St. Petersburg Things to Do and See
Tropicana Field, One Tropicana Drive - Tropicana Field is the home of the Tampa Bay Devil Rays, was originally named the Florida Suncoast Dome. Later is was named the ThunderDome. Tropicana Field's 1.1 million square feet include fan amenities and unique design features found nowhere else in the Major Leagues. Tropicana Field is the first major league park in more than 20 years to feature artificial turf and all-dirt base paths. It features the new, naturally looking Field Turf.
The Sun Pavilion at the Mahaffey Theater, 400 First Street South - The Sun Pavilion is a multi-purpose room overlooking the Tampa Bay. It is used for various functions including corporate parties, conferences, pre-performance buffets, wedding receptions, and much more. The newly renovated room can hold up to 500 people. For added flexibility, the room can be divided into 3 separate, smaller rooms. Located directly on the waterfront, the Mahaffey Theater offers a dramatic backdrop as well as an unparalleled view of Tampa Bay. One of St. Petersburg's most recognizable landmarks, the Mahaffey Theater is home to many live performances by famous artists in Broadway, family shows, ballet, jazz, opera, and symphonic and popular music. The Mahaffey Theater draws people from the entire Tampa Bay area including St. Petersburg, Tampa, and Clearwater.
Museums - St. Petersburg offers many museums and cultural centers. Listed below are a few of the many museums you can tour. Purchasing real estate in St. Petersburg can be a cultural experience as well!
Salvador Dali Museum, 1000 3rd St S - The Salvador Dalí Museum is the permanent home of the works of the Spanish artist. These works were gathered over time by A. Reynolds Morse and Eleanor Morse. There are 95 oil paintings, and features examples from Dalí's four major periods -Classic. Characterized by its diversity, it includes abstract the work from his transition to Surrealism, the Impressionist and Cubist styles, the famous surrealist canvases for which he is best known, and examples of his preoccupation with religion and science during his classic period. Also in this museum are over 100 watercolors and drawings, graphics, photographs, sculptures, and an extensive archival library. Special exhibitions keep visitors coming back again and again. This is a very interesting museum and one not to be missed as a resident of the area.
Florida International Museum, 244 Second Avenue N. -International Museum has become one of Florida’s premier cultural attractions, having hosted over 2.5 million visitors from all 50 states and over 100 countries since it opened in 1995. The museum is a not-for-profit organization, dedicated to providing educational, cultural and historical exhibitions. To date, over 700,000 school children have toured the museum. In 1999, the museum opened its doors annually with a display from President John F. Kennedy, his family and others surrounding the Kennedy family. The museum decided to become affiliated with the Smithsonian Institution in 2000 and has since shown artifacts from the Smithsonian and other museums from time to time. The museum marked its new status with the loan of two portraits from the National Portrait Gallery.
Florida Holocaust Museum, 55 Fifth Street South - The Florida Holocaust Museum remembers the horror that the millions of innocent men, women, and children endured who suffered or died in the Holocaust. The Museum is dedicated to educating people of all races and cultures to recognize the inherent worth and dignity of all human life in order to prevent future genocides.
Great Explorations, the Hands On Museum, 1925 Fourth Street North - Imagine a museum where you don't just look at the exhibits. You move them, touch them, explore them and at times, can actually become a part of them. Great Exploration is a place for "kids" of all ages to have great fun, test their wits, and fire their imaginations beyond all expectations.
Museum of Fine Arts, 255 Beach Drive NE-The Museum of Fine Arts in St. - The Museum of Fine Arts in St. Petersburg, Florida was founded by Margaret Acheson Stuart and displays her personal vision of providing examples of world art in an relaxed yet elegant setting. The Museum opened to the public in 1965. The purpose of the Museum is to increase and diffuse knowledge and appreciation of art, to collect and preserve objects of artistic merit and interest, to provide research facilities, and to offer opportunities for the aesthetic enjoyment of art. The Museum is dedicated to serving all people by pursuing excellence in art from antiquity to the present through collection, exhibitions, and education for its diverse audiences.
St. Petersburg Museum of History, 335 Second Avenue NE - The purpose of the St. Petersburg Museum of History is to collect, preserve, and interpret the history of St. Petersburg and the Pinellas Peninsula. There is an archival library and a museum displaying collections along with educational programs that celebrate our cultural heritage.
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