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Kissimmee Local History

Originally a small trading post on the northern bank of Lake Tohopekaliga in the 1800's, it was included in a purchase of 4 million acres by Mr. Hamilton Disston, after the Civil War. In 1881 he contracted to drain the area and deepen the Kissimmee river, so products could be shipped to the Gulf of Mexico and beyond. From the late 1800's into the turn of the century, the economy of the area relied on cattle farming and sugar cane.

With the land boom in the 1920's, the population increased and again in 1940 with the construction of the airport, in preperation for America's entry into the Second World War. The population increased again with the opening of the Walt Disney World Resort and today over 40 000 people live in Kissimmee.

Kissimmee Attractions

Kissimmee Parks & Gardens

Oak Street Park - Along with a new community centre, the park offers little league baseball fields, basketball and tennis courts and two playgorunds. The community centre is a multi-functional centre that caters for all the needs of the community, from toddlers to seniors.

Lakeside Park - Situated alongside Lake Tohopekaliga, the park offers walking trails, playgrounds, volleyball and basketball courts, picnic areas, BBQ grills, boating and fishing and informal play areas.

Kissimmee Restaurants and Bars

Kissimmee Restaurants

Charley's Steakhouse - 2901 Parkway Blvd. Open for the past 20 years and seven days a week, Charley's specialises in steaks, steaks and more steaks. There are other items on the menu, like ribs, chicken and burgers, but this is the place for steak.

Golden Corral steakhouse - 7702 W. Irlo Bronsn Mmrl. Highway. This brand of steakhouse is well known to ensure that whatever your pick of the menu is, it will be value for money and good taste. Choose from steaks, ribs, salads to chicken.

Outback Steakhouse - 7804 W. Irlo Bronsn Mmrl. Highway. Part of the Outback franchise, this steakhouse has menu items like burgers, sandwiches, grilled on the barbie, soups, desserts and salads.

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