It may be a theme park hot spot, but there’s so much more to this central Florida city.

Sure, Kissimmee is best known for its theme parks, big and small, but there’s a whole wide world beyond those magical gates. Discover everything else you should be doing while you’re in this central Florida city, from visiting the Museum of Military History to playing a round of golf to eating and shopping your way through the historic downtown. There’s also plenty of wildlife to spot across the area’s waterways, which include the headwaters of the Everglades (think: alligators, snakes and tropical birds).

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Explore Kissimmee

  • 192 Corridor
  • Historic Downtown
  • Williamsburg

192 Corridor

Overview

The 192 Corridor in Kissimmee is the most convenient place to stay if you’re visiting one of the theme parks. The road also offers access to the other kinds of parks — green, with trees and lakes — plus golf and a museum.

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Restaurants, Museums, Shopping

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Historic Downtown

Overview

There are some retro Americana vibes in Kissimmee’s Historic Downtown, where restaurants and bars in old buildings line the streets. You’ll also find Lake Tohopekaliga here, more commonly called Lake Toho.

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Dining, Shopping, Outdoor Recreation

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Williamsburg

Overview

This residential neighborhood lies between Orlando and Kissimmee — providing access to both areas, plus a slew of other attractions, including restaurants, theme parks and amusement parks.

Known For

Lakes, Restaurants, Water Parks

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Aerial view of historic downtown Kissimmee

Visit the Historic Downtown

Explore Kissimmee’s Historic Downtown, where you can stroll the shops of Main Street, find plenty of good eats and even enjoy some lakefront recreation. Don’t miss the historic Osceola County Courthouse and the Monument of States.

 

Fishing on a lake

Explore Florida’s Famous Waterways

Get out on the water — there’s plenty of it around — on a laid-back fishing excursion or an action-packed airboat ride. Either way, you’re all but guaranteed to see some of Florida’s native wildlife. Make sure to wear sunscreen!

 

Pancakes with fruit on top

Golf in the Morning, Attractions in the Afternoon

Take it easy with a leisurely round of golf (or mini-golf) in the morning, then visit some of Kissimmee’s non-theme-park attractions such as the Museum of Military History or Pioneer Village at Shingle Creek.

 

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