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Just 30 miles from beautiful Tampa, Florida, Wimauma is perfectly situated as a base to explore the popular Tamba Bay area, and everything this part of Florida has to offer. From the big city amenities of Tampa to quaint seaside towns like Tarpon Springs and a wide variety of outdoors activities, Wimauma is a perfect jumping off point to see it all. Between Tampa and Sarasota, Wimauma was founded by Captain C. H. Davis in the early 1900s. Its unique name has an adorable origin, as he combined the first letters of the names of this three daughters, Wilma, Maude, and Mary. You can explore this beautiful area with the added flexibility of a mobile accommodation when you book an RV in Wimauma, Florida.

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Experience the Sites and Scenery

With water activities abounding, as well as marshlands, grasslands, and forests, there is a wide variety of outdoor activities available in the greater Wimauma area, and all easy drives in your Wimauma camper rental.

Make sure to visit the Little Manatee River State Park. This 2,400-acre reserve is located in the southwest corner of Wimauma and offers an amazing variety of activities including fishing, horseback riding, camping, hiking, wildlife viewing, kayaking, and canoeing. There are camping grounds and primitive facilities for rigs of most sizes, and small watercraft for rent. There are several trails, including some on floating boardwalks. Make sure to bring your bug repellant and sunblock, and enjoy this pretty little spot fully.

In nearby Apollo Beach, Florida, and a short 30-minute drive in your Wimauma RV rental, visit the protected marine reserve, Tampa Electric’s Manatee View Center. There are lovely trails, a butterfly garden, and a 50-foot observation tower. You will not believe what you see, as there are so many manatees in the water, it will amaze you. This endangered water mammal is protected, and interesting information is available about them at the visitors center. There is plenty of parking for your Wimauma rental RV.

The Lower Hillsborough Wilderness Preserve is another great place to visit in your Wimauma motorhome rental. Just a 45-minute drive north via I-75, this nature preserve features picnic areas, more than 60 miles of forested trails, and a pretty river that’s ideal for fishing, canoeing, and kayaking. The pathways are very well maintained, and there’s plenty of shade, with a lot of wildlife viewing opportunities. The trails also connect to neighboring preserves and parks, expanding the trail system even more. There is easy access to the river in this truly peaceful place, with many options for every member of the family. Camping sites are available, but it’s best to call ahead to check on conditions.

City Attractions

Florida is a center for theme parks and family fun. In addition to area highlights like Disney World and Disney resorts, you can also visit Knottsberry Farm, SeaWorld, and much more, all within a day’s drive or less. You’ll also find plenty of world-class art and history museums, zoos, and botanical gardens, in and around the Tampa Bay city center.

For a unique museum, especially if you’re interested in train and railroad history, make sure to visit the Florida Railroad Museum, located in nearby Parrish, Florida. This great little museum operates a historic railroad and offers round-trip excursions between Parrish and Willow, Florida, near Sarasota. This is a really fun place, where you can ride old trains, enjoy a Civil War reenactment, and see all sorts of railroad memorabilia. Kids love the train bell that they can ring, as well as the train station.

You’ve never been to a museum like the International Independent Showmen’s Museum, celebrating the heritage and history of American carnivals. Just a short 30-minute drive away in your Wimauma rental RV, there are many exhibits, memorabilia and antique rides for you to see. Enjoy the sideshow displays, vintage ad posters, and full-size carnival rides, historic snack cars, and circus wagons. Seriously, kids of all ages love this museum, and it's well worth the visit. Parking is available and there are nearby shopping centers and restaurants.

If you’re traveling with children, the Glazer Children’s Museum is a must-stop, located in Tampa, about 30 minutes north in your Wimauma rental motorhome. Right next to the Tampa Museum of Art, and the lovely Curtis Hixon Park and the Tampa Riverwalk, this museum is part of the vibrant Tampa Waterfront Arts District. This is a fantastic children’s museum, with a wide variety of things to do, touch and see. Kids have a blast, and can easily spend several hours here. There’s an end-of-the-day parade, where kids play and sing, that’s an absolute blast. Bring a bathing suit and change of clothes so that the kids can enjoy the water play fountain on a hot, summer day.

Where to Park It

Within a 10-20 mile area, you’ll find plenty of private RV parks in the Tampa/Wimauma region. Most of these parks offer amenities like hookups for sewer, water and electric, laundry facilities, hot showers, and clean restrooms. Some offer tour services, swimming pools, and rental bikes, too.

Expand your search to include some of the state parks like Hillsborough River State Park and the famous Weeki Wachee Springs State Park with its famous “mermaids,” as well as at wildlife areas. You’ll find several public campgrounds that range from primitive to those with full hookups and bathrooms with showers. There are several Walmarts in the area, and some of them offer overnight parking, just ask first at the customer service desk. One of the nearest is right in Wimauma on FL-674.

The Food

You’ll find something for everyone in and around the Tampa Bay area. Of course, fresh seafood is a local specialty, with a wide variety of fish and crab, as well as shrimp and oysters available, depending on the time of year. There are world-class restaurants, as well as fast casual and fast food options. Fresh produce is readily available, and there are plenty of vegan/vegetarian as well as gluten-free options.

For a wonderful farmers market experience, make sure to visit the St. Petersburg Saturday Morning Market. This market can be fun with fresh, organic produce, locally crafted products, live music and much, much more. The location of this farmers market is also lovely, making it a local favorite.

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