Sightseeing in Lake Wales

Up to 71% Off The Alligator Academy

Gator Adventure Productions

Multiple Locations

$60 $25

Visitors get up-close views of crocodiles and alligators as they learn how to feed and catch them

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Museum of Military History

Kissimmee

$14 $7

Museum hosts workshops, lectures, and interactive exhibits to help museum-goers better understand the combat experience of American veterans

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Richard Petty Driving Experience

Orlando

$60 $30

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Get an up-close view of NASCAR cars and take a van ride around the 1-mile speedway track while learning insider details

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Urban Dare

The Other Bar

$90 $45

Fast-paced competition challenges teams of two with trivia, photo hunts, and mental and physical challenges

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Crazy Dash Digital Adventures

Lake Eola Park

$39.95 $20

Friends and families grab their smartphones before heading out on an adventurous walking tour looking for clues and racking up points

Up to 51% Off Investigative Paranormal and Ghost Tour

Agency For Eternal Justice

Orlando

$50 $25

Guides will take tour-goers to paranormal locations and investigate and attempt to contact the spirits during 90-minute tours

Orlando Museum of Art – Up to 50% Off

Orlando Museum of Art

Loch Haven Park

$16 $8

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Nationally accredited museum hosts special exhibitions and a permanent collection of American and African art from ancient and modern eras

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HQ Aviation

Orlando

$400 $179

The 40-minute tour of the Orlando skies includes a champagne toast and commemorative photos

Up to 54% Off at Orange County Regional History Center

Orange County Regional History Center

Central Business District

$12 $6

The museum illustrates Orange County's cultural lineage with artifacts and explores the rise of tourism, including Disney

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West Orange Trail Bikes and Blades Co.

Oakland

$30 $15

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Choose from a variety of bicycles to rent for the day or all weeklong, whether using it to get in shape, hit the trails, or to get around

Up to 50% Off Haunted Walking Tour

Ybor City Ghost Tour

King Corona Cafe

$50 $25

Tour guides tell the horrifying histories of local ghost sitings on two-hour tour that walks around the city's haunted locales

Up to 64% Off Walking Tours of Ybor City

Ybor City Historic Walking Tours

Statue of Vicente Martinez Ybor

$40 $16

Charismatic guide escorts fellow pedestrians on 120-minute strolls through Ybor City, stopping at historic sites to share anecdotes

Up to 45% Off Helicopter Tour for Up to Three

Old City Helicopters, LLC

Davis Islands

$270 $149

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Pilots fly over historic structures such as St. Pete Times Forum, the Florida Aquarium, the Sunshine Skyway Bridge, and Fort De Soto

American Victory Ship Mariners Memorial Museum – Up to 47% Off

American Victory Ship Mariners Memorial Museum

Channel District

$20 $12

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Shipboard museum showcases historic artifacts on a 455 ft. cargo vessel that survived WWII, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War

55% Off Glass-Art Class

West of the Moon Art Glass

Forest Hills

$110 $49

Stained glass artwork made over the course of five classes

The Florida Aquarium – Up to 39% Off a Visit for Two or Four

The Florida Aquarium

Downtown Tampa

$47.90 $29

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Marine exhibits reveal the mysteries and magic of the undersea world; visit the new Journey to Madagascar exhibit to see ring-tailed lemurs

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Florida Museum of Photographic Arts

Downtown

$55 $22

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Expansive museum hosts large permanent collection, rotating exhibits, and international photography as well as classes and events

Up to 60% Off a Two-Hour Dolphin and Manatee Tour via Boat

DolFun Tours

Melbourne

$48 $24

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Boat tours sail through the Indian River's estuary full of dolphins, manatees, and more than 4,000 bird and fish species

Up to 57% Off a Two-Hour Wildlife Boat Tour

Good Natured River Tours

Grills River Side

$34 $19

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Cruise through the space coast estuary on the scenic Indian River Lagoon, glimpsing dolphins, manatees, and other wildlife

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South Florida Museum

Downtown Bradenton

$36 $18

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Special and permanent exhibitions explore everything from fossilized mammals to historical surgical implements

Up to 47% Off Visit to Mixon Fruit Farms

Mixon Fruit Farms

Bradenton

$27.30 $15

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Tram tours wind through citrus trees and stop at a wildlife refuge before dropping visitors off at the café for ice cream

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Yummy Florida

Port Canaveral

$98 $60

Visit Exploration Tower and various historical sights, while enjoying samples of the best bits of local cuisine and drink

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Space Coast Segway Tours, LLC

Cape Canaveral

$65 $25

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Guides lead segway riders on two-wheeled jaunt down palm-tree-lined paths to see sights such as manatees

Up to 53% Off at Florida Holocaust Museum

Florida Holocaust Museum

Saint Petersburg

$16 $8

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To promote its message of tolerance, the museum bears witness to the Holocaust with original artifacts and stories from survivors

50% Off Waterfront Segway Tour

All About Fun Tours

St. Petersburg

$50 $25

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Scenic tour of St. Petersburg’s waterfront; basic training, tour guide, and personal headgear provided

54% Off Romantic Helicopter Tour

Tampa Bay Aviation

Albert Whitted Airport

$384 $175

Private helicopter flight reveals aerial views of historic St. Petersburg; includes roses, champagne, and chocolate-covered strawberries

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Kids learn with all five of their senses—that's literally what puts the V in the name of Explorations V Children's Museum. Spread across three floors, the museum brims with hands-on activities in a range of permanent exhibits. And the organization's interactive approach to learning has helped it earn accolades, such as a grant from Disney's Helping Kids Shine award program.

On the lower floor, an exhibit charting the journey of the Florida orange begins with local history and ends with a look at global ecosystems. On the first floor, the exhibit Marvelous Me! teaches about the human body with an interactive skeleton and memory tests; Water Matters teaches water conservation with interactive stations. At the top of the museum, check out the temporary exhibits and the Dragon of Toys, a colorful sculpture of plastic trinkets. It's also here that instructors conduct daily programs ranging from open art studio sessions to nutritional cooking classes.

109 N Kentucky Ave
Lakeland,
FL
US

Brooke Pottery features fine ceramic crafts and a host of handmade doodads from more than 400 American artists. A glazed, tri-colored McQueeny Belt Bowl ($48) offers a fetching soup-holding alternative to cupped palms, while the Heart Coaster Set ($40) lovingly shields countertops from clammy cocktails and over-fizzed sodas. Decorate feng shui–deficient gardens with ash-wood Chi Energy Amber wind chimes ($35), or embellish tree limbs with colorful Aloha Chimes ($42). For kids, the Blues Band Harmonica ($7) provides hours of fun in the key of harmonica.

223 N Kentucky Ave
Lakeland,
FL
US

Now pack-free, the cigarette machines inside the Polk Museum of Art have been converted to Art-o-Mats, which distribute original artworks to help jump-start amateur collections. The pieces make fitting keepsakes from the nonprofit museum, whose own collection encompasses everything from pre-Columbian textiles to contemporary work by local artists. Other museum highlights include rare 19th-century Japanese woodblock prints, as well as ceramic plates made by Pablo Picasso that still bear his masterful tomato-sauce stains.

Alongside its core pieces, Polk rotates around 20 exhibitions throughout its nine galleries each year. To further foster Florida's artistic community, the museum hosts plenty of educational opportunities and events, including art classes and fairs that spotlight emerging Central Florida artists.

800 E Palmetto St
Lakeland,
FL
US

Though the creatures on display at Dinosaur World don’t need much space to roam, plenty of care has been taken to furnish them a comfortable habitat. They peer imposingly from the hillsides of Kentucky, crane their necks up through native trees, and stomp through prairie fields. Although a life-size mammoth or T. rex might be hard to miss, little visitors might still jump with delight at noticing a baby dino suddenly appear from behind a bush. Giant brachiosaurus necks arch high above treetops, while toothy meat-eaters and spiny stegosauruses roam the world below. The fiberglass, steel, and concrete models reach up to 80 feet in length, and are built according to the latest scientific discoveries about what dinosaurs looked like and what styles were trendy in the Mesozoic era.

The first Dinosaur World location was a former alligator farm in Florida and five years later another one was opened in Kentucky. As Swedish-born Christer Svensson began to fill it with statues, he consulted with experts around the world to not only create realistic reptiles but to surround them with fun, educational activities. Kids can sift through sand to find shark’s teeth, gastropod shells, and trilobites in a fossil dig, get to know some lizards a little better on the playground, or examine ancient eggs and raptor claws in the museum.

5145 Harvey Tew Rd
Plant City,
FL
US

The only way to get into Gatorland is to walk straight into an alligator's toothy maw. The giant mouth provides entrance to 110 acres of marshy wildlife preserve––home to a vast ecosystem populated by thousands of alligators, crocodiles, and birds, including rare wading birds and four rare white alligators. Among these, more than 130 gators splash and lounge in the park’s breeding marsh, which visitors can view safely from a three-story observation tower or while sitting on the shoulders of Kareem Abdul Jabbar.

Yet one of the biggest thrills of Gatorland is the reptile's raw power. Visitors can see this on full display during the Gator Jumparoo show, where alligators leap four to five feet out of the water to snag food directly from a trainer’s hands, or during the Gator Wrestlin' Show, where a handler demonstrates survival skills. True thrill-seekers can even dangle over the breeding marsh while riding the 65-foot-tall Screamin’ Gator Zip Line. And to experience the unsettling sensation of stumbling upon a swamp filled with alligators at night, the Night Shine takes participants deep into gator territory armed with only a flashlight and a few hot dogs.

14501 S Orange Blossom Trl
Orlando,
FL
US

Dash Around Tours' experienced guides cart up to 14 sightseers to scenic central Florida locales, such as Cocoa Beach, Lake Eola, and Kissimmee, aboard the Dashmobile, a van replete with complimentary food and drinks. During unique expeditions, quirky tour guides take digital pictures for the group's future perusal on the web, as well as dole out their own brand of trivia about central Florida that they admit is more useless than a megaphone at mime school. The tour price includes admission to area attractions, but riders must provide their own change for retail purchases.

101 North Rosalind Avenue
Orlando,
FL
US