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Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center

6000 West Osceola Parkway · Kissimmee, Florida 34746 USA

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    For tickets & information: 1-407-586-2236 or phone ext. 62236 at hotel.

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Tour Our Resort

Our lush, tropical atriums recreate three Florida environments that immerse you in the sights and sounds of the Sunshine State. From the rising mists of the Everglades and vibrant island revelry of Key West to the Spanish charm of St. Augustine, Kissimmee sightseers will appreciate all that our resort has to offer.

Best of Florida LIVE!

Experience Florida's fabulous wonders under one spectacular roof -  4.5 acres of glass and steel, majestically soaring over a lush landscaped setting that is shielded from the changing weather.

We hope your visit and Kissimmee tours will inspire you to return to explore more of the Sunshine State.

Call our concierge for details: 1-407-586-2236.

Sawgrass Place

In the Everglades atrium, visit two popular exhibits at Sawgrass Place, a themed "backwaters" homestead. See four species of non-venomous Florida snakes securely displayed within swamp-themed habitats. Then, look for a family of baby alligators, known as "grunts." See one of these hatchlings up close on Monday, Wednesday and Friday right after the Key West fish feedings.

Gator Springs

In the St. Augustine atrium, find 15 juvenile alligators and 30 species of native turtles in a habitat reminiscent of Florida's natural springs. Watch alligator feedings and learn about the species from Wild Florida   at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday and Saturday. Time is subject to change.

Key West Fish Feedings

Watch native marine species such as mangrove snappers, redfish, snook, stingrays and tarpon in our 161,000-gallon Key West lagoon. It's the largest known Euryhaline exhibit of its type - where saltwater fish are acclimated to a relatively low salinity habitat.

See Bottled Ocean specialists host interactive fish feedings at 1 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday while you're sightseeing in Kissimmee.

Flagler College Bell Tower

Reminiscent of Old Florida, the architectural backdrop for Emerald Plaza evokes the style of Henry Flagler, the visionary entrepreneur who made St. Augustine a popular destination. Enjoy the Mediterranean revival style found in distinctive turn-of-the-century hotels such as The Alcazar and The Ponce de Leon while you are sightseeing in Kissimmee. A bell tower stands guard over the atrium, as it still does today at Flagler College in St. Augustine.

Treasures of the Atocha

Inside the Castillo de San Marcos, see the "Treasures of the Nuestra Señora de Atocha" museum display. The Spanish galleon Atocha was believed to have been lost in 1622 off the Matecumbe Keys of Florida. These spectacular golden artifacts were discovered in 1985 by Mel Fisher and reported to be one of the United States' richest treasure excavations.

Castillo de San Marcos

The St. Augustine atrium features a small-scale replica of Castillo de San Marcos, the oldest fort in North America. Designers studied the ruins of the original, built by Spain in 1672 in what is now St. Augustine, to emulate its mysterious, romantic aura.

Sand Sculptures

To celebrate an art form practiced on beaches from Miami to Florida's Emerald Coast,  Gaylord Palms Resort features an ever-changing exhibition of sand sculptures that can be easily toured while in Kissimmee. The sand displays in the Key West atrium were created from two tons of sand.

Scenic Waterways

Fish species including koi, bluegill, tilapia, gar, pacu, catfish and oscar glide through our indoor waterways. Take a Kissimmee tour of all of Gaylord Palms Resort's 360,000 gallons of water harboring aquatic life.


The lush Florida Everglades come to life under our signature glass atrium. Stroll up a rugged wooden walkway over misty bogs toward Old Hickory, our steakhouse retreat. Mysterious symphonic songs of nature greet you as you cross through majestic cypress trees.

In the Everglades area, you'll find our luxurious 20,000-square-foot Relâche Spa and Salon. Here you'll encounter an elegant, peaceful atmosphere with full-service treatment rooms as well as sauna and steam rooms.

Soak up the Florida sun outside at the South Beach Pool and Cypress Springs Family Fun Water Park. Add these stops to your Kissimmee sightseeing adventure.

Emerald Bay

The Spanish Renaissance architecture of Emerald Bay graces this most lavish area of the resort. You'll find 362 magnificent guest rooms and 26 luxurious suites, a "hotel within a hotel" offering the comforts of a luxurious private residence. Exclusive meeting facilities provide opulent amenities, perfect for executive events.

While taking a Kissimmee tour from Emerald Bay toward the convention center, you'll pass through the quaint cobblestone street of Market Square, where you can shop exciting boutiques. Enjoy a treat at Häagen-Dazs Ice Cream Shoppe, or stop by Java Coast for a delicious cup of coffee and on-the-go bistro fare.

St. Augustine

The cobblestone streets of St. Augustine take you into a land steeped in history during your Kissimmee sightseeing adventures. The Spanish architecture recalls a romantic view of Florida, as seen through the eyes of explorers such as Ponce de Leon.

A replica of the Castillo de San Marcos, the oldest Spanish fort in the New World, displays treasures from the Spanish ship Atocha, discovered by Mel Fisher after a 16-year search. 

Key West

Our Key West atrium brings the festive, free-spirited style of the islands indoors. Take a Kissimmee tour along the wharf as you marvel at The S.S. Gaylord, a 60-foot schooner and our 161,000-gallon Key West Lagoon, home to native marine species such as Mangrove Snapper, redfish, Snook, stingrays and Tarpon.

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