Kissimmee, Florida is located 17 miles south of Orlando and is home to Walt Disney World. Residents often take day trips to the scenic beaches, Disney World, Sea World, Universal Studios and Gatorland are nearby. The city is popular with tourists due to offering hotels and motels that are typically less expensive than the hotels near Disney World and the other popular nearby Florida attractions. Want to learn more, keep reading!
1. Before Walt Disney World came to Osceola County, cattle ranching was its largest industry.
2. Kissimmee is home to the largest concentration of nesting Bald Eagles in the continental United States.
3. The Kissimmee Chain of Lakes is the headwaters to the Florida Everglades. Its waterways are navigable to the Gulf of Mexico as well as the Atlantic Ocean.
4. In the late 1800s and early 1900s Downtown Kissimmee was the site of a major ship building industry and the shores of Lake Toho served as Central Florida’s largest shipping port. Cattle, citrus and other goods from around the state were brought to Downtown Kissimmee to be shipped across the ocean.
Whether you are looking for a new city to call home or a vacation destination, Kissimmee has many things to offer.