterfly conservatory with over 1,000 free flying butterflies, and a European Circus Magic Show with everything from fire-eaters to clowns. In the Birdwalk, lories and lorikeets fly free and can be hand fed. A petting zoo, model train display; kiddie rides and paddleboat tours.

Plan on being here all day

Review Helpfulness: 1.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Feb 7, 2007
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