Downtown Tampa is the central business district of Tampa, Florida, United States, and the chief financial district of the Tampa Bay Area.  It is second only to Westshore regarding employment in the area. The major downtown companies include Bank of America, Frontier Communications, Marshall & Ilsley, PNC Financial Services, SunTrust, Sykes Enterprises, TECO Energy, and Trust Financial. The Tampa Convention Center is located on the river.

The Hillsborough River bounds downtown Tampa to the west, Channelside to the east, Interstate 275 to the north, Davis Islands, and Harbour Island to the south. The total area for area is 521 acres (2.11 km2). Historical Fort Brooke was located at the southern end of downtown Tampa, near the mouth of the Hillsborough River. The TECO Streetcar takes passengers from downtown to other core areas of Tampa.

Arts and Culture


The Florida Aquarium is a large-scale, 250,000-square-foot (23,000 m2) aquarium accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. The facility is home to over 20,000 aquatic plants and animals from Florida and worldwide. The facility is located in the Channel District near the SS American Victory and the Port of Tampa’s cruise terminals. A1 Bed Bug Exterminator Tampa


  • The Florida Museum of Photographic Arts (FMoPA) occupies the 2nd and 3rd floors of the architecturally significant Cube adjacent to Rivergate Tower. FMoPA is part of the Waterfront Arts District, the Tampa Museum of Art, and Glazer Children’s Museum, all located alongside the Tampa Riverwalk.
  • Glazer Children’s Museum The Glazer Children’s Museum is located in central downtown, next door to the Tampa Museum of Art and Curtis Hixon Park, alongside the Tampa Riverwalk. It is part of the Waterfront Arts District. Based in a 53,000-square-foot (4,900 m2) facility in downtown Tampa, FL, the Museum has 170 hands-on exhibits in multiple themed areas. Exhibits are designed to engage children in the discovery process through play.
  • Henry B. Plant Museum, The Henry B. Plant Museum, is located in the south wing of Plant Hall on the University of Tampa’s campus at 401 West Kennedy Boulevard. The museum’s exhibits focus on the Gilded Age lifestyle of the old Tampa Bay Hotel’s guests during the 1890s, when Tampa was experiencing sudden population and economic growth, including the beginning of the local tourist industry.
  • The SS American Victory is a Victory ship built during World War II and is located in the Channel District near the Florida Aquarium. American Victory was preserved in 1998 to serve as a museum ship. She is the main feature of the American Victory Ship & Museum, also known as the American Victory Mariners Memorial & Museum Ship.

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