7 attractions you should visit in Orange County - With photos & details

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Top 7 attractions to explore in Orange County

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.

Gatorland14501 S Orange Blossom Trail, Orlando, FL 32837, USA
Zoos
Theme Parks

A 110-acre (45 ha) theme park and wildlife preserve. Billed as the "Alligator Capital of the World," Gatorland features thousands of alligators (including rare leucistic alligators) and crocodiles, and many other animals. Attractions in the park include a breeding marsh with a boardwalk and observation tower, zip lines, an off-road swamp vehicle tour, a ridable miniature railroad, alligator feeding shows, alligator wrestling shows, an aviary, a petting zoo, and educational programs.

Harry P Leu Gardens1920 N Forest Ave, Orlando, FL 32803, USA
Lake/ River/ Ponds
Museums
Urban Walks
Botanical Gardens

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.

Lake Eola Park512 E Washington St, Orlando, FL 32801, USA
Lake/ River/ Ponds
Parks
Fountains

A public park surrounded by four streets. Lake Eola is the main feature of the park. Also located in the park (on the west side) is the Walt Disney Amphitheater, which hosts many community events and various performances year-round. On the east side of the park is a Chinese pagoda, and a playground.

SeaWorld Orlando7007 Sea World Dr, Orlando, FL 32821, USA
Zoos
Theme Parks

Theme park and marine zoological park. When combined with its neighbor Discovery Cove and Aquatica, it forms SeaWorld Parks and Resorts Orlando, an entertainment complex consisting of the three parks and many hotels. In 2018, SeaWorld Orlando hosted an estimated 4.594 million guests, ranking it the 10th most visited amusement park in the United States

The Holy Land Experience4655 Vineland Rd, Orlando, FL 32811, USA
Theme Parks

A Christian-based theme park. It recreates the architecture and themes of the ancient city of Jerusalem in 1st-century Judea and conducts weekly church services and bible studies for the general public.

Universal Orlando Resort6000 Universal Blvd, Orlando, FL 32819, USA
Theme Parks

One of the most visited resorts in the world, with an annual attendance of 21 million in 2017. Universal Orlando is the flagship resort of Universal Parks & Resorts. Universal Orlando consists of two theme parks, a water park, a night-time entertainment complex, six Loews Hotels, and an upcoming park, Epic Universe.

Walt Disney World ResortOrlando, FL, USA
Theme Parks

Most visited vacation resort in the world, with average annual attendance of more than 52 million. The resort is the flagship destination of Disney's worldwide corporate enterprise and has become a popular staple in American culture. The park comprises four theme parks, two water parks, 27 themed resort hotels, nine non-Disney hotels, several golf courses, a camping resort, and other entertainment venues, including the outdoor shopping center Disney Springs.

Map of attractions in Orange County