6 things to do in Orlando that don’t involve theme parks

Obviously, Orlando is known for a multitude of theme parks like Walt Disney World, Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Universal Studios, and many more. If you're someone who's already visited every theme park in Orlando or maybe they're just not your "thing," then this list is for you!

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Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition

Take in a history lesson while you’re in Orlando and visit Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition. You can tour the 20,000 square foot interactive museum and see a 3-ton piece of the Titanic’s hull in person. There are also full-scale┬árecreations of the Grand Staircase, the First Class Cabin, and other parts of the ship. You can buy tickets online or at the box office.

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ICEBAR Orlando

Escape the Florida sun at ICEBAR Orlando! This is the largest permanent ice bar in the world. Bundle up and enjoy more than 70 tons of hand-carved ice, frozen sculptures, and chilled cocktails. Brr…don’t forget your gloves!

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Madame Tussauds Wax Museum

Strike a pose! Madame Tussauds Wax Museum in Orlando is the perfect opportunity to walk the red carpet with some of your favorite celebrities. Take pictures and make all your friends jealous when they see you chatting with celebs like Ryan Gosling, Channing Tatum, and Angelina Jolie. Be warned though, they won’t talk back.

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Orlando Balloon Rides

See Orlando like you’ve never seen it before! Take a trip in the sky with Orlando Balloon Rides for a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Book this adventure for a sunny day and don’t forget your binoculars!

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Exotic Animal Experience

Pet a sloth or kiss a kangaroo at Exotic Animal Experience in Orlando. This adventure is by appointment only and offers you a unique and interactive experience with socialized animals like owl monkeys, lemurs, mini horses, mini donkeys, and many more sweet faces.

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The Wine Room

The Wine Room in Orlando is home to more than 150 hand-selected wines. This unique hot spot allows you to try wines in 1 oz, 2.5 oz, or 5 oz servings from a wine dispensing machine. If you’re wanting something tasty to pair with your glass of vino, a tapas-style menu and artisan cheeses are available for purchase.

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