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2024 - Best Orlando area Family Attraction

Best Family Attraction in Central Florida

Congratulations!  You found the #1 Hidden gem attraction in Florida near Orlando.

If you are looking for a unique place that provides entertainment for the whole family, look no further. 

The Immersive Experience Museum is not your traditional type of museum and was selected 2024- #1 Family Attraction in Central Florida. 

The museum covers various topics such as history, art, science, literature, music, technology, artifacts, and more.

While vacationing in Orlando, many tourists look for other attractions to complement their all-day experiences at Disney or Universal. Between many Orlando attractions, have you wondered how the tourists discover the unique top-rated experiences?

Most tourists will search Google for the term “things to do near me” which shows them attractions in the area, although some tourists are willing to drive up to two hours to see something unique and extraordinary. 

Google search usually does not provide the most accurate list due to the proximity of the attraction to the tourist’s current location and the absence of ranking besides reviews. Discovering them, many tourists usually navigate to TripAdvisor to get valuable details about the attraction, such as the zoo, museum, entertainment, etc.  

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Let’s take The Wizard of Oz Museum as an example, which is a 1-hour drive east from Icon Park and ranks #21 out of 32,500 attractions in Florida on TripAdvisor.

 The Wizard of Oz Museum ranked on TripAdvisor  in three categories (#1 out of 144 Art Museum, #2 out of 302 Specialty Museum, and #1 out of 22 Children’s Museum)

Examining how the Wizard of Oz Museum ranks in Florida with other well-known attractions in the Orlando area reveals data below from the Top 25, which includes Disney attractions, zoos, beaches, and museums.

#4 Kennedy Space Center
#12 Disney Springs
#15 Bush Gardens
#21 The Wizard of Oz Museum

#23 Duncan McClellan Gallery

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Honestly, I could not locate any other museums in the Orlando area at the top 200 positions of 33.300+ things to do in Florida, and  I decided to use just the museum’s rankings.

Below are museums standings to well-known Orlando area museums in Florida. 

Of 1736 museums in Florida within a one to two-hour drive,  these are the top 12 museums from the center of the Orlando Tourist area (International Drive) which made a list of the top 100:

#1 Kennedy Space Center ( Science)

#6 Dali Museum ( 2 hours drive) (Art)

#12 The Wizard of Oz Museum (Art, Specialty, Children)

#14 Charles Hosmer Morse Museum. (Art)

#18  Duncan McClellan Gallery (2 hours drive) (Art)

#31 Madame Tussauds  (Specialty)

#40 Titanic Museum Orlando (Specialty)

#42 Cape Canaveral Space Force Museum ( Specialty)

#45 Valliant Air Command Warbird Museum (Specialty)

#53 Imagine Museum ( 2hours drive) (Specialty)

#56 Museum of Illusion Orlando (Specialty)

#58 Orlando Science Center (Children, Science)
#62 Ripley Believe it or not in Orlando ( Specialty)

#64 Museum of Fine Arts (Art)

#67 Tampa Bay History Center (2 hours drive) ( Specialty)

#69 Dinosaur World ( Children’s)

#85 Museum of Military History ( Specialty)

As you can see above, the Wizard of Oz Museum is the top museum in the Orlando area and is less than an hour away.

6 main reasons to visit our museum

The Wizard of Oz museum in Cocoa Beach offers a unique and immersive experience that combines computer technology with art. 3D scene designs projected on all four walls and the floor provide a 360-degree view of the original book scenes. The use of a light color floor ensures sharp and clear images. With a variety of scenes available, including a new one coming soon, the museum is a must-visit for anyone looking for a special and unforgettable experience.

Visit the Wizard of Oz Museum today

“The museum displays over 2000 Wizard of Oz Memorabilia pieces with original props from the famous 1939 movie. Through the self-guided tour, visitors learn about the universe of Oz, which consists of 40 official Oz books, and the movie that we all love, partially based on the first book written 40 years before the movie production.”
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Fred Trust
Museum Founder