St. Petersburg, Florida Attractions

St. Petersburg, Florida Attractions
St. Petersburg is located in Pinellas County, Fla. It is the fourth largest city in the state of Florida and is a top tourist destination. It is commonly referred to as St. Pete by locals, and the beach was officially renamed St. Pete Beach in 1994. Many attractions to enjoy can be found in St. Petersburg.

Great Explorations Children's Museum

Great Explorations is a hands-on museum where children can learn about science, arts and humanity through play. Fire safety is taught in the engine company 15 firehouse where there is a fire engine and station, including a fire pole. Children are able to try on kid-sized firefighter gear to show them that a possibly scary looking firefighter is just a real person in special gear. Other exhibits teach children about healthy eating habits and the nature of water and sound waves.

Great Explorations Children's Museum
1925 Fourth St. N.
St. Petersburg, FL 33704
(727) 821-8992
greatex.org

The Pier Aquarium

The Pier Aquarium is a 2,000-square-foot aquatic display that was established in 1988. The aquarium features a water walk where the guide, known as Skippy the Scallop, tells visitors all about the life around the bay area. Other displays educate visitors about ocean life and hurricanes as well as fish species that are found in the area. There is also a daily touch tank and fish feeding time for a more hands-on experience.

The Pier Aquarium
800 Second Ave. NE, Suite 2001
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
(727) 895-7437
pieraquarium.org

Florida Holocaust Museum

The Florida Holocaust Museum was begun to honor the memory of people who were effected by the Holocaust. Several permanent exhibits are in place at the museum, and temporary exhibits rotate on a regular basis. The history, heritage and hope exhibit encompasses the entire first floor of the museum and is home to one of the few boxcars remaining that was used by the Nazis to transport prisoners to concentration camps. The exhibit also offers photos, artifacts and videos that detail the history surrounding the Holocaust.

Florida Holocaust Museum
55 Fifth St. South
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
(727) 820-0100
flholocaustmuseum.org

Weedon Island Preserve

Weedon Island Preserve offers visitors several different ways to enjoy the great outdoors. It features hiking trails that span more than three miles as well as picnic areas. A large part of the trails are handicapped-accessible and include three observation decks. A 45-foot observation tower allows for a stunning view of the surrounding area. A fishing pier is available as is a natural history center.

Weedon Island Preserve
1800 Weedon Drive NE
St. Petersburg, FL 33702
(727) 453-6500
weedonislandcenter.org

Article Written By Carolyn Barton

Carolyn Barton has an associate degree in business management from Seminole Community College and has been writing professionally since 2007. Her articles have appeared on websites such as Firehouse.com. She specializes in website content and ghostwrites for several private clients. She is currently pursuing a bachelor's degree in journalism.

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