Econo Lodge Inn & Suites Maingate Central
4669 West Irlo Bronson Hwy.
Kissimmee, FL 34746
Phone: (407) 396-1890
Fax: (407) 396-8336
Arts & Museums
Dedicated to preserving and exhibiting the history of Osceola County, this museum contains numerous pioneer artifacts, as well as a pristine eight acre nature preserve and a large picnic pavilion. You'll also find an 1898 "Cracker House," a 1900 general store, and a sugar cane mill on site.
A unique display of war time & veteran memorabilia dating from the Civil War including uniforms, unit badges, scale models, equipment, photos and memorials.
Come witness some of the most thrilling military aircrafts in history which are sure to give you an experience of a lifetime. The Kissimmee Air Museum, set up in the year 2007 in Kissimmee Gateway Airport in Florida, houses aircrafts from the era of World War II to that of the Vietnam War. The museum is where restoration of vintage models took place after the year 2004 when Hurricane Charley happened. It has an impressive fleet owned by the Warbird Adventures, Inc. which are also acquired by loan from individuals and organisations. So if you want an aerobatic adventure, go visit the Kissimmee Air Museum where experienced instructors will teach you the art of flying these vintage pieces of history.
Join a handsome prince and his pet dragon on their journey through Chocolate Kingdom. Bring your kids to experience this extremely fun and educational tour that includes a trip through a Cacao Tree Greenhouse, a Chocolate Museum and a Chocolate river and factory. The youngsters will surely be delighted by the interactive tour and they'll even be able to create their own chocolate bar!
The World of Chocolate Museum & Cafe is a one of a kind experience, where guests can learn all about the beloved sweet treat. Take a tour and chocolate-making machinery, admire sculptures carved from chocolate, or just stop by the cafe for an especially sweet mocha or hot chocolate. The World of Chocolate Museum & Cafe also features a gift shop that carries a number of chocolate-themed gifts, souvenirs, and novelty items.
WonderWorks bills itself as a museum “where science has gone crazy.” This attraction will amuse both children and adults and they can pick up some quirky scientific information along the way. This bright, upside-down establishment offers more than 100 hands-on exhibits, including the Bridge of Fire walk-through (which simulates the power of 250,000 watts of electricity), a Mystery Lab and the Earthquake Experience simulation room. Visit for a quirky and educational experience.
Ripley's operates 35 oddity museums worldwide, and the experience of visiting one is a bit like devouring a pint of ice cream; you know it's not really good for you, but boy is it fun! The Orlando collection is housed in a Bavarian-style building, deliberately dis-proportioned to look like part of it has disappeared into one of Florida's infamous sinkholes. Inside, you'll find such oddities as a statue of a 1,069-pound man, torture devices from the Spanish Inquisition and a replica of a 1907 Rolls Royce built from more than a million matchsticks. Check website for further details.
Titanic The Experience is located in the heart of the city on International Drive and offers its visitors a look back at the famous doomed ship. It has the only “full-scale” Titanic room recreations found anywhere, including the Grand Staircase, First Class Parlor Suite, Boilers and Promenade Deck, offering visitors the same cold temperatures felt so many years ago that fateful evening. Titanic The Experience also features more than 200 artifacts, an underwater display, and significant items from both the ship as well as the epic movie about it. You can explore the exhibit thoroughly on an hour-long tour that is available every hour that includes period costumed performers, who represent the well-known passengers.
Located in the bustling Church Street Exchange at popular Church Street Station in downtown Orlando, this gallery is a feast for the eyes. World-renowned as the, 'painter of light', Kinkade shows his true colors in Central Florida's largest selection of Thomas Kinkade limited edition artwork. Seeming to leap off the page, Kinkade's paintings are a treasure, and should you choose to purchase a painting, the gallery ships anywhere.
With numerous events and exhibitions across the year, the Met at Orlando has many people flocking in. Prominent amongst those events are the Friday Jazz shows. Ongoing workshops and live commentaries from experts helps not only educate but also tap the art bone amongst amateurs and art enthusiast alike. A separate children's section houses works of budding artists sure to have coveted works in years to come. Call for museum and event hours before planning a visit.
Any car-enthusiast interested in the best and most exclusive automobiles ever created should plan a trip to the Exotic Car Gallery soon. Find it within the Mall of Millenia in Orlando and get ready to be impressed. This exotic car museum displays various rotating vehicles including such beauties as Maseratis, Lamborghinis, Ferraris, Bugattis, Mercedes and several others. Car fanatics will enjoy getting a close up of some of the most expensive cars in the world. The Exotic Car Gallery features an entertaining racing simulator and a gift shop filled with unusual items from the most prestigious car manufacturers known around the globe. - Diane Dilov-Schultheis
Kissimmee and St. Cloud have long been sister cities, but with the growth of Walt Disney World and the creation of Kissimmee as a bedroom community for theme park enthusiasts, little St. Cloud has missed out on the action. Here, however, the history of this pretty village comes to life in a host of artifacts and photographs that offer an intriguing glimpse into the earliest days of this entire region. The museum is truly historic - it's housed in the First National Bank Building, which was built about 1910 and is now the city's Chamber of Commerce building. It is also St. Cloud's oldest commercial building. There is no admission charge.