Situated close to Walt Disney World, the city of Kissimmee, Flroida keeps you close to the magic in Orlando while offering plenty of things to do. From nature tours and high-flying adventure to attractions that take you back in time, the entertainment options in Kissimmee are endless. Book a stay at one of numerous Kissimmee vacation rentals, so you can easily relax after spending a day of fun in the sun. Check out more exciting activities in Kissimmee.
1. Take an Airboat Tour
Board an airboat at Boggy Creek Airboat Rides for a high-speed adventure through the headwaters of the Everglades. The tours depart throughout the day, at sunset, and even at night through wetlands and swamps. Alligator sightings are common, as are other wildlife viewings, such as turtles and birds.
2. Take a Warbird Adventure
Fulfill your high-flying fantasies at Warbird Adventure in Kissimmee where you can fly a historic T-6 Texan used to train World War II fighter pilots. You take the front seat while an experienced pilot controls the plane from the back seat. If you’re feeling daring, choose a flight with aerobatics. If you prefer to keep your feet on the ground, explore the Kissimmee Air Museum featuring 22 aircraft and other artifacts.
3. Learn About Area History
Stop by the Osceola County Welcome Center and History Museum to learn more about the area. The museum area features four dioramas depicting habitats in the area including a swamp, pine flatwoods, oak hammock, and lake. Interactive displays highlight the connection between history and nature specific to the area. While you’re there, pick up information on other things to do nearby.
4. Watch a Play
Indulge your thirst for the arts at Osceola Arts, a community art center featuring two theaters. Broadway-style shows take the stage in the larger theater. If you prefer avant-garde performances, check out the schedule for the smaller theater. You can also check out drawings, pottery, paintings, and other fine artwork from local artists.
5. Adventure on an Aerial Course
Orlando Tree Trek Adventure Park takes you high above the ground in Kissimmee for an assortment of unique aerial adventures. The course includes ziplines, nets, swings, suspension bridges, climbing walls, swinging logs, and other obstacles. Stick to just ziplining, or do the full course for a challenge.
6. Take a Delicious Tour of a Chocolate Factory
Sweeten your Kissimmee trip with a factory tour of Chocolate Kingdom. The interactive tour walks you through the chocolate-making process, starting with the bean and ending with the bar. Check out a museum, old-fashioned machinery, and other displays. Customize a chocolate bar as a delicious souvenir.
7. Immerse Yourself in Farm Life
Channel your inner farmer when you stop at Green Meadows Petting Farm. Over 300 animals call the farm home. You can see pigs, rabbits, sheep, goats, cows, donkeys, chickens, and many other animals. Get close to a cow as you learn how to milk it. Hop on the train ride or hayride for a full farm experience.
8. Get Close to Gators
Gatorland is a classic central Florida attraction that lets you see gators up close. The wildlife preserve undertakes conservation efforts, educational programs, and reptile shows. Explore the boardwalks and observation towers to see the natural breeding marsh, which is full of alligators. Feed alligators, visit the aviary, check out the petting zoo, or take a zipline ride over an alligator pool.
9. Surf Indoors
Kissimmee may be in the middle of the state, but you can still surf at this fun attraction. Fantasy Surf features an indoor wave rider to replicate surfing conditions in a controlled indoor location. Get tips from the professional surfers on staff before you try bodyboarding or stand-up surfing.
10. Explore Military History
The Museum of Military History focuses on times of war, serving as a tribute to those who served during those times. Uniforms, vehicles, weapons, and other artifacts fill the museum as a way to educate visitors on the experiences of soldiers in the Civil War, both World Wars, Korean War, Vietnam War, and more recent conflicts in the Middle East.
11. Experience a Medieval Meal
Reserve your spot at Medieval Times for dinner and a show. Guests enjoy a four-course meal without silverware to go along with the medieval theme. The two-hour show features beautiful horses and knights competing in a jousting competition, featuring real weapons. Capone’s is a different dinner and show option featuring music and comedy centering around Gangland Chicago in 1931.
12. Go on Safari
Venture a little outside of Kissimmee to Forever Florida for a safari adventure. The wildlife conservation area boasts 4,700 acres of natural area that serves as home to Old Florida pines, white-tailed deer, Florida panthers, and other wildlife. You can see the conservation area via zipline, horseback, or motorized coach. The elevated coach gives you a good view.
13. Hit the Links
Golf is huge in Kissimmee, so you have plenty of course options, including championship courses. ChampionsGate Golf Club, Falcon’s Fire Golf Club, and Mystic Dunes Golf Club are just a few popular options. If you prefer mini golf, Kissimmee has you covered. Navigate the obstacles at Congo River Golf, and feed gators while you’re there. Pirate’s Cove Adventure Golf is another fun themed option.
14. Wander Old Town
Spend some time in Old Town for a mix of shopping and entertainment. The walkable area features several unique shops and restaurants. If you’re looking for entertainment, play the arcade games, or hop on the rides. The Great Magic Hall offers regular magic shows. If you’re looking for a fright, check out the haunted attraction called Mortem Manor.
15. Take on Thrilling Theme Parks
It’s impossible to discuss things to do in Kissimmee without mentioning the world-famous amusement parks in the surrounding area. Disney World Resort sits right next to Kissimmee, so you have easy access to the four parks within the resort. Universal Studios Orlando is another option in the area with a range of rides and experiences, including the popular Wizarding World of Harry Potter. For families with younger kids, LEGOLAND Florida is an option with rides and attractions themed after the building blocks.
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