One of the USA's oldest theme parks, this 335-acre spread a 20-minute drive north of downtown offers is a mix of rides, events/performances, and more than 200 species of wild animals in realistic, nativelike habitats, and all with an African theme. You can see many of these critters up close; go on safari; in some cases hand feed them; and observe keepers taking care of them. Animals include the exotic likes of kangaroos, sloths, hippos, giraffes, and rhinoceroses. It goes without saying that Busch Gardens is fantastic for families! 

Read more about this city's attractions in Tripatini member Julia Homes's post 5 Highlights in & around Tampa, Florida.

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