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100 things you must do in Orlando

Updated for 2017

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No. 28: Visit the Cassadaga Spiritualist Camp
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90. Pub crawl as a zombie during Audubon Park's Zombietoberfest (audubonparkgardens.com), but drink beers, not brains.

91. Reserve the chef's table at Luma on Park (290 S. Park Ave., Winter Park, 407-599-4111, lumaonpark.com). From the moment you're seated under the spotlight and served some off-menu tidbit or other (truffle popcorn is a frequent amuse-bouche), you'll have a play-by-play view of all the haute kitchen action.

92. Catch a drag show, play trivia, or just pose on the pool deck at the famous Parliament House (401 N. Orange Blossom Trail, parliamenthouse.com).

93. Freak out at a Varietease show at the Venue (511 Virginia Drive, thevenueorlando.com). It's like performance art disguised as a drag burlesque show, brought to you by the ecstatic and wonderful Blue Star.

94. Attend an Orlando City Council (every other Monday) or Orange County Commission meeting (every other Tuesday).

95. Wander the grounds of Orange County's first National Historic Landmark, the eccentric, gorgeous, Mayan Revival Maitland Art Center (231 W. Packwood Ave., Maitland, artandhistory.org).

96. Enjoy the naked lady wallpaper at Wally's Mills Ave. Liquors (1001 N. Mills Ave.), or take your shirt off and see if you can become part of it yourself.

97. Happy chickens lay the tastiest eggs, and there are few happier birds than the ones at Lake Meadow Naturals (10000 Mark Adam Road, Ocoee, lakemeadownaturals.com). Owner Dale Volkert sells his poultry products (not just chicken eggs, but also duck, guinea fowl, and other heritage breeds) to upscale restaurants throughout Florida, but the farm store is open to the public Monday through Saturday.

98. Play with the interactive music-and-light sculpture on the Magnolia Street side of the Orlando Public Library, then play leapfrog with the bronze alligators across the street in Heritage Square.

99. Indulge in a perfectly done steak at Linda's La Cantina (4721 E. Colonial Drive, lindaslacantina.com), which has been in business in Orlando since 1947.

100. Cheer on the jai-alai players at Orlando Jai-Alai, which still books matches for one week in June and one week in July. You still have a chance to see the second half of the 2017 season, July 10-16 (Orlando Live Events, 6405 S. U.S. Highway 17-92, Fern Park, 407-951-8751, orlandoliveevents.com).

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