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nearby Disney attractions. An easy hour and a half drive to the four Walt
Disney World theme parks:
|Cypress Gardens offers 200 acres of fun. A kid 6-17 can enter free with each adult ticket purchaser. Kids under five always free. Attractions include shows, music and a restaurant. It is located on the way to Disney World.|
|The Pier - five stories of fun, food, shopping and more - right on the waterfront in downtown St. Petersburg, Florida.The second floor aquarium is filled with native and tropical fish and sharks. On the top floor is Cha Cha Coconuts, where you can dance the night away under the stars.|
|St. Petersburg also offers several museums. The Museum of Fine Arts is conveniently located on the waterfront in the downtown area. The Palladian-style building combines the styles of a classic art museum and a Mediterranean villa at home in Florida's tropical climate. Guided tours are available, as is a Museum shop.|
|The world-famous Salvador Dali Museum in St. Petersburg ranks as one of the top attractions in Florida. The fascinating collection will educate you yet entertain you, as you view his incredible paintings.|
|The Ringling Museum of Art is located in Sarasota, Florida, about an hour south of Madeira Beach. See the 17-foot bronze case of Michelangelo's David - the only one in the Western world. It includes a circus museum offering posters, photographs and circus memorabilia.|
|The Florida Aquarium in Tampa is a "real life adventure that will not only entertain you, but change the way you see the natural world around you." They offer a Florida Wetlands Gallery, a Florida Bays and Beaches Gallery, a Florida Coral Reef Gallery, and a Florida Offshore Gallery.|
The Museum of Cars and Music in Sarasota provides an opportunity to stroll among many turn-of-the-century horseless carriages, vintage and classic cars from the 50s and 60s and exotic automobiles from around the world.
Every Saturday and Sunday afternoon, crowds gather at the Bamboo Beer Garden to hear live music from the good old days. Dixie, swing, you name it, they can play it. Dancing on the sidewalk and in the parking lot only, please. Located a few blocks down the street, you can have a baggie of ice in your pitcher of beer to keep it refreshingly cold no matter how long you nurse it.