Osceola County is located in Central Florida south of Orlando bordered by Brevard, Orange, Polk, Okeechobee and Indian River Counties.
Osceola County was established in 1887 from portions of Orange and Brevard counties and named for Osceola, leader of the Seminoles who was captured and imprisoned by General Thomas S. Jesup under a flag of truce.
ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex located in Lake Buena Vista, Florida features Jostens Center with volleyball courts, basketball courts and inline rinks, a Softball Diamondplex, Track and Field Complex, Tennis Complex, Baseball Quadraplex, Champion Stadium, HP Field House, Marathon Sports Fields, and more. Located right next to Disney's parks and resorts, ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex holds large events throughout the year that give travel teams the opportunity to enjoy activities in the surrounding area.
Osceola School District is headquartered in Kissimmee, Florida and organizes the operations of over 50 schools in the area that together serve over 61,000 students. The school district is set to launch the nation’s first K-12 mobile STEM Lab with the goal in mind of providing students with the experience of hands-on, real world activities related to science that enhances their learning.
Aspire Health Partners, Inc. is a non-profit behavioral healthcare institution that provides affordable services for the people of Central Florida. Aspire is able to provide these amazing services to children, adolescents, adults, and seniors. They provide these services throughout five Central Florida counties; Brevard, Lake, Orange, Osceola, and Seminole.
Austin-Tindall Sports Complex encompasses 115 acres of active and passive recreational areas. They host annual events in the following types of sports: Soccer, Football, Lacrosse, and Rugby.
The facility has also hosted Field Hockey and Archery events. Austin-Tindall Sports Complex consists of nine fields that are equipped with lights and scoreboards. There is a meeting, ample restrooms, concessions operations, and parking for 1,700 cars.
Big John's Rockin' BBQ is a local hometown restaurant that bring the spice home. They offer a full menu for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Items include brisket, ribs, omelets, pulled pork and chicken, grits, angus burger, and chicken liver and gizzards.
Each menu is custom to enhance each mouthwatering bite, guaranteed to leave you satisfied. The only place to find such high-quality food is to either order catering or come down to Kissimmee, Florida off E. Sproule on Broadway. Check out what all the locals call the best kept secret in Florida.
Board and Brush is a wood sign studio offering a variety of workshops to create "on-trend, farmhouse-classic, inspirational pieces of décor". While they focus on wood sign workshops, they also offer a variety of materials including glass, chalkboard, canvas pillows, slate, and terra cotta pots. Board and Brush is perfect for a girls' night out, a cute date night, a birthday party or private event, or a new family night! Offerings and designs are always changing, which means you can go back again and again! No experience is needed to attend one of their classes--their staff will provide you with all the tools needed and teach you how to use them as well.
There are several locations around Florida so be sure to find out which location is closest to you! Check out their website to see their current schedule, sign up for a class, or for any updated information. To see upcoming events and designs, or to see previous projects, be sure to follow them on Facebook!
Boggy Creek Airboat Adventures offers several different types of airboat tours. Visitors can see natural wildlife, including alligators. There are night tours, day tours, and an option to drive your own airboat.
Celebration Golf Club offers great amenities for everyone in the family. Kids can get after school lesson. Adults can lower their handicap or improve their swing with one of the trained teachers. With six tees you can find the one that works for you. Feeling tired? Stay in the resort and get lunch included.
This Rees Jones designed course offers something for everyone at any skill level. Located in Kissimmee, this course is open to the public, catering to golfers and hosting lots of events they wish to celebrate. Four tees, 5 hazards, and multiple bunkers make this course fun and exciting for the whole family.
Located in Kissimmee, Florida, off of John Young Parkway, is Fat Boys' Bar-B-Q. A great option if you're craving some "good old fashioned barbecue", Fat Boys' is a solid local competitor to some larger chain restaurants in the area. Serving Kissimmee since 1972, they've been featured by "Top Brunch Spots" for the best brunch in Kissimmee (yes they do brunch!) and they offer a variety of options including catering, take-out, breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Their menu options range as well so there's literally something for anyone! They serve up a variety of omelettes, french toast, and pancakes for breakfast. They offer lunch specials like chicken wings, hamburgers, and sandwiches as well as soup, salad, and appetizers. And as for barbecue, they've got ribs, pork, chicken, steak platters, dinner plates, all you can eat, and more! They've even got a "child & seniors" menu for those who may be a little bit pickier or not quite hungry enough for all you can eat. They occasionally offer specials and daily deals as well, so there's never a reason to go hungry!
Flippers Pizzeria is a pizza and Italian restaurant that prides itself on bringing you an elevated pizza experience. Every pizza is made with fresh dough, all-natural meats, and hand-picked spices, all baked at 600 degrees in a brick oven. The all-natural ingredients can be found throughout the Flippers menu. In addition to pizza, Flippers offers an assortment of pasta dishes, calzones, sandwiches, breadsticks, and salads. Dine-in, carry-out, and delivery are available options at all Flippers locations.
Florida Technical College is a two-year college with degree programs in healthcare, food and beverage, beauty, and criminal justice. It has locations in DeLand, Kissimmee, Lakeland, Orlando, Pembroke Pines, and Cutler Bay.
Johnson University is a Christian college originally located in Tennessee. Now it has a second location in Kissimmee, Florida which was formally called Florida Christian College. It focuses on undergraduate degree programs for Christians hoping to work in the religious industry.
Tune in to this Spanish station where you can listen to programs about insurance, real estate, God's word, and more. You can listen to Calentando la Mañana Monday through Friday form 7am to 9am, and Los Locos del Lunch Monday through Friday at noon.
Lanier's Historic Downtown Marketplace is a quaint but spacious family-owned antique store in the historic district of Kissimmee. They have 18,000 sq. ft. of space filled with antiques, collectibles, furniture, and smiling faces. Don't forget to ask them for a cup of coffee as they always have a fresh pot waiting for you!
Located on East Irlo Bronson Memorial Highway, Los Cabos Mexican and Cuban Cuisine is the best place in Kissimmee for genuine, local Mexican and Cuban fare. With a variety of dishes ranging from churrasco, paella velenciana, several chicken or shrimp dishes, and even sandwiches and vegan options, Los Cabos has options for everyone. They also offer drinks including margaritas and mojitos for the perfect complement to your meal. Be sure to stop in on Fridays for a live mariachi band!
With so many chain restaurants in the area, and so many Mexican chain restaurants, Los Cabos stands out as a locally owned restaurant offering quality authentic Mexican and Cuban meals. With a fun environment and such a wide variety of options, Los Cabos is the perfect spot for family night, date night, or a lunch meeting. Be sure to support a local business while grabbing some delicious food the next time you're in Kissimmee.
Medieval Times is the most immersive dinner show in Orlando. Here you can join a team and cheer on your knight as he battles to be the queen's champion. Enjoy a delicious 4-course feast fit for the times as you watch the show. In addition to the show, there's plenty to explore and experience around the castle when you visit.
An amusement park of sorts, Old Town Slingshot and Vomatron has some thrilling rides to experience. The Slingshot is exactly what it sounds like. You're situated in a harness and strapped in quite thoroughly before you're tilted back. Hearing the thrumming of the Springs Machine around you, it vaults you vertically at over 100 miles an hour to heights of up to 150 meters. The Vomatron on the other hand is a different kind of thrill. What looks like a propeller with little seating cabs on each end, riders are then rotated at a speed of up to 70 miles an hour. It then slows down just to go in reverse. The Vomatron was originally made for astronauts by N.A.S.A. because they had to go through different tests to make sure they could handle going up in space. While those two rides are meant for the older kids, there's some fun for little kids too. Kids are harnessed with bungee cords and can jump as high as 15 feet and are encouraged to try flips if they want to. Old Town is definitely not for the faint of heart, but it sure is a fun way to spend an afternoon if you like exciting rides.
This is the only public course designed by Arnold Palmer. Designed with two distinct playing experiences, this 7,000-yard course offers Scottish-style golf on the front nine and the Carolinas on the back nine.
Osceola Arts is the center for all things arts in Osceola county both in the performing arts and the visual arts. They offer art classes for people of all ages and showcase local art in their three gallery spaces. They also put on concerts and a fun filled theater season for patrons to experience all kinds of performing arts as well.
The Osceola Community Orchestra is an all-volunteer orchestra located in Osceola County, Florida. Their musicians range in age from middle school to retiree and they welcome anyone who's passionate about playing and is able to read sheet music. They don't require an audition to play, but check out their website or send them an email if you're interested!
The Osceola Community Orchestra has a full orchestra and performs a variety of shows during the year, including holiday concerts and community events. To see previous performances or to stay informed, follow their Facebook page!
Osceola County is committed to offering quality parks and recreation experiences to offer a “great place to play.” Some of the key places where visitors and residents can play are the Austin-Tindall Regional Park and Soccer Complex, the Ralph V. Chisholm Regional Park, and the Cherokee Point Conservation Area.
Right off of John Young Parkway and Irlo Bronson Memorial Highway is PG's, one of the best local wing places in Kissimmee. They offer a pretty well-rounded menu, with hamburgers, sandwiches, and a kids' menu, as well as their one-of-a-kind wings. They offer 15 different sauces ranging from mild to super hot to lemon pepper to garlic and much more and are available as traditional or boneless style. They have a wide range of sandwich options if you're looking for something other than wings and they have a few vegetarian options as well!
PG's offers dine-in or take out, and with such a convenient location, it's always a good time to grab some wings! They have their full menu listed on their website so you can check it out before you go. It's a perfect local option right off of Kissimmee's main highway. Be sure to stop in a grab a bite!
Plaza Del Sol is modeled after traditional Latin American plazas. With it's national chains, discount stores, and Latin shops and restaurants, it is a unique place for both residents and tourists to get an idea of the local culture.
Reunion Resort and Golf Club offers three courses designed by golf’s great legends: Jack Nicklaus, Tom Watson, and Arnold Palmer. Offering three courses means you have different challenges everyday and affords a chance to test your skills.
A great restaurant to enjoy authentic Asian cuisine in the midst of the lighted, flashing signs of the tourist corridor of Kissimmee. An array of sushi choices will delight you as you enjoy the quiet ambiance of a bubbling fountain and a sea of orchids that fill the the restaurant. Noodle, rice, tempura, and hibachi dishes also adorn the menu choices. Come visit to try the delicious options at this intriguing example of culture in the heart of gift shop laden 192.
Located on South Orange Blossom Trail, Woodsby's Cafe is the perfect slice of homestyle cookin' for everyone. Each day they offer different specials ranging from fried shrimp to country fried steak and different desserts! Stop by for some banana cream or lemon meringue pie or one of their many other options throughout the week. They serve breakfast items all day including omelettes, pancakes, biscuits and gravy, and combo meals. For lunch and dinner they offer various burgers, sandwiches, chicken and shrimp baskets, salads, and many more choices.
They post daily specials on their Facebook page and they have their full menu listed online, so be sure to check them out before you go. Locally owned and operated right in the heart of Kissimmee, Woodsby's is the perfect place to go for some good old-fashioned meals and a break from the same fast food options up and down the street. Be sure to stop in for welcoming staff and service, delicious food, and a good time!
The South Orlando Homeschool Christian group is a group that offers functions in the South Orlando and Kissimmee area. We have kids ranging from ages 1-15. We offer classes, field trips, clubs,testing resources and homeschool guidance. In addition, we send out a monthly informative newsletter with free homeschooling websites and more.