Clearwater, Florida – More Than Just Beaches

Clearwater, Florida, situated on the Gulf of Mexico in West Central Florida, is the County seat of Pinellas County. The region surrounding Clearwater and Pinellas County is known as the Tampa Bay Area. Clearwater is the third largest City in the region; the cities of Tampa and St. Petersburg are the two largest. Prior to the early-1800’s, the area surrounding present-day Clearwater was occupied by native Americans known as the Tocobaga people. In 1835, the United States Army began construction of an army fort which Read More +

Clearwater Aquarium In Clearwater Beach, Florida

The Clearwater Aquarium was established in 1972.  The structure housing the Clearwater Aquarium was originally a water treatment plant, and its huge holding tanks created the perfect arrangement to house an Aquarium.  The Aquarium since its founding appeared dedicated to helping marine life that were injured, making their survival in the wild impossible.  Besides its more famous inhabitants, the Clearwater Aquarium also houses sharks, sea turtles and river otters. In 1984, the Aquarium rescued a bottle nosed dolphin named Sunset Sam.  As part of the Read More +