Things to do in Kissimmee

Things to do in Kissimmee abound, and visitors will find something to suit just about every vacation. Whether you are searching for a bit of rest and respite or your latest adventure, Kissimmee is a place that offers plenty of both and everything in between. Not far from Orlando and Walt Disney World means that there are great places to visit on day excursions. 

Old Town

Old Town
Old Town

In Kissimmee, one of the well known attractions is Old Town, a theme park where shopping, rides, dining, and car shows converge for a unique experience for all. Dozens of shops offer original merchandise and themes, from minerals to leather to jewelry to clothes to services. Old Town rides include a variety of options, such as the AMPventure, a rope and rock climbing and zip line experience, roller coasters and a Ferris Wheel, go carts, laser tag, and a plethora of rides for the little ones. If your tummy rumbles from all of the activity, stop for a bite to eat at one of the many dining venues offering a variety of types of cuisine, from burgers to Mexican; there are also a few taverns, where adult visitors can enjoy a drink or two with friends. Every Friday and Saturday, as well as designated days throughout the year, Old Town features special events, such as car cruises of American Muscle and Classic vehicles of show quality, dances, and live music.

Alligator Alley

Alligator Alley
Alligator Alley

A country and western nightclub, Alligator Alley consists of two levels at the Country Castle entertainment complex in Kissimmee.  Within the nightclub are five bars, two dance floors, one at each level, six pool tables, elevators, a monster truck themed DJ booth, and a selection of games, like darts and bull riding. Non-stop evening excitement lies in wait at the humming Alligator Alley.

Kissimmee Swamp Tours

Kissimmee Swamp Tours
Kissimmee Swamp Tours  Image: Kissimmee CVB

Wildlife and nature untouched by the metropolitan spread lies in the swamps of Kissimmee. Airboat excursions and tours of this region offer a look at how the earth was before the settlements incurred changes on the land. These authentic expeditions offer knowledgeable discourses as the boat takes visitors through the natural habitat of endangered and indigenous.

Fishing Lake Tohopekaliga

Fishing Lake Tohopekaliga
Fishing Lake Tohopekaliga  Image: Kissimmee CVB

Bass fishing is a very popular sport on Lake Tohopekaliga of Kissimmee, often known as one of Central Florida’s most lovely untouched jewels. Also known as Lake Toho, these waters are the leading source of the great Everglades tributaries. While the state experienced a slump in prize fishing, it is becoming widespread throughout the professional fishing community that Lake Tohopekaliga is one of the best destinations for trophy bass, now thriving in well tended fishing locations, like Toho.

Shingle Creek Regional Park

Shingle Creek Regional Park
Shingle Creek Regional Park  Image: Kissimmee CVB

At the Shingle Creek Regional Park, another of the tributaries of the Everglades, visitors can explore the native land and wildlife of the territory. Hiking trails over the earth, guiding canoes through the watery trails of the creek, discovering the remnants of original settlements, or just enjoying picnics in the park areas, this is a park for all types of outdoor adventures for a memorable vacation experience among the natural surroundings in Kissimmee.

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