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Guide to Kissimmee for Families

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Kissimmee is a sunny city in Florida, just minutes from the Walt Disney World Resort, Orlando Studios, and Sea World. However, Kissimmee is a popular destination in its own right — especially for families! Expect tons of fun, from dinner theater magic to hot air balloon rides.

Good for
  • Family
  • History Buff
  • Thrill Seeker
  • Shopping Fanatic
  • Art and Architecture Lover
  • Nightlife Seeker
  • Nature Lover
  • Foodie
  • Luxury Traveller
  • Thrifty Traveller
  • Trendsetter
  • Like a Local

10 Places

3 City Tips

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10 Places

Old Town

Neighbourhoods

Thompson Aire

Balloon Rides

Green Meadows Petting Farm

Farms

Abracadabra Ice Cream Factory

Restaurants

Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament

Performances, Dinner Theatres

Disney's Fantasia Gardens Miniature Golf Course

Game & Entertainment Centres

Osceola County Historical Society Pioneer Village

Speciality Museums

Fun Spot America

Theme Parks

Monument of States

Monuments & Statues

The Disney Wilderness Preserve

Nature & Wildlife Areas

Angela A's City Tips

  • If you are traveling with very small kids, bear in mind that children under a certain age may enter free to many attractions. This could prove to be a big saving by the end of the week!
  • Remember that the sun in Florida may be quite different than at home, so be sure to apply sunscreen, even on cloudy days.
  • Be sure to have a plan for the day! Wandering aimlessly from one attraction to the next is not very cost-effective in Kissimmee.
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    Old Town
    Neighbourhoods
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    Angela A Says:

    Old Town offers something for everyone, but they definitely specialize in family fun! With plenty of rides to keep the kids screaming, over 70 shops, and all sorts of delicious spots to dine at, this may become one of your favorite Kissimmee traditions.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Family
    • Nightlife Seeker
    Tips
    • Old Town hosts fun car shows and bike rallies.
    • Be sure to check out the Great Magic Hall for daily shows.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #14 of 90 things to do in Kissimmee
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • OLD TOWN FEEL ! 19/09/2018
    • Old town 18/09/2018
    • Old Town
    Address:
    5770 W Irlo Bronson Memorial Hwy
    Kissimmee, FL 34746-4732
    Phone:
    +1 407-396-4888
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    10:00 - 23:00
    Other:
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    Thompson Aire
    Balloon Rides
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    Angela A Says:

    Can you imagine a better view of Kissimmee than from a hot air balloon? Mr Thompson has been piloting for almost forty years so you and your family can feel at ease, and the service is completely unparalleled!

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • These balloons have seats for your comfort.
    • If you are afraid it will be cold as you ascend, this will not be a problem, as the heat from the burners ensures a nice temperature.
    • Breakfast is included!
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #7 of 44 Outdoor Activities in Kissimmee
    • Extraordinary experience 31/08/2018
    • Ballooning is so underrated 03/06/2018
    • Thompson Aire
    Address:
    7769 W Irlo Bronson Memorial Hwy
    Kissimmee, FL 34747-1727
    Phone:
    +1 407-421-9322
    Price range:
    US$185 - US$185
    Other:
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    Green Meadows Petting Farm
    Farms
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    Angela A Says:

    The Green Meadows Petting Farm is an excellent choice for a family adventure! With over 300 animals to interact with, be sure to bring your camera for photo opportunities!

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Family
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Hidden Gems
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Everyone enjoys the train and hay rides.
    • Visit them online to print off a valuable coupon!
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #0 of 0 things to do in Kissimmee
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Wonderful Animal Park for Kids 22/01/2018
    • Great place to visit 17/01/2018
    • Green Meadows Petting Farm
    Address:
    1368 S Poinciana Blvd
    Kissimmee, FL 34746-4100
    Phone:
    +1 407-846-0770
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    09:30 - 16:00
    Other:
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    Abracadabra Ice Cream Factory
    Restaurants (American)
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    Angela A Says:

    Abracadabra Ice Cream is an exciting concept store that uses liquid nitrogen to freeze your ice cream creation. Kids love this scientific way of blending their favorite treats!

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Must See
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Trendsetter
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • And what goes great with ice cream? Yup, pizza is also offered!
    • If anyone in your group is celebrating a birthday, be sure to sign up online for a free birthday treat!
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #2 of 600 restaurants in Kissimmee
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • We're Baaaaaack!!!!! 30/08/2018
    • First time visit 28/08/2018
    • Abracadabra Ice Cream Factory
    Address:
    520 N Main St
    Kissimmee, FL 34744-5258
    Phone:
    +1 401-201-2509
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    11:00 - 22:00
    Other:
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    Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament
    Performances, Dinner Theatres
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    Angela A Says:

    Medieval Times Dinner and Tournament is like stepping back in time! Guests will watch a thrilling horse show, including jousting and plenty of other competitions. A fun dinner is also included — knife and fork free!

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Must See
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Family
    Tips
    • Guests will be assigned a "home" country to cheer for during the competitions.
    • Be sure to check out the gifts and souvenirs.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #3 of 11 Concerts & Shows in Kissimmee
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Great Show 18/09/2018
    • Excellent Fun 18/09/2018
    • Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament
    Address:
    4510 W Vine St
    Kissimmee, FL 34746-5317
    Phone:
    +1 888-935-6878
    Other:
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    Disney's Fantasia Gardens Miniature Golf Course
    Game & Entertainment Centres
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    Angela A Says:

    Disney's Fantasia Gardens is an unbelievably fun miniature golf course. The intricate detail is phenomenal, for if it wasn't, it sure wouldn't have Disney's name on it! It offers two completely different, 18 hole courses to choose from.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Family
    Tips
    • One course is aimed at families with small children, and the other is a bit more challenging.
    • Children under three go free!
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #8 of 28 Fun & Games in Kissimmee
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Lots of fun! 16/09/2018
    • Fantasia Golf: a challenging family fun 16/09/2018
    • Disney's Fantasia Gardens Miniature Golf Course
    Address:
    Walt Disney World Resort
    Kissimmee, FL
    Phone:
    +1 407-560-4870
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    10:00 - 23:00
    Other:
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    Osceola County Historical Society Pioneer Village
    Speciality Museums
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    Angela A Says:

    The Pioneer Village is a collection of historical structures from Osceola County that have been moved to this location to form a fun, educational attraction. A 7.8-acre nature preserve is also located at the village.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Children absolutely love pretending they have gone back in history, so allow plenty of time to let their imaginations run wild here!
    • There is the option of guided or self guided tours.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #22 of 90 things to do in Kissimmee
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Great historical village 02/09/2018
    • Amazing! 26/06/2018
    • Osceola County Historical Society Pioneer Village
    Address:
    2491 Babb Rd
    Kissimmee, FL 34746-5803
    Phone:
    +1 407-396-8644
    Other:
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    Fun Spot America
    Theme Parks
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    Angela A Says:

    Fun Spot America is a family adventure park that offers plenty of thrill rides, food, and even a live alligator area! They offer day and season passes.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Family
    • Nightlife Seeker
    Tips
    • There is a second location in nearby Orlando.
    • Note that the SkyCoaster is not included in the Day Pass.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #2 of 90 things to do in Kissimmee
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Loads of fun 14/09/2018
    • Awesome fun place!! 14/09/2018
    • Fun Spot America
    Address:
    2850 Florida Plaza Blvd
    Kissimmee, FL 34746-4700
    Phone:
    +1 407-363-3867
    Hours:
    Mon - Thu
    14:00 - 00:00
    Fri - Sun
    10:00 - 00:00
    Other:
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    Monument of States
    Monuments & Statues
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    Angela A Says:

    Time for some history for the kids? This monument represents all fifty states, and standing 40-feet high, is a very interesting piece of art!

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Hidden Gems
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Children love to race to find their state!
    • Watch the road if crossing next to the monument.
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #41 of 90 things to do in Kissimmee
    • Cool little area 22/07/2018
    • Interesting detour thru Downtown Kissimmee. Near lake. Great for picnic 09/04/2018
    • Monument of States
    Address:
    300 E Monument Ave
    Lakefront Park
    Kissimmee, FL 34741-5755
    Phone:
    +1 407-847-2821
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    The Disney Wilderness Preserve
    Nature & Wildlife Areas
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    Angela A Says:

    The Disney Wilderness Preserve is 11,500 acres of varying landscapes, ecosystems, and wildlife. Visitors have the option of three trails to explore. If you want to take a break from the hustle and bustle of Kissimmee and give your family a rewarding experience in natural surroundings, this is the place to visit!

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Must See
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Hidden Gems
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • This preserve is open Monday through Friday, 9am to 5pm, and closed for holidays.
    • If you bring a camera to any place in Kissimmee, make sure you bring it here!
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #21 of 90 things to do in Kissimmee
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Animals all around 31/08/2018
    • well done 06/08/2018
    • The Disney Wilderness Preserve
    Address:
    2700 Scrub Jay Trl
    The Nature Conservancy
    Kissimmee, FL 34759-3501
    Phone:
    +1 407-935-0002
    Other:
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