Note: Kelly Park is not to be confused with Rock Springs Run State Reserve, which is off limits to swimmers. For information on that state park, see below.
Wekiwa Springs State Park
The Morse is a hidden gem known for its comprehensive collection of works by Louis Comfort Tiffany. The highlight, however, is the glimmering interior of the Tiffany Chapel originally created for the 1893 World's Fair in Chicago.
445 N. Park Ave., Winter Park, 407-644-8355, www.morsemuseum.org
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For over fifty years, the Orlando Science Center has been a place that inspires curiosity and exploration. Truly one of the great activities for Orlando families, the Science Center encourages learning in a fun way. We're the perfect educational activity, fun and knowledge all under one roof.
777 East Princeton Street, Orlando, 407-514-2000, www.osc.org
Museum has dedicated itself to collecting, preserving and interpreting notable works of art; to presenting exhibitions of local, regional, national and international significance; to developing first-rate educational programs; and to presenting creative and inclusive programs to reach every segment of a diverse community.
2416 North Mills Ave., Orlando, 407-896-4231, www.omart.org
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The current Orange County Regional History Center showcases the vast collections of the Historical Society of Central Florida, Inc. The museum features three floors of permanent exhibitions and also presents nationally important limited-run exhibitions.
65 East Central Blvd., Orlando, 407-836-8500, www.thehistorycenter.org
The Mennello Museum of American Art is nearby downtown Orlando. The Museum offers a diverse collection of paintings and sculptures, as well as a beautiful environment to engulf the senses. At the heart of the Museum's showcase is an outstanding permanent collection of paintings by Earl Cunningham (1893-1977).
900 East Princeton Street, Orlando, 407-246-4278, www.mennellomuseum.com
With one of the oldest and most distinguished collections in Florida, the Cornell Fine Arts Museum can boast of more than 5,000 objects from antiquity to the contemporary. More than a century ago, the collection was born with the Baker Museum, which housed an assortment of natural history objects and fragments.
1000 Holt Avenue, Winter Park, 407-646-2526, www.rollins.edu/cfam
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2011 marks the 52nd Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival. Check out photos from this year and years past.
Also see: Places to eat around the festival | Past winning pieces of art | Posters through the years | Upload your photos | Complete coverage
The Audubon Center for Birds of Prey has treated more than 12,000 injured or orphaned birds of prey (raptors), releasing more than 40% of these former patients back into the wild. The Center handles the largest volume of eagles, owls, falcons, hawks, and kites east of the Mississippi River.
1101 Audubon Way, Maitland, FL 32751, 407-644-0190, www.audubonofflorida.org
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Whether it's an art festival, a movie in the park or just a nice day to shop and stroll, Winter Park's Park Avenue beckons visitors. It's a straight shot of shops and eateries that has something to suit every taste - especially for foodies. This guide wanders down Park Avenue, its adjacent side...
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From Animal Kingdom to Magic Kingdom and everywhere else.
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Heading to a Magic game, a Predator's match or perhaps a concert? The new mega Amway Center has lots of in-house dining options. Here are a few places to consider near and in downtown Orlando.
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Zagat.com rated these five restaurants as the best to go to in the Orlando-area based on the quality of food.
Pictures of Ripley's Believe it or Not! Orlando attraction and odditorium on International Drive
The Holy Land Experience brings together the sights and sounds of the world of the Bible in a unique and interactive way unlike anywhere else. It is a living, biblical museum that takes you 7000 miles away and 2000 years back in time to the land of the Bible. Its combination of sights, sounds, and tastes will stimulate your senses and blend together to create a spectacular new experience.
4655 Vineland Road, Orlando, FL 32811, 407-872-2272, www.holylandexperience.com
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Pictures of WonderWorks Orlando, an upside down attraction on International Drive at Pointe Orlando
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Sand Lake Road west of Interstate 4 has been dubbed Restaurant Row for many years. The stretch of road is an interesting dining mecca because it attracts locals and tourists from all over Central Florida. From casual cafes to upscale restaurants, this roadway offers something for every palate and...
There's a new waterpark in town brought to you by the Coco Key Water Resort on International Drive.
See details and photos for other Florida water parks in our water park guide.
Back To Nature Wildlife Refuge is the largest registered non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to the Rescue, Raise, Rehabilitate and Release of Central Florida's injured and orphaned native wildlife. Beyond their four "R's," the center offers tours of the animals and refuge.
18515 E. Colonial Dr., Orlando, FL 32820, 407-568-5138, www.btn-wildlife.org
Check out photos from past wake games including images of champs Philip Soven and Dallas Friday. The 2010 AIR NAUTIQUE WAKE GAMES runs from April 29-May 2; Orlando Watersports Complex, 8615 Florida Rock Road, Orlando; Click here for more detailed information; Cost: $10 adults, $5 ages 6-12, free ages 5 and younger; Phone: 407-251-3100; Online: allisports.com