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Osceola County Historical Society Pioneer Village

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Address: 2491 Babb Rd, Kissimmee, FL 34746-5803
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History meets nature at the Pioneer Village at Shingle Creek Regional Park!...

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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Our pioneering spirit.

Just return from visiting this attraction with my mother and father. First of all the price is extremely reasonable for all the history that you have learn. When we first arrived... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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Derby, United Kingdom
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119 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

well worth a return visit staff are helpful and picnic tables at the back make for a good place for lunch

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Just return from visiting this attraction with my mother and father. First of all the price is extremely reasonable for all the history that you have learn. When we first arrived we were greeted by the most friendly and informative gentleman (unfortunately I have forgotten his name) he inform us that there were no guided tours for the hour that... More 

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Eye, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a lovely place to visit for a quiet day. Great history, lovely walks, picnic area and only a few dollars to park the car. No entrance fee. Refreshing!

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Thank Katburb
Cleveland, Ohio
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55 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Bring your dog on a leash, your kids on their bikes and your picnic in a basket. This village is very walkable and the story boards well written. Just learning about this area a hundred years ago was fascinating. But there is much more. Chickens. Peaceful quiet. No costumed characters. No overpriced food nor overpriced toys. Just an opportunity to... More 

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Thank clearlylovesfood
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12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

This is a nice museum to show how early residents made a living in Florida. Did you know there were wild cattle in Florida left by the Spanish? It was a very pleasant day so it wasn't too hot. I wouldn't recommend this after May--requires walking and little shade. Not much to interest children, I'm afraid. The entry fee was... More 

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Mantua, Ohio
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10 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017

Lots of history and houses and buildings... good self guided signs and interesting facts.... often the curator will come and tell you a story about one of the places if there is not a large crowd.

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Thank mvs4552
Arnhem, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2017

This is a very small pioneer village. We were the only one who visited it on monday and got a good talk about what is there. It was nice walking through and it will be really nice when finished.

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Chessington, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 November 2016

Had a wander round the place looking at the old style homes, school house, barns and railway station. Very interesting to see how they lived and the stories of the families that farmed the land.

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Saint Cloud, Florida
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60 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Nice village with interesting stories. I learned about the Indian shelters and amazed by their longevity and simple construction. Just across the street (Babb Rd.) there is a fantastic boardwalk hiking experience (2-3 miles round trip). Also, just east on US192, the Osceola County Visitor's Center is on the North (left heading east). The center includes tons of information, exhibits... More 

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Thank Al W
OCHSMarketing, General Manager at Osceola County Historical Society Pioneer Village, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review! It is always great to hear about our guests experiences. Please let us know if there is anything else we can help you with. We hope to see you again as we continue to expand the Pioneer Village at Shingle Creek! More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

There is a per person admission fee of $7. Not the end of the world, but be prepared if not everyone is interested in the first place... There is a small playground (free) on the same site where kids can play while those more interested get their museum fix in. Some of the structures are owned by the county and... More 

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OCHSMarketing, General Manager at Osceola County Historical Society Pioneer Village, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review! We appreciate all of your feedback. More 

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