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An August 2003 trip to Tampa by kmclark

Quote: While I've visited my cousin here a few times, this trip was totally different both due to family changes and RCICommunity research -- now I'm able to tell him what I might be interested in seeing!

The Dali Museum

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Attraction | "Salvidor Dali Museum"

This lovely modern building opened as home to Dali's artwork in March, 1982, and houses the finest collections of his works in the world -- started with the purchase of a single painting by Reynolds and Eleanor Morse in 1943. Well-trained docent guides conduct tours every two hours. We picked up the latter half of a tour upon arrival and found the museum so exciting we were able to attend the next tour to the connecting point upon which we were able again to venture off on our own and finished our 3+ hour visit making knowledgeable purchases at the gift shop which offers a decent array of souvenirs. The Morses and Dalis developed a close personal relationship with Dali often offering Morse firs...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on August 31, 2003

The Dali Museum
One Dali Boulevard
St. Petersburg 33701
(727) 823-3767



With a family scattered about, I not long ago was reunited with my cousin who lives in the Tampa area and who booked my first fly-alone flight for a visit. Since then I've been there several times. My first surprise was the size of Tampa's airport (and many others - I love Pittsburgh), although I'm getting better at navigating it, even through rerouting trauma. He was kind enough to wear the same special lavender shirt (or similar) as in a family photo he'd initially emailed me, so I could easily spot him (although he towers over others) in a crowd. Secondly, I was made aware of the enormous number of horses that are quartered here and nearby and that he actually had a horse of his ...Read More