2710 Butler Bay Drive North Windermere, FL 34786 +1 407 876 1112/+1 407 876 0700
Windermere is in exquisite shape. For a private course, it is also difficult. There are a variety of trees that enhance a very scenic layout. Consistent green-side mounding complicates your short game with a variety of awkward lies. This 18-hole golf course offers avid golfers a challenging experience. After a fine game of golf, you can indulge in a tennis session or take a dip at the swimming pool. The club is an ideal venue to host private events and parties. Check website for more details.
Osceola County's school system oversees this Environmental Study Center, where students and visitors can get a look at the wild world. A facility for the study of the environmental forces that affect Florida's complex land structures, its rapidly growing population and its often-struggling wildlife, it offers nature trails, natural history exhibits and a look at some wildlife.
Two powerful environmental concerns have come together here, with the Nature Conservancy and Walt Disney World joining forces to preserve and protect this 12,000-acre ecosystem. In this region are the headwaters of the Everglades, that "shallow river of grass" so eloquently described by author Marjorie Stoneman Douglas, whose efforts helped save this vast swampland from destruction. Water from this region in the center of Florida flows inexorably south, covering much of the land down the center of the state and into southern Florida before flowing into the sea. At this vast preserve, you can get a look at pristine plant communities, wildlife, and waterways.
1200 New York Avenue St. Cloud, FL 34769 +1 407 892 3671
Kissimmee and St. Cloud have long been sister cities, but with the growth of Walt Disney World and the creation of Kissimmee as a bedroom community for theme park enthusiasts, little St. Cloud has missed out on the action. Here, however, the history of this pretty village comes to life in a host of artifacts and photographs that offer an intriguing glimpse into the earliest days of this entire region. The museum is truly historic - it's housed in the First National Bank Building, which was built about 1910 and is now the city's Chamber of Commerce building. It is also St. Cloud's oldest commercial building. There is no admission charge.
461 West Oak Street Kissimmee, FL 34741 +1 407 846 6131
There have been some very grim days in the history of the United States, as it fought overseas wars far from its shores, and the Bataan-Corregidor experiences were certainly among them. At this touching memorial, the sacrifices of both American soldiers and Filipino servicemen, as well as those of civilian men and women, whose heroism was notable. You'll find it at Lake Front Park, a pretty place in downtown Kissimmee. There is no admission charge.
6225 Vectorspace Boulevard Kennedy Space Center Titusville, FL 32780 +1 321 449 4444
At this unusual attraction in the Kennedy Space Center, American outer-space heroes are honored in a museum that chronicles the nation's race into space. There are opportunities to test your astronaut skills and hands-on activities. As interesting for adults as for children, these simulator experiences feature more than 20 tests of dexterity. You'll also get a look at what may be in store for future astronauts at this visit to the past and the future of outer space.
1675 North Buena Vista Drive Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830 +1 407 939 4636
If you've got stamina, you can play the whole 36 holes of miniature golf here. This course is inspired by the Walt Disney film Fantasia. Fun for the whole family, everyone will enjoy the enchanting characters and course design that is typical Disney creativity. Walt Disney World loves to add contemporary touches, so this golf adventure includes interactive elements.
Southern rivers run wild sometimes, and here they are about as lively as you can get on a miniature golf course. Waterfalls crash into ponds, and this 18-hole course also features rapids tumbling over rocks. Video games can wind up this adventure and there's plenty of ice cream and soft drinks to end the round.
1548 West Buena Vista Drive Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830 +1 407 939 6244
There's plenty to keep you busy at this unusual 18-hole golf course! This is not like most miniature golf facilities; of two distinctly different courses, one is a sand course, the other a snow course, and each has 18 holes. Interactive elements are added to the fun and will keep everybody involved!
315 West Main Street Highway 441, Palm Garden Fish Camp Tavares, FL 32778 +1 352 343 4337
Alligators, osprey, a host of birds and an occasional land critter make an appearance as if on cue as you sail aboard this pontoon boat through shallow waters. Traveling through the Dora Canal, the boat is covered so you won't swelter in the Florida sun. The rates are reasonable, and the cruises depart at 11a and 2p daily, lasting about 90 minutes.
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