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A Few Unique Facts About Kissimmee
Every city or town has something that’s unique. That is what makes the place different from any other place on earth. Some cities or towns have many such unique attributes. They could be natural, manmade, cultural or social. Whatever it is, the unique elements make a town desirable and Kissimmee has them in abundance. Let us explore a few such unique facts about Kissimmee, FL.
· The Monument of States is often referred to as the most unique monument in the world. It is in downtown Kissimmee and has been built using 1500 stones collected from tourists, governors and even a president over a period of 22 years. These stones are everything from stalagmites to meteors, petrified wood to bones and teeth. The monument represents all states in the country and twenty foreign countries.
· The Osceola County Courthouse in Kissimmee is the oldest courthouse that has been in continuing use in the state. It is listed as one of historic places in the National Register.
· Kissimmee has drive thru saloons, which were once very popular in many other cities and town across states but have faded over time. The city has held onto the classic concept.
· Kissimmee has Orlando as its neighbor which is a tourist hotspot and it has St. Cloud which in addition to being popular among tourists is a calm and quiet city, ideal for the calm and blissful lifestyle. Yet, there are dozens of outdoor and recreational activities to indulge in.
· Kissimmee is a fine combination of nature and modern day luxuries. It has its share of resorts and water parks. It also has its share of national parks and wildlife sanctuaries. Kissimmee has hundreds of different species of wildlife. That includes about thirty five species that are either endangered or protected.
· There are many places in the country where you wouldn’t have heard of bald eagles. But Kissimmee is a haven for the birds and has the largest concentration of nesting bald eagles.
· Kissimmee is a landlocked city. It has a lake but it doesn’t have access to any coast. It is in central Florida, pretty far from the shoreline. But there is a network of lakes, rather a chain, which can actually lead you from Kissimmee to the Atlantic Ocean and to the Gulf of Mexico. These are navigable waterways.
· Just as you would use the term cowboy in the Wild West, you would have to use cattleman in Kissimmee. Cowboy is an offensive term here.