- The list below includes 233 free or cheap things to do in or near Tampa, Florida, including 82 different types of inexpensive activities like Neighborhoods, Breweries, History Museums and Parks.
- From Lettuce Lake Park to Bayshore Boulevard, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Tampa and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Tarpon Springs, Largo, St. Petersburg and Clearwater.
BigCityHunt 401 W Kennedy Blvd, Tampa, FL MoreLess Info
Participants gear up and launch the Big City Hunt app to start their own adventure, racing against the clock at a time of their choosing
Hollis Garden is a large lakeside botanic garden placed within a neo-classical architectural environment. The garden is populated with artistically patterned flower beds, public art, and several running ornamental fountains.
Located in Bradenton, Florida, the De Soto National Memorial commemorates the life and discoveries of Hernando De Soto, a Spanish Conquistador instrumental in establishing a European presence what is now Tampa Bay. The Memorial includes costumed interpreters and many indoor and outdoor exhibits.
Exhibitions at the Polk Museum of Art cover four collection areas of Asian, Modern and Contemporary, European and American decorative, and Pre-Columbian art. The site also features special events and camps for children.
Located in Lakeland, Florida, the Florida Southern College is a co-educational institution known for its intensive internship programs. The college also offers online courses and has many offerings for working adult students.
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111 Lake Hollingsworth Dr., Lakeland, FL 33801 MoreLess Info
Architectural fans enjoy the Florida Southern College Frank Lloyd Wright Visitors Center. The center features drawings, photographs and furniture, as well as a full-sized home by the late Wright.
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201 10th Street West, Bradenton, FL 34205 MoreLess Info
Bradenton, Florida is home to the South Florida Museum, Bishop Planetarium and Manatee Aquarium. The institution houses delightful and fascinating exhibits for visitors of all ages. Adults receive half-price admission on the first Saturday of each month.
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1404 Manatee Ave E, Bradenton, FL 34208 MoreLess Info
Celebrating life before the time of modern convenience, Manatee Village Historical Park, is a collection of restored buildings from an earlier era. Children and history buffs alike will enjoy the self-guided tour through the schoolhouse, smokehouse, church, and more.
South Florida Museum is home to a museum, a 60,000 gallon manatee aquarium and a planetarium. The first floor of the museum features archaeological exhibits and medical artifacts and other unique items are located on its second floor.
Explore Florida's waterways on a guided expedition from Shan-T Native Kayak Tours, Inc. in Bradentown, Florida. The company offers two packages: a manatee-watching tour and a tour of Florida's impressive mangrove trees.