Attractions Around Kissimmee, Florida

Attractions Around Kissimmee, Florida
While most visitors think of only Walt Disney World and Sea World when considering Kissimmee and Orlando, Florida, they may be surprised by the number of other attractions in the area. Travelers can explore the outdoors by visiting a safari and wildlife preserve or by riding ATVs in an outdoor adventure park. For more adventure, visitors should visit Gatorland, known as the Alligator capital of the world, or explore Old Town Kissimmee, consisting of antique shops, restaurants and carnival rides.

Florida EcoSafaris

At Forever Florida, tourists can experience the wildlife preserves and gaze at the animals, rainforests and wetlands by choosing three kinds of safaris. If you wish to gaze at the sights, you may prefer the coach safari, which takes you through all the eco-systems on site, where you can view forests, exotic birds, turtles, white deer and possibly the endangered Florida panther. If you are feeling more adventurous, you can explore the safari on horseback to see all the plants up close, or take a zip line safari, where you experience the view from the trees as you fly across cables, far away from the alligators.

Florida EcoSafaris
Forever Florida
4755 N. Kenansville Road,
St. Cloud, FL 34773
(407) 957-9794
floridaecosafaris.com

Revolution, the Off -Road Experience

At this off-road adventure park, you can experience the thrills of off-roading by choosing to drive an ATV, a Jeep, or a dune buggy through natural hills and courses. You must be over 16 years old and complete the safety instruction training before driving. Besides off-roading, the adventure park also features boat rentals for bass fishing, as the 60-acre lake is full of hundreds of bass fish.

Revolution, the Off Road Experience
4000 State Road 33
Clermont, FL 34714
(352) 400-1322
revolutionoffroad.com

Gatorland

Set in the Florida Everglades and internationally renowned as the alligator capital of the world, this theme park offers thrill shows, exhibits and a splash park, with fun for the entire family. The park features fascinating shows, including the Gator Jumperoo, as alligators jump several feet out of the water to grab food from their trainer's hand. Families will also be fascinated as they watch trainers handle a snapping alligator with survival tips in the Wrestling Gator demonstration. They can visit other animals, including farm animals at Allie's Barnyard, or snakes in the Close Encounters, as guests meet creatures from around the world.

Gatorland
14501 South Orange Blossom Trail
Orlando, FL 32837
(407) 855-5496
gatorland.com

Old Town

Visitors come to Old Town to experience the fun of the past. Every Friday and Saturday night, Old Town hosts car cruises, with Saturday featuring the classic older cars, and Friday featuring custom and specialty cars. To add to the fun, each weekend, different bands play rock and roll music. Families can explore different specialty shops, grab a burger at an old-fashioned diner or ride the ferris wheel or the go-karts.

Old Town
5770 W. Irlo Bronson Memorial Hwy, Suite 324
Kissimmee, FL 34746
(407) 396-4888
old-town.com

Article Written By Laura Nowak

Laura Nowak is a freelance writer who combines her love of travel and research to write travel articles. She has been published in various print and online publications, including the "Western Herald," where she wrote arts and entertainment articles. Nowak earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in practical writing from Western Michigan University.

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