Historical Attractions in Orlando

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Osprey
An interactive waterfront museum where you can connect to the past with 30-acres of nature trails, a large butterfly garden, pioneer buildings, a footbridge over the bay for viewing marine life, seasonal boat rides, and an exhibition built inside of ...
St Simons Island
Traditional and historically significant working lighthouse with charming surrounds and historical museum plus hands on elements and often events and activities sometimes with costumed characters.
Hollywood
A fascinating insight into original Florida natives - the Seminole Indians! Kids can learn all about the traditions and history through this traditional village attraction on the Hollywood Seminole Indian Reservation.
Universal Studios
(1)
(7 Miles)
Orlando
The iconic epitome of theme parks, they're bigger and better than ever with new additions including Hogsmeade!
Orlando
Journey with your family through five remarkable islands where all your favorite myths, legends, comic books, cartoon heroes and children's stories come to life on the most innovative rides and attractions ever created.
Wonderworks
(9 Miles)
Orlando
An amusement park for the mind with over 100 interactive exhibits for visitors of all ages to experience. The most eye-catching feature is the attraction’s dramatic exterior; a three-story tall, classically designed building that appears to have la...
Walt Disney World
(5)
(15 Miles)
Orlando
Disneyland has eight different lands, with over 40 attractions designed to appeal to guests of all ages. This park is for the young as well as the young at heart. One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for things to do with kids in...
Winter Haven
Part of the iconic them park chain and offers their usual high standard of entertainment for families, with walk through and interactive creations plus rides, play areas and more.
Busch Gardens
(73 Miles)
Tampa
Part theme park and part safari, Busch Gardens is a great option for thrill seekers and animal lovers alike.
Valdosta
A fantastic adventure theme park witha wide variety of attractions; including wild and exotic animals, amusement rides, and a variety of educational shows and concerts. The park's attractions are focused on the family and feature activities that are ...
Wet N Wild
(8 Miles)
Orlando
Wet 'n Wild - Orlando, voted by Amusement Business magazine as America's number - one water park, features a full-day of fun for the entire family. Honored by Aquatic's International as the first true water park, Wet 'n Wild's world-class signature t...
Orlando
Aquatica is a waterpark with rides from serene to extreme, up-close animal encounters and 80,000 square ft. of wide, sandy beach. Here, the parks signature attraction, Dolphin Plunge, sends riders down 250 feet of clear tubes through a lagoon with bl...
Lake Buena Vista
Thrilling water rides and fun drops....a fun way to spend a hot summers day!
Daytona Lagoon
(53 Miles)
Daytona Beach
Twisty, turvey turns, over 1 million gallons of rushing water, exciting speed slides and attentive guards. The basic ingredients for a fun and safe summer await you at Daytona Lagoon.
Zephyrhills
This 7,000-square-foot sprayground features arches shooting water and soaker cannons, fountain jets and falling buckets of water. A great way to cool off for free!
Wild Waters
(62 Miles)
Ocala
Wild Waters water park offers Florida visitors the perfect way to keep cool while vacationing in The Sunshine State. The park's thrill rides, include Bunyan's Bend, Osceola's Revenge and Hurricane are sure to keep the more thrill seeking content; whi...
Tampa
Adventure Island's 30 acres of water-drenched fun in the sun features the ultimate combination of high-speed thrills and tropical, tranquil surroundings for guests of all ages. Within a soothing Key West atmosphere awaits an unrivaled blend of slides...
Spring Hill
Enjoy Florida's ONLY spring-fed waterpark! White sandy beaches, thrilling flume rides, a kiddie pool area, tiki bar, beach volleyball and the constant 72 degree spring water! One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for things to do ...
Sailfish Splash
(118 Miles)
Stuart
Facilities include a beach entry 7,326-square foot water playground full of interactive jets and other features; 2 differing 4 storey waterslides and 1000 ft lazy river ride.
Cape Coral
When you're looking for fun in the sun, Sun Splash Family Waterpark Sun Splash Family Waterpark is the perfect place to make a splash in SW Florida! Good place to go if you're looking for things to do with kids in Florida.
Rapids Waterpark
(145 Miles)
West Palm Beach
Rapids Water Park is South Florida's premiere family water park from the Keys to Orlando. The park features a full-day of fun for the entire family - whether you make a splash in the cool blue waves, take a thrilling plunge down the waterslides, or j...
Royal Palm Beach
Features include 2 four-story high water slides, 897-foot lazy river ride, lily pad walk and an interactive children's water playground.
Boca Raton
Features include 2 four-story high water slides, 897-foot lazy river ride, lily pad walk and an interactive children's water playground.
Coral Springs
A waterpark for serious swimmers and divers, this offers 50-meter and 25-meter competition pools with a heating and cooling system, a diving well equipped for spring board and platform diving, and an acclimation pool.
Summer Waves
(173 Miles)
Jekyll Island
Summer Waves Water Park located on Jekyll Island with 11 acres of splashing summertime fun for the whole family! Nine exciting attractions including six water slides, wave pool, lazy river, splash zone and kiddie area.
Pompano Beach
Calypso Cove features three pools including a plunge pool, which you can slide into from either an enclosed or open slide (our safety rules state that all slide riders must be a minimum of 48" tall, and less than 300lbs). The zero-depth pool is a bea...
Seaworld
(10 Miles)
Orlando
SeaWorld takes you on a one-of-a-kind journey to the wonders that exist beyond the ocean's door. A place where up-close encounters connect you to the energy, excitement, and mystery of the sea and sea life. A world of fascinating days, captivating ni...
Discovery Cove
(10 Miles)
Orlando
Come and swim with dolphins at this idyllic setting.
Gatorland
(13 Miles)
Orlando
A one-of-a-kind, protected habitat where adventures lurk around every corner! Internationally known as the Alligator Capital of the World, Gatorland's 110-acre theme park and nature conservatory is ideal for families.
Christmas
Real Florida...as Real as it Gets! Jungle Adventures Nature Park & Zoo is the natural habitat jungle home of our famous 200 foot long roadside wonder, Swampy, the World's Largest Alligator. Come and experience Live Guided Wildlife Encounters with Ra...
Sanford
Nestled in lush tropical foliage, the Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens boasts over 400 animals, 23 acres of native gardens, animal encounters, train and carousel rides and ZOOM Air Adventures. With something for everyone, the adventures are en...
Brevard Zoo
(46 Miles)
Melbourne
Small zoo whose mission is Wildlife Conservation Through Education And Participation. An inspiring, fascinating and fun visit.
Giraffe Ranch
(49 Miles)
Dade City
45 minutes north of Tampa is 47 rolling acres of countryside teeming with wildlife that kids can play with, feed, look at, and even ride! This wildlife preserve offers intimate safari expeditions for the whole family.
Petting Zoo Ocala
(1)
(72 Miles)
Ocala
Petting zoo for all ages. exotic animals and farm animals. Pony rides. Picnic area. Birthday parties. Bounce house. Camel rides.
Homosassa
Showcasing native Florida wildlife, including an underwater manatee observatory, plus a children's hands on education centre, daily encounter programs and a boat tour is included in your admission.
Lowry Park Zoo
(76 Miles)
Tampa
Voted the no 1 Zoo in the U.S. by Child Magazine, Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo features more than 2,200 animals. Get hands-on with exciting interactive exhibits like giraffe feeding, Stingray Bay and more. One of the many fun family places to visit if y...
Tampa
Experience the aquarium and see why it's among the top aquariums in the world. With more than 20,000 aquatic plants and animals from Florida and around the world. One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for things to do with kids in...
Odessa
This is a guided tour that will include visiting with our goats, rabbits,donkeys, and pigs. Guests will milk a cow, rider a pony, catch a chicken and a hayride. Also,our Baby Barn and Barn Maze and Slide Children Under 2: Free Children 2-12 years o...
Marineland
(79 Miles)
St Augustine
Marineland allows visitors a chance to swim, snorkel or scuba dive with dolphins and other marine life. One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for things to do with kids in Florida
Tarpon Springs
Journey into the world under the ocean with this spectacular living reef.
St Petersburg
Discover the fun, interactive Fresh Fish Theater featuring live creatures from Tampa Bay and around the world. Daily 1-4pm Touch Tank Experience and 3pm fish feeding. One of the many fun family places to visit if you're looking for things to do in St...
Clearwater
Welcome to Clearwater Marine Aquarium, the world's most-watched marine life rescue and environmental education center. Our mission is to restore and preserve our marine environment. We accomplish our mission through leadership in education, research,...
Fort Pierce
A beautiful waterfront environmental, education and wildlife viewing center in Florida's Fort Pierce where kids can get up close to the endangered Florida manatee, as well as other wonderful creatures of the oceans.
The Teaching Zoo
(101 Miles)
Gainesville
The Teaching Zoo is operated as a part of Santa Fe Colleges Zoo Animal Technology Program; it is the premier wild animal technology program in the United States. Supervised by the professional staff of the Teaching Zoo, the students get hands-on expe...
Sarasota
Sarasota Jungle Gardens is one of the oldest continuously operating attractions in the State of Florida. Open to the public in December of 1940, the "Gardens" has retained its old Florida charm and very little has changed over the past sixty-eight ye...
Gatorama
(110 Miles)
Palmdale
One of Gatorama's main attractions for visitors and professional photographers is the natural Florida scenery in which these prehistoric beasts sunbathe in the warm tropical climate. Giant oak trees and palm trees cover the fifteen acre attraction. V...
Sarasota
From its humble beginnings in tiny shed in a small Florida town, Mote Marine Laboratory has expanded to include a 10.5-acre campus in Sarasota, Fla., with field stations and public exhibits in Key West and field stations in Summerland Key and Charlot...
Boulevard Stuart
Facilities include Game Fishing Lagoon, Children's Activity Pavilion, Rays on the Reef Ray Pavilion, Nature Trails, Touch Tank Pavilion and the Frances Langford Visitors Center.
Jacksonville
Schedule an Animal Encounter or a Guided Trail Tour today. Stop by with your friends to explore 50-acres and three eco-systems. Plan a family reunion or evening reception in the beautiful Joseph A. Strasser Amphitheater. Enjoy fresh air, plentiful tr...
Jacksonville Zoo
(130 Miles)
Jacksonville
The only walking safari in Northeast Florida. Families will love our kid-friendly Play Park, award-winning Range of the Jaguar, and ever-changing gardens and exhibits. The Zoo has something for everyone!

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