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Orlando is a city in Central Florida and one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. The city is rich in theme parks, attractions, shopping, and nightlife, attracting millions of visitors every year.

But Orlando is more than just a tourist destination. It is an important business center, as well as an art, cultural and educational center. The city has a rich history that goes far beyond its role as a resort town.

Orlando's history dates back to 1838, when the U.S. Army occupied the area after the War of 1812 and gave it its name. Over the years, the area has been settled by Spanish settlers, African Americans, and European immigrants. Orlando was officially incorporated as a city in 1875.

In the late 19th century, Orlando became an important center of the citrus industry. In the 1920s, a building boom began with roads, schools and public buildings. During World War II, the U.S. government took advantage of Orlando's strategic location in Florida to build several military installations here.

Since Orlando's first theme park resort opened in the 1960s, Orlando has become one of the premier theme and amusement park destinations. Walt Disney World Resort, Universal Orlando Resort, SeaWorld, and Legoland Florida are just a few of the area's most famous parks.

The city is known for its amusement parks, but Orlando has many other amusement parks. The city is home to several important museums, including the Orlando Museum of Art and the Orlando Science Center. In addition, there are numerous theaters, concert halls, and venues for live entertainment.

Orlando is also an important educational location, as it is home to several prestigious colleges and universities, including the University of Central Florida and Rollins College.

Orlando also has a rich culture and a growing arts scene. The Orlando Shakespeare Theatre and the Orlando Ballet are just two examples of the city's many cultural institutions. There is also a vibrant music scene with many clubs and concert halls. With its history, culture, and many attractions, Orlando is a fascinating destination. This book will help you make the most of your visit to this unique city.

Orlando FL. Travel Guide *Discover Orlando's best-kept secrets*Florida USA eBook

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