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The insiders guide to Hillsborough County Florida

Hillsborough County is located on the west coast of Florida and includes the cities of Tampa, Plant City, and Temple Terrace. There is a large unincorporated area that includes such towns as Apollo Beach, Temple Terrace, Lutz, Town and Country, West Park, and others.

The population of Hillsborough County Florida is 1,229,226 as of 2010, which makes it the fourth most populated county after Miami Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach Counties.

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Hillsborough County Library

The Hillsborough County Library Cooperative is a combination of the Tampa - Hillsborough County Public Library System, Bruton Memorial Library in Plant City, and the Temple Terrace Public Library. There are 30 library locations in Hillsborough County including the book mobile.

Hillsborough County Library
900 N. Ashley Dr.
Tampa, FL 33602
813.273.3652

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Lowry Zoo

Rated the # 1 Zoo in America by both Parents magazine and Child magazine, Lowry Park Zoo in Tampa offers year round activities for kids, families, and adults. 

With more than 1,500 animals on 56 acres, Lowry Zoo has created natural habitats throughout the park for visitors of all ages to enjoy and get up close to animals from around the world.

The Zoo offers water play areas, rides, and opportunities to feed animals.  The close encounter feedings take place Lorikeet Landing, Bushland Budgies and Stingray Bay.