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Soaking Up the Local Culture

Posted on July 28th, 2014 by

Categories: Arts, Attractions, Dining, Event, Nature, Shopping, Sports, Uncategorized, Upcoming

THIS WEEK IN CENTRAL FLORIDA JULY 28-August 5, 2014 Find a complete listing of July and August events taking place in Polk County at VisitCentralFlorida.org. Extension Centennial Lunch and Learns Date: Wednesday, July 30 Venue: Polk County History Center, Bartow – UF/IFAS Extension Polk County will host its next open lunch-and-learn at the Bartow History Center and will discuss “Getting […]

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Westgate River Ranch Celebrates National Day of the Cowboy with Limited-Time Cowboy Vacation Offer

Posted on July 22nd, 2014 by

Categories: Attractions, Event, Upcoming

In honor of the tenth-annual National Day of the Cowboy, July 26, Westgate River Ranch is encouraging guests to unleash their inner cowboy with a free night deal for a cowboy vacation. Westgate River Ranch guests who book a room between July 25-28 will receive a free cowboy hat and an additional free night when […]

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Soaking Up the Local Culture

Posted on July 21st, 2014 by

Categories: Arts, Attractions, Dining, Event, General, Nature, Shopping, Sports, Upcoming

THIS WEEK IN CENTRAL FLORIDA JULY 21-29, 2014 Find a complete listing of July and August events taking place in Polk County at VisitCentralFlorida.org. Historic Lake Mirror Tour Date: Tuesday, July 22 Venue: Downtown Lakeland – Learn about the horse and buggy of Downtown Lakeland in this free monthly walking tour. Moonlight with Moths at Circle B Date: Wednesday, July […]

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Local Favorites Highlights Fat Maggie’s

Posted on July 17th, 2014 by

Categories: Dining, General

Looking for an authentic dining experience? Discover a hidden gem nestled inside Lakeland’s historic Dixieland community at Fat Maggie’s located on Dixieland Mall Lane.   Dustin Olson, along with wife Heather Olson and long-time pal Kevin Berry fulfilled their dream when they opened Fat Maggie’s in December of 2012. A decade of drawing inspiration from […]

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PCTSM Director Featured on Panel at the Florida Attractions Association Conference

Posted on July 15th, 2014 by

Categories: Attractions, General, Uncategorized

PCTSM Executive Director Mark Jackson was selected to participate as a session panelist during the 2014 Florida Attractions Association (FAA) Annual Conference held earlier this month in St. Augustine. In a panel moderated by Robert Skrob, Executive Director of the Florida Association of Destination Marketing Organizations (FADMO), Jackson joined industry peers for an engaging discussion […]

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Soaking Up the Local Culture

Posted on July 14th, 2014 by

Categories: Arts, Attractions, Dining, Event, Nature, Shopping, Sports, Upcoming

THIS WEEK IN CENTRAL FLORIDA JULY 14-22, 2014 Find a complete listing of July and August events taking place in Polk County at VisitCentralFlorida.org. Lunch & Learn Lecture Series Date: Tuesday, July 15 Venue: Polk County History Center, Bartow – The Polk County History Center invites guests to bring lunch and listen to a guest speaker on the third Tuesday of […]

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VISIT FLORIDA Selects Polk County Tourism Execs to Serve on Industry Committees

Posted on July 9th, 2014 by

Categories: General

VISIT FLORIDA,  the state’s official tourism marketing corporation, will usher in new leadership to serve on its Executive Committee, Board of Directors and industry committees with the start of its new fiscal year on July 1. More than 220 VISIT FLORIDA partners, including some of the industry’s foremost experts, have been selected to represent the […]

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For Summer Fun, Just Add Water…

Posted on July 8th, 2014 by

Categories: Attractions, General, Nature, Sports

Central Florida summers can be a bit on the “Balmy side.”  That’s code for “Sheesh, it gets hot around here,” so it’s a good thing “here” offers you lots of fun ways to stay cool and refreshed while enjoying the Florida sunshine. With 554 fresh-water lakes in Central Florida’s Polk County, there are lots of […]

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Soaking Up the Local Culture

Posted on July 7th, 2014 by

Categories: Arts, Attractions, Dining, Event, Nature, Shopping, Sports, Uncategorized, Upcoming

THIS WEEK IN CENTRAL FLORIDA JULY 7-15, 2014 Find a complete listing of July and August events taking place in Polk County at VisitCentralFlorida.org. Book Club at Polk County History Center Date: Tuesday, July 8 Venue:  Polk County History Center, Bartow – Join the Polk County History Center on the first and second Tuesday monthly for […]

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Westgate River Ranch Offers All-Inclusive Glamping Experience Sweepstakes

Posted on July 3rd, 2014 by

Categories: Attractions, Uncategorized, Upcoming

Florida guest ranch blends Florida cowboy history with upscale camping accommodations for unique vacation experience The first resort to introduce the concept of glamping (glamorous camping) to Florida, Westgate River Ranch is now offering a sweepstakes for an all-inclusive glamping vacation. Sweepstakes winners will satisfy a craving for the outdoors in the comfort of a […]

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