Free Attractions in Orlando, Florida

Free Attractions in Orlando, Florida
A Florida vacation doesn't have to be costly, particularly with the wealth of free attractions scattered around the state. After spending your days swimming and collecting shells at the beach, kayaking down one of the 2,000 lakes, rivers and springs or swimming with the dolphins at Discovery Cove, you might be looking for something easy on the budget. From animal exhibits to rides and street entertainment, Orlando has much to offer without having to shell out a dime.
 

Black Hammock Adventures

Black Hammock Adventures has a free live American alligator and bird exhibits on the shores of Lake Jesup, the most alligator-infested lake in Florida. Watch the trainers feed and do tricks with the macaws and watch other species of birds. You can also watch the trainers feed the 12-foot, 650-pound resident gator Hammy for free. For an extra special memory of the trip, pose for a photo with a baby alligator in the gift shop.

Black Hammock Adventures
2356 Black Hammock Fish Camp Road
Oviedo, FL 32765
(407) 365-1244
theblackhammock.com

 
 

Disney's Boardwalk

See magicians, performers and street musicians for free on Disney's Boardwalk. The Boardwalk is a re-creation of a 1930s-style, Atlantic coastal village. There is over 9,000 square feet of establishments, or roughly a quarter mile of restaurants, night clubs and unique and Disney-themed shops. If staying at a nearby resort hotel, transportation is free to the boardwalk.

Disney's Boardwalk
(407) 939-6244
disneyworld.disney.go.com

March of the Peabody Ducks

Join the March of the Peabody Ducks at 11 a.m. or 5 p.m. at the Peabody Orlando Hotel. At 11 a.m., the ducks march on red carpet to the music of John Philip Sousa to the Royal Duck Fountain. At 5 p.m., the ducks are escorted back via red carpet from the fountain, while dining on a gourmet meal of worms, lettuce, and carrots. Contact the Duck Master in advance to nominate your child to be an Honorary Duck Master.

March of the Peabody Ducks
Peabody Orlando Hotel
9801 International Drive
Orlando, FL 32819
(407) 352-4000
peabodyorlando.com/

Old Town

Open 365 days a year, from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m., as of December 2009, Old Town has free admission, parking and live music several nights out of the week. Rides, restaurants and bars are open later. There are 18 rides, from roller coasters and bumper cars, to a classic merry-go-round. Enjoy ethnic food, fast food, casual dining and even fine dining at one of the eight restaurants. There are also plenty of stores, 75 in all, for shopping.

Old Town
324 West Irlo Bronson Memorial Highway
Orlando, FL 34746
(407) 396-4888
old-town.com

 

Article Written By Courtney Johnson

Courtney Johnson is a freelance sports writer and photographer based in California. Her articles and photos appear regularly in newspapers and magazines such as "Triathlete" and "Cross Country Skier." Johnson graduated from the University of Iowa with a B.A. in media production and minor in writing. She is studying for her copy editing certificate at the University of San Diego.

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