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  • KateS
    Hot Springs, Arkansas, United States5,871 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    We really loved this place! I am a Disney World regular, & my husband is anti-amusement-park, but we agreed to keep an open mind about what we would find here. It was amazing. We were both very pleased! The main draw for me was the sheer number of roller coasters, & the main draw for him was the opportunity to photograph some animals. When he discovered how short the ride wait times were, he agreed to ride a couple of coasters with me, & I thoroughly enjoyed exploring the animal areas with him. The entire visit was an overwhelming success. The reason for the 4 stars instead of 5? The staff at the "vacation" club tent was deceptive in their methods of getting me to their tent. As we were walking, a woman in the middle of the sidewalk, wearing a name badge, asked, "What kind of pass you you have? Are you sure you're getting all the benefits that come with your pass?" Then once I got to the tent, I learned that they weren't concerned with my passholder benefits at all, but were instead overly aggressive in their tactics to sell me a week's vacation for $75. The guy at the tent actually asked why I wouldn't want to get my "free" vacation for $75. I told him all I wanted to do was ride roller coasters, & he shouted behind me that he just didn't understand why I was walking away from such an amazing opportunity. Everything else about this park was wonderful. The lines were short, the rides were amazing, & the few other experiences we had in the park were pleasant. We will return. But tip for future visitors: don't fall for the "passholder benefit" pitch from the employee on the sidewalk.
    Written 13 March 2024
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  • ChickenParm41
    USA763 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Not Bad. I've been to better aquariums.

    $40 per adult. Discount if you are >60 years young and small Military Discount.

    Paid $15 to park for 3 hours, which is what you will need time wise.

    We went on a sunny day in the middle of the week, so hoards of kids wasn't a big problem. There were a few schools visiting, but it wasn't crazy. I've heard that weekends and rainy days are very crowded.

    The penguin display was very disappointing. They have a better one at the Tampa Zoo. There are NO Dolphins, certainly no whales.

    They had some sharks and sea turtles. Many of the displays were small and the wildlife didn't look like they were exactly "living the life".

    We went because we needed something to do and we have never visited before. It's okay to visit once. We won't be going back.
    Written 12 April 2024
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  • Beth P
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    If you are looking for a unique Wedding Venue, this is the place! Our Family just hosted our son's Wedding this past weekend and our Wedding Coordinator Shelly was Fantastic! After the outdoor intimate wedding, the guests were able to feed the giraffes, and have 2 other animal encounters during the cocktail hour. The reception was fun, the food was fabulous, Denise and her team were on point! I simply can't say enough about this venue and staff! What a night for our family and friends!
    Written 23 April 2024
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  • Donna J
    Estero, FL276 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    We walked the river walk multiple times during our visit. Both day and night. Parts still under construction, so it will only get bigger. Would love to visit if it had booths, or an art fair alone the walk.
    Written 13 June 2024
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  • Rebecca F
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Attended the Madonna concert earlier this month. My daughter left a jacket at the arena and we were not able to go back in to retrieve it. I contacted Lost and Found and they were kind enough to locate the jacket and mail it back to us at no charge. Included was a handwritten note from Cathy at the arena. Wonderful customer service!
    Written 12 April 2024
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  • LeslieinTN
    Jonesborough, TN763 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    My son and I came here to get some steps in at a peaceful location before heading to the airport to go home. It has nice boardwalks and pathed paths.
    Written 18 March 2024
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  • Rod D
    Atlanta, GA175 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Ybor City is worth the visit. If you happen to like cigars, it’s definitely worth your time. But cigars aside, it is an interesting neighborhood.
    Written 5 April 2024
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  • Skicrazy
    Boston, MA10 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is a lovely place to visit with easy parking. They do not have an actual guide but you can scan a QR code and download/listen on your phone. The antiques are very nice, a few rooms seemed as though the items had been thrown into them. the building also functions as an academic building and I was really amazed that the gorgeous staircases and carpet are in such great shqpe!
    Written 3 May 2024
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  • serraturtle
    serraturtle86 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This theater is so beautiful and one of only a handful of historic theaters designed by John Emerson still standing. The peaceful decor inside is so soothing. We had so much fun watching the Barbie movie here! I’d recommend seeing anything here as opposed to the typical movie theater. What an experience!
    Written 3 September 2023
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  • fiamma11
    Tysons Corner, VA5,698 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This area has changed since last I visited, and I think for the better. Beautiful water with lovely vistas. That alone pleases me but there is much more to do.
    Written 17 July 2022
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  • Nancy B
    North Port, FL111 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great overview on the history of Tampa. Especially liked the 4th floor privater/pirates exhibit. Great fun as well as informative. Makes you want to further explore the city.
    Written 13 June 2024
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  • TravelHer
    14 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Save your $$$ on ride shares and take the trolley! Every ride is a great experience with stops close to restaurants and attractions. Best of all, it's FREE. Thanks Tampa!
    Written 29 April 2024
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
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