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Osceola County Historical Society Pioneer Village

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Address: 2491 Babb Rd, Kissimmee, FL 34746
Phone Number: +1 407-396-8644
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Description: History meets nature at the Pioneer Village at Shingle Creek Regional...
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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Great way to see the real Kissimmee Florida

Enjoyed the historical buildings, stories of what life was like for the pioneers and cowboys. Real Florida before tourism exploded.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 23, 2015
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Kissimmee FL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Enjoyed the historical buildings, stories of what life was like for the pioneers and cowboys. Real Florida before tourism exploded.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

well laid out good history scenes very good gift shop very friendly staff a good place for young and old

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

It was a nice quick stop. We spent about an hour and a half wandering around the village. It is not stroller/wheelchair friendly. There is no shade on the property so be prepared for the Florida sun. It is a work in progress, a few more houses are in the works to being built and we look forward to checking... More 

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Rochester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Very very interesting. Start your visit at the Oscala Welcome Center as this has photographs of the families who lived in some of these homes. A very good insite on how early Floridians lived from indian homes and basic 2 room family homes, to the homes of rich Orange Ranchers. It is very hot here with little shade, visit early... More 

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Ocean City, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

This site and the Osceola Welcome Center around the corner on Rte 192 make a good 2 hour immersion into the hidden history and environment submerged in the tourist sprawl. The historic village is a work in progress and has several beautiful examples of late 19th/early 20th century Florida architecture. Spring for the tour if you have the time and... More 

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Kissimmee, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

A step back in time. Very interesting to hear about the early settlers, and what life must have been like for them. The cabins are furnished authentically. They are adding more all the time. Well worth a visit, and it's a cheap way to spend a morning or afternoon.

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Kissimmee, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Nice rebuild of settler houses. Warning houses are not as old as sound as area was settled a lot more recently than other areas of state and country

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Wanting to not stray too far from our Orlando resort for the last day of our vacation, we decided to explore nearby Kissimmee. We looked up things to do here on TripAdvisor and decided that we'd give the Pioneer Village a shot. Glad we did!! We were given a great, back door (like literally, Al stood at the back door... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

I happened upon the village one morning. For the $7.00, I had access to the entire village site. The staff person gave me a quick informational rundown of the village before letting me roam around on my own. Each building was unique and you were able to walk up to the doors but unable to enter the buildings. Doors were... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

We visited the village after stopping at the Osceola County Welcome Center (and museum) - another hidden gem! It was almost closing time and cold and drizzling out but we were warmly welcomed by the young gal (blonde-haired, assistant manager?) and were taken on a tour of all of the buildings - including inside! (You can also walk around at... More 

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

Thank you so much for your review! We are glad to hear you enjoyed both the Pioneer Village at Shingle Creek and the Welcome Center & History Museum. More 

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Address: 2491 Babb Rd, Kissimmee, FL 34746
Phone Number: +1 407-396-8644
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Central Florida  >  Kissimmee

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