Local Attractions

 

Orlando isn’t just about the major theme parks.  There is so much more to see and do.  Be sure to visit one or more of these local attractions.

Local attractions

LegoLand

LEGOLAND® Florida, the largest LEGOLAND Park in the world.  This 150-acre interactive theme park is geared toward families with children ages 2 to 12.\The park consists of more than 50 rides, shows, and attractions, along with restaurants and shopping. Additionally, explore the breathtaking botanical garden and the LEGOLAND Water Park.

One LEGOLAND Way, Winter Haven Florida 33884

Busch Gardens Tampa

Busch Gardens Tampa is an African-themed animal park located in the city of Tampa, Florida. Enjoy roller coasters, rides, and animal themes tours.

10165 N McKinley Dr, Tampa, FL 33612

Kennedy Space Center Visitor’s Center

Kennedy Space Center Visitor’s Complex is definitely worth the trip for all ages.  Located on Florida’s Cape Canaveral, spend the day at the complex learning about the history of space travel.

The exhibits you will encounter include Space Shuttle Atlantis and Capsules from Apollo Rockets.  The Center offers free guided tours in the Rocket Garden.

Additionally, climb aboard the daily bus tour and drive by the launch pad area.

Please Note: The Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex closes during actual launches.  Be sure to read our blog post “ Have you ever wanted to see a real-live rocket launch?”  If you are lucky enough to see one it is well worth the trip.

*GPS by inputting Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. Do not use Kennedy Space Center as it will direct you to an incorrect location.

 

Gatorland

Gatorland,  a 110-acre alligator wildlife preserve, allows you to get up close and personal.  Daily shows, walking trails and most noteworthy, a zip-line over a gator pit are all part of the fun at this privately-owned attraction.

14501 S Orange Blossom Trail, Orlando, FL

Read more in our blog post: Don’t Hold Back on Gatorland; A Must See in Orlando

 Old Town

Old Town Amusement park features old-time carnival rides, shopping, dining & weekly classic car shows.

Address: 5770 West Irlo Bronson Memorial Highway, Kissimmee, FL 34746

Airboat Tours

Can’t make it to the Everglades? Then enjoy the experience in Central Florida. See exotic birds and alligators as you soar through the swamps at speeds reaching 45MPH.

There are several companies to choose from:

Boggy Creek Airboat Rides

Spirit of the Swamp

Orlando Airboat Tours

Wild Willy’s Airboat Tour

Balloon flights

Hot Air Balloon rides are available in the Orlando area.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Watch the sunrise as you skim the tops of trees or soar to several thousand feet across central Florida. Balloon rides are quite peaceful and majestic as you glide with the wind.  Finish your ride with a light breakfast and a toast of champagne.

There are several locations throughout central Florida.

iFly Orlando

iFLY is an indoor skydiving experience that creates a true free fall condition. Feel like you are skydiving, without having to jump out of an airplane. With nothing attaching you to planet Earth, it creates the ultimate adrenaline rush.

6805 Visitors Circle, Orlando, FL 32819

P51 Stallion Flights

Stallion 51 Corporation offers various Orientation Flight programs. Regardless if you have flight experience, or have never flown before, this is a rare and exhilarating flying adventure.

3951 Merlin Drive, (Located at Kissimmee Municipal Airport.), Kissimmee, FL 34741

WonderWorks Orlando

The WonderWorks Orlando is an indoor amusement park that has you experiencing life from an upside down perspective.  This adventure makes learning fun.

Visit WonderWorks Orlando website

9067 International Drive,
Orlando, FL 32819

Wonderworks Museum, Orlando
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