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Winter Park - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting

Winter Park, FL, USA


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About Winter Park

Winter Park, is a unique city known for its parks, lakes, and vibrant downtown area. It was founded in 1881 and prides itself on being one of the oldest cities in Central Florida. While the downtown area has all sorts of charm with shopping and dining options that stretch along Park Avenue, many visitors flock to the incredible green spaces like Kraft Azalea Gardens or enchanting lakes like Lake Virginia.

Attractions Near Winter Park

The Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art

The museum showcases collections of late 19th century painter Louis Comfort Tiffany's art works including leaded glass windows, lamps, and intricate jewelry. Paintings created by Childe Hassam are also featured throughout the galleries along with other objects related to Victorian-era art. Its permanent collection includes artworks from different eras such as notable contemporary studio craft pieces direct from the Rembrandt Peale Studio as well as 19th-century American painting and more.

Harry P Leu Gardens
Harry P Leu Gardens3.86km from Winter Park

Nearly 50 acres (200,000 m2) of landscaped grounds and lakes, with meandering trails shaded by 200-year-old oaks and forests of camellias. A 15-acre (61,000 m2) section of the park is a U.S. historic district.

Orlando Museum of Art
Orlando Museum of Art3.95km from Winter Park

The Orlando Museum of Art is a unique and enriching cultural experience offering visitors an opportunity to explore their creative side. From a diverse permanent collection highlighting the art of Mark Rothko, Faith Ringgold, and Jean-Michel Basquiat to ever-changing special exhibitions featuring leading contemporary artists from around the world. The museum also provides numerous educational programs such as lectures, workshops and classes for adults and kids alike.

Orlando Science Center
Orlando Science Center4.19km from Winter Park

The Orlando Science Center is a great place to explore and learn about the wonderful world of science. It offers a wide variety of exhibits and interactive activities that will appeal to people of all ages. There are multiple levels as well, including areas devoted to history, wildlife, space exploration, and more. Visitors can also take part in experiments using the Science On a Sphere theater or learn about various natural disasters in CAM & Ray Hughes Experience Theater.

Mennello Museum of American Art
Mennello Museum of American Art4.32km from Winter Park

The Mennello Museum of American Art, is one of the most treasured cultural attractions in the city. With over 600 pieces in its permanent collection and a wide variety of rotating exhibitions throughout the year, it's no wonder why this museum attracts many visitors. Founded in 1998 by philanthropists Marilyn and Michael Mennello, the museum specializes in folk art as well as paintings and sculptures from celebrated American artists.

Lake Eola Park
Lake Eola Park7.07km from Winter Park

Lake Eola Park is one of the most beautiful parks in the area. With spectacular views and lush greenery surrounded by Lake Eola, visitors can enjoy a peaceful stroll around the lake or take part in a variety of activities such as paddle-boating and jogging. Visitors can also check out a variety of nearby attractions like the swan boat rides, Fountain of Youth Playground, amphitheatre, Sunday Farmers Market and events like free concerts and movie nights.

Where is Winter Park

Discover More Attractions in Orange County, Where Winter Park Is Located

Orange County
Orange County
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Named for the fruit that constituted the county's main commodity crop. At its peak in the early 1970s, some 80,000 acres (320 km2) were planted in citrus in Orange County. The dark-green foliage of orange trees filled the county, as did the scent of the orange blossoms when in bloom. Fewer commercial orange groves remained by the end of the twentieth century.