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Things to Do In Orlando (Aside from Theme Parks)

Posted by Kelli Hudson on Oct 23, 2014 10:29:19 AM


Although theme parks are the primary attraction for tourists in Orlando, there are plenty of activities to do aside from Disney World and Universal.  

The Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art in Winter Park has 250 art pieces and artitectural objects.  For those interested in athletics, you can cheer on the Orlando Magic at the 20,000 seat Amway Center and join the Magic in celebrating their 25th year as an organization.  At Lake Ivannoe near downtown Orlando, you can enjoy a botanical garden which additionally features a butterfly garden and a citrus grove.  Orlando is also a golfer's paradise with a medley of beautiful golf courses, and home to both the Golf Channel and Tiger Woods.  To experience authentic Florida wildlife, Gatorland is a fantastic place to see not only alligators, but also turtles and other species found all over the state of Florida.  

For college students visiting the Central Florida area, a permanant ice bar is located only two blocks from the convention center for a fun outing.  Ripley's Believe It Or Not is on International Drive so that you can experience creepy artifacts and interesting collectables.  For a romantic outing, couples can go to Lake Eola, where there is a fountain show every night, and swan boats for rent.

Orlando may be known for theme parks and magic, but in fact there is much more Orlando has to offer. Orlando is the perfect destination for people of all ages.

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