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Lakefront Park and downtown Kissimmee

Orlando, FL
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Lakefront Park and downtown Kissimmee, Orlando FL

Description

Kissimmee town has had better days. The main strip, Broadway, is pretty dowdy with some basic diners and antique shops. If you walk from there down Monument Ave you will see a very cool monument that stretches up to the sky. It is made of rocks from different states and countries. Continue on a few steps and you are in Lakefront Park on Lake Tohopekaliga. There is a great playground here, with a space age big-kid playground and next to is a colorful playground for little kids plus a ladybug bouncy and swings. A waterfront promenade borders the lake and leads to a splash pad and another playground. There are several piers, some with covered picnic tables, and a cute miniature lighthouse. The scenery is fairly barren and plain, even though it's a waterfront.
Don't go out of your way to visit this area, but if you're here anyway, you might enjoy a stroll and your kids will enjoy the playground.
If you're hungry there is a counter-service cafe, Susan's Courtside Cafe, in a cute historic house just off Broadway, south on Orlando Ave (see address below). You can walk there from the park. The food is typical American food with plenty of mayonnaise, but the house is sweet.

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Infinity tightrope acrobat sculpture along Monument Ave.
Infinity tightrope acrobat sculpture along Monument Ave.
Teens sit on the edge of the water at Lakefront Park.
Teens sit on the edge of the water at Lakefront Park.
Two men check out the pier at Lakefront Park.
Two men check out the pier at Lakefront Park.
Picnic tables with a view of the miniature lighthouse.
Picnic tables with a view of the miniature lighthouse.
Covered picnic tables on the water.
Covered picnic tables on the water.
Serene view of the miniature lighthouse.
Serene view of the miniature lighthouse.
Susan's Courtside Cafe is in a historic house.
Susan's Courtside Cafe is in a historic house.
Promenade and landscaping.
Promenade and landscaping.
Bikers guys at the roundabout in front of the odd stone monument.
Bikers guys at the roundabout in front of the odd stone monument.
The stones and colors in the monument.
The stones and colors in the monument.
The monument on Monument Ave.
The monument on Monument Ave.
Looking up at the interesting monument on Monument Ave.
Looking up at the interesting monument on Monument Ave.
Playground under shade canopies at Lakefront Park.
Playground under shade canopies at Lakefront Park.
Toddler area of playground, with view of the lake.
Toddler area of playground, with view of the lake.
Bouncies on the playground.
Bouncies on the playground.
Big kid section of the playground.
Big kid section of the playground.
   

Directions

Lakefront Park is an easy walk from Broadway, on Monument Ave. The address is 201 Lakeview Drive, Kissimmee FL 34741.
Susan's Courtside Cafe, 18 S. Orlando Ave, call (407) 518-1150.

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Last Updated Sat, 04 Apr 2015 15:35:21 GMT