ASHP 08: Disney may capture hearts, but Orlando's soul is hidden in less-explored adventures for ASHP attendees

December 7, 2008

A mention of Orlando often conjures up images of Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, or Pluto, but a visit to this family-friendly Sunshine State destination can certainly appeal to interests beyond the famed Walt Disney World and any of its theme parks.

For ASHP meeting attendees looking to extend their stay or take a break from the meeting, here's a look at some of Orlando's well-known and lesser-known attractions

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The Richard Petty Driving Experience in Lake Buena Vista satisfies the urge to get behind the wheel of a genuine NASCAR-style stock car. Various program options are available at the Walt Disney World Speedway (407-939-0130 or http://www.1800bepetty.com/experience).

Arts

Museums

The Albin Polasek Museum and Sculpture Gardens in Winter Park (407-647-6294) is showcasing the exhibit, "Quiet Contentment: The Art of Henrietta Milan," consisting of paintings of this self-taught Texas-based artist. The museum is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sundays from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults; free for children 12 and under.