What Are Some Things to Do in Tarpon Springs, Florida?


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Visitors to Tarpon Springs, Florida can tour the Historic Train Depot and Heritage museums, stroll down historic downtown, stop at the St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral and St. Michael's Shrine, and explore the Tarpon Springs Aquarium. Nature lovers can spend time in the Fred Howard Park and Beach and Spring Bayou.

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The Historic Train Depot Museum, located in the Orange Belt Railway Depot built in 1887, contains a collection of historic items from the fire and police departments, old medical and dental instruments, and photographs from the town's sponging days. The Heritage Museum celebrates the local cultural that followed Greek immigrants to the area including music and art. The Safford House Museum, built in 1883 and located in the historic district, gives visitors a glimpse into the lives of 19th-century residents.

Nature lovers can view the town's 120,000-gallon reef aquarium. Not only does it host up to 30 species of marine life, but it also offers unique alligator feeding shows and interactive exhibits. The Fred Howard Park and Beach is a 150-acre preserve that includes wooded areas, beaches and picnic areas. Visitors can swim, lounge on the beach, go canoeing and kayaking, and fish. They can also opt for an on-land experience, walk along the causeway or walking trails, and visit the butterfly garden.

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