5 Cool and Unusual Places in Tampa

Tampa is full of unusual and quirky attractions that would leave someone baffled and amazed. In case you are looking for something new in Tampa, check out these weird but cool places which borders between the bizarre and the awesome.

Hindu Temple of Florida
A Hindu temple in Florida? Are you serious? Yes, I am. This Hindu temple is a sight to behold among the flat terrain of Florida’s bay area. Created in order to cater to the increasing number of Hindu devotees, this temple now serves as the prayer and meditation center for Hindu believers in Tampa.

Dysfunctional Grace Art Co.
If you love odd things and the macabre, I bet you’d be ecstatic to find out that there’s an art gallery where “creepy and demented” is the norm. Dysfunctional Grace sells things like taxidermy, animals preserved in jars, coffins, banned books, and other oddities. Oh, they also sell beaver fetuses and human teeth. It doesn’t get much weirder than this.

Gravity Research Foundation Monument
Outside of Emory University Math and Science Center, you’ll find a monument that represents a man’s vendetta against one of Earth’s natural phenomenon – gravity. Roger Babson, founder of the Gravity Research Foundation Movement has taken it upon himself to rid humanity of the shackles of gravity by trying to develop a gravity shield since he blames it for his sister’s death.

Hong Kong Willie
This bait shop is sort of like a crossover between a quirky art gallery and a seaside dumpster. Every single patch of this land is adorned or transformed into a unique artwork using detritus and reused materials. Joe Brown, the creative genius behind Hong Kong Willie, is a true-born artist who has a deep-rooted respect for things people consider as trash.

Mary Hadfield Watt Memorial
What if I tell you that in Tampa, somewhere in the corner of Madison and Franklin, there’s a memorial built for a fruit vendor? Would you believe me? Probably not, but it’s true! A fruit vendor – not a hero, not a politician, not even a famous artist – for all odds and purposes, touched the hearts of the townspeople. And I quote, “She nourished downtowners with her smile and charm for over ten years.”

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