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“Local History - Whats Better”

The Orange County Regional History Center
Ranked #103 of 434 things to do in Orlando
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed February 21, 2012

Not to be missed...You get a good lesson in local history. They also do summer camps for kids that are very well priced and fun.

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Reviewed January 23, 2012

Contains some fascinating exhibits and a well-rounded look back at the area's history. There's always coupons at tourists kiosks and give yourself at least 2 hours here.

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Reviewed December 31, 2011

If you're interested in central florida history, then you might enjoy this spot. In truth, it is pretty well curated for a museum with such a narrow focus.

But despite that, the museum is pretty boring and really trying to make something out of nothing. This place doesn't need to exist. I went her with my mom to bend to her will and she didn't even love it.

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Reviewed October 15, 2011

This is a wonderful historical museum of the region going all the way back to the Timicuan Indian Tribes that originally occupied the area before the Spanish arrived. This museum is four stories tall and you start at the fourth floor. The museum is housed in the old courthouse building which contains a fully restored courtroom where Ted Bundy, the cerial killer was tried and convicted. It also has the table that he carved his name in while he waited fir his conviction. The museum also hosts traveling exibits as well such as puppets from the noted childrens puppetier Jim Henson and baseball hall of fame member Roberto Clemente. There's also a very nice park with statues and a fountain where the courthouse annex used to be. There's no onsite parking but there's a parking garage across the street.

2  Thank Coasterjunky
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Reviewed September 29, 2011

This museum was actually very interesting. There were multiple floors of exhibits all of which were very well done. I've lived in central Florida for ten years now and I learned a lot of new things going to this museum. I think that its definitely worth the price.

2  Thank Elizabeth A
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