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One of the primary reasons travelers visit Kissimmee is for the Orlando area theme parks like Walt Disney World Resort and Universal Studios Orlando. Consider extending your itinerary and include a couple days in Kissimmee itself as the city offers a number of attractions. Explore Old Town, look for Florida gators on a swamp airboat ride, view Kissimmee from a hot air balloon, or just enjoy a relaxing day at one of the area's nature reserves or parks.

Good for
  • Thrill Seeker
  • Shopping Fanatic
  • Nature Lover
  • Like a Local

14 Places

3 City Tips

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14 Places

Day 1

Marsh Landing Adventures

Boat Tours

The Disney Wilderness Preserve

Nature & Wildlife Areas

Osceola County Stadium

Arenas & Stadiums

Disney Springs

Shopping Malls

Day 2

Thompson Aire

Balloon Rides

Wat Florida Dhammaram

Points of Interest & Landmarks

Museum of Military History

Speciality Museums

Kissimmee Lakefront Park

Parks

Universal CityWalk

Bars & Clubs

Day 3

Stallion 51

Adrenaline & Extreme Tours, Nature & Wildlife Tours, Air Tours

The Paddling Center at Shingle Creek

Equipment Hire, Eco Tours, Kayaking & Canoeing

Green Meadows Petting Farm

Farms

Old Town

Neighbourhoods

Capone's Dinner and Show

Dinner Theatres

erindesantiago's City Tips

  • If you plan to spend multiple days at the theme parks, consider multi-day hopper passes for Walt Disney World as it will save you money the more days you purchase.
  • If you plan to stay at a Walt Disney World resort hotel, look into the Magical Express free transport between Orlando Airport and the Walt Disney World Resort.
  • Expect higher prices and more crowds at the theme parks during the summer months.
    Day 1
  • Marsh Landing Adventures
    Boat Tours
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    erindesantiago Says:

    Going on an airboat ride is an iconic Florida experience, and one you shouldn't miss while in Kissimmee. Book a 90 minute or two hour Eco Safari and experience the best of Central Florida's swamps. Six passenger boats with stadium seating provide unobstructed views and a more intimate experience.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • You should arrive 30-45 minutes prior to your tour.
    • Wear comfortable clothes and bring necessities like sunscreen and sunglasses. A light jacket is recommended as well.
    • In the case of rainouts, the captain has discretion on cancellation or reschedule.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #2 of 43 Tours in Kissimmee
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Enjoyable ride 13/12/2018
    • The Clark’s 08/12/2018
    • Marsh Landing Adventures
    Address:
    2830 Neptune Rd
    Unit A
    Kissimmee, FL 34744-6276
    Phone:
    +1 407-572-3561
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Other:
  • The Disney Wilderness Preserve
    Nature & Wildlife Areas
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    erindesantiago Says:

    A trip to Disney in Florida doesn't have to mean to the theme parks. The Disney Wilderness Preserve is home to more than 1,000 species of animals and plants. The nearly 12,000-acre reserve includes 3,500 acres of restored wetlands that are essential to the Everglades ecosystem.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Must See
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Pets, smoking, alcohol, and weapons are not permitted on the trails.
    • When you arrive, be sure to register your hike plans at the Information Center. Allow at least 2 hours for your hike.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #8 of 48 things to do in Kissimmee
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Take a break from the amusements for nature trails 11/12/2018
    • A gem hidden from population 31/10/2018
    • The Disney Wilderness Preserve
    Address:
    2700 Scrub Jay Trl
    The Nature Conservancy
    Kissimmee, FL 34759-3501
    Phone:
    +1 407-935-0002
    Other:
  • Osceola County Stadium
    Arenas & Stadiums
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    erindesantiago Says:

    Osceola County Stadium was built in 1984 for the arrival of the Houston Astros during Spring Training. The stadium has undergone expansion, with the National Headquarters for the United Specialty Sports Association and the USSSA Hall of Fame and Sports Museum housed there now.

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Family
    • Like a Local
    Tips
    • The Houston Astros do Spring Training in February and March.
    • Check the Osceola Stadium website for current and upcoming events during your visit.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #15 of 48 things to do in Kissimmee
    • Nice Facility 17/08/2018
    • Baseball! 06/07/2018
    • Osceola County Stadium
    Address:
    631 Heritage Park Way
    Kissimmee, FL 34744-6110
    Phone:
    +1 321-697-3201
    Hours:
    Mon - Sat
    10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Other:
  • Disney Springs
    Shopping Malls
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    erindesantiago Says:

    Downtown Disney is a great place to head for an afternoon and/or evening of shopping and dining. Lots of fun-themed stores and restaurants make it a great family-friendly destination. There are entertainment options for children, teens, and adults; ranging from bowling alleys and movie theaters, to live entertainment including Cirque du Soleil.

    Good for
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Family
    • Nightlife Seeker
    Tips
    • Evenings, especially during the summer and weekends can get very busy. Try to make dinner reservations to reduce your wait time.
    • The World of Disney Store sells Walt Disney World merchandise. If you aren't visiting the parks -- or forgot some gifts -- you can shop here without entering the theme parks.
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #10 of 392 things to do in Orlando
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Very good spot to visit 14/12/2018
    • Seasonal treat..... 13/12/2018
    • Disney Springs
    Address:
    1486 Buena Vista Dr
    Orlando, FL 32830-8519
    Phone:
    +1 407-939-5277
    Other:
  • Day 2
  • Thompson Aire
    Balloon Rides
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    erindesantiago Says:

    The best way to see the Florida Everglades is from the sky. The family-owned Thompson Aire balloon company features balloons that offer private flight experiences. The balloons only hold four to six passengers total and they even include seats. Trips go out at sunrise (around 6am) and you'll finish off the experience with a delicious buffet breakfast.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Must See
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • You'll be outdoors for several hours, so be sure to bring sunglasses, sunscreen, lightweight jacket, and whatever else you might need.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #8 of 46 Outdoor Activities in Kissimmee
    • Great experience 02/12/2018
    • Extraordinary experience 31/08/2018
    • Thompson Aire
    Address:
    7769 W Irlo Bronson Memorial Hwy
    Kissimmee, FL 34747-1727
    Phone:
    +1 407-421-9322
    Price range:
    US$185 - US$185
    Other:
  • Wat Florida Dhammaram
    Points of Interest & Landmarks
    erindesantiago Says:

    If you've ever thought about visiting a traditional Buddhist Temple, you can do so right in Kissimmee. Wat Florida Dhammaran is a Theravada Buddhist monastery of the Dhammayut-nikaya sect from Thailand.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • There are daily Chanting and Meditation sessions, Saturday Meditation class, Sunday sermon in Thai, and and English talk on the 1st and 3rd Sundays.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #16 of 48 things to do in Kissimmee
    • Stunning Buddhist Temple 13/03/2018
    • Beautiful builldngs 04/12/2017
    • Wat Florida Dhammaram
    Address:
    2421 Old Vineland Rd
    Kissimmee, FL 34746-5837
    Phone:
    +1 407-397-9552
    Other:
  • Museum of Military History
    Speciality Museums
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    erindesantiago Says:

    If you have an interest in American war history and military heritage, block out some time for the Museum of Military History. Exhibits cover the Civil War, WWI and WWII, the Korean War, Vietnam War, Gulf War, and touches on current war conflicts. There are genuine artifacts, relics, photographs, and accounts by former soldiers.

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Check the website's calendar for upcoming special events.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #2 of 48 things to do in Kissimmee
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Just passing the time 01/12/2018
    • Know about Military history 12/11/2018
    • Museum of Military History
    Address:
    5210 W Irlo Bronson Memorial Hwy
    Kissimmee, FL 34746-5346
    Phone:
    +1 407-507-3894
    Hours:
    Tue - Sun
    10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    Other:
  • Kissimmee Lakefront Park
    Parks
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    erindesantiago Says:

    Located along the shores of Lake Tohopekaliga, Kissimmee Lakefront Park is an ideal spot to spend an afternoon. There are walking and jogging trails, BBQ grills, and a number of piers where you can fish. Kissimmee Lakefront Park is also one of Florida's official Birding Trails.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • The Big Toho Marina sells bait and tackle for those who want to go fishing.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #3 of 48 things to do in Kissimmee
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Lovely change of pace 11/12/2018
    • Lakefront 05/12/2018
    • Kissimmee Lakefront Park
    Address:
    201 Lakeview Drive
    Kissimmee, FL 34741
    Phone:
    +1 407-518-2503
    Other:
  • Universal CityWalk
    Bars & Clubs
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    erindesantiago Says:

    Much like the Downtown Disney District, Universal CityWalk is an ideal place to spend another evening while in Kissimmee. Lots of bars, restaurants, and shops line the neon-lit street. Universal CityWalk also features entertainment options such as movie theaters and live entertainment suitable for your entire family.

    Good for
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Family
    • Nightlife Seeker
    Tips
    • Weekends, summer evenings, and after special events at Universal Studios can bring large crowds so plan accordingly.
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #5 of 161 Nightlife in Orlando
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Such a fun place that has it all! 14/12/2018
    • Nightlife! 12/12/2018
    • Universal CityWalk
    Address:
    6000 Universal Blvd.
    Universal Orlando Resort
    Orlando, FL 32819-7640
    Phone:
    +1 407-363-8000
    Other:
  • Day 3
  • Stallion 51
    Adrenaline & Extreme Tours, Nature & Wildlife Tours, Air Tours
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    erindesantiago Says:

    If you've ever wanted to fly a military-type aircraft, head to Stallion 51. Try an orientation flight in the P-51 Mustang or the historic T-6 Texan. With less than 200 of the original 15,000 manufactured P-51 Mustangs still in existence, this is an incredible opportunity to experience a piece of history.

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Thrill Seeker
    Tips
    • There are multiple types of flights and experiences available depending on your budget and desire.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #3 of 46 Outdoor Activities in Kissimmee
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Best Birthday ever ! 13/11/2018
    • Every Pilot should do this. 30/10/2018
    • Stallion 51
    Address:
    3951 Merlin Dr
    Kissimmee, FL 34741-4551
    Phone:
    +1 407-846-4400
    Hours:
    Mon - Fri
    8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Other:
  • The Paddling Center at Shingle Creek
    Equipment Hire, Eco Tours, Kayaking & Canoeing
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    erindesantiago Says:

    If you prefer to experience Florida from the water, the Paddling Center at Shingle Creek offers a variety of water-related experiences. Rent single and tandem kayaks, canoes, stand up paddle boards, and Duffy 18 electric boats (guided tours).

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Hidden Gems
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Be sure to make reservations as equipment rentals can go quickly, especially during peak season.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #4 of 21 Boat Tours & Water Sports in Kissimmee
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Fantastic 14/12/2018
    • Family Paddle Boarding 05/12/2018
    • The Paddling Center at Shingle Creek
    Address:
    4266 W Vine St
    Kissimmee, FL 34741-4502
    Phone:
    +1 407-343-7740
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Other:
  • Green Meadows Petting Farm
    Farms
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    erindesantiago Says:

    Kids of all ages will enjoy the Green Meadows Petting Farm. You'll learn about cows, sheep, pigs, chickens, rabbits, goats, donkeys, and more -- including an Asian water buffalo. Children can milk a cow or ride a pony as well. Take a train ride or tractor-drawn hayride.

    Good for
    • Friends
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Check the Green Meadows Petting Farm website for seasonal events like Corn Fest and October Thrills.
    • Because the petting farm is outdoors, it is subject to closure during inclement weather.
    • Drinks and snacks are available for purchase onsite, and there is a picnic area for those who want to bring lunch.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #0 of 0 things to do in Kissimmee
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Wonderful Animal Park for Kids 22/01/2018
    • Great place to visit 17/01/2018
    • Green Meadows Petting Farm
    Address:
    1368 S Poinciana Blvd
    Kissimmee, FL 34746-4100
    Phone:
    +1 407-846-0770
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    Other:
  • Old Town
    Neighbourhoods
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    erindesantiago Says:

    To experience Kissimmee at its best, spend a few hours in the city's Old Town. With over 70 unique shops, fun eateries, family-friendly amusement activities, and special events like weekly classic car cruise nights, Old Town is guaranteed to be a hit with everyone in your family.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Family
    • Nightlife Seeker
    Tips
    • In addition to the weekly car cruises, Old Town hosts a number of other events so be sure to check the event calendar online.
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #6 of 48 things to do in Kissimmee
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Fun vintage area 13/12/2018
    • I love! 12/12/2018
    • Old Town
    Address:
    5770 W Irlo Bronson Memorial Hwy
    Kissimmee, FL 34746-4732
    Phone:
    +1 407-396-4888
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
    Other:
  • Capone's Dinner and Show
    Dinner Theatres
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    erindesantiago Says:

    The mobster-themed dinner show starts in a turn-of-the-century ice cream parlor that requires you to knock three times and say the secret password. There is even a gangster shootout, but rest assured, the show is safe for young children in attendance as well. The dinner show includes stand-up comedy and lots of audience interaction.

    Good for
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Family
    • Nightlife Seeker
    Tips
    • Save up to 50% on tickets if you purchase them online.
    • If you're not keen on being part of the show, ask for a private table.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #4 of 12 Concerts & Shows in Kissimmee
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • We go every year it gets better and better each time. We went to celebrate our daughters 18 birthday it was a blast 07/12/2018
    • Fantastic Date Night Experience! 05/12/2018
    • Capone's Dinner and Show
    Address:
    4740 West US Highway 192
    (W. Irlo Bronson Hwy)
    Kissimmee, FL 34746
    Phone:
    +1 800-220-8428
    Price range:
    US$66 - US$66
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
    Other:
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