Saint Petersburg, Florida Attractions

Unusual landmarks, museums, roadside attractions, and hidden wonders in Saint Petersburg and the surrounding area.

Webb's City

Saint Petersburg has a storied roadside attraction past, and was home to the sprawling downtown Webb's City (1925-1979), "World's Most Unusual Drug Store." Gone, along with golden age faves such as Tiki Gardens, and the fun version of Sunken Gardens. The World's Largest Shuffleboard Club still beckons, and the twin cities of Tampa and Saint Petersburg have broadened their appeal to include offbeat community art, a dinosaur made of recycled junk, the World's Largest Collection of Autographed Baseballs, and museum exhibits that include a two-headed calf and the world's only exhibited Criminal Brassiere.

Nearby Tarpon Springs is America's version of a Greek fishing village, and lends unexpected excitement to the term "fibrous skeleton" with its Spongeorama.

Spongeorama

Sights for Oddball Excursions

  • Dinosaur World

    Dinosaur World

    Plant City, Florida

    America's largest dinosaur theme park infests a real swamp.

  • Whimzeyland: Bowling Ball House

    Whimzeyland: Bowling Ball House

    Safety Harbor, Florida

    The yard art of creative spirits Todd and Kiaralinda has spread to surrounding homes.

  • Spongeorama

    Spongeorama

    Tarpon Springs, Florida

    See the movie, wander the museum, and learn about our blobby squishy friend, the natural sponge.

  • Tootsie: Patriotic Uniroyal Gal

    Tootsie: Patriotic Uniroyal Gal

    Bradenton, Florida

    Clad in the bikini sported by Uniroyal Gals in more permissive venues. Named Tootsie by her current owner.

  • World's Largest Miniature Circus

    World's Largest Miniature Circus

    Sarasota, Florida

    Howard C. Tibbals' 3,800 square ft. scale model of the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus at its 1919-1938 peak.

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