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Osceola County, created in 1886, is named after the Indian leader, Osceola; who was furious about the way the Seminoles were treated was determined to help maintain the Seminole heritage and homeland.

Osceola County has historically been known as a transportation crossroad and is currently served by the Florida East Coast, Seaboard and Amtrak railroad systems, Interstate 4 and U.S. Highways 17/92, 441, 192 and the Florida Turnpike.

The county seat of Osceola County is Kissimmee.

Osceola Heritage Park:
The first cattle to enter the North American continent traveled through the Kissimmee Valley in what is now Osceola County. To honor this heritage, this 120-acre, multipurpose complex is host to the county's annual activities; a venue that can accommodate a wide variety of events for attendees from all over.

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Kissimmee

The City of Kissimmee was originally a small trading post, on the northern bank of Lake Tohopekaliga, known as the community of Allendale.

Florida Kiss:
If you choose Kissimmee for your Florida vacation, you’re in the middle of Central Florida's activity action; with the Walt Disney World Resort, Sea World Orlando and Universal Orlando Resort all close by.

Kissimmee Chamber of Commerce:
The Chamber has been serving Osceola County since 1924.

Kissimmee Municipal Airport:
Located near Orlando, just eight miles from Walt Disney World and ten miles from the Orlando-Orange County Convention center.

Accommodation in Kissimmee

Hotels in Kissimmee, Florida:
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Fantasy World Club Villas: Kissimmee.
Fantasy World Club Villas - Kissimmee, Florida.
5005 Kyngs Heath Road.
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Fantasy World Club Villas.

FantasyWorld is conveniently located just three miles from Walt Disney World, and minutes from all the other attractions central Florida has to offer.

The resort is ideal for small groups and families. All villas are 2 bedroom and sleep up to six. Villa amenities include a queen size bed in the master bedroom, 2 twin beds in the second bedroom, and a double sleep sofa in the living room.

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Kids will stay busy with the 4 pools, 5 lighted tennis courts, basketball, shuffleboard and gameroom. Adults can also enjoy the lobby lounge/pool bar which offers satellite TV for sporting events around the world and two pool tables.

For guests that want to cook, a full grocery store is just across the street. For those that don't, the Olive Garden Restaurant and Crabby Bill's Seafood are adjacent to the resort. There is also a large selection of restaurants within an easy walk, and many more just a few minutes drive away.

Gaylord Palms Resort and Spa: Kissimmee.
Gaylord Palms Resort and Spa - Kissimmee, Osceola Counta, Florida.
6000 West Osceola Parkway.
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Gaylord Palms.

This turn-of-the-century Florida mansion, the Gaylord Palms Resort, is located approximately two miles from the shuttle to Walt Disney World.

The resort's signature four-acre glass dome reflects Florida's famous regions. Showcased are Saint Augustine, Key West, and the waters and cypress of the Everglades (complete with alligators).

This Florida experience continues with the Art Deco South Beach swimming pool with cabanas and sand volleyball, Marine Pool with octopus slide and sandy beach play area, and 20,000-square-foot full-service spa (with 20 treatment rooms) and fitness centre.

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Enjoy themed dining in one of the three distinct areas of Florida Everglades, Auggies Dueling Piano Bar, or Poolside Cafe and Grill. The resort also houses Retail Street with fabulous shopping and La Petite Kids Station, an on-site supervised kids program.

Keeping with the theme, the guestrooms are decorated in the style of Saint Augustine, Everglades, Emerald Bay, and Key West.

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East Palm Resort:
The East Palm Resort is a moderately priced hotel conveniently located off the Florida turnpike in beautiful Kissimmee, Florida. With 186 beautifully appointed guestrooms, a full service restaurant, and swimming pool, the hotel offers visitors a wide array of features and services just minutes away from Florida’s most popular tourist attractions.

Kissimmee Attractions

Astros Baseball at Osceola County Stadium:
Host of the Houston Astros Spring Training for the last 20 years, the Osceola County Stadium and complex also features local civic events throughout the year. The stadium went through an $18.4 million renovation in 2005 and now features a new fašade, new seating, expanded training facilities and a picnic area.

Epcot Center:
Gather with family and friends to celebrate the fascinating cultures and numerous wonders of the world around you through dazzling shows, interactive experiences and amazing attractions. From space rides to food and wine festivals, you?ll find something for the whole family.

Kennedy Space Center - Cape Canaveral:
Just 45 minutes away from popular Orlando attractions, NASA?s Kennedy Space Center launch headquarters is the only place on Earth where you can tour launch areas, meet an Astronaut, see giant rockets, train in spaceflight simulators, and even view a launch. The headquarters, located on a huge island wildlife refuge, offer a full day of entertainment that gives visitors a behind-the-scenes look at Kennedy Space Center's working space flight facilities that includes space exhibits and hands-on experiences.

Kissimmee Golf Club:
Kissimmee Golf Club offers the best golfing value in central Florida. Golfers of all abilities will enjoy a challenging, beautifully conditioned, 18-hole golf course that offers reasonable rates and a convenient location, all in a magnificent Florida setting. Kissimmee Golf Club also boasts one of the largest grass driving ranges in the country, as well as a first-class chipping and putting area, making it the perfect place to hone your game.

MGM Studios:
Salute the world of showbiz - from the Hollywood classics of yesteryear to the best in popular entertainment. Take centre stage as the star of your own adventure, from rock 'n' roll fantasies to Broadway-style stage spectaculars, from the silver screen to the TV screen to behind the scenes.

Walt Disney World:
Visit a place where storybook fantasy comes to life for children of all ages. Seek out adventures, create magical memories with your favourite Disney characters and discover fun with your imagination. Travel to imaginary lands of adventure, fantasy, the past, and the future. Sail on magic carpets, plunge down waterfalls, and hurtle through space on fabulous rides, during fantastic parades and through spectacular stage shows.

Wet 'n Wild Water Park:
Voted America's number one water park by Amusement Business Magazine, Wet 'n Wild offers a full day of fun for the entire family. With signature thrill rides like Blue Niagra and Hydra Fighter for thrill seekers, Bubble Up and Kids Park for the little ones, and relaxing favourites like the Lazy River, Wave Pool, and Wet 'n Wild Beach, this water park has something for everyone.

The Ice Factory:
The Ice Factory is an Olympic-class skating and hockey rink located in the heart of Florida near the Disney theme park. Staffed by experienced, professional skating instructors and certified coaches, the Ice Factory features Olympic skating, free-style skating, competitive hockey, and skating and hockey lessons.

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