What To Do In Kissimmee For Free
We know, going away on holiday is expensive enough without having to fork out for various attractions and events day after day and this can be especially true in somewhere as fun-filled as Kissimmee. Well, luckily if you’re stuck for things to do and you’d like some free and fabulous days out than Kissimmee does not disappoint. Take a look at our great list of what to do in Kissimmee for free and prepare to have a dream holiday on a realistic budget!
1.Kissimmee Lakefront Park
One of the best free things in Kissimmee to do is to visit the fantastic Lakefront Park. Little known to the average tourist and offering much more than even some pay-to-enter parks, this gem will have you and the kids desperate to revisit! There’s picnic areas, playgrounds and fishing piers but that’s just the tip of the iceberg. If you and your family are particularly keen to spot some wildlife, then this is a fantastic location to see some of nature’s more impressive inhabitants including alligators! There’s also a wide variety of bird life including cranes and of course plenty of fish too! Oh, and better still, the parking is also free, enjoy!
Location: 201 Lakeview Drive, Kissimmee, Florida.
2.Osceola County Welcome Center and History Museum
Another fantastic freebie, this wonderful little museum is a great place to take the kids and learn some key things about early Florida. Open daily between 9-5pm, this informative museum offers an interactive tour of Florida life in the late 1800s, a view of some award-winning exhibitions and the fun Sounds of Florida Wildlife exhibit which the children will particularly enjoy. The museum itself is completely free while its counterpart location, The Pioneer Village At Shingle Creek, has a low admission fee of $8 for adults and $4 for children between 4-12 years old.
Location: Vine Street, Kissimmee, Florida.
That’s right, something associated with Disney that’s free! Well we promise we aren’t pulling your leg; this excellent entertainment venue is free to enter and full to the brim of fun things to do. With plenty of fun shops to browse in, great décor (especially during festive periods) and live music to listen to for free on the main stage, it makes for a great place to wander around for a few hours. Children will particularly love the Lego store where they can play with the toys and the splash pads are also a big hit with younger kids too. If you do want to part with some money, there are plenty of brilliantly themed restaurants, but we wouldn’t call them budget-friendly! Last but not least, there’s also free parking.
Location: East Buena Vista Drive, Orlando, Florida.
4.Wat Florida Dhammaram
This working Buddhist monastery isn’t what we’d call a tourist attraction, though it is certainly somewhere that’s well-worth visiting. As stated on their website, all are welcome and though you can make a donation, it is free to wander and take it all in. With authentic and elaborate architecture, beautiful temples and exceptionally friendly people who will happily talk with you more about their way of life, this is a rare gem in Florida and makes for a great place to get a hint of Thailand as well as an idea of what a Buddhist life truly looks like.
Location: Old Vineland Road, Kissimmee, Florida.
5.Tupperware Confidence Center
Let’s not kid ourselves, this one’s a little odd at first glance, but take a look at the photos on their site and you’ll find yourself oddly fascinated alarmingly fast. With examples of Tupperware from the 1940's until the present day, this strangely intriguing museum has lots of history to it, with the friendly staff being more than happy to talk you through the evolution of the company too. There’s even a gift shop and tiny replicas of Tupperware that are also illogically cute. Colourful and free, this great place is small but worth a visit, plus it’s open from 10-4pm.
Location: Orange Blossom, Orlando, Florida.
6.The Disney Wilderness Preserve
If you’re looking for something fun and free whilst also getting you away from the crowds, then the Disney Wilderness Preserve might just fit the bill. With plenty of picnic tables and walking trails, it’s perfect for those lovely sunny days and helping the kids use up their energy before bed! Plus it’s fantastic for wildlife, with birds, butterflies, snakes and even alligators ambling about. Keep your eyes peeled and your sun cream to hand!
Location: Scrub Jay Trail, The Nature Conservancy, Kissimmee, Florida.
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