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Osceola County Historical Society Pioneer Village

Address: 2491 Babb Rd, Kissimmee, FL 34746
Phone Number: +1 407-396-8644
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Ranked #13 of 32 Attractions in Kissimmee
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Museums
Owner description: History meets nature at the Pioneer Village at Shingle Creek Regional Park! Step back in time as...
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Type: History Museums, Museums
Owner description: History meets nature at the Pioneer Village at Shingle Creek Regional Park! Step back in time as you tour the fully-restored dwellings of some of Osceola County's earliest settlers, furnished to depict lifestyles in the late 19th century. Visit our Seminole Settlement to see how Florida's natives lived off the land. Explore our hiking, biking and paddling trails to get in touch with Florida's nature on the Headwaters of the Everglades. Visiting Central Florida? Don't miss the Osceola County Welcome Center and History Museum! Journey through Osceola County's natural history as you crawl through a gopher tortoise burrow and climb into a life-sized eagle's nest. Venture through interactive exhibits that tell the stories of Osceola County's earliest industries including citrus farming, cattle ranching, and tourism. After you learn about Osceola County's past, explore what its present has to offer with information about local restaurants and hotspots, as well as discounted tickets to local attractions.

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Winter Haven
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49 reviews 49 reviews
25 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

I discovered this place on trip advisor and having a spare afternoon and nice weather and what I thought was a free trip decided to go. I am interested in looking at historical buildings especially in Florida and having been to a couple of historical villages I was expecting the same type of thing, The village has recently moved from... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

The history of central Florida was based on the indian culture named Seminoles ( Seminola) those names are used in theses days because we have in Florida a relationship with indian culture. You can enjoy a sweet enviroment with manners and you can visit their booths showing the culture of the Old Kisiimmee like the train, the typical wildlife animals... More 

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Plano, Illinois
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5 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

The Osceola County Welcome Center was very interesting. The history of the area was well done. The problem is that we were interested in the Pioneer Village which was a huge dissappointment. Apparently it had recently moved to a new location. In the future it may be a very historically interesting place but it is certainly not ready for people... More 

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Jennifer D, Public Relations Manager at Osceola County Historical Society Pioneer Village, responded to this review

Bette S, Thank you for taking the time to explore the Osceola County Welcome Center, History Museum and Pioneer Village. We apologize for any confusion in the location change! We re-located a few months ago and are still working on perfecting the guest experience. The Pioneer Village has been restored to look the way it would look in the 1800's... More 

Moncton, Canada
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20 reviews 20 reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

Enjoyed viewing and reading the exhibits. The staff, volunteers I believe, were most helpful and informative.

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Kissimmee, Florida
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36 reviews 36 reviews
22 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

This is an attraction on the other side of the street from Pioneer Village. The theme is Osceola County BEFORE DISNEY. Admission is FREE, Parking is Free. The only thing that you need to pay is for recharging the battery if you are driving a TESLA, credit card only. The outside sign says "Welcome Center" It is a situation where... More 

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Kissimmee, Florida
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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

Wasn't welcomed as I expected, guess they were short handed. But the place was very interesting. Has culture and history of Kissimmee.

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Gorham, New Hampshire
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192 reviews 192 reviews
22 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

For $5 per person you can stroll through historical buildings of what life was like a few years ago. The staff are very nice and helpful. We went self guided and read about the history of each little building. Restrooms were clean and we went across the street for a little nature walk and got to see a couple more... More 

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Kissimmee
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Very interesting, cultural and instructive place. Lots of local History depicted for a better understanding of the area. Worth the visit.

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Malmo, Sweden
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

The guide made this an excellent experience. He was funny, knowledgeable and even ended the tour by playing the mandolin!

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Appleton
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64 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

We love history, so this was so much fun. Al our guide was sensational, funny and able to give lots of information. The cost is $5 per person whether you have a guided tour or just tour on your own. I suggest the guided tour very highly. Lots of interesting things to see in the buildings and you also get... More 

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