Cypress Gardens has re-opened since its massive improvement and recovery efforts after the historical 2004 hurricane season. The grounds are attractive and impeccably maintained, with beautiful gardens to leisurely stroll through and admire. The amusement ride area is in a class by itself, rating much better than a local fair, but not quite of the caliber of Busch Gardens. They have a number of unique, fun rides not typically found elsewhere. Check the Cypress Gardens website to try and plan your visit for an upcoming concert. General admission for the concerts is included with your daily admission, or you can purchase reserved seating for an additional charge.