Osceola County Welcome Center and History Museum, Kissimmee

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Osceola County Welcome Center and History Museum is in Kissimmee, Osceola County, Florida. It includes the Osceola County Historical Society Museum's local history exhibits as well as Pioneer Village and its 1889 Ross Lanier House, blacksmith shop, one-room schoolhouse, 1882 citrus packing house, general store, and "cracker house" cow camp. The center includes a multi-purpose room with 50 theater style seats and mini-kitchen. The center and museum are operated by Osceola County and the Osceola County Historical Society.

Exhibitions feature swamplands, pine flatwoods, oak hammock, and lakefront dioramas with interactive displays and scavenger hunt challenges. A screen room overlook Shingle Creek and it can be accessed outside the museum on the 7.8 acre Mary Kendall Steffee Nature Preserve.
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  • A good explanation of past life in the area, wildlife then and now and future environmental concerns. Did you know turtles were left or right handed? Learn about the many animals of the area, past... 
    A good explanation of past life in the area, wildlife then and now and future environmental concerns. Did you know turtles were left or right handed? Learn about the many animals of the area, past...  more »
  • Stopped here, on accident, and glad we did! It was so cool to learn about the history of the area - we had no idea about the citrus and cattle, and the general history of the area. It was very... 
    Stopped here, on accident, and glad we did! It was so cool to learn about the history of the area - we had no idea about the citrus and cattle, and the general history of the area. It was very...  more »
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  • We were greet by a very nice lady at the front desk. She gave us some directions and we walk around the museum. Is free very important, thank you Osceola county for that. You can see some of the history of Osceola. They have a lot of item used in the past 1900's. Also next door is the Shingle Creek trail.You can do kayak, bicycle, run and more. Such a great place to spend a fun day. We'll come back.
  • This is my second time there. I love this place. Looking back at Osceola County's history is amazing. I am originally from Osceola County and it is crazy how much it has changed over the years. This place is like stepping back in time. It is a wonderful place to bring your family!

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