Amusement Parks & Family Entertainment
Mote Marine Laboratory Aquarium is a marine research centre founded in 1955. They specialize in educating the general public through their aquarium located on City Island, one block north of St. Armand’s Circle. Explore the secrets of the sea via touch pools, viewable working labs and exhibits. There are over 100 species of marine life to encounter. www.mote.org
The Fishing Hole is a wonderful miniature adventure golf park for the kids located right in Bradenton Beach.
AMI Turtle Watch & Shorebird Monitoring offer beach tours June through July. It's a great way to educate adults and children of all ages on the essential habitats of turtles and shorebirds and best of all it's free, donations are welcome. www.islandturtlewatch.com
Busch Gardens is a family favorite. This amusement park hosts up-close animal encounters, thrilling rides and wonderful shows for all ages. Plan a safari through their Serengeti Plains on an authentic truck tour. Busch Gardens is only an hour and 20 minutes drive from Anna Maria. Visit www.buschgardens.com for more information.
Walt Disney World Resort is an iconic must see attraction at least once in a lifetime!
A short 2 hour drive from Anna Maria Island Home Rentals, Disney showcases all of your favorite characters in a multitude of theme, animal and water parks.
Once you are “Disneyed” out you can return "home" for a much needed rest and some relaxation. Visit www.disneyworld.disney.go.com to plan your visit.
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