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Best things to do in Safety Harbor

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Top 15 things to do in Safety Harbor

1. Philippe Park

Philippe Park is a Pinellas County park located in Safety Harbor, Florida. The park is named after Count Odet Philippe, who is credited with introducing grapefruit to Florida. It is situated on 122acre that was once part of Philippe's plantation. Philippe was the county's first non-native settler, arriving in 1842. Philippe is buried in the park but the exact location is undetermined.
A Tocobaga Indian mound that is situated in the park is a National Historic Landmark known as the Safety Harbor Site.
The temple mound is one of the last remnants of the Tocobaga on the Pinellas Peninsula. Records indicate that Pedro Menéndez de Avilés, the founder of St. Augustine, Florida, visited the site in 1566 to help broker a truce between the Tocobaga and the Calusa to the south. During the visit Pedro Menéndez founded a Spanish outpost nearby, but by 1567 it was reported to have been wiped out by the Tocobaga. Eventually the temple mound was deserted. The Tocobaga succumbed to European diseases, and many were forced into slavery working in the Caribbean.
Suggested duration: 2 hours
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2. Tarpon Springs Sponge Docks, Tarpon Springs

Visit Tarpon Springs Sponge Docks, one of the world's leading natural sponge markets. Since 1890, the sponge harvesting industry had been developing in this small seaside resort. Divers from Greece were brought to the United States, and they would use diving equipment to collect these aquatic animals and prepare them for sale. At the beginning of the 20th century, the resort became known as the Sponge Capital of the World. Today, you can learn about the sponge harvesting industry at the site, hear about its history, and buy sponges to use for bathing, decorating, and cleaning.
Suggested duration: 2 hours
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4. Boat Tours & Water Sports, Tarpon Springs

Suggested duration: 2 hours
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6. Flea Market Wagon Wheel, Pinellas Park

Suggested duration: 2 hours
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8. A. L. Anderson Park, Tarpon Springs

Suggested duration: 2 hours
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9. Replay Amusement Museum, Tarpon Springs

Located in Historic Downtown Tarpon Springs, the Replay Amusement Museum is a trip down memory lane for adults and an learning experience for kids that is both fun and exciting! The Replay Museum is a place to remember and a must-see experience for anyone in the Tampa Bay area.

Our All-Day Passes rates are:

$13 plus tax for adults (ages 13 and up);

$7 plus tax for children ages 7 through 12 (with an adult); and

Free admission for children ages 6 and under (with an adult).
Suggested duration: 2 hours
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10. Tampa Bay Automobile Museum, Pinellas Park

The Tampa Bay Automobile Museum, located in Pinellas Park, Florida in the Tampa Bay Area, displays historic automobiles from the 20th century. All of the vehicles displayed are from the collection of Alain Cerf, a French entrepreneur.
The collection is focused on cars which demonstrate special creativity and imagination in their history and engineering. This includes rare early front-wheel drive cars, Tatra rear engine cars, rear-engine Mercedes-Benz, Citroën cars, the only surviving car by French engineer Émile Claveau, and a unique working full-scale replica of the first self-propelled mechanical vehicle, the fardier of Nicolas-Joseph Cugnot.
Suggested duration: 2h 30 min
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11. Brooker Creek Preserve, Tarpon Springs

The award-winning Brooker Creek Preserve Environmental Education Center lies within Pinellas County’s largest natural area, Brooker Creek Preserve, and is part of Parks and Conservation Resources. The Center supports the applied management and ecological monitoring objectives of the division through educational programming and volunteerism.

The Center provides a window into natural Florida through interpretive programs and hikes, educational instruction, exhibits and public outreach activities, presentations and workshops, and other events. Residents and visitors alike who are curious to learn more about the Preserve and its history can experience, discover and better understand the connections between people and the land through Center offerings.
Suggested duration: 2 hours
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12. Crooked Thumb Brewery

Suggested duration: 1h 30 min
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13. St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral, Tarpon Springs

St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral is a Greek Orthodox parish and center for Greek-American life in Tarpon Springs, Florida. Its noted Neo-Byzantine church is located at 36 North Pinellas Avenue.
St. Nicholas hosts an annual Epiphany celebration on January 6, in which Greek Orthodox boys aged 16 to 18 dive into Spring Bayou to retrieve a white wooden cross, said to bring the finder blessings for the year. It is the largest such event in the Western Hemisphere, with thousands in attendance. A statue of an epiphany diver is located in front of the church.
Suggested duration: 30 minutes
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14. Whimzey Bowling Ball House

Suggested duration: 30 minutes
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15. Rapp Brewing Company, Seminole

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We are a production brewery with tasting room in the heart of Pinellas county focusing on hand crafted, small batch, artisanal Ales and Lagers.

Stop by to try one or more of our 40 beers that have been hand crafted on premise. We also sell flights of 4 or 6 beers for your sampling pleasure.

We sell growlers and growler fills - beer to go!
Suggested duration: 2 hours
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