Moccasin Lake Nature Park
Moccasin Lake Nature Park
2750 Park Trail
Hours: Monday: Closed, unless legal holiday; Tuesday-Friday: 9:00am-5:00pm;
Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday, President's Day, Memorial Day, Labor Day,
Veteran's Day.¬† Closed New Year's Day, Thanksgiving Day (and the day after),
Christmas Day Moccasin Lake Nature Park is an Environmental and Energy Education
Center providing visitors to beautiful Clearwater with a natural retreat from
the concrete and asphalt setting of the urban environment and offering a change
of scene from the famous white sandy beaches. This is a place where you can
enjoy a small piece of Florida's natural history. Come walk the nature trails
where you might visually encounter egrets, ospreys, butterflies, turtles or the
occasional alligator. Visit the gift shop and other live wildlife exhibits of
non-venomous snakes, tortoises, freshwater fish, amphibians and many birds of
prey such as the Bald Eagle.
Sunsets At Pier 60 Daily Festival
P.O. Box 3595, Clearwater Beach, FL 33767
Started in 1995 and patterned after the highly successful Sunsets at Mallory
Square Festival in Key West, FL. this event is responsible for a marked
increased in visitors to Clearwater Beach during the evening and off season
periods.¬† Sunsets at Pier 60 Daily Festival is the only form of free family
oriented entertainment available on Clearwater Beach. ¬†A nightly "street"
festival on Clearwater's famous fishing pier celebrating the setting of the sun
and featuring artists, craftsman and performers with musical entertainment.
Clearwater Marine Aquarium
249 Windward Passage
Hours: Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm; Saturday, 9am-4pm; Sunday, 11am-
The Clearwater Marine Aquarium is a, working Aquarium dedicated to public
education, marine research, animal assisted therapy and the rescue,
rehabilitation and release of injured or sick whales, dolphins, otters and sea
turtles.¬†¬†As your "Window to the Sea" we provide visitors and residents with a
better understanding and appreciation for the marine environment.¬† As a
working Aquarium it is our mission to educate and foster preservation and
conservation of the marine animals and habitats.
Tanks A Lot
Activities scuba diving
Take an adventure trip aboard a 33-foot vessel for an exciting day of scuba
Captain Memo's Pirate Cruise
25 Causeway Blvd.
Clearwater Beach, FL 33767-2064
Join the fun aboard the family attraction, the Pirate's Ransom.
Frequent sightings of playful dolphins. Pirate fun and games.
Original Dolphin Encounter Cruise
25 Causeway Blvd., Slip #5
Clearwater Beach, FL 33767-2000
See these marine mammals in their natural habitat while relaxing
aboard the double-deck 125-passenger Clearwater Express. This sightseeing tour
provides a scenic view of Gulf beaches.
Ruth Eckerd Hall
111 McMullen Booth Rd.
800 2nd Ave NE
Clearwater, FL 34619
This performance arts center was established
in 1988 as a professional
theater. Audiences are drawn from areas far beyond the local community by the
imaginative adaptations of classic children's literature, fine music,¬† and
11909 125 Street North,
A 21-acre, open-air historical village and museum located in the heart of
Pinellas County.¬† The natural pine and palmetto landscape is home to some of
Pinellas County‚Äôs most historic buildings.
The Village includes 28 structures, some dating back to the mid-to late- 19th
century. The Village includes a school, church, railroad depot, and store as
well as a variety of historic homes. The homes range from the McMullen-Coachman
Log Cabin, the oldest existing structure in the County, to the magnificent
Victorian-era House of Seven Gables. Also on the grounds of Heritage Village is
the Pinellas County Historical Museum. The Museum‚Äôs exhibits trace the history
of Pinellas County from the Indian-Spanish period to contemporary times. The
Museum also has a 3,500-volume library and archives containing historic
photographs, maps, special collections and other materials relating to the
history of Pinellas County. Heritage Village is also the site of the Daniel
McMullen Home for the Fiber Arts. Weaving, quilting, and other crafts are
demonstrated at Heritage Village as part of its "hands-on" approach to history.
A Country Jubilee is held annually in October; other events are scheduled
throughout the year.
Busch Gardens Tampa Bay
Tampa, FL 33674
Hours vary by day and season, call for details
Just a short 30 minute drive from Clearwater Beach, Busch Gardens Tampa Bay is
the ultimate family adventure park offering an array of fascinating attractions
based on exotic encounters with the African continent. A unique blend of
thrilling rides, one of the country's premier zoos featuring more than 2,700
animals, live shows, restaurants, shops and games, Busch Gardens Tampa Bay
provides unrivaled "real" excitement for guests of every age.
Adventure Island Tampa Bay
4500 Bougainvillea Ave.
Tampa, FL 33612
Hours vary by day and season, call for details
Adjacent to Busch Gardens Tampa Bay, Adventure Island‚Äôs 30 acres of
water-drenched fun in the sun features the ultimate combination of high- speed
thrills and tropical, tranquil surroundings for guests of all ages. Within a
soothing Key West atmosphere awaits an unrivaled blend of slides, corkscrews,
water falls, a wave pool, children‚Äôs water playground and other family
attractions such as outdoor cafes, picnic and sunbathing areas, gift shops,
arcades and a championship white-sand volleyball complex.
Caladesi Island State Park
# 1 Causeway Boulevard, Dunedin
Open year round, 8am-sunset
Note:¬† Caledesi Island is only accessible by water.
By Boat - From channel marker #14, just west of the Dunedin Causeway
Bridge, take an approximate 212-degree heading on your compass for approximately
1 mile. Follow the channel markers into the Caladesi Island State Park Marina.
Driving Directions to the Ferry: The driving directions for Caladesi
Island State Park are the same as those for Honeymoon Island State Park. The
ferry service to Caladesi leaves from Honeymoon Island State Park. hourly
beginning at 10 AM.
Caladesi Island is outstanding. It offers 3 miles of hiking trails and a 108
slip marina.¬† Picnic pavilions, bathhouses, and a park concession all make
the visit more comfortable. Fishing, shelling, and nature studies are available.
Caladesi Island State Park is ranked the sixth finest beach in the United
States. For those who like to walk, Caladesi Island is accessible by foot from
Clearwater Beach;¬† a three plus mile walk; (there is neither automobile
access nor available parking). This unspoiled island offers natural vegetation,
abundant bird life and interpretative programs for Florida nature study. Here
one can see the threatened gopher tortoise. Fiddler crabs scurry along the
beach. The hardwood hammock leads to the original homestead built at the turn of
The Dunedin Fine Art Center
1143 Michigan Boulevard, Dunedin
Dunedin Fine Art Center
serves upper Pinellas County for over thirty years and offers a wide variety of
studio art classes, educational workshops, gallery exhibitions, lectures,
outreach programs and community events for adults, children and the physically
challenged. Everyone is invited to participate as a visitor, member, student,
patron or volunteer.¬† Includes a unique children's museum in addition to works
of many local and Florida artists.
Florida Botanical Gardens
12175 125 Street North, Largo
Open daily; Monday-Saturday 8am-5pm; Sunday, noon-5pm
182 acres of nature, art and a unique blend of Florida native plants and
beautiful exotic tropicals, displayed in both natural and formal gardens.¬† The
natural wonder of this also provides a natural habitat for Florida‚Äôs fabulous
Florida International Museum
100 Second Street North, St.
727-822-3693 or 800-777-9882
A Smithsonian Institute affiliate with the largest private collection of Kennedy
Gulf Coast Art Museum
12211 Walsingham Rd,
Hours:¬† Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-4pm; Sunday, noon-4pm; Monday closed
Features contemporary Florida art with a special focus on contemporary craft
media objects from the twelve southeastern states.
Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI)
MOSI is located in north Tampa at 4801 E. Fowler Ave., across from the USF Sun
Dome, and just one mile from Busch Gardens.
Open year round:¬† Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm; Saturday and Sunday, 10am-7pm
Approximately a 30 minute drive from Clearwater, the Museum of Science and
Industry is a great attraction for any age. MOSI is the largest science center
in the southeast, featuring more than 450 interactive exhibits in all areas of
science, and is the home of Florida's first IMAX Dome Theatre.
Sunshine Skyway Bridge
The new "cable-stay" bridge is a beautiful structure which was built at a
cost of 245 million dollars.¬†¬† It has a main span of 1200 feet and a
vertical clearance of 193 feet. It is equipped with a bridge protection system
involving 36 large concrete bumpers called dolphins that are built to
withstand an impact from any errant ships in the vicinity of the bridges piers.
Unlike most "cable-stay" bridges the new bridge uses a single plane
of cables and the deck, made of prestressed concrete segments serves as
structure as well as being the roadway surface. At night, strategically
placed lights add an additional touch of beauty. The bridge spans Tampa Bay and
is the is the means of entry into St. Petersburg from the south on I-275.¬†