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Summer Activities in Osceola County!

Posted by Kayla Smith on Jun 28, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Summer time in Florida is the perfect opportunity to explore the activities and attractions Osceola County has to offer! Offering family-friendly adventures, there are plenty of activities to ensure everyone has fun! Check out some of our favorite places to visit with our family and friends: 


-The Osceola County Welcome Center and History Museum- Stop in for a free museum experience, including baby gators, an eagle's nest photo-op, and play with an assortment of toys in the Totally Tots! Temporary Exhibit space


Totally Tots Temp exhibit



-The Pioneer Village at Shingle Creek- Looking to experience Florida life in the late 1800s? Visit the Pioneer Village at Shingle Creek. It's historical homesteads and replica buildings offer an exciting look into how Osceola County residents first lived. The breeze that sweeps across the open spaces at the Pioneer Village allows for a nice break from the summer heat, too! 


-Steffee Landing- One of Osceola County's earliest residents' homestead is the perfect spot to start your nature walk. Be sure to keep an eye out for the unique plants and along the way. 


Steffee Landing


-The Paddling Center- If water travel is your preferred method of enjoying nature, be sure to stop in at The Paddling Center. Offering single and double kayaking, canoeing, and guided tours, this is the perfect stop for adventure for the whole family!


Paddling Center


-Shingle Creek Regional Trail- This trail connects the Steffee Landing, the Osceola County Welcome Center and History Museum, and The Paddling Center! It's the perfect path to follow for lots of summer fun! 


Shingle Creek


-When you're ready for some yummy eats, check out some local favorites like Big John's BBQ and CiCi's Pizza

-Looking for some unique entertainment? Make your way to Old Town, which has rides and shops for everyone; Gatorland, featuring daring gator shows and lots of fun animals; or Boggy Creek Airboat Rides, home to airboat rides, a gator park and a Native American Village with live interactions throughout the day! 


Boggy Creek Airboat Adventures


-Be sure to keep an eye on our website for upcoming events! And watch our Osceola County partners' websites for happenings around the County: KUA, Toho, Experience Kissimmee, City of Kissimmee, Osceola County, and United Arts of Central Florida!


Photo Courtesy: Kayla Smith

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The Osceola County Historical Society is focused on preserving Osceola County’s rich, cultural history while sharing it with others. This blog is perfect for just that. 

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