Welcome to the Beautiful City, the crown jewel of Central Florida, and the unquestioned capital of thematic park splendor. After all, Cinderella built her palace here. That's got to count...
Kissimmee is a city in central Florida, just south of Orlando. Its defined by its closeness to the region’s multitude of entertainment parks, including the vast Walt Disney World Resort complex. The city occupies along the northwest shore of Lake Tohopekaliga (nicknamed Lake Toho), and its verdant Kissimmee Waterfront Park includes walking paths, fishing pier, and a playground. Kissimmee is near to the thrilling attractions and theme parks of Orlando, FL and has several offerings of its own. Thrill-seekers can go on helicopter rides, zip-line, jet ski, fly warplanes, and speed across the water in airboats. Conservation lovers will enjoy Gatorland or kayaking on Shingle Creek or Lake Toho to see alligators in the wild. There is exceedingly human history in the Kissimmee, and it can be explored in a variety of museums, a pioneer village, or on cultural trips.
Things to do in Kissimmee Florida
Gatorland, Kissimmee, Florida
Gatorland is wildlife conserve and theme park in Orlando, Florida, renowned for its conservation efforts and it is four very rare leucistic “white” alligators. Thousands of crocodiles and alligators reside in a natural breeding marsh, which can see from a boardwalk or observation towers. The park gives educational programs, a petting zoo, reptile shows, and an aviary. The latest extensions to the park are zip -lines, one 1,200 feet spread that brings riders over a pond of alligators and the other a slightly shorter but convenient to guests with mobility issues. Special programs include the chance to feed the alligators in the breeding marsh, venture out onto the boardwalk at night, and sit with 8-foot alligators in the arena.
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Green Meadows Petting Farm
Green Meadows Petting Farm is an entertainment and hands-on educational experience for kids designed to bring them into contact with farm animals. With over 300 animals, the petting farm is sure to fascinate every visitor, no matter what type of pet they like best. The farm has pigs, rabbits, donkeys, cows, sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens, ducks, and even an Asian water buffalo. The park not bounded to petting animals: There is a train driver on a narrow-gauge railroad, tractor-pulled hayrides, and the possibility to try milking a cow. There are picnic spaces for families who choose to bring their meals and a general store selling snacks and drinks.
Military History Museum
The Military History Museum gives tribute to those who have assisted the United States in battle; its earliest objective is to help visitors understand what it was like to be in the armed forces in times of dispute. It covers World Wars I and II, the American Civil War, the Korean and Vietnam conflicts, and the battles in the Gulf, Iraq, and Afghanistan.
It has exhibitions of military artifacts, including weapons, uniforms, and vehicles as well as lots of photographs and written and oral accounts of time consumed overseas serving the country. The museum is a new venture that opened in 2012 and is still growing; its exhibits are rising as people grant funds and artifacts to the museum.
Rides of Boggy Creek Airboat
Boggy Creek airboat rides in Kissimmee, Florida, takes tourist into the cypress-filled wetlands and marshes that mark the headwaters of the Everglades. On seventeen-passenger U.S. Coast Guard confirmed airboats, the trips allow riders a view of local Florida turtles, alligators and an astonishing variety of bird life. Boggy Creek Airboat Rides gives half-hour and hour-long day tours, sunset trips, and 45-minute long nighttime journeys that guarantee alligator sightings.
At their boat launch on Southport Road, guests may eat at the new BBQ eatery, have a close-up view at reptiles in the gator enclosure, and walk through an informational Native American village that demonstrates how ancient Americans hunted, cooked, and lived.
Monument of States, Kissimmee, Florida
In Kissimmee’s Lakefront Park holds an unusual memorial recognized as the Monument of States. After the attack on Pearl Harbor in World War II, regional doctor Charles Bressler-Pettis decided that the district needed a symbol of American Unity. He addressed to the governor of every state (there were only 48 states at the time), asking them to send local rocks to him.
When he got the rocks, he made a tower, embedding the stones into garish solid slabs and labeled each stone with its origins – which country it was from and who had given it. Over the ages, time took its toll on the monument, but it was repainted and revitalized in 2001 by regional business owners, and it is indeed worth a journey to Lakefront Park to see this curious cairn.