Cocoa and Kissimmee: Space Coast Driving Tour

Here's a great driving tour of the Space Coast, Cocoa to Kissimmee. Heritage Highlights Understandably, this area of Florida is dubbed "The Space Coast." In the afternoon, hit the highlights of the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, State Road 405 in Titusville, or for an out-of-this-world…

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Kissimmee's Fishing Paradise

By Terry Gibson Recently, veteran bass pro Terry Segraves invited me to fish Lake Toho with him, a few days ahead of the full moon and the spawn. Terry has lived in Kissimmee since 1983 and knows the area as well as anyone. He put me on fish and in the process wound up offering a tour of the…

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Exploring the Kissimmee River

Adventurers can make their explorations along the 134-mile Kissimmee River as rugged or cushy as they decide. By Chelle Koster Walton It felt ominous, looking for a place called Starvation Slough on some desolate backroad stretch of Florida. I was traveling just north of Lake Okeechobee along the…

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Natural Kissimmee: Land of Lakes, Cypress Swamps, and Wet Prairies

Get out of Orlando and into the Real Florida. Less than a half-hour’s drive from Orlando’s theme parks, step back in time to a place where Cracker cowboys and Seminole warriors once ruled. Kissimmee, a land of lakes, cypress swamps and vast wet prairies, hasn’t changed much in 100 years. You…

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Conquering Florida: Airboating in Kissimmee

By VISIT FLORIDA staff Known for his greatness in motocross, Florida native Ricky Carmichael retires his bike for the day to conquer Florida by airboat with Captain Steve's Swamp Buggy Adventures. Captain Steve, a fifth generation Gladesman, personally teaches Ricky the ins and outs of what an…

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Three Days of Family Fun in Kissimmee

By Chelle Koster Walton Go fishing, gator watching, go-karting and more in Kissimmee. You've got three days. Let's see how much pure family fun you can cram in. Ready, set, go! In Kissimmee, the challenge is: so much fun, so little time. So allow me to help you to fit it all in with this…

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Video: Deer at Lake Kissimmee State Park

By Kevin Mims Pay no attention to the terrible sound on this clip, my friends. Instead, focus on deer, which are all over the place at Lake Kissimmee State Park. Oh, and I didn't have to go too far to see plenty of wildlife. These shots were taken either on my way into the campground (which is…

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Lake Kissimmee State Park: Camping, Boating, History and Wild Turkeys

By Kevin Mims Traveling Florida by RV has plenty of perks. Sure, there are a few things you'll need to get used to if you are full-timing (less space, erratic internet connectivity, etc.) but for the most part I wouldn't have it any other way. Plus, we get to see and experience places a little…

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Family Fun: Things to Do in Kissimmee with Kids

Boredom be gone! There are plenty of things to do in Kissimmee for families, like zip across the treetops, feed alligators, have dinner with knights, reel in big bass and much more, right in the heart of Florida. Seeking that magical vacation spot where everything for the ideal getaway is right…

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Explore Shingle Creek Regional Park in Kissimmee

By Kevin Mims Just a warning to potential visitors: you will spend more time here than you might anticipate. At least, that’s what happened to me. Spanning 1,000 acres over four locations, the Shingle Creek Regional Park corridor follows the historic headwaters of the Florida Everglades. Here…

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