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Things to Do at St Petersburg
If you ever get the opportunity do try to visit the town of St. Petersburg which is on the opposite coast to St Petersburg beach. Here you will find a variety of historic buildings, museums, and other sightseeing opportunities.
A good way to start your visit to St Petersburg is to hop onto one of the Trolley Bus tours. There is a handy car park by the Pier and you can just stroll to the Pier where there is a trolley stop. On this tour you will see many places of interest and once you have paid your initial fare you can just hop on and off the bus as often as you like.
You can enjoy a picnic a round of golf or even more adventurous sports there is plenty to keep you occupied.
Young and old will enjoy the aquarium at the Pier. This concentrates on education and visitors get information about, and viewings of ocean creatures, both animal and vegetable. Different marine environments from around the world are displayed, and interactive events will occupy the children. I am not sure how much the admission is but do know it is reduced on Sundays.
The first time my parents went to St Petersburg they were bemused as to what the Florida Holocaust Museum would contain. They found out that this museum tries to portray an atmosphere of tolerance and cooperation in view of what went on in the past. Visitors can experience the oppression in its multi media exhibits. There are many historical papers and photographs on display. They found it quite chilling looking at the actual boxcar that shuttled prisoners to concentration camps. Admission is Adult $12; Senior $10; Student $9; Child (7-18) $6; Child (0-6) Free although I am not quite sure of the opening hours.
Although the Salvador Dali Museum opened in Florida in 1982 it had been planned by two artists for many years previously. They collected a substantial collection of Dali' s works and established the museum when their home could no longer contain their collection. The museum now offers hundreds of drawings, oils, sculptures, watercolors, posters, photos, and graphics. Opening times are Mon-Wed, Fri-Sat 10am-5:30pm; Thu 10am-8pm; Sun Noon-5:30pm.
Be sure not to miss St Petersburg Museum of History as Pinellas County has seen a world of change over the years. Amongst the exhibits shown you will see the history of Native American settlements. Also on display is the nation' s first commercial aircraft as well as period costume through the years. Do not miss the mummy, a trolley car, and other artifacts that have provided the area with its character. The Museum is open Tue-Sat 10am-5pm; Sun 1pm-5pm.
I hope you enjoy St Petersburg we always do.
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