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Cross Fletcher is a residential neighborhood located south of Bearss Avenue, north of Fletcher Avenue, west of Bruce B Downs, and east of Nebraska Avenue and Interstate 275. The major roadways in the area make Cross Fletcher a great location for quick travel and convenience.
One of the largest draws to the Cross Fletcher area is the University of South Florida. Located between Fletcher Avenue and Fowler Avenue, the massive university is the pride of the community. It is common to see USF Bulls flags flying, bumper stickers, billboards, and signs throughout the area, especially on game days. The Sun Dome, where the Bulls basketball and volleyball teams play, is also a popular area entertainment venue. Many major national musical acts, politicians, comedians, and speakers come to the Sun Dome throughout the year.
Located on the Fowler Avenue side of the University of Florida, directly across from the campus, is the Museum of Science and Industry, often called MOSI. This popular area museum is known for providing educational programs for children throughout the year. Its summer camps are also very popular with area youth. Many local residents also take advantage of the museum’s IMAX theater and purchase annual passes to gain regular entry into the constantly changing exhibits.
For those that are looking for a little more action, Lettuce Lake Park is only a few miles down Fletcher Avenue. This large park is home to a section of the Hillsborough River, which is a popular area waterway. Canoeing, kayaking, and boating are very popular on the Hillsborough, which is a known home for hundreds of alligators, turtles, and birds. The park is also a regular spot for bird watchers and nature lovers. It is common to see eco-tourists with their cameras and binoculars walking the many paths and area boardwalks. Picnic areas are also present throughout the park.