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Lake Eola Park

195 N Rosalind Ave, Orlando, FL
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Ranked #25 of 196 attractions in Orlando
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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 older children, Activities for young children
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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

Spent a lovely afternoon walking around this park and enjoying the Sunday market, taking pictures of the lake, the trees, the skyline, etc. I feel that I got a pretty good cross-section of Orlando culture by listening to the (quite good) live music, sampling food from the vendors at the market, checking out some local crafts and artisans, etc. I... More

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Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

If you are visiting Orlando over a period of 2 weeks or more why not take a break from all of the attractions, give Lake Eola a visit. Our favourite time of the week is Sunday morning, there is a Sunday market of arts and crafts and food. After a slow walk around the lake, call in at the open... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

This is a beautiful city park. A very nice plcae to hang out in downtown Orlando. Close to the entertainment area. Nice for a walk before dinner and drinks downtown

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Cork, Ireland
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114 reviews 114 reviews
74 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 via mobile

On our first day in orlando, we decide to explore the downtown, we found out the parking machines only accept coins, we parked in a nearby building park, which I think is best when you don't have any coins, the park has nice area for drinks, you can spend a couple of hours in there, nice spot in the middle... More

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Columbus, Ohio
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31 reviews 31 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We had a couple of hours before my husband had to catch a plane. Rather than sit around all morning watching time fly we decided to do something fun. Off to Lake Eola! Thanks to other reviewers we knew not to take grains to feed the swans. Only greens for those beautiful birds! I recommend parking at a metered space... More

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Rugby, United Kingdom
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55 reviews 55 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

This is a really nice park. We visited on a Sunday morning and there was a small farmers market which was offering food, fruit and vegetables and craft items for sale. We bought some juice which was great! We had a walk around the park looking at the wildlife. There were a couple of homeless people around the restrooms but... More

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Conyers, GA
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30 reviews 30 reviews
10 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We got to the Lake and said it was beautiful until we had to find a place to park, so we chose a garage to be on the safe side. Then we walked into the picturesque lakefront and saw the swans and were so excited, until we decided to let the kids go play at the playground and were greeted... More

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Top Contributor
117 reviews 117 reviews
16 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

What a joke. Channel 9 aired the most boring and NON- PATRIOTIC program of what they touted as " The Best Fire Works Presentation In Central Florida ". It was so un professional , who ever was responsible for this fiasco needs to examined for gross negligence and incompetence.There was not one piece of music which would have Honored our... More

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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
15 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Visited with a family group of 6 children who enjoyed feeding the birds. What made it awesome was we took the 'healthy' food for these birds.. take spinach, romaine, any leafy veggie. Bird seeds or duck food that you can buy at a feed store. No bread. The police officers that patrol the area will inform you bread is actually... More

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Orlando, Florida
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43 reviews 43 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

nice escape from the city...very nice park to take the kids to with a nice playground and walking path around the lake. Granted the birds can get a little aggressive

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