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The Orange County Regional History Center

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Address: 65 E Central Blvd, Orlando, FL 32801-2401
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The Orange County Regional History Center, housed in a restored historic...

The Orange County Regional History Center, housed in a restored historic 1927 courthouse in downtown Orlando, showcases the vast collections of the Historical Society of Central Florida. Three floors of permanent exhibits showcase 12,000 years of Florida history. The museum, a Smithsonian Institution affiliate and AAM accredited museum, also presents nationally important limited-run exhibitions.

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Great place to find out about real Florida

Wanted to find out about real Florida this is a great Museum to visit there are four levels and each level has different aspects about the history of Florida

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 September 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

Wanted to find out about real Florida this is a great Museum to visit there are four levels and each level has different aspects about the history of Florida

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Orlando, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

This is a super spot to learn about central florida history. Lots of exhibits in a beautiful building. Some are interactive. Really nice.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

I've been here once before, and I'm always pleased by the amount of detail put into the exhibits. If you're a FL native, you'll learn a great deal about the state. If you're a visitor, you'll be entertained by the NASA and Disney exhibits. There's lots of interactive stuff to keep everyone busy. And if you're a Bank of American... More 

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Ridgewood, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

My husband and I visited this museum on a warm weekday in July. It was a perfect way to get out of the heat for a bit and learn about Florida's history. We were thoroughly impressed with this relatively small museum. We were offered FREE audio equipment to inform us as we moved through. We spent about 2 hours just... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

From the Indian to Spanish then American fought the weather insects and diseases they stayed and built Florida a population of farmers and cattlemen to escape the cold winters.

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Hernando, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2016

This museum is the history of Orlando. Have kids? Young or Old? Perfect place to visit as it's exhibits are interactive. Love the way they tell the story. Plus, it's affordable.

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Coral Gables, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2016

A perfect dash of salt to counter overly sweet Disney World/International Drive Orlando. Displays an authentic side Florida and an Orlando before Disney World which visitors today probably have no idea ever existed. However, recommended only for those who appreciate museums and history - others will find it boring.

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Orlando, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

Being a Florida native it was great to see what made Florida what it is today. Low key and can be seen for in a couple of hours. Great for an afternoon to get out of the heat in the summertime. School group was present while we were there and the museum is big enough where they really didn't get... More 

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Orlando, Florida, United States
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2016

If you have nothing else to do, and you want to get a feel for history, then go to the Orange County regional history center. If you have kids, then don't go, they will be disappointed after going to the parks.

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Winter Haven, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2016 via mobile

Beautiful building. Court house on second floor. Ballroom on fourth floor. Heart of downtown Orlando.

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