You don’t have to go to Disney Worldor Universal Studios Orlando to have a great time in yourOrlando vacations– there are plenty of other off beat and interesting niche attractions to choose from. Love Titanic lore and want to learn more? Orlando has a Titanic attraction, complete with a dinner show and real artifacts. Prefer to see oddities like a real shrunken head, mummy or two headed calf? We’ve got those, too, at Ripley’s Believe It or Not Odditorium. No matter how eclectic your taste, you can find something fun to do in Orlando, without a mouse or a wizard in sight.
Smaller Orlando Attractions
Most of the minor Orlando attractions are heavily themed on a single niche. They do one topic area, and they do it very, very well. The secondary Orlando attractions can be considered “small” only when compared to the huge Disney World and Universal theme parks – most of the attractions on our list are very large businesses or establishments that you can spend an entire day exploring, if you enjoy the subject matter.
Expect lower crowd levels and a less expensive admission fee at each of the favorite Orlando attractions on our list. Each location offers themed entertainment and has onsite dining and shopping of some type, so you can easily spend a full day.
Orlando Attractions outside the Theme Parks:
Some of our favorite independent Orlando attractions are listed below, along with an overview of each. Click on the links for more detailed information about each attraction, including hours, fees, if any and tips to help you figure out which of the attractions you’ll likely enjoy most.