Eureka Springs Conservation Park, Tampa, FL

Eureka Springs Conservation Park

6400 Eureka Springs Rd.

Tampa, FL 33610

HOURS:

Mon. – Fri.: 9 AM to 5 PM

Sun. & Sat.: 8 AM to 6 PM

Not far from the urban sprawl of downtown Tampa lies an oasis, a piece of paradise where you would least expect to find one. Bordered by Interstate 75 to the east, I-4 to the south, Tampa Executive Airport to the north and the Tampa Bypass Canal to the west, this botanical wonderland is a breath of fresh air. Founded by Albert Greenberg, Eureka Springs Park is the only botanical garden run by Hillsborough County.

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A Visit To Cracker Country at The Florida State Fair

It’s usually late summer or early fall when most people think of their State Fair, but that’s not typically the time Floridians think of theirs. The first week of February is when the magic begins for us. We don’t have the drastic change in seasons to remind us it’s time for the annual fair. Don’t think that means in the 112 years the Florida State Fair has existed that there weren’t times when we had to trade our shorts and flip-flops in for a pair of jeans and long sleeves. Our blood runs a little thinner than most here in the Sunshine State. When the mercury dips below 70, we understand the dangers of prolong exposure to the elements, and we break out the socks and a light jacket.  February is usually a bright, warm time to explore and have fun at the fair.

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