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List of tourist attractions in Greater Orlando facts for kids

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This is a list of attractions in the Greater Orlando area.

Attractions

The three best-known and most-attended attractions are Walt Disney World, Universal Orlando and SeaWorld Orlando. Others, many on the International Drive corridor, include:

  • Bok Tower Gardens, located in Lake Wales
  • Camp Mack's River Resort, located in Lake Wales, Florida
  • Central Florida Zoo and Botanical Gardens, located in Sanford along Lake Monroe. This 100 acre (400,000 m²) zoo is home to a butterfly garden, herpetarium, and numerous tropical animals. The zoo originally started as a collection in the Sanford Fire Department, but grew into a regional zoo in 1975. It is currently in the planning stages of expansion and renaming the facility to "Zoo Orlando at Sanford".
  • Florida Citrus Tower, a 226-foot (69 m) tall observation tower in Clermont, Florida
  • Fun Spot America Theme Parks. Two amusement parks featuring roller coasters, skycoasters and multi-level go-kart tracks located in Orlando, Florida and in Kissimmee, Florida
  • Gatorland houses thousands of alligators and crocodiles. A few of Gatorland's residents have made wrangling appearances in movies, television shows and commercial spots. The park, founded in 1949, combines a petting zoo, bird sanctuary, mini-water park, eco-tour and outdoor entertainment, including daily alligator wrestling.
  • The Holy Land Experience is a biblical theme park and museum complex.
  • Mary, Queen of the Universe Shrine, a minor basilica located in the theme park area of Orlando
  • Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament, in Kissimmee. Six brave knights on horseback compete in tournament games, jousting, and sword fighting while guests dine on a medieval-style banquet.
  • The Wheel at ICON Park Orlando A 400 foot tall ferris wheel that gives visitors a birds eye view of the Orlando Area.
  • Pirate’s Dinner Adventure
  • Ripley's Believe It or Not an attraction museum of over 500 exhibits and artifacts from around the world and throughout time, including over 24 interactive ones.
  • WonderWorks with over 100 interactive exhibits
  • Sleuths Mystery Dinner Shows a murder mystery dinner theater on International Drive, which also features magic shows and comedy shows on select nights.

Museums and galleries

Other

Defunct attractions

  • Arabian Nights Dinner Show, a dinner theater show in Kissimmee, closed at the end of 2013
  • Dolly Parton's Dixie Stampede
  • King Henry’s Feast
  • Mystery Fun House
  • Splendid China closed at the end of 2003
  • Xanadu Houses

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