Experience Kissimmee’s Outdoor Adventures
Kissimmee, Fla. (April 15, 2020) - In Kissimmee, there’s thrilling adventures and easygoing experiences for everyone — from thousands of acres of outdoor adventures, to reaching new heights and seeing it all from above. Kissimmee has everything when it comes to the great outdoors.
For a natural approach to a Central Florida vacation, check out these exciting adventures.
Discover the Land
Get up close and personal with wildlife at Wild Florida’s gator and wildlife park full of animals such as zebras, giraffes, watusi, deer, tropical birds, emu, lemurs, alligators, and more. Guests can even drive their own vehicles through the all-new Drive-Thru Safari Park and discover more than 100 native and exotic animals roaming freely.
Learn the calls of nature at a bird watching outing in Kissimmee — home to one of the largest populations of nesting bald eagles in the continental United States, along with meadowlarks, crested caracaras, whooping cranes, kestrels, and the rare Florida scrub jay. Professional and causal avian enthusiasts alike can observe a diverse species of birds along the Great Florida Birding Trail at the Gatorland Bird Rookery and throughout the area’s other parks, lakes, and conservation lands.
Pedal down the quiet streets of the town of Celebration, famous for its nostalgic hometown flavor and elegance, during a bike or surrey tour from Celebration Bike Rental. Discover picturesque neighborhoods with world-class architecture, visit the quaint downtown area of shops and restaurants, and take in the natural wildlife while exploring scenic trails and waterfront pathways.
Ride on a beautiful western horse through open prairies, hundred-year-old oak hammocks, and the shores of Lake Tohopekaliga at Lazy H Ranch.
Visit Gatorland to see thousands of alligators and crocodiles, an aviary, an incredible breeding marsh and bird rookery, a petting zoo, nature walks, and one-of-a-kind reptilian shows. Or, traverse over hills, through mud puddles, and a real alligator graveyard on the park’s Stompin’ Gator Off-Road Adventure atop a 12-foot high, custom-made, off-road monster vehicle.
Drive into adventure on an ATV at Revolution Off-Road. Nestled in the Central Florida countryside, this unique experience lets guests drive themselves through mud holes, dry sandy tracks, and grass, with plenty of twists and turns. Or take it slow on a six-wheeled army truck designed to give guests a bird’s-eye view of the park’s lakes, sand dunes, and wildlife.
Kissimmee is known as the headwaters of the Everglades. Enjoy the fascinating flora and fauna of this waterway at The Paddling Center at Shingle Creek, which offers guided tours and rentals of kayaks, canoes, and paddleboards. For a unique adventure, paddle under the summer night skies during a Full Moon Kayak Tour.
Explore Kissimmee’s lakes and get an in-depth look at gators, birds, eagles, trees, and plants with Spirit of the Swamp Airboat Rides, Wild Florida, or learn to captain your own airboat with a one-of-a-kind experience at Boggy Creek Airboat Adventures.
Drop a line in one of the top freshwater fishing destinations in the world – the Kissimmee Chain of Lakes. Pristine lakes throughout the area provide bountiful habitats for favorites like largemouth bass, crappie, and speck. Fish camps, charters, and boat ramps dot the shorelines of Lake Tohopekaliga and other local water bodies offering opportunities for fishers at all levels.
Take in the best view of Kissimmee, from 1,000-feet above, during a hot air balloon adventure. Enjoy breath-taking views of theme park icons, beautiful resorts, and Florida swamps. There are plenty of choices for airborne adventures including Bob’s Balloon Rides, Orlando Balloon Adventures, and Thompson Aire, Inc.; plus, options available for private flights and groups up to 20.
Climb and soar with swings, nets, ropes, and trapeze among the canopy of pine trees at Orlando Tree Trek Adventure Park. Challenge yourself, or family and friends, on 97 games or challenges, ascending to 50 feet, for climbers of every level. The fun continues with a breath-taking finish on a 425-foot plunging zip line.
Keep the thrills going at Gatorland on the Screamin’ Gator Zip Line, where guests can fly over alligators and crocodiles at speeds near 30 miles per hour. Not to mention, the eco-tourism park also offers a 350-foot long, wheelchair accessible Gator Gauntlet zip line, that travels above the park and its giant alligator breeding marsh.
Soar gently over natural Florida woodlands and world-famous attractions while hang gliding at Wallaby Ranch. The incredible tandem flight experience takes guests 2,000 feet in the air for a bird’s-eye view of Central Florida’s beauty.
The Experience Kissimmee Story:
Almost 50 years of vacation-making experience. More than 9,000,000 overnight visitors. And closer than the wave-of-a-wand away from world-famous theme parks and attractions, the headwaters of the Everglades, extraordinary natural wonders, and plates for every palate. We’re Experience Kissimmee, the official tourism authority for Osceola County, Florida. (That means we oversee sales and marketing for the destination.) We’re also the Vacation Home Capital of the World®, with more than 70,000 accommodation options, including luxury resorts, family-friendly hotels, and over 50,000 vacation homes.
Tap into the magic. Get inspired at experiencekissimmee.com.
Experience Kissimmee Communications Department