18 March 2000

In 'n' Around
Kissimmee Area

Silver Spurs Rodeo Parade - February - downtown Kissimmee
Silver Spurs Rodeo - October and February - brings national rodeo stars. A rodeo put on by locals is held each Friday night
Festival of Lights Parade - December - put on by the Jaycees of Kissimmee
Downtown Sidewalk Sale - and - Birthday Celebration - March
Downtown Friday Nights' Street Party - 1st Friday of each month -on Darlington Av.
Chain-of-Lakes Resort Area -Lake Toho water activities, motorboating, sailing, bass fishing, bird watching, and more. 800/432-2045.
Old Town - 70 shops and restaurants, Ferris wheel, carousel, go-cart track, and much more. 800/843-4202.
Jungleland - 4580 W. Route 192, Kissimmee - five acres with wind animals, restiles and alligators, and over 300 exotic animals. Admission.
Gatorland - North on Route 441 - over 5000 Florida alligators and crocodiles, and exoticsnakes and birds. Scenes from "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom" were supposed to have been filmed in this jungle setting. Admission. 800/393-5297.
Arabian Nights - 6225 W. Route 192, Kissimmee - dinnerwhile being entertained by chariot races, Arabian horse dancing and while Lippizaner horse shows. 407/239-9223.
Medieval Times - 4510 W. Route 192, Kissimmee - eat fowl with your fingers while watching jousting.407/396-1518.
Wild Bill's - 5260 Route 192, Kissimmee - cowboy anitics and fried chicken.407/351-5151.
South Park - on Lake Toho's south shore - Southport Road, east of Route 531, about 20 miles south of Kissimmee. Picnic area, restrooms, showers and groceries, also 53 sites, most with RV hookups. 407/933-5822.
Monument of States - downtown Kissimmee on Lake Toho. Built by the people of Kissimmee in 1943. A 70-foot monument to tourism. Consists of a stone from every State in the Nation, and some foreign countries.
Warbird Gathering in Central Florida - Apr 6-8 - held at the Flying Tiger Warbird Museum. Aviation auction at 5:20pm Apr 6. Events continue through the weekend. 407/933-1942.

Above events gathered from various places:
http://www.oscnewsgazette.com http://www.kissimmeecra.com/eco.html

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