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“A Huge Piece of History”

Osceola County Historical Society Pioneer Village
Ranked #25 of 84 things to do in Kissimmee
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Owner description: History meets nature at the Pioneer Village at Shingle Creek Regional Park! Step back in time as you tour the fully-restored dwellings of some of Osceola County's earliest settlers, furnished to depict lifestyles in the late 19th century. Visit our Seminole Settlement to see how Florida's natives lived off the land. Explore our hiking, biking and paddling trails to get in touch with Florida's nature on the Headwaters of the Everglades. Visiting Central Florida? Don't miss the Osceola County Welcome Center and History Museum! Journey through Osceola County's natural history as you crawl through a gopher tortoise burrow and climb into a life-sized eagle's nest. Venture through interactive exhibits that tell the stories of Osceola County's earliest industries including citrus farming, cattle ranching, and tourism. After you learn about Osceola County's past, explore what its present has to offer with information about local restaurants and hotspots, as well as discounted tickets to local attractions.
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“A Huge Piece of History”
Reviewed 23 July 2013

The pioneer village is a gem hidden in the woods. A cluster of buildings brings the past to life, and the docent tour is the best. Ask your guide -- ours was Edna -- what is their favorite part of the village. At the museum, which is free (village is $5) wander around or follow the prepared route. The museum is all indoors and great AC.

Visited July 2013
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dublin
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“cool piece of history”
Reviewed 17 July 2013

DADS if your looking for something different to while the girls shop this place is well worth bringing the kids something very different for a Florida holiday but really unique to see a piece Florida's history. kids loved the school house

Visited June 2013
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Scotland, UK
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“quiet oasis in the middle of hectic Kissimmee”
Reviewed 10 July 2013

free parking and $5 a head and a tranquil visit to this pioneer village and then onto their museum across the 192. this is a real find if you want to learn about Florida which has lots more to offer than Mickey Mouse, okay it is small but the $5 inlcudes the village tour with a guide and a nature trail you can tgake yourself off to and then about 1/2 mile away there is the pioneer museum, free and air conditioned.ever wondered abou the names of the 'critters' it is all here, allow yourself a couple of hours away from the hustle and bustle

Visited July 2013
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Kissimmee, Florida
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“Interesting”
Reviewed 14 May 2013

A great way )along with a visit to the Welcome Centre and Shingle Creek) to get to see some of the history of the area !

Visited August 2012
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Rochester, New York
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“Nice historic attraction”
Reviewed 8 April 2013

Very interesting pioneer buildings in a rural setting, but very close to Rt 192. Just discovered this year, after visiting Kissimmee for 20 years. It takes about an hour to see everything. We had a very nice guided tour. Something nice to do other than theme parks.

Visited March 2013
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