DescriptionKissimmee (Kiss-SEM-mee), is near the southern terminus of a scenic portion of Florida's Turnpike, which extends 65 miles southeast from Wildwood. It is more widely known to visitors to the central Florida region as being a near neighbor of Walt Disney World® Resort (located farther northeast in Orlando are Universal Orlando Resort and SeaWorld Orlando). Many downtown businesses occupy structures dating from the late 1800s; landscaping and renovations preserve the town's old-time aura.
While tourism and agriculture have long dominated the business climate, recent economic development initiatives encourage advancements in plastics, engineering and electronics. The Florida Cattlemen's Association has its headquarters in town.
Kissimmee also attracts the sports-minded to Osceola County Stadium, in Osceola Heritage Park at 631 Heritage Park Way, where you can cheer on the Brevard County Manatees, a Class A affiliate of the Milwaukee Brewers; phone (321) 697-3220 for ticket information.
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Visitor InfoExperience Kissimmee 215 Celebration Pl. Suite 200 KISSIMMEE, FL 34747. Phone:(407)742-8200 or (800)333-5477
ShoppingThe Loop and Loop West, 3208 N. John Young Pkwy., offer 800,000 square feet of open-air shopping as well as multiple dining and entertainment options. Old Town, just east of I-4 on US 192 at 5770 W. Irlo Bronson Memorial Hwy., features 75 specialty shops as well as restaurants and amusement rides in a re-created turn-of-the-20th-century setting. Hundreds of classic cars cruise the streets of Old Town every Friday and Saturday night.
Things to SeeBoggy Creek Airboat Rides
Lake Kissimmee State Park
KayakingThe Paddling Center at Shingle Creek