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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  • My husband and I enjoyed the history very much! We also did the scavenger hunt, a fun thing to do even for a couple celebrating 17 years together and 14 years of marriage! :)
  • Neat little spot. A ton of good information if you're looking. Great for tourist. Fun for 20 minutes as a native. Test to see how much you already know! xD

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