About Kissimmee

airboat lake at sunrise

Founded in 1883, Made in 1971

Osceola County was first established as a transportation hub in the late nineteenth century for riverboats and railroads. This began a cattle, sugar, and lumber-based economy. But all that changed with the arrival of Walt Disney World® Resort in 1971.  

Since then, Kissimmee and Central Florida have evolved from a few roadside attractions into one of the top vacation destinations in the world. Tourism and hospitality are at the heart of this place we call home, and Experience Kissimmee is proud to have been helping people plan perfectly Whelmed vacations for more than 40 years. As our destination continues to grow, we’re excited to continue sharing the Kissimmee story around the world.

As the official tourism authority for Osceola County, Florida, Experience Kissimmee works closely with our community to inspire visitation to our sunny destination. With all the incredible things to do and see here, visitors can find the perfect balance of vacation chill and thrill.