10165 N McKinley Dr
Tampa, FL 33612
1-813-884-4FUN (4386)

A unique experience that is not just a botanical garden, but zoo and amusement park (ie: exciting rides and roller coasters). We’ve never been, but it is a major local attraction that gets a lot of buzz. Price is $$$ – check the website before heading out.

They have shows, safaris, “animal experiences”, and of course the requisite shopping and dining. There are specials offered for various groups, First Responders, etc. so check the website before buying tickets so you’ll get the best deal available. They also partner with another park or two (like SeaWorld) and have dining packages also. There’s a lot of info on the website: https://buschgardens.com/tampa/