A: A ton!
Growing out of the needs of theme park employees and visitors for homes and lodging, respectively, Kissimmee is a town built for fun.
So naturally, it's a fun place to live!
But you don't have to go to the theme parks to have fun in Kissimmee.
Here are just a few of the great activities and points of interest Kissimmee has to offer:
Old Town Kissimmee
Old Town Kissimmee is an 8 acre walking district full of shops, restaurants, and unique attractions.
A wonderful place to spend an evening with the family, Old Town boasts a packed schedule of family-friendly events.
Such as weekly car shows, featuring a rotating showcase of classic, exotic, and muscle cars, every Saturday.
As well as live music.
There's a small, carnival-style amusement park.
And, within walking distance, Fun Spot America Kissimmee, Central Florida's most beloved family-owned-and-operated theme park.
For more adult thrills, Old Town features several bars and saloons.
They even have your more practical needs covered.
With a phone repair shop, car rental service, barber shop, and more!
Fun Spot America
Kissimmee isn't just "gateway to Disney."
Did you know Kissimmee had its OWN theme park?
Fun Spot America is unlike any theme park in Central Florida.
Family-owned and operated, and relatively cheap compared to the bigger parks, it makes a great weekend lark.
Like Kissimmee, Fun Spot America is a mix of elements.
Combining the charms of old boardwalk-style attractions with the thrills of Orlando's high-tech theme parks.
Get your nostalgia fix on old-school rides like the Funhouse, Ferris Wheel, and Tilt-A-Whirl.
Or get your adrenaline fix on cutting-edge attractions like the Screamer, Headrush 360, and the Hot Seat
Proving that Kissimmee is more than just theme parks and resorts, historic Downtown showcases Kissimmee's rich cultural heritage.
With a weekly farmer's market evoking Kissimmee's agricultural origins, held on the shores of Lake Toho, long recognized as a world-class bass fishery.
But even while it celebrates its rich past, Downtown Kissimmee also proudly embraces the future.
With a thriving nightlife, food truck events, and boutique shops where you'll find the latest trends from the worlds of fashion and art.
And, having recently undergone major renovations, historic Downtown Kissimmee has more to offer now than ever before!
Now an Orlando institution, the Medieval Times Dinner Theater's very first location was opened right here in Kissimmee in 1983.
And while Orlando has since added scores of newer, more flashy, more high-tech attractions, Medieval Times still offers a one-of-a-kind experience.
Young and old alike will thrill at the sight of fully armored jousters, charging headlong at one another atop their noble steeds.
And the food, which consists of traditional rustic fare (for both meat eaters and vegetarians), is a draw in its own right!
It takes around 75 actors and 20 horses to bring the Medieval Times Dinner Theater to life each night.
But it only takes one visit to make a lifelong memory!
Cypress Forest Kayaking
As we mentioned, Kissimmee offers a unique mix of both man-made and natural attractions.
Of everything on offer in the latter category, kayaking in Cypress Forest makes a strong contender for the best.
Run by the Paddling Center at Shingle Creek, the 2-hour Cypress Forest guided eco-tour lets you paddle back through time into the heart of Old Florida.
You'll find the worries of the modern world sinking away as you pass beneath chandeliers of Spanish moss, suspended from towering old-growth cypresses.
Expect to see turtles, wading birds, birds of prey, deer, otters, and even alligators as you paddle this tranquil stretch of Shingle Creek, the headwaters of the Everglades.
While knowledgeable guides teach you about the river, the forest, and its wildlife.
It's a wonderful natural alternative to the theme parks.
And at just 55 dollars for adults, it's less than half the price!
The Loop is one of Kissimmee's most well-known points of interest.
And one of the most well-known open-air shopping centers in the country.
It's also, at 840 thousand square feet, one of the biggest.
The Loop is an enormous, pedestrian friendly, open-air mall.
With everything you and your family need to spend a fun-filled afternoon.
There are retail shops, like Bed Bath and Beyond, Old Navy, and Michaels.
Restaurants, like Abuelo's Mexican Restaurant, Little Greek, Chili's, and Jimmy Johns.
There's even a Regal movie theater!
The Loop is divided into 2 sections, the Loop and Loop West.
Loop West features another great Kissimmee attraction: the Altitude Trampoline Park!
Altitude Trampoline Park lets you bounce away the day with attractions like the Super Trampoline, Trapeze Swing, Foam Pit, Wipeout, and Kid's Court.