About Angela A
Lives in Louisville, Kentucky
Since Oct 2012
I love to travel. I am not happy unless I am planning a new adventure, returning to a beloved city, or blazing a trail to somewhere I have never been before. My favorite places in the world are London, New Orleans, Disneyland, and Salem, Massachusetts. I also love to write about everything and anything to do with travel. I have penned travel guides for TripAdvisor on Jamaica, Nassau, Charleston, Savannah, Nashville, Punta Cana, Kissimmee, San Juan, Panama City Beach, Louisville, Cincinnati, Key Largo, Biloxi, Tampa, Cleveland, Clearwater, Branson, Pigeon Forge, and Phoenix.
Military Museums, Ships
Historic Sites, Neighbourhoods, Points of Interest & Landmarks
Tampa's Contemporary and Modern Art Museum offers an impressive array of both permanent galleries and traveling exhibitions. Even the building is a work of art, with programmable LED lights. While some feel that the large building should pack in more displays, there is a true elegance to the museum.
The Henry B. Plant Museum is located on the University of Tampa's campus, and it was formerly a historic hotel. It is a National Historic Landmark, and it celebrates the lavish, Gilded Age lifestyle of the American people.
The Tampa Bay History Center offers interesting exhibits and insights into what shaped the Tampa Bay area into what it is today. Expect to have a fun, educational experience, viewing exhibits on cigar production, the Seminoles, and the Tampa Bay timeline.
The SS American Victory was actively involved in World War II, and both the Korean and Vietnam Wars. Self exploration of the ship is included, as well as exhibits.
The Glazer Children's Museum offers over 170 exhibits within 17 differently themed areas. This museum pulls off being educational and fun without a hitch!
The Museum of Science and Industry offers well over 450 exhibits, and adults and children alike are often mesmerized with this gem of a museum! This is a must for all science enthusiasts.
The Tampa Firefighters Museum shares the history and culture of Tampa firefighters by welcoming in the public to hear stories, view artifacts, and be educated on fire safety. This is a small museum, but it is extremely interesting!
Ybor City is a living, breathing history museum, that offers shopping, dining, and attractions. It is a National Historic Landmark District, and it just begs to be explored! Ride the TECO Streetcar, and visit the Ybor City Museum dedicated to its history.
The Florida Museum of Photographic Arts is a unique venue that celebrates the art of photography. Though it is small, it offers a visually inspiring, moving experience.
The USF Contemporary Art Museum is located next to the USF College of the Arts, and contains galleries of contemporary art from across the globe. It offers visitors a peaceful, awe-inspiring atmosphere.