A nostalgic destination with a unique retro vibe, Old Town Kissimmee was originally built in 1986, and, thanks to a recent $10 million renovation, retains many of its traditional charms. From fun family attractions to one-of-a-kind souvenir shops to quirky themed restaurants, Old Town Kissimmee has all of the ingredients for an unforgettable day out.
For a retro-style arcade with over fifty different video games, head over to the Happy Days Arcade, where children and adults alike easily spend hours on the wide range of games. After playing each game, tickets are awarded depending on how well you have played, and these can then be used at the arcade’s massive redemption center packed with all sorts of prizes, from candy to electronics to toys for all ages. For even more fun and games after the arcade, the Rootin & Tootan’s Shooting Gallery provides more entertainment for the whole family. Another attraction worth visiting is the Great Magic Hall, which hosts three magic shows each day. Even if you are not in time for one of their shows, you can still drop by for a visit to check out their extensive magic collection.
Old Town Kissimmee has a range of shops that are truly unique, with over seventy stores to browse. For one-of-a-kind leather goods, Old Town Leather is the shop to visit, while Shades in the Sun is where you will find a fantastic range of sunglasses that cannot be found elsewhere. If you are hoping to purchase a memorable piece of jewelry to take home with you, there are a couple of stand-out stores, such as Filthy Rich, which specializes in celebrity-inspired collections, and The Pearl Factory. For an extra-special souvenir that you can take home with you, visit the Old Town Portrait Gallery, where you can pose for photographs in a number of fun costumes, from a pirate to a cowboy.
The live music performed at Old Town’s Main Stage is always enjoyable, making Southern Breeze a restaurant with one of the best locations. From their outdoor deck, guests can enjoy the sounds coming from the Main Stage, while feasting on delicious Southern classics. The Blue Max Tavern is another popular spot, boasting an aeronautical theme thanks to the fact that its owner is a trained pilot. For a satisfying snack as you wander through town, stop by at Kissimmee Popcorn, where you will find over a hundred different flavors of this tasty snack.
Weekly Car Shows
Any car enthusiasts out there are likely to already be familiar with Old Town Kissimmee, and this is because it is home to one of the most well-known of classic car shows, the Saturday Nite Cruise. Sunday nights are when you will find the Sunday Show ‘N’ Shine, featuring show-quality jeeps, trucks and SUVs, as well as live music and entertainment.
Old Town Kissimmee promises a truly unique day out, showcasing a part of retro America that many have never experienced before. From their traditional family-style arcades to their one-of-a-kind stores and themed restaurants, Old Town Kissimmee should not be missed if you are going to be traveling through Central Florida.