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Guide to Kissimmee Outdoors

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Kissimmee may be the gateway to Florida's most popular theme parks, but it's also a great location for travelers looking to enjoy the great outdoors. Whether you're into camping, boating, fishing, or just exploring, Kissimmee offers a variety of activities to keep you busy for your entire vacation.

Good for
  • Thrill Seeker
  • Nature Lover
  • Peace and Quiet Seeker
  • Luxury Traveller
  • Thrifty Traveller
  • Like a Local

11 Places

5 City Tips

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11 Places

Spirit of the Swamp Airboat Rides

Boat Tours, Nature & Wildlife Tours, Private Tours

Falcon's Fire Golf Club

Golf Courses

Extreme Jet Ski of Orlando

Waterskiing & Jetskiing, Kayaking & Canoeing

Warbird Adventures

Nature & Wildlife Tours, Air Tours

Fish Orlando Trophy Bass Guide Service

Fishing Charters & Tours

Revolution Off Road

Fishing Charters & Tours, 4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

Kissimmee Lakefront Park

Parks

Thompson Aire

Balloon Rides

Kissimmee Go-Karts

Game & Entertainment Centres

The Disney Wilderness Preserve

Nature & Wildlife Areas

Zip Orlando

Sports Complexes

Erin D's City Tips

  • If you're hoping for beach time, they are a bit of a distance: Daytona Beach (90 min drive NE); Cocoa Beach (60 min drive E); Clearwater/St. Petersburg (90 min drive W.)
  • If you don't want to drive in Orlando, check out the GoLynx website for information on bus routes and schedules in the city.
  • If you plan on doing any fishing, be sure to purchase a fishing license at a bait or supply store.
  • Check Experience Kissimmee (the official tourism website) for discounts and the latest deals.
  • Summer is one of the busiest times in Kissimmee due to family vacations at Walt Disney World and other theme parks. Since the weather is pretty good all year round, try to visit at other times.
  • Spirit of the Swamp Airboat Rides
    Boat Tours, Nature & Wildlife Tours, Private Tours
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    Erin D Says:

    Going on an airboat ride is a must-do in Kissimmee. You'll enjoy great views of Florida outdoors and wildlife as you venture off in search of alligators. The six-passenger airboats ensure a more intimate and private experience than the larger airboats used by some companies.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • If you have four to six people, you can guarantee a private tour.
    • The tour is recommended for kids ages two and above.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #1 of 43 Tours in Kissimmee
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Must do experience! 14/10/2018
    • Wonderful tour! 13/10/2018
    • Spirit of the Swamp Airboat Rides
    Address:
    2830 Neptune Rd
    Kissimmee, FL 34744-6276
    Phone:
    +1 321-689-6893
    Hours:
    Mon - Sat
    09:00 - 17:00
    Other:
  • Falcon's Fire Golf Club
    Golf Courses
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    Erin D Says:

    Golf is a popular pastime in Florida, and Kissimmee is home to a number of courses, including Falcon's Fire Golf Club. The Rees Jones Championship course offers a full 18 holes, playable year-round. Falcon's Fire Golf Club has won numerous awards and was named one of 'Florida's 50 Finest Golf Courses' by Golf & Travel.

    Good for
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Check the website for green fees and tee times.
    • Guests enjoy complimentary valet parking, club cleaning, and golf carts with GPS (when available.)
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #14 of 44 Outdoor Activities in Kissimmee
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Wedding Day 02/10/2018
    • Great Golf Course 21/09/2018
    • Falcon's Fire Golf Club
    Address:
    3200 Seralago Blvd
    Kissimmee, FL 34746-4400
    Phone:
    +1 407-239-5445
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    08:00 - 18:00
    Other:
  • Extreme Jet Ski of Orlando
    Waterskiing & Jetskiing, Kayaking & Canoeing
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    Erin D Says:

    Although the beach is over an hour away, you can still partake in water activities by renting a jet ski. If you're not keen on a jet ski, you can also opt for paddle boats, fishing boats, kayaks, and more. Jet ski rentals are done by the hour (or half hour,) while fishing boats can be rented for a half day or full day.

    Good for
    • Beach Goer
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Children aged 14-17 can drive alone with parent present.
    • Be sure to bring a photo ID with birthdate for anyone who wishes to drive the jet ski.
    • You will need to watch a video and undergo some training before you take out the jet ski.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #5 of 20 Boat Tours & Water Sports in Kissimmee
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Mr Edwards 30/08/2018
    • Really well-run and friendly, great fun! 21/08/2018
    • Extreme Jet Ski of Orlando
    Address:
    4836 W Irlo Bronson Memorial Hwy
    Between Marker 11 & 12. Next to Rosie's BBQ at the Howard Johnsons Lakefront Park
    Kissimmee, FL 34746-5334
    Phone:
    +1 407-390-9200
    Hours:
    Mon - Sat
    10:00 - 19:00
    Other:
  • Warbird Adventures
    Nature & Wildlife Tours, Air Tours
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    Erin D Says:

    For a real adrenaline-pumping adventure, consider booking a flight with Warbird Adventures. This is no simulator — you'll be flying the North American T-6 Texan, a renowned fighter-trainer of WWII (it is said that over 70% of the Allied Forces pilots received their fighter training on these planes). After training, you'll get to handle the controls yourself under the close supervision of a very experienced instructor. Flights can be booked in 15-, 30-, 45-, and 60-minute intervals.

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Luxury Traveller
    Tips
    • Upgrade for the in-flight cameras to get a DVD and/or high definition photos of your flight .
    • If you want to try any Aerobatics, you should choose the 30- or 60-minute flight.
    • If you're with a friend or loved one, you can schedule a second flight together at the same time.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #9 of 44 Outdoor Activities in Kissimmee
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Yes, you really do get to fly the plane and do aerobatics! 10/10/2018
    • Experience of a lifetime...but... 11/09/2018
    • Warbird Adventures
    Address:
    Kissimmee Gateway Airport
    233 North Hoagland Boulevard
    Kissimmee, FL 34741
    Phone:
    +1 407-870-7366
    Hours:
    Mon - Sat
    09:00 - 17:00
    Other:
  • Fish Orlando Trophy Bass Guide Service
    Fishing Charters & Tours
    Erin D Says:

    If you want to do some serious bass fishing, book a trip with Fish Orlando Trophy Bass Guide Service. Whether you are a novice or an experienced fisherman, this excursion will be completely unforgettable. They supply all tackle and lures, and you can decide whether you want to use artificial lures or live Wild Shiners.

    Good for
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Fish Orlando offers a "no fish, no pay" policy — if you fish the way they suggest and don't catch anything, you don't pay for your trip.
    • There is a link on the website to purchase your fishing license online ahead of time.
    • Bring a hat and sunglasses, and if you plan to be on the water more than a half day, you'll want to bring snacks and/or lunch.
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #3 of 20 Boat Tours & Water Sports in Kissimmee
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Fun Fun Fun Fishing, Laughing, and Relaxation 24/08/2018
    • Wonderful trip 06/08/2018
    • Fish Orlando Trophy Bass Guide Service
    Address:
    201 Lakeview Drive
    Kissimmee, FL 34787
    Phone:
    +1 321-689-1941
    Other:
  • Revolution Off Road
    Fishing Charters & Tours, 4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours
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    Erin D Says:

    Rent an ATV to go off-road on a guided tour of 230 acres of messy fun. These are single-rider vehicles, and you'll experience everything from sand to mud to swamp conditions. You can also rent two-seat Buggies and do some laps on a designed circuit track.

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Bring a change of clothes, as you will definitely get dirty. It's advisable to wear clothes you're ok throwing out, so you don't need to worry about putting them in your luggage.
    • No experience is necessarily, but be sure to let your guide know up front how familiar you are riding an ATV.
    • Wear closed-toe shoes.
    • Book as far in advance as possible — dates do fill up, especially in peak season.
    • Those over 16 with a license can drive the track for the Buggy rentals.
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #1 of 8 Tours in Clermont
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Epic Fun 27/09/2018
    • Mucky Duck Was Awesome! 24/09/2018
    • Revolution Off Road
    Address:
    4000 State Road 33
    Clermont, FL 34714-8668
    Phone:
    +1 352-400-1322
    Price range:
    US$225 - US$225
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    08:00 - 17:00
    Other:
  • Kissimmee Lakefront Park
    Parks
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    Erin D Says:

    Kissimmee Lakefront Park sits along the shores of Lake Tohopekaliga and is a great place to spend a day. Large pathways make for good walking and jogging, or you can rent a pavilion for the day. There are BBQ grills and fishing piers, and the park hosts a number of shows and festivals throughout the year. Birders will want to take note, as the park is one of Florida's official Birding Trails.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • If you want to go fishing, the Big Toho Marina sells bait and fishing tackle.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #3 of 47 things to do in Kissimmee
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Close to Dowtown 13/10/2018
    • Florida trip, 02/10/2018
    • Kissimmee Lakefront Park
    Address:
    201 Lakeview Drive
    Kissimmee, FL 34741
    Phone:
    +1 407-518-2503
    Other:
  • Thompson Aire
    Balloon Rides
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    Erin D Says:

    Experience Kissimmee and the surrounding Florida landscape by air. Thompson Aire is a family-owned balloon company that offers visitors an unforgettable experience. Balloons hold four to six passengers, and even feature seats! You'll also have a full buffet breakfast — complete with an omelet chef on hand!

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • You may find cheaper balloon rides, but they are generally non-private baskets that hold up to 20 people.
    • Trips go out at sunrise (typically 6am), weather permitting.
    • You'll be outdoors for three to four hours, so bring sunscreen or whatever other supplies you need.
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #7 of 44 Outdoor Activities in Kissimmee
    • Extraordinary experience 31/08/2018
    • Ballooning is so underrated 03/06/2018
    • Thompson Aire
    Address:
    7769 W Irlo Bronson Memorial Hwy
    Kissimmee, FL 34747-1727
    Phone:
    +1 407-421-9322
    Price range:
    US$185 - US$185
    Other:
  • Kissimmee Go-Karts
    Game & Entertainment Centres
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    Erin D Says:

    Kissimmee Go-Karts is home to the largest Go-Kart track in Central Florida, with nearly a mile of racing fun. After you're done racing, be sure to check out the live gator pool, where you can even feed one. If you want to get out of the heat for a bit, try your hand at one of the over 50 arcade games inside.

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Family
    • Like a Local
    Tips
    • If you're in Kissimmee over the holidays, this spot is open every day — including Christmas and New Year's.
    • You must be 5-10 years old to drive the Rookie Track. Read terms and rules for kids on the Super Track.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #11 of 29 Fun & Games in Kissimmee
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Family Fun 03/10/2018
    • Great Time!!! 03/09/2018
    • Kissimmee Go-Karts
    Address:
    4708 W Irlo Bronson Memorial Hwy
    Kissimmee, FL 34746-5325
    Phone:
    +1 407-390-7223
    Hours:
    Sun - Thu
    12:00 - 20:00
    Fri - Sat
    12:00 - 20:30
    Other:
  • The Disney Wilderness Preserve
    Nature & Wildlife Areas
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    Erin D Says:

    The Disney Wilderness Preserve is an 11,500-acre reserve that is home to more than 1,000 species of animals and plants. There are 3,500 acres of restored wetlands that are an important part of the Everglades ecosystem. You'll see birds such as bald eagles, woodpeckers, sandhill cranes, and animals such as the gopher tortoise and Sherman's fox squirrel. You may even get lucky and spot a Florida panther.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Must See
    • Hidden Gems
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Be sure to check the calendar, as the preserve is closed on most holidays.
    • Be sure to register your hike at the Information Center when you arrive, and allow at least two hours for your hike.
    • Bring bug repellent, sun protection, and proper footwear.
    • Pets, smoking, alcohol, and weapons are not allowed on the trail.
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #8 of 47 things to do in Kissimmee
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Be prepared for hikes in Florida 02/10/2018
    • Animals all around 31/08/2018
    • The Disney Wilderness Preserve
    Address:
    2700 Scrub Jay Trl
    The Nature Conservancy
    Kissimmee, FL 34759-3501
    Phone:
    +1 407-935-0002
    Other:
  • Zip Orlando
    Sports Complexes
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    Erin D Says:

    Check out one of Florida's longest, fastest, and highest zip lines. There are eight zip lines that range from 225-950 feet long, hanging upwards of 65 feet in the air. They feature dual-racing zips, double-layered zips, and over 300 feet of bridges. During the offseason (typically mid-October through mid-April), Zip Orlando also offers semi-guided ATV tours.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Check out the Sunday Sunset Tours and Moon Zip Night Tours.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #16 of 47 things to do in Kissimmee
    • Don’t do business with this man 07/06/2018
    • Family fun 06/07/2017
    • Zip Orlando
    Address:
    4509 S Orange Blossom Trl
    Kissimmee, FL 34746-4214
    Phone:
    +1 407-808-4947
    Hours:
    Mon
    09:00 - 10:00
    Other:
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