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Free Attractions in Kissimmee FL

If you’re planning a vacation to Central Florida, you’re probably planning on visiting at least one of the major theme parks. They’re a lot of fun, but they can take up a big part of the vacation budget. Staying in one of the FantasyWorld vacation villas in Kissimmee FL can reduce the strain on the budget, thanks in part to theme park vacation package deals, not to mention the full kitchen in the villas that lets you save some money preparing your own meals. On top of that, you’ll find plenty of fun things to do for free within FantasyWorld Resort and in Kissimmee.

Old Town Kissimmee is a fun place to at least do some window shopping among the boutiques and shops. However, there are also plenty of free events taking place regularly, especially for car enthusiasts. Check out the Friday Night Muscle Car Show and enjoy the thunder of the hemis. Saturdays, take in one of the most popular car cruises in the world with the Saturday Nite Classic Car Show & Cruise. You’re almost guaranteed to see a number of truly spectacular cars. Plus, after the show on Saturday, the main stage hosts some great live rock’n’roll.

For nature enthusiasts, Florida is a dream, and the Disney Wilderness Preserve right here in Kissimmee is sure to impress. The preserve has more than 3,500 acres of restored wetlands, which are a vital part of the Florida ecosystem, thanks to their ability to capture rain, filter nutrients, and replenish our groundwater. The preserve is also home to more than 1,000 species of plants and animals. As you tour the 11,500-acre preserve, you’ll come across some fantastic flora and fauna, including gopher tortoises, bald eagles, scrub-jays, and more.

Florida has a lot of fascinating history, from the original Native Americans, who provided many of the unique names, to a variety of explorers, settlers, and more. The Osceola County Welcome Center and History Museum explores some of the area’s history, particularly as it relates to nature’s influence, as well as tourism’s influence. Nearby at Shingle Creek, a wonderful park full of activities and more, you’ll also find the Pioneer Village, a permanent collection of authentic structures from Osceola’s early settlers. You’ll find a collection of pioneer homes, a general store, blacksmith shop, schoolhouse, and more.

Finally, to ensure you find something for everyone in the family, head to Kissimmee Lakefront Park. Located along the north shore of Lake Tohopekaliga in downtown Kissimmee, this 18-acre property is bursting with free things to do. Among the many offerings are two distinct playgrounds, 15 pavilions, a fishing pier, a concession stand, a fishing tournament area, a splash pad, 475 feet of boardwalks, a marina and bait shop, and 52 floating docks. There’s also the Monument of States, built using materials from all 50 states, to show the greatness of what America can achieve. Not far from the park, you’ll also find the Bataan-Corregidor Memorial sculpture, A Tribute to Courage, honoring Americans and Filipinos who fought together in the Philippines during WWII.

These are just a few of the many sights and attractions to take in for free when staying at one of the FantasyWorld vacation villas in Kissimmee FL. Plus, FantasyWorld has its own water park, playgrounds, sports areas, movie nights, craft activities, and so much more. With so much to choose from, you’ll have to work to squeeze in a visit to one of the theme parks!

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