We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Osceola County Fair”

Osceola Schools Environmental Study Center
Ranked #49 of 84 things to do in Kissimmee
Attraction details
Reviewed 16 February 2014

My family and I spent the day at the county fair in Kissimmee Florida. It is called the Osceola Fair and such a wonderful fair. This year is the 70th anniversary of the fair, This was our first time there and we will return again. Cost is $5,00, seniors and children $3.00 and parking is free. There is an abundance of food at a reasonable price. There are free shows such as pig racing, demolition derby, rodeo, music acts, cooking contests, magic acts, dog shows, crafts with prizes, 4H exhibits, kiddie rides and Strates Carnival plus so much more. There is so much to do for everyone. The day flew by and it was a nice day for all of us. It is handicapped friendly and has paved areas for comfortable walking. There is a full building with every type of arts and crafts possible, animal judging with ribbons and prizes for best of show. If you want to spend some time out doors and see a part of the real Florida this is the place to go, The show will be running for another week. A must do.

Thank priscilla w
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review
Reviews (16)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

10 - 14 of 16 reviews

Reviewed 7 September 2013

Due to the very rainy period we visited in, the whole area around the boardwalk was flooded. This was never the case during our previous visits. Not 100 yards upon the boardwalk we spotted two small alligators basking on logs. Very nice. We also saw frogs and lots of lizards. From the viewpoint we could not make out large alligators, although they must have been there.

The visitor has not changed a lot - if at all. Still very nice to see the stuffed animals that roam the area.

Also very good: still 100% free!

4  Thank Adrie v
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 21 July 2012

I have been here more than once, It's really interesting for people from parts of the country or world that don't get to see swamps. My friends from Saudi Arabia said it felt like being in a movie. I'm pretty sure it's only open one weekend day per week for the public.

1  Thank bruce l
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 20 July 2012

Went there again and and very good viewing of gators (small & large), turtles nad very large spiders.... Unfortunately my daughter Ellen got stung by a hairy object which later turned out to be a puss caterpilar, a venomous caterpillar species. The caterpillar has the appearance of a piece of fluffy cotton, but is the opposite....

But still, the center itself is worhtwhile!

3  Thank Adrie v
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 10 March 2012

If you are staying in or nearby Kissimmee, love nature and don't want to drive half an hour to get there, look no further. A small museum with local stuffed animals (incl. Bear, panther, bobcat etc) and a very old but interesting movie. In factbthebmuseumis very similar to a small visitor centre at one of the nations National Parks. Enjoyable!

Apart from that there is a boardwalk loop that takes you through the dense forest full of cypresses and wildlife. Look out for snakes,raccoons etc. About half way (15 minutes or so) there is a very nice viewpoint along a creek. During our visit we saw turtles, herons, egrets and alligator there.

It' s a very nice place for a visit of one or two hours. And it's FREE! Pay attention to the opening hour though, usually only open on saturday and sunday!

5  Thank Adrie v
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Travellers who viewed Osceola Schools Environmental Study Center also viewed

Kissimmee, Central Florida
Kissimmee, Central Florida
 
Kissimmee, Central Florida
 

Been to Osceola Schools Environmental Study Center? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing