20 Unique Experiences in Orlando for $20 or Less

Thanks to engaging activities for $20 or less, you'll get plenty of bang for your buck in Orlando.

By Nate Shelton

What do you expect from an Orlando vacation? Magical fun? Absolutely. Unique experiences? Definitely. Value for your money? You'd better believe it! From indoor go-karting to collections of priceless works of art to rare objects you must see to believe, here are some killer ways to enjoy Orlando on any budget — with an emphasis on enjoy.

Andretti Indoor Karting & Games
Andretti Indoor Karting & Games

Orlando Activities for $20 or Less per Person

1. Andretti Indoor Karting & Games: Featuring multi-level indoor karting, this venue also has bowling, an indoor ropes course and zip line, laser tag, prize games, gourmet food, two bars and more. Price for adults is $19.95 with membership ($21.95 for non-members), and all other activities are well under $20.

2. Coca-Cola Orlando Eye: Take a relaxing, air-conditioned trip to a height of 400 feet at this location. At Tickets.VisitOrlando.com, you can get adult tickets for $20 and $15 for children, plus discounts for other I-Drive 360 attractions, such as Sea Life Orlando Aquarium and Madame Tussauds Orlando.

3. Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens: Get a close-up view of more than 500 animals, including many rare and endangered species, as well as 23 acres of native gardens and other special features. Admission is $19.50 for adults, $15.95 for seniors and $13.95 for children ages 3–12.

4. Bok Tower Gardens: Nestled among 50 acres of picturesque gardens, this national historic landmark is home to the 205-foot, art-deco and neo-Gothic Singing Tower, which boasts a 60-bell carillon that rings at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. daily. Adult tickets are $20, with children tickets priced at $10.

5. K1 Indoor Karting: Drive go-karts at speeds up to 50 mph on professionally designed tracks at this indoor facility, which also has video games, official racing memorabilia and a cafe. Pricing starts at $19.99 for both the 14-lap, standard adult race or 12-lap, standard junior race.

6. Orlando Science Center: This hands-on science museum has planetarium shows, giant-screen films, educational exhibits, programs and more. Admission is $19.95 for adults, $17.95 for seniors and students, and $13.95 for kids ages 3–11.

7. Ripley's Believe It or Not! Orlando Odditorium: Interactive exhibits and artifacts can be found in this venue's 16 galleries celebrating oddities from around the world. Admission is $19.99 for adults and $13.99 for children 3–11 (kids under 2 are free). Discounts are available at Tickets.VisitOrlando.com.

Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf in Orlando
Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf

Orlando Activities for $15 or Less per Person

8. Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf: Putt your way through mountain caves, over footbridges and under waterfalls on two 18-hole, pirate-themed courses. When purchased from Tickets.VisitOrlando.com, playing 18 holes is $10.75 for adults and $9.75 for kids.

9. SAK Comedy Lab: On select nights, laugh out loud at improvisational comedy sketches, scenes and songs. You can even be an active participant in the fun. Tickets range from $5 to $15, and some shows grant free admission if you have a ticket from a previous SAK event.

10. Winter Park Scenic Boat Tour: The waterfront mansions you'll see on this tour cost considerably more than the tour itself, which is $14 for adults and $7 for children ages 2–11. You'll also see the waterways and natural scenery of this charming city on a relaxing, narrated journey.

Bronze Kingdom African Art Gallery
Bronze Kingdom African Art Gallery

Orlando Activities for $10 or Less per Person

11. Bronze Kingdom African Art Gallery: With more than 2,000 pieces, this gallery features the largest collection of rare African bronze sculptures in the world, plus beaded and wood sculptures. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children under 12.

12. The Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art: You won't find a larger collection of Louis Comfort Tiffany's glass artwork than at this museum. Admission is $6 for adults, $5 for seniors and $1 for students. Kids under 11 enjoy free admission.

13. Harry P. Leu Gardens: Enjoy three miles of paved, scenic walkways through luscious gardens, a butterfly garden and a house museum that dates back to the 1880s. Tickets prices are $10 for adults and $3 for kids grades K–12; children ages 4 and under are free.

14. Kings Bowl Orlando: Bowl, eat and lounge in a comfortable, fun environment that also features billiards tables, an outdoor bocce ball court and other entertainment options. Bowling rates, which are per person per game, max out at $10 during peak weekend hours.

15. Main Event Orlando: This attraction offers state-of-the-art bowling, virtual and interactive gaming, a ropes adventure course, billiards and other fun activities. Pricing is per lane, with a top cost of $36 per hour during peak times, but if you go with at least one companion, it's $18 or less per person.

16. Orlando Museum of Art: Besides showcasing local, national and international works of art, the museum has two discovery centers for children. Admission for adults is $15, $8 for seniors ages 65 and up, and $5 for ages 4–17. Kids under 3 and active and retired military personnel enter free.

17. West Orange Trail Bikes & Blades: With fees starting at $7 per hour, you can explore Central Florida's scenic trails by bicycles on an hourly, daily and weekly basis. Hotel delivery and group tours are available at an additional cost.

18. WhirlyDome: This is the home of WhirlyBall, the world's first totally mechanized team sport that uses elements of bumper cars, basketball, jai alai and hockey. Laser tag and an arcade are also available, and all entertainment options are $8 or less.

Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Gardens
Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Gardens

Orlando Activities for $5 or Less per Person

19. Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Gardens: Discover the works of this museum's namesake artist, who was one of the most prominent sculptors of the 20th century. Admission is $5 for adults, $4 for seniors, $3 for students ages 12 through college, and free for children ages 11 and under.

20. The Mennello Museum of American Art: Explore arts work by artist Earl Cunningham, plus contemporary American folk art. Entry is $5 for adults, $4 for seniors and $1 for ages 6–17. Admission is free for kids under 6, as well as active and retired military personnel and their families.

Find Great Value in an Orlando Vacation

Looking for other things to do in Orlando with all the money you'll save at these attractions? We have plenty of options, including shopping, dining, nightlife and, of course, theme parks. Stay up-to-date on other great deals in Orlando at our blog, as well as our Facebook, Instagram and Twitter accounts.

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Nate Shelton
Written by Nate Shelton, Consumer Content Writer at Visit Orlando. He’s a native Floridian who appreciates the entertainment, historical and culinary aspects of the City Beautiful and Orange County.


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