Fill a Few Hours or Less in Orlando
Throughout the Orlando area, you’ll find attractions, entertainment, arts and culture, dinner shows, and outdoor activities that are perfect for filling a few hours during your visit — including these standouts.
It’s easy to fill a few hours with the following options, but keep in mind that these only represent a sampling of all of Orlando’s attractions.
Andretti Indoor Karting & Games
Feel the need for speed at Andretti Indoor Karting & Games close to the Orange County Convention Center in the International Drive Entertainment District (aka I-Drive). In addition to providing a fast time, the venue caters to private events. Get discount tickets.
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The Escape Game Orlando
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Each of the seven scenarios at Escapology on International Drive is an adventure in itself, including Budapest Express, Cuban Crisis, Mansion Murder and others.
Kings Dining & Entertainment
Bowl, eat and lounge in a comfortable, fun environment at Kings Dining & Entertainment, which also features billiards tables, foosball, an outdoor bocce court and other entertainment options on I-Drive.
Madame Tussauds Orlando
Madame Tussauds Orlando is one of many attractions at ICON Park®, which is also home to The Wheel. Our version of this famous London original gives you the chance to meet A-listers like Madonna, Jimmy Fallon and even DC Comics' Justice League. Get discount tickets.
Main Event Entertainment
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Museum of Illusions Orlando
Featuring lots of brain-twisting, eye-tricking fun, Museum of Illusions delivers an Insta-worthy good time at ICON Park on International Drive.
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Ripley’s Believe It or Not!®
Ripley’s Believe It or Not! is home to some of the world’s most unbelievable artifacts and exhibits. Explore them all at this attraction’s International Drive building, which appears to be falling into a sinkhole. Get discount tickets.
SEA LIFE Orlando Aquarium
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Play a fun, competitive take on golf for all skill levels at Topgolf Orlando close to the Orange County Convention Center, where you can also enjoy a gourmet food and drink menu.
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Billed as an indoor amusement park for the mind, WonderWorks gives you the chance to explore six “Wonder Zones” filled with amazing exhibits inside its iconic upside-down building on I-Drive. Get discount tickets.
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Orlando’s dining and entertainment offerings are legion, providing countless ways to fill a few hours while you’re in town.
Capone’s Dinner & Show
Even with a reservation, you’ll have to knock three times and give a special password at Capone’s Dinner & Show to have dinner and enjoy entertainment that pays homage to the golden age of organized crime.
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Disney’s Spirit of Aloha Dinner Show
From downtown to Winter Park and many other points throughout the destination, Orlando’s arts scene can help you make the most of a few hours of free time.
Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Gardens
At the Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Gardens, tour the home of internationally acclaimed Czech sculptor Albin Polasek, plus his galleries and sculptures. It’s located in Winter Park, about 25 minutes north of our main tourism districts.
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The Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art
Located in Winter Park, The Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art has the world’s largest collection of Louis Comfort Tiffany’s famous glasswork, paintings, windows, jewelry and lamps.
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The Mennello Museum of Modern Art
Located between downtown Orlando and Winter Park in Loch Haven Cultural Park, The Mennello Museum of Modern Art is dedicated to preserving, exhibiting and interpreting the paintings of Earl Cunningham and other artists.
Orlando Museum of Art
Also located at Loch Haven Cultural Park, Orlando Museum of Art presents 10 to 12 onsite exhibitions each year, plus art-enrichment programs, lectures and more.
Orange County Regional History Center and Heritage Square Park
Explore 12,000 years of Central Florida history at Orange County Regional History Center and Heritage Square Park. The downtown Orlando venue is housed in a restored, historic county courthouse built in 1927.
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Rollins Museum of Art
Part of Rollins College in Winter Park, Rollins Museum of Art is home to more than 5,700 works of art stretching from the ancient to modern periods. Admission is always free.
Wells’Built Museum of African American History and Culture
Originally the historic Wells'Built Hotel, the Wells’Built Museum of African American History and Culture in downtown Orlando showcases memorabilia of Orlando’s Black community and related exhibits. It’s also on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.
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Zora Neale Hurston National Museum of Fine Arts
In addition to honoring the life and work of its namesake author, the Zora Neale Hurston National Museum of Fine Arts provides gallery space for artists of African descent. It’s located in historic Eatonville just north of Winter Park.
Throughout the Orlando area, the great outdoors calls to you with swamp tours, animal encounters, safaris and more that can be experienced in just a few hours. The attractions featured here are all about an hour or less from our main tourism districts.
Boggy Creek Airboat Adventures
Offering daytime, nighttime and sunset swamp cruises, cruises, Boggy Creek Airboat Adventures has 25 years of experience. Plus, all airboats are piloted by experts who know the wetlands well. Get discount tickets.
Get up close and personal with nature’s gentlest giants and other animals at Giraffe Ranch. It’s about an hour northwest of Orlando. If you’ve ever dreamed of feeding a giraffe, it’s worth the trip.
Orlando Tree Trek Adventure Park
For a unique adventure you’ll be hard pressed to find elsewhere, Orlando Tree Trek Adventure Park near Walt Disney World combines ziplining, climbing, running and jumping to create an incredible obstacle course. Get discount tickets.
Spirit of the Swamp Airboat Rides
The small, six-person boats at Spirit of the Swamp Airboat Rides put you right in the middle of prime Florida swampland.
While half-day tours are recommended at Wild Florida, you can still get a taste of Central Florida’s native beauty with a one-hour tour. The Gator and Wildlife Park is also worth a visit. Get discount tickets.