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Lake Eola Park

195 N Rosalind Ave, Orlando, FL
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Ranked #25 of 191 attractions in Orlando
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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Type: Bodies of Water, Parks, Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Description: Home to a majestic fountain and graceful swan boats, Lake Eola Park is a bit of serenity and Old Florida in the heart of Orlando.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014 NEW

Went to a craft market here. Right in the heart of downtown Orlando, a very scenic Park and Lake. You can hire Swan boats $15 for 30 minutes, which takes five people.

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Altamonte Springs, Florida
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93 reviews 93 reviews
20 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Lake Eola Park is in the downtown Orlando area. There is a large fountain in the lake, and a sidewalk that encircles the lake. At one end of the lake is a small amphitheater with restrooms nearby. There are park benches all along the sidewalk route, and plenty of areas for taking pictures of the lake and the Orlando skyline.... More

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Northampton, Massachusetts
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

My business trips took me to Orlando each year but my impression of Orlando was limited to the huge Disney resorts and theme parks UNTIL we visited this park. Here we met real people of Orlando and realized that beyond those fake theme park walls there are really nice people who live here. We got to see many beautiful birds... More

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Onoway, Canada
18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

What a beautiful, peaceful place in Downtown Orlando. A lovely stroll on Sunday afternoon. Lots of geese, ducks and swans, We were there when volunteers were feeding the water fowl and they put out a bucket of food for everyone to help. It was fun to toss the pellets into the water and watch the birds reactions. If you are... More

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Green Bay, WI
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42 reviews 42 reviews
7 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

We visited this park for something non-Disney to do on a cooler day while staying in the Orlando area. It is a beautiful place in a downtown urban setting. The fountain is amazing! We walked around the entire lake and enjoyed the scenery and wildlife. It is reminiscent of the lake and swan boats in the Boston Public Garden. I... More

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Bay City, Michigan
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327 attraction reviews
1,985 helpful votes 1,985 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

This park is located in downtown Orlando. There is street parking around most of the park. Some of it is free, some metered. There are paved and brick sidewalks/pathways around the entire lake. Beautiful old trees, shrubbery, statues, sculptures, plants, elegant lampposts, wrought iron fencing add to the beauty of this area. There is a playground, amphitheater, lots of seating,... More

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Vero Beach, Florida
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Visited the park with my kids and it was beautiful. The scenery and the buildings around the park are nice to view. There is a very reasonable restaurant in the park. We didn't eat there but did see prices posted and was impressed. Seem to be a great place to eat and enjoy the outdoors. Would love to visit without... More

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Port Saint Lucie, Florida
20 reviews 20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

My husband and I visited Lake Eola Park this week and loved it! It was a nice peaceful break in the middle of a busy city. The best part was the black and white swans everywhere. It was awesome to see them. There were ducks, squirrels, and gorgeous trees to see as well. The fountain in the middle of the... More

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Marianna, Florida
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87 reviews 87 reviews
75 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

Parking during the day is free but around 4 the residents begin returning home - so they want your parking space back! On many weekends live bands play in the NE corner facing the lake so you can hear the music pretty much anywhere around the lake. Not very many places to get a cheap meal so take a picnic... More

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Monongahela, Pennsylvania
14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

Loved spending an hour walking around this lake taking in the art installations. Well maintained and manicured. A rare and lovely collection of live swans and birds grace the lake. Had fun on the Swan boats peddling about the central fountain

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