Luxury boutique accommodations at The Celeste Hotel on the University of Central Florida campus put you in easy reach of many outstanding Greater Orlando attractions. Everybody knows about the theme parks, but less widely appreciated is the area’s topnotch selection of museums.
These are fine places to escape a sweltering afternoon or summer thunderstorm—and, really, for visiting in any kind of weather, as you’ll be impressed by the breadth of focus collectively covered by these well-worth-seeking-out institutions.
Touring Orlando-Area Museums on a Celeste Hotel Getaway
Rather than share an exhaustive list of all the museums within day-tripping distance of our Tribute Portfolio hotel, we’re going to spotlight just a few representative examples to point up the quality and diversity of these attractions.
Consider, for example, the Orlando Science Center (777 E. Princeton St, Orlando, FL), which has been providing hands-on education and interpretation about the world around us for more than six decades. Young and old alike will find much to captivate them in exhibits such as Earth Matters, DinoDigs, and the Kinetic Zone—not to mention in live museum presentations and screenings at the high-def Digital Adventure Theater and giant-screen Dr. Phillips CineDome.
Other astonishments await at Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Orlando (8201 International Dr, Orlando, FL), a 10,000-square-foot complex that includes the head-spinning Odditorium and Ripley’s Marvelous Mirror Maze. Check out Luke Skywalker’s Star Wars lightsaber in the Out of This World Gallery, eyeball gator skeletons and other regional wonders in the West Florida Gallery, and prepare to have your mind blown within Ripley’s Warehouse.
Established in 1924, the Orlando Museum of Art (2416 N. Mills Ave, Orlando, FL) is a Central Florida cultural treasure, housing such collections as Art of the Ancient Americas, African Art, and Contemporary Art and also hosting numerous temporary exhibitions both on and off site each year.
You can tap into local history, meanwhile, at such facilities as the Orange County Regional History Center (65 E. Central Blvd, Orlando, FL), which covers a mere 12,000 years of the region’s backstory, and the Wells’Built Museum of African American History & Culture (511 W. S St., Orlando, FL).
Happy Museum-going During Your Stay With Us at The Celeste Hotel
We’re only scratching the surface here, as we mentioned—and not even covering easily reachable museums over on the nearby Space Coast, such as the American Space Museum & Space Walk of Fame (308 Pine Street, Titusville, FL) and The Wizard of Oz Museum (7099 N. Atlantic Ave, Cape Canaveral, FL).
So come soak up our astral oriented Tribute Portfolio hospitality here at The Celeste, and block off some time to appreciate local and regional museums!