Tampa Bay Online
Published: August 29, 2012
If you’re in town for the first time for the Republican National Convention, don’t let all those political events get in the way of you seeing the real Tampa. Sneak away from all the speeches and visit some of our favorite places and special events. We’ll tell you about a few each day.
Lowry Park Zoo, 1101 W. Sligh Ave., Tampa; (813) 935-8552. The “best zoo in America” according to Parents Magazine features more than 2,000 animals along with rides, shows and water play areas. Open daily.
“Electoral Dysfunction” screening, Channelside Cinemas, 615 Channelside Drive, Tampa. Political humorist Mo Rocca heads out on a road trip to see how voting works – or doesn’t – in America in this screening during the Impact Film Festival; Mo Rocca will participate in a panel discussion following the screening; 10 a.m. Wednesday; free