Busch Gardens Tampa, Florida

Souvenir map of Busch Gardens highlighting the park’s growth through the 1970’s.

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The Anheuser-Busch Company originally expressed interest in building a brewery in Tampa, Florida in the late 1950’s. It eventually opened in 1959 with free admission, beer tastings, and a small bird garden. The following year, a geodesic dome was added, and bit by bit the park would grow into an African theme through the 1960’s. By 1970, free admission had ended in order to fund the ambitious expansion plans that would take place over the next decade.

This map, published in 1975, shows that process shortly after the opening of the park’s first thrill ride, the Log Flume. The first roller coaster would open the following year. Exotic animals were still the main attraction, however, as the illustrations along either side indicate.

Map Details

Publication Date: 1975

Author: Anheuser-Busch, Inc.

Sheet Width (in): 23.80

Sheet Height (in): 18.50

Condition: A

Condition Description: Creasing along originally issued fold lines, otherwise in fine condition overall.

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