is just moments away from the excitement of Orlando while still preserving Central Florida's charm. Whether you crave rollercoasters, nature's beauty, or some rope-tossing cowboys, Kissimmee
is sure to please.
A short drive from Orlando, Kissimmee
is close enough to take a day trip to the area's famed theme parks—Walt Disney World Resort, Universal Orlando Resort, and Sea World Orlando. Here, you can bring your wildest fantasies to life, whether that be hanging out with the Disney princesses or zapping aliens with the Men in Black. In Orlando, rides, shows, and dining await you! See our Orlando page for a complete look at what to check out while in the neighborhood. Don't want to travel as far for some amusement park fun? FunSpot USA in Kissimmee
offers a local alternative.
Located just four miles outside of Kissimmee
, Gatorland is the alligator capital of the world. Come and experience this captivating reptile up close and personal. Within the park, you can trek to the Alligator Breeding Marsh to witness a feeding frenzy, have your picture taken wrestling a gator, learn what it takes to be a trainer for a day, or go night-time alligator spotting armed with just a flashlight. Also, don't miss the Screamin' Gator Zip Line for a 1,200 foot high ride across the park for an aerial view of the Cuban and Nile crocodiles. Want even more alligators? Visit the Florida Everglades for an airboat ride through the swamps. Experience Central Florida in all its natural beauty, including hundreds of species of birds and animals that call this area home.
With Central Florida's warm temperatures, visitors can enjoy their favorite sports year round. For championship golf courses, visit Osceola County or the greater Orlando region. We recommend playing a few rounds at Orange Lake Resort. Here, you'll have four courses to choose from-two of which were designed by legendary golfer, Arnold Palmer. Looking for other options? Consider Kissimmee Bay Country Club, Kissimmee Oaks Golf Club or Remington Golf Club. If a full 18-holes of golf isn't your style, there's an abundance of miniature golf courses in Kissimmee
for some relaxed, no-pressure fun. Bring the kids for a night of family-friendly entertainment, sure to leave you all smiling. Kissimmee
is also home to the Houston Astros' spring training facilities (February through March). Catch a baseball game at Osceola County Stadium. Bring your mitt, and perhaps you'll even head home with a foul ball in tow.
The Rowdy Rodeo
The Silver Spurs Rodeo, at Osceola Heritage Park, is the largest rodeo east of the Mississippi. Release your inner cowboy, and stop by to witness some barrel riding, bull racing and roping. The Rodeo is performed twice per year, so check the calendar now to see if your visit will coincide with this rambunctious event.