Top Three Attractions of Greater Carrollwood FL

As a chiropractic clinic in Carrollwood, we are lucky to live in a place with so many fun attractions. It might seem like these are more for the tourists, but you can't live in the Tampa area without visiting these places at least once. Here is a list of the top three attractions in the Greater Carrollwood area that you must visit for a fun-filled, unique experience that will make you feel like you're a kid again. The best thing is that each of these attractions features lots of animals, so if you're an animal lover you will especially love what these places have to offer.

The first attraction is a somewhat hidden gem called Big Cat Rescue. This might not be the first place tourists want to visit when they think of going on a vacation to Tampa, but it offers an extremely unique and special experience that you won't want to miss out on. Big Cat Rescue is a sanctuary for cats such as bobcats, tigers, leopards, and lions to name a few. The sanctuary rescues cats from all over the world. Many of the cats were abused or kept as pets and were not raised as they should have been. The sanctuary offers the cats a chance at a better life. If you want to visit, you'll need to purchase your tickets in advance and book your tour online, so be sure to plan ahead. Some of the tours are not open to children under 10, such as the feeding sessions, but they do have several tours that you can bring your young children to. The sanctuary even does weddings! Visitors can also pick up some great souvenirs at the gift shop. If you plan your trip to Big Cat Rescue, be prepared to walk a lot, and make sure you wear comfy clothes and shoes, and bring lots of water to brave the Florida heat.

The second attraction is definitely one of the major reasons people flock to Tampa. Busch Gardens! If you haven't been to this theme park yet, you have to visit for a fun-filled day with family or friends. Whether you want to ride rollercoasters all day, visit the park's exotic animals, or watch their dazzling shows, Busch Gardens has something for everyone. Right now during October, the park has their annual Howl-O-Scream event going on, where visitors can walk through spooky scare zones and haunted houses, while enjoying most of the park's attractions late into the night.

Finally, if you're living in the Carrollwood area you must visit the ZooTampa at Lowry Park. The zoo has a huge range of animals from pygmy hippos to penguins to manatees. The zoo offers "up close encounters" where you can watch feeding sessions, animal training demonstrations, and even pet certain animals. The zoo even has some family friendly rides, such as a water coaster, safari bus, a carousel, and a few kid friendly rollercoasters as well. If you get hungry, you can stop off at the Garden Grille for a meal, or if you just want a small bite, head to their snack stand or ice cream Sweet Shoppe.