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Things To Do Near The Florida Aquarium

Make a day of it! Located in the heart of the Channelside District, visitors to The Florida Aquarium may also take advantage of nearby cultural attractions and experiences. Enjoy the local flavor – take in a historical museum, stroll the Riverwalk, savor delicious dining and so much more.

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Attractions within walking distance of The Florida Aquarium include:

SS American Victory

Visit a true American icon – the SS American Victory – a full-functioning WWII steamship and museum located directly behind The Florida Aquarium.

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Sparkman Wharf

Located adjacent to the Aquarium, Sparkman Wharf offers exceptional dining options and a biergarten, boutique shopping and a green for lawn games or simply relaxing.

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Tampa Bay History Center

Tampa Bay History Center chronicles the area’s heritage. You can also dine at the Columbia Café – a satellite location of Florida’s oldest Spanish restaurant.

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