Most people think of Kissimmee as being the gateway to Walt Disney World. In downtown Kissimmee, spend time in Kissimmee Lakefront Park and walk around the waterfront, stop for an ice cream and let the children splash in the fountain pool. Walk past the Monument of States, made of minerals from every state and many nations and watch for murals depicting the town's past as a cattle capital, where present-day rodeos and cattle auctions keep the town rooted.
Old Town (mile marker 8 on Hwy 192) - a classic car show on the weekends, lots of shops and a couple restaurants, and a free Ferris wheel if you find the coupon in one of the many coupon books you can pick up along your way.
Osceola Heritage Park, 1875 Silver Spur Lane - events and recreation complex that includes Osceola County Stadium, Silver Spurs Arena, and other facilities.
Osceola County Stadium - Spring Training home of the Houston Astros. Catch the excitement of Major League Baseball up close from late February through to early April.
Silver Spurs Arena - a multipurpose events arena which hosts shows ranging from rock concerts to competitive rodeos, with the annual Silver Spurs Rodeo every year in late February.
Warbird Air Museum, 231 N Hoagland Blvd - an active work shop rather than a museum which specializes in restoring WW2 aircraft to flying condition. Guided tours are available of the work shops and hangers.
Osceola County Historical Society, 750 N Bass Road - historical village and museum of Kissimmee, with authentic buildings such as a cracker house and horse stables.
Museum of Military History. 5210 W. Irlo Bronson Memorial Hwy - educates, builds awareness, knowledge and understanding of the American military experience through interactive, interpretive exhibits for visitors of all ages.
Canoeing at Shingle Creek Regional Park
Florida EcoSafaris at Forever Florida (Zipline Safari) - journey deep into Forever Florida, a 4700 acre eco-ranch and wildlife conservation area. This beautiful site boasts 9 distinct Florida ecosystems and an endless array of natural flora and fauna including alligators, black bears, nearly two hundred species of birds and the endangered Florida panther. Choose your own fully-guided adventure: Coach Safari, Horseback Safari or, soar through the treetops on the Zipline Safari.
SkyScapes Balloon Tours,
Boggy Creek Airboat & Swamp Buggy Rides - naturalists often refer to Boggy Creek wetlands as 'The Central Florida Everglades' so take one of these airboat or swamp buggy rides for an up-close look at exotic birds and turtles
Lake Tohopekaliga - locally known as "Lake Toho" it is the largest lake in Osceola County and is renowned for some of the best bass fishing in the state.
Cypress Lake Airboat Tours (Osprey Eco Tours), 3301 Lake Cypress Rd - scenic airboat ride through an undeveloped region of Florida where alligators and bald eagles are commonly encountered.
Shingle Creek Regional Park (Steffee Landing), 4265 W Vine St - a nature park that encompasses 1,033 acres of natural Florida along the banks of beautiful Shingle Creek-Headwaters to the Everglades.
Babb Landing, 2491 Babb Rd - park entrance located at the termination point of some of the hiking and canoeing trails.
Art In Motion LLC Custom Motorcycles, 1503 Ross Ave - you can see custom motorycles being built and visit a working motorcycle shop with 100% custom motorcycles, motorcycle customizing, a full parts counter and gifts. The "three-wheeler" restroom offers a "magic spot" where if you park your vehicle in the right place out front, you can see it projected upside-down on the silver wall inside.
Chocolate Kingdom:. 2858 Florida Plaza Blvd - the Factory Adventure Tour, is an interactive journey that uncovers how chocolate transforms from the bean into the creamy, dreamy chocolate bar.
Fantasy Surf. 5151 Kyng's Heath Rd - the first interactive aquatic sport activity, Fantasy Surf offers the rush of catching a wave in a safe controlled environment.
Green Meadows Petting Farm. 1368 S. Poinciana Blvd - offers the ideal country setting with massive oak trees where learning is fun with hands-on guided tours that educate children and adults to over 300 farm animals.