Local Area Attractions
Kennedy Space Center
Your Orlando vacation is not complete without a trip to Kennedy Space Center. Just 45 minutes from popular Orlando attractions and theme parks is NASA's launch headquarters - the only place on Earth where you can tour launch areas, meet an Astronaut, see giant rockets, train in spaceflight simulators, and even view a launch.
Wild animals, wild rides and wild sounds--that's what you'll find on your visit to Busch Gardens. 3,400 animals call the untamed wilderness home. Follow the herds across the majestic Serengeti Plain. Drop into Nairobi Field Station for an intimate peek at our newborn animals. Stroll through authentic African villages. Land of the Dragons is a children's adventure play land designed to encourage wholesome play while stimulating imagination. A variety of play elements, just-for-kids rides and attractions are featured in the fairytale-themed land. Climb aboard one of our exciting roller coaster rides or try the white water excursion.
Fifty miles to Orlando; seventy miles to Tampa.
Air Boat Tours
Discover family fun exploring the Withlacoochee River Wilderness, home of giant wild alligators, wild boar, wild cats, ospreys, eagles, otters, deer and a multitude of other exotic wildlife in their unspoiled natural paradise.
Tour the Silver River and the world’s largest artesian spring formation in glass bottom boats; enjoy close encounters with exotic animals from six continents on the jungle cruise; journey back to Florida as it was thousands of years ago on the Lost River voyage; come face-to-face with sixteen feet and nearly two thousands pounds of pure crocodile; put a smile on the children’s faces with a visit to the petting zoo.
Homosassa Springs Wildlife Park
A showcase for native Florida wildlife, this park offers visitors a rare opportunity to observe animals, birds and plants in their natural setting. Fascinating educational programs are offered daily on West Indian manatees, alligators, crocodiles, Florida snakes and other wildlife. A huge spring, from which millions of gallons of fresh clear water bubbles every hour, is the centerpiece of this one hundred sixty-six acre park and is the headwater of the Homosassa River. Visitors can stroll along unspoiled nature trails and see deer, bear, bobcats, otters and others at close range.
Enjoy a full day of wild and wet family fun. Ride the surf in our 450,000 gallon wave pool. Take a slide on the Hurricane, Oceola’s Revenge and Silver Bullet flumes. Try out the new Tornado-if you dare! There is also Bonanza kid’s water play area, great miniature golf, a game room, volleyball court and picnic area. The fun is in the water!
Weeki Wachee Spring
For years, the beautiful mermaids of Weeki Wachee Springs have captivated audiences with their legendary performances in the world’s only underwater spring theater. Marvel at the free-flying eagles and owls in the Birds-Of-Prey Show. You’ll discover the unspoiled beauty of Florida on the Wilderness River Cruise and share a laugh with our colorful macaws at the Exotic Bird Show. Children will enjoy the Animal Forest Petting Zoo!