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Ybor City, Tampa

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#11 of 117 in Things to do in Tampa
A former industrial city of factories where immigrant workers rolled millions of cigars per year, Ybor City embraces its heritage. Take a guided tour to learn about the town's history, culture, and architecture, or to hear legends about ghosts, mafia, and mysterious secret alleyways. You can go shopping and tour museums and galleries, or study the architectural features of the area. Choose among many classic, international, and eclectic venues for nightlife. The visitor center, at the heart of the city, has maps, information, and local news. Use our Tampa online travel route builder to visit Ybor City on your trip to Tampa, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • Ybor City was a fun way to spend a night in Tampa. Funky stores, particularly, Dysfunctional Grace Art. If you are lucky, you might see the chickens that live in the neighborhood!  more »
  • There is a movie theater, college dive type places to eat, a 7 Eleven, tattoo shops, an Italian place, around 9 cigar shops, homeless people and beggars. Public transportation does not go here and tax...  more »
  • This is a great place to visit if looking for something not water sport related. Trendy little area with great history, as city was born through the cigar industry. You can go do a tour at the Histori...  more »

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