Things to do in Kissimmee

Our most recommended things to do in Kissimmee

Kissimmee: Wild Florida Everglades Airboat & Wildlife Park

1. Kissimmee: Wild Florida Everglades Airboat & Wildlife Park

Just a short drive from Orlando, the Disney area, Kissimmee, the Space Coast, and the Orlando International Airport, Wild Florida offers the best of Orlando’s most sought-after activities: airboat rides, alligators and wildlife. This Orlando Everglades tour is widely known as the most beautiful ride in Central Florida. Hop aboard to explore 4,200 acres of beautiful lush scenery, including protected swamps, marshes and rivers, at the heart of the Central Florida Everglades. You can also enjoy a real Florida barbecue, exotic animal exhibits, a tropical bird aviary, a gift shop, and a 500-foot (150 meter) sightseeing dock (costs not included). Wild Florida is owned and operated by one of Florida’s pioneer families that know the meaning of southern hospitality. This is one of the only airboat companies in Central Florida that privately owns their property. The facility is properly insured with a fleet of US Coast Guard approved boats and captains. Day or night, they are prepared to offer individual, family, group and corporate experiences you’ll never forget.

Orlando: Medieval Times Dinner and Show Ticket

2. Orlando: Medieval Times Dinner and Show Ticket

Head back in time for an evening meal and 11th-century-style entertainment. Start your experience in the Hall of Arms, and admire the display of medieval artifacts: coats of arms of many prestigious families and a spectacular array of medieval weaponry. Check out the displays as you enjoy a beverage from one of the Hall of Arms bars, or shop at a medieval village existing in the United States. Observe the arts, crafts, and daily traditions of the medieval period while walking through each of the eight authentic cottages. Royal trumpeters announce the call to the feast, summoning guests to take their seats in the arena. Once inside, take a seat in your zone, designated by colors that represent six authentic regions of medieval Spain. Your color will denote the knight for whom you will root throughout the duration of the show. In the arena, serfs and wenches attend to your every need as you feast on your 4-course dinner, served sans silverware as the live show opens. The newest live production presents even more crowd-pleasers, such as jousting, sword fights, horsemanship, and falconry. Prepare to be taken back in time as you cheer for 1 of the 6 "Kings of the Realm", all named after historic regions of medieval Spain. In addition to the story, the production includes spectacular lighting, choreography, battle scenes, costumes, new horse dressage elements, and a beautiful musical score custom created for Medieval Times and recorded in Kyiv, Ukraine. Menu: Garlic Bread, Tomato Bisque Soup, Oven-Roasted Chicken, Herb-Basted Potato, Sweet Corn Cobbett, Dessert of the CastleSelect Non-Alcoholic Beverage Vegetarian Meals are available upon request.

Kissimmee: 1-Hour Airboat Everglades Adventure Tour

3. Kissimmee: 1-Hour Airboat Everglades Adventure Tour

Travel back in time to the days before over-development and theme parks, and experience the unspoiled swamps of Florida on a thrilling airboat ride. Departing from Kissimmee, discover the largest living estuary in the world at Shingle Creek, where the splendor of nature offers a more authentic Florida experience. As you speed through the swamps, your captain will tell stories of the American Indians and history of the early settlers who carved their trails into the swamps of Central Florida. The state-of-the-art boats allow unobstructed views for all passengers, and the diversity of wildlife and plant life will keep your eyes and camera busy. Feel the subtropical climate that promotes lush vegetation and provides natural habitats for a variety of species as you explore swamp marsh and wet prairie.

Orlando: Aquatica Water Park Admission Ticket

4. Orlando: Aquatica Water Park Admission Ticket

From high-speed water slides and exhilarating wave pools, to tranquil beaches, Aquatica, SeaWorld’s Waterpark in Orlando, delights all ages. You’ll find 59-acres of water-filled fun, with everything from up-close animal encounters to thrilling rides and 80,000 square-feet of white sand beaches available. If you're looking to kick back and relax, look no further. While the family takes thrilling spills on body slides and raft rides, you can take a moment to relax on some of Aquatica's more laid back attractions. Enjoy lazy rivers, beaches and more at Aquatica. We know planning a day for your littlest adventurers can be a challenge, so we’ve pulled together a list of kid-friendly attractions that your little ones are sure to love. Whether your family includes tiny tykes or independent adventurers, you're sure to find play areas fit for the whole family.

Kissimmee: Boggy Creek Everglades Sunset Airboat Tour Ticket

5. Kissimmee: Boggy Creek Everglades Sunset Airboat Tour Ticket

Experience the excitement of watching the sun set in the Everglades with this airboat tour ticket from Kissimmee. Cruise through West Lake Tohopekaliga as the wetlands awaken for the night. Stay safe with the included hearing protection and life jacket. Check in before your tour and board the airboat. As the sun descends from the heat of the day into the evening watch as cattle start looking for a place to stay for the night, huge flocks of birds fly to their nesting sites, and creatures of the night begin moving out to enjoy the cooler weather. Discover territory that remains unaltered in the wilderness of the Central Florida Everglades. Look for alligators, turtles, and birds in their natural environment. Return to your starting point at the end of your tour.

Orlando: Island H2O Live! Water Park Admission

6. Orlando: Island H2O Live! Water Park Admission

Island H2O Live! is Orlando’s newest water park. The park combines refreshing family fun with cutting-edge technology to provide guests with a unique, immersive and interactive experience. Take a journey on a lazy river, float in a wave pool, play together in an interactive splash zone, take a spin on giant raft rides, and relax in the adult pool or a private cabana. Riders customize their ride experience by selecting music and lighting for a number of attractions using a state-of-the-art wristband system. Selfie stations, video booths and on-ride photos capture images and video to share on social media. Guests earn points each time they ride to redeem for food and merchandise in the park.

Orlando: Zipline Over Florida Alligators at Gatorland

7. Orlando: Zipline Over Florida Alligators at Gatorland

Experience an adventure like no other with this ziplining ticket to for Gatorland in Orlando. Get all-day admission to Gatorland with this unique experience. Zip through the air with confidence with included safety briefing and high-quality harness and helmet.  Meet your guide and get set up with your helmet and harness. Listen to tutorial on your ziplining experience. Clip in and zip off on an exciting outdoor adventure as you admire the animals of the park from above and take in panoramic views. Standing over seven stories tall, the amazing Zipline towers feature multilevel launch pads and breathtaking views from high above the treetops. Have the opportunity to fly across five intense zip lines ranging in length from 230 feet to over 500 feet. Reach speeds of nearly 30 miles per hour and see the park's star attractions from a different perspective. View the Cuban and Nile Crocodiles before flying over the Alligator Breeding Marsh complete with 130 giant alligators below and cross a swinging bridge.  

Orlando: Narrated Helicopter Flight Over Theme Parks

8. Orlando: Narrated Helicopter Flight Over Theme Parks

Experience the best views from large viewing windows of Orlando's theme parks from inside a helicopter. See highlights such as the beautiful Universal Studios, the Disney complex, Old Town Kissimmee, the Orlando Eye, Gatorland, Sea World, and Blizzard Beach pointed out by your experienced pilot. Cruise past the Epcot Globe, the wheel at ICON park, the World of Harry Potter, and a glimpse of the Magic Kingdom castle (depending on which tour option you choose). Select the option that caters to your interest and watch in awe as your pilot shows you the highlights from up above. Learn about the development of the area and its history through your pilot's commentary. Snap epic aerial photos as you soar above. Listen to the tour narration and enjoy all-inclusive heliport fees so you can enjoy the fun-filled, magical, and ever-evolving Orlando scenery.

Orlando: Swim with Manatees and Homosassa State Park Visit

9. Orlando: Swim with Manatees and Homosassa State Park Visit

The gentle manatees of the Crystal River await your arrival on this delightful day-long tour where you can swim with these curious creatures. Your day will begin with complimentary pickup from one of the key meeting points in Orlando, Kissimmee, Lake Buena Vista and Disney. You will then be whisked away to the picturesque Crystal River. Crystal River is home to the curious and endangered manatee. Also known as Sea Cows, these creatures are most definitely the gentle giants of the marine world. Here you have the chance to snorkel or swim in the clear blue waters. Manatees are curious creatures and will often come to greet those who choose to snorkel or swim. They may even roll over to be tickled! Those who prefer to stay above water may wish to simply sit back, relax and enjoy the natural surroundings. After lunch at your own expense, you will visit the beautiful Homosassa State Park, one of Florida’s best kept secrets. There, enjoy the chance to see many of Florida’s endangered species, such as the state panther, and watch the manatees again from an underwater viewing chamber. Fun, relaxed and light-hearted, this day-long tour and swim with the manatees is the perfect tour choice for the whole family!

Orlando: Theme Parks at Night Helicopter Flight

10. Orlando: Theme Parks at Night Helicopter Flight

Experience the best views of Orlando's theme parks from inside a helicopter, complete with large windows for viewing. Your experienced pilot will point out highlights such as Universal Studios, the Disney complex, Old Town Kissimmee, the Orlando Eye, Gatorland, Sea World, Blizzard beach, and more. Depending on the option you choose, cruise past a sea of light and see the illuminated Epcot Globe, the Wheel at ICON Park, the World of Harry Potter, and a glimpse of the Magic Kingdom Castle. Feel free to select the option that caters to your interest and watch in awe as your pilot shows you the highlights from up above. Learn about the development of the area and its history through your pilot's commentary and snap epic aerial photos as you soar above. With tour narration and all heliport fees included, there is no better way to enjoy the fun-filled, magical, and ever-evolving Orlando scenery.

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Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 512 reviews

We opted for the sunset ride as the weather has been SO hot (and we’re pale Brits!) and it was phenomenal plus our guide was so friendly and knowledgeable. What absolutely glorious skies and such an exhilarating ride through the waters. We only spotted 2 gators but overall it was a fabulous experience that we totally recommend.

Captain Scott was the best airboat captain!!! We saw many alligators, baby alligators, and a lot of different wildlife! It was a great adventure!!

Our captain was great and we loved the experience. They were very accommodating for weather and made sure we got our monies worth.

our tour guide Chris was great. extremely knowledgeable. The scenery was awesome. worth every penny . adventurous.

Everything worked out great and was cheaper than on site