Lesser-Known Attractions in Orlando
The pleasant weather and the location of Orlando at the center of the country’s fast-growing tourist market attract about 70 million visitors every year. That’s a lot of people traveling world wide! So with a ton of visitors visiting yearly, there must be fun activities for everyone. The attractive setting of the city among island lakes and Citrus Groves draw new residents and distributors to take advantage of increasing tourists. To add more attraction and workforce, the new industries like the film industry and military training are added up to strengthen the economy of the city.
What are the best lessor known Attractions in Orlando Florida?
We have compiled a list of 7 top lesser-known attractions in Orlando, Florida That are NOT Disney or Universal Studios. We hope you like what we have compiled!
- Charles Hosmer Morse Museum
- Orlando Science Center
- Skeletons: Museum of Osteology
- The Holy Land Experience
- Chocolate Museum & Cafe
- Orlando Museum of Art
- Orange County Regional History Center
1. The Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art
445 N Park Ave. Winter Park, FL 32789
If you have any interest in the most comprehensive collection of Tiffany glasswork by American designer, this museum is the must-see. The museum is in the center of Winter Park, Orlando, FL. The museum is very well executed, featuring the works like restored Byzantine-Romanesque chapel interior and a new wing in the Long Island home. You will get the real feeling when you will see the written descriptions of many items with the date/title/name to describe the content of the work. The staff is helpful and has perfect knowledge of the items available in the museum.
Read Amanda B.‘s review of The Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art on Yelp
2. Orlando Science Center
777 E Princeton St. Orlando, FL 32803
If you need to spend some time off the parks, this is the best place for children and adults with lots of fun and learning. The Science Center is an excellent place for people who love science. Orlando Science Center is a great way to spend your afternoons learning some scientific facts. For lunch, there is a subway attached to this center along with some small cafes. They have different interactive shows and a movie theater in the center. Orlando Science Center is 30 minutes drive from Disney area.
Read Andi P.‘s review of Orlando Science Center on Yelp
3. Skeletons: Museum of Osteology
8441 International Dr. Orlando, FL 32819
Bored with science and direct sunlight? This is the place you need to visit where you can learn some about animals. The skeleton team has done a great job in arranging the skeletons and providing the knowledge for the animals that roam or have roamed on the earth. You can take pictures of skeletons of animals and humans and learn more about the fascinating facts behind them. Skeleton is a unique museum not found in other parts of the world. If you have some spare time in Orlando, I would suggest that you should take some time out for this place.
Read Marie R.‘s review of Skeletons: Museum of Osteology on Yelp
4. The Holy Land Experience
4655 Vineland Rd. Orlando, FL 32811
If you want a change from the trill drives and fantasy experience, you must visit this place, this place is a Gem. It is a peaceful place with beautiful buildings and surroundings. The actors are amazing along with the singers. You can also enjoy food which is delicious and affordable. This place should be on a must visit on the list when you visit Orlando.
Read Vee H.‘s review of The Holy Land Experience on Yelp
5. Chocolate Museum & Cafe
11701 International Dr.#400 Orlando, FL 32821
Going to Chocolate Museum and Cafe is worth the wait. Visiting this place will provide you the knowledge about the chocolates and their history. There are few of old machines used to make chocolate in this cafe. At the end you can see a museum where you can witness the statues made up of chocolate. If you love chocolates you can buy some for yourself and your family at very reasonable price form the cafe. The Chocolate Museum and Cafe is located in the Sea World in a strip mall.
Read A C.‘s review of Chocolate Museum & Cafe on Yelp
6. Orlando Museum of Art
2416 N Mills Ave. Orlando, FL 32803
Orlando Museum of art is a memorable art Museum seeking a taste of rich art culture in Orlando. This is a small art museum that hosts various temporary art exhibits. In addition to this Museum, they host year round workshop and guided tours of all ages. It is recommended to visit on first Thursday of month when artists are invited to display their work in front of public. You must check their online website, as the schedules of exhibitions changes frequently.
Read Sara R.‘s review of Orlando Museum of Art on Yelp
7. Orange County Regional History Center
65 E Central Blvd. Orlando, FL 32801
The Orange Country Regional History Center is the center which chronicles the history of Orange city for last 12,000 years. The history center is the best place to visit and take your friends who are visiting from out of town. Take your time to explore three floor of History center. You can also buy yourself the old Florida items from a gift shop in the center.
Read Renee B.‘s review of Orange County Regional History Center on Yelp