Cornell Fine Arts Museum

Cornell Fine Arts Museum

Address: 1000 Holt Ave, Winter Park, FL 32789 - MAP
Phone: (407) 646-2526
Web: www.rollins.edu

Orlando boasts a specialty museum with one of the largest collections of Tiffany glass and Renaissance paintings in the states. At the Cornell Fine Arts Museum, you can explore more than 6,000 works of art, including paintings from Rembrandt and Cezanne.

The Cornell Fine Arts Museum houses more than 6,000 works of art, one of the largest collections of its kind in the state of Florida. The museum is a study in Renaissance paintings and Tiffany glass.

The museum's collection was started in 1927, when the Samuel H. Kress Foundation donated many Italian Renaissance paintings, which included "Madonna and Child Enthroned" by Cosimo Rosselli.

The Old Masters Collection was started by gifts from various alumni. A Chinese collection contains works that date back to 1959. Favorite pieces include paintings from Rembrandt and from Cezanne.

The Tiffany Glass collection is also one of the finest of its kind, showcasing hundreds of stunning pieces in the Morse Gallery.

Corporal Larry E. Smedley National Vietnam War Museum

Corporal Larry E. Smedley National Vietnam War Museum

Address: 3400 N Tanner Rd, Orlando, FL 32826 - MAP
Phone: (407) 601-2864
Web: www.bunkerflorida.org

The bravery of those who died and the valor of those who served are memorialized at the Corporal Larry E. Smedley National Vietnam War Museum. Containing 167 names of fallen Florida veterans of the war, the museum is a befitting legacy that serves to educate, enlighten, and keep the memory alive of those who made the ultimate sacrifice.

The Corporal Larry E. Smedley National Vietnam War Museum is owned and operated by the Vietnam Veterans of Central Florida. This organization helps military members and veterans, in addition to preserving the legacy of the American men and women who served and fought in the Vietnam War.

The goal of the museum is to memorialize those who served, so that current and future generations of Americans remember the Vietnam Veterans legacy of service, sacrifice, and valor.

The museum includes the first monument to the fallen veterans of Florida, and contains 167 names from the area. Other exhibits include a U.S. Navy Patrol Boat River, a Douglas A-4B Skyhawk aircraft on loan from the National Museum of Naval Aviation, and a Bell UH-1 (Huey) Dustoff helicopter.

Holocaust Memorial Resource and Education Center of Florida

Holocaust Memorial Resource and Education Center of Florida

Address: 851 N Maitland Ave, Maitland, FL 32751 - MAP
Phone: (407) 628-0555
Web: www.holocaustedu.org

An educational series on the Holocaust between Valencia Community College and the Jewish Federation of Greater Orlando was so beneficial to the community, that leaders coordinated their efforts to create the Holocaust Memorial Resource and Education Center of Florida. This triumph of the human spirit serves to prevent these atrocities from ever being repeated.

Mennello Museum of American Art

Mennello Museum of American Art

Address: 900 E Princeton St, Orlando, FL 32803 - MAP
Phone: (407) 246-4278
Web: www.mennellomuseum.com

At the Mennello Museum of American Art, view the most extensive collection of paintings by notable 20th century folk artist Earl Cunningham. His whimsical paintings include Viking ships, pink flamingos and other incongruous curiosities in small-town settings.

The Mennello Museum of American Art is a folk-art lover's dream, showcasing an extensive permanent collection of paintings by noted folk artist Earl Cunningham.

In addition, the museum helps to educate and enlighten the community through special exhibitions, publications and programs celebrating the outsider art and artists that have created the American folk art movement.

In his lifetime, Earl Cunningham painted more than 400 landscapes, of which a large number reside at the Mennello Museum.

Cunningham was noted for his flat perspective, vivid colors and incongruous additions to the landscape, such as flamingos in Maine and Viking ships in Florida.

Orange County Regional History Center

Orange County Regional History Center

Address: 65 E Central Blvd, Orlando, FL 32801 - MAP
Phone: (407) 836-8500
Web: www.thehistorycenter.org

Discover the rich history of Central Florida at the Orange County Regional History Center. This fascinating museum takes visitors back 12,000 years and up to the present. Learn about the natural environment, the first people, cattle and citrus, aviation and the road to modern Orlando.

The Orange County Regional History Center explores 12,000 years of Central Florida history, all housed in three floors of fun and dynamic displays that investigate the many facets of life throughout the years.

The smart and funny displays began as a pioneer kitchen exhibit for the Central Florida Centennial Celebration. The exhibit remained opened after the celebration, and artifacts from public donations soon filled the old Orange County Courthouse where it was on display.

Eventually, the museum reopened in 1963 before finally getting a permanent home of its own in 2000.

The current Orange County Regional History Center showcases the vast collections of the Historical Society of Central Florida. In 2006, the museum was accepted as an Affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution and was accredited by the American Association of Museums, the highest honor a museum can receive.

Orlando Museum of Art

Orlando Museum of Art

Address: 2416 N Mills Ave, Orlando, FL 32803 - MAP
Phone: (407) 896-4231
Web: omart.org

View the extensive collection of American art, African art and art of the Ancient Americas at the Orlando Museum of Art. The private, non-profit museum also hosts new exhibits like "Common Ground: Art of the American Landscape."

The Orlando Museum of Art has had one of the earliest head starts in collecting and presenting works of art to the Orlando area, since its inception in 1924.

Long considered to be a leading cultural institution in the region, the Orlando Museum of Art presents notable works, exhibits works of local, regional and international significance, and presents first-rate educational program.

In all, the museum presents 10 to 12 new exhibits each year and its members are more than 5,000 strong.

Titanic The Experience

Titanic The Experience

Address: 7324 International Dr, Orlando, FL 32819 - MAP
Phone: (407) 248-1166
Web: www.premierexhibitions.com

Take a trip back in time and experience the excitement, beauty and ultimate tragedy of the Titanic's maiden voyage at Titanic The Experience. The living museum recreates the Grand Staircase, First Class Parlor Suite, Boilers, and Promenade Deck. You'll follow tour guides who are dressed in period costume while viewing authentic artifacts.

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Address: 633 Osceola Ave, Winter Park, FL 32789 - MAP
Phone: (407) 647-6294
Web: www.polasek.org

Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art

Address: 445 N Park Ave, Winter Park, FL 32789 - MAP
Phone: (407) 645-5311
Web: www.morsemuseum.org

Harry P. Leu Garden

Address: 1920 N Forest Ave, Orlando, FL 32803 - MAP
Phone: (407) 246-2620
Web: www.leugardens.org

Holy Land Experience

Address: 4655 Vineland Rd, Orlando, FL 32811 - MAP
Phone: (407) 872-2272
Web: www.holylandexperience.com

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Address: 777 E Princeton St, Orlando, FL 32803 - MAP
Phone: (407) 514-2000
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Ripley's Believe It or Not Odditorium

Address: 8201 International Dr, Orlando, FL 32819 - MAP
Phone: (407) 345-0501
Web: www.ripleys.com

Wells' Built Museum

Address: 511 W South St, Orlando, FL 32805 - MAP
Phone: (407) 245-7535
Web: wellsbuiltmuseumofafricanamericanhistoryandculture.org

Wonderworks

Address: 9067 International Dr, Orlando, FL 32819 - MAP
Phone: (407) 351-8800
Web: www.wonderworksonline.com

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