At Clearwater’s SimCenter, you’ll find cutting-edge technology in the form of incredible simulator programs that make it possible experience what it’s like operating otherwise out-of-reach vehicles like jetliners, race cars and fighter planes. The simulators are highly realistic; in fact, the Boing 737 simulator is like the ones used to train actual pilots and SimCenter even offers airline interview preparation programs. Some of the most popular simulators among visitors are the fighter jets and a 360-degree 3D space simulator that lets you pilot a virtual spacecraft form an orbital carrier and fly through the solar system. SimCenter also has kid-friendly activities, including an electric race car track.
SimCenter is located on the eastern side of Clearwater, near Tampa Bay. It’s located just off Hwy 19 near the junction with Belleair Rd. It’s free to visit, however each simulator has it’s own pricing, ranging from $25 for a 10-minute space flight, to more than $120 per hour on the Boeing 737 simulator.
Address: 18350 US Hwy 19 N., Clearwater, Florida 33764, USA
Hours: Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sundays, only by reservation