The approximately 500-acre motorsports complex boasts the most diverse schedule of racing on the globe. In addition to at least nine major event weekends, the Speedway grounds are also used extensively for events that include concerts, civic and social gatherings, car shows, photo shoots, production vehicle testing and police motorcycle training. In addition, Daytona International Speedway showcases daily track tours and is home to the champion DAYTONA 500 car and the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America. Approximately 60 miles from the Orlando area.
This affordable attraction features over 150 life-size dinosaurs! There is a dinosaur museum, fossil dig and boneyard, where you can search for fossils in a real paleontological setting. Dinosaur World also features caves, where you can picnic in a unique setting and also see video. They even have a playground area for the children. Approximately 60 miles from the Orlando area.
Fantasy of Flight
An attraction “of a higher plane”, Fantasy of Flight features a stunning collection of vintage aircrafts. Experience Fun with Flight, where the whole family can enjoy an interactive area which introduces the basics of flight through a variety of unique experience stations, from designing and testing paper airplane creations to piloting a state of the art hang glide simulator. Experience the thrill of aviation and even an aerial demonstration (weather permitting). Approximately 35 miles from the Orlando area
Florida EcoSafaris at Forever Florida
Experience a wild, natural Florida at Forever Florida. You can choose your own fully-guided adventure from the Coach Safari, Horseback Safari, and the adventurous Zipline Safari. Get to see a side of Florida that has been preserved as nature intended. This special place is home to many native plants, flowers and animals, including the endangered Florida Panther. Approximately 50 miles from the Orlando area.
Besides boasting a 10,000 square foot arcade with the latest video games, this park has even more for a fun day with the kids. Preschool rides for the little ones, as well as several go-kart tracks, and even thrill rides, such as the Skycoaster, for the more adventurous.
Known as the alligator capital of the world, Gatorland is home to thousands of gators, including the rare Albino gator. This 110-acre theme park and conservatory is also home to many birds, bears, crocodiles and more! See one of the shows such as the Gator Jumparoo or live Gator Wrestling.
Holy Land Experience
Visit the Holy Land Experience where modern technology brings together the sights and sounds of the world of the Bible in a way unlike anywhere else!
After 14 years of operation and millions of visitors to the park, TBN sold the property in 2021 during the COVID pandemic to Advent Health Services whose mission is “To extend the healing ministry of Christ” in order to better serve the greater Orlando area with healthcare.
NASCAR Racing Experience
For those thrill-seekers who have always wanted to race around Daytona International Speedway in a racecar, this is for you! There are several ‘experiences’ offered, whether you want to be a passenger, or be in the driver’s seat at this legendary racetrack. Be sure to check the website link below to book your dates. Approximately 60 miles from the Orlando area
Visit them on the web https://www.daytonainternationalspeedway.com/nascar-racing-experience/
Ripley’s Believe it or Not
Visit Orlando’s premiere “Odditorium” and check out Robert Ripley’s collection of the unbelievable and inexplicable. Then, you can decide for yourself whether YOU believe it or NOT!
Explore the natural beauty of Ocala, Florida on one of the river cruises, some of which offer you an extraordinary view of life underwater in a glass-bottom boat. Also check out their many wildlife exhibits, including the Panther Prowl and World of Bears. Silver Springs also offers rides, shows, and a wilderness trail where you can take a ride into the forest to get up-close to natural Florida wildlife. While you’re there, visit their Wild Waters water park. Approximately 90 miles from the Orlando area.
Stallion51 is your place if you are an aviation enthusiast. Stallion 51 is a comprehensive aviation organization offering a wide range of services. From orientation flights in the legendary P-51 Mustang and historic T-6 Texan to aircraft management, sales and FAA medical certifications.
Visit them on the web www.Stallion51.com
Weeki Wachee Springs State Park
Representing a simpler time, Weeki Wachee is one of Florida’s most unique and oldest attractions. For almost 60 years, the family-oriented park has been famous for its beautiful mermaid show. Weeki Wachee also offers riverboat cruises, animal shows, canoeing and kayaking, and the Buccaneer Bay water park. Approximately 80 miles from the Orlando area.
Visit them on the web www.WeekiWachee.com
Fly a fighter jet, design your own roller coaster, land the space shuttle and more! Wonderworks is home to over 100 interactive exhibits. This ‘upside down’ attraction also hosts Orlando’s only indoor rope course.
Visit them on the web WonderWorksOnline.com
Last Updated on February 9, 2022