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View the Innovative Works of Frank Lloyd Wright at Florida Southern College

Posted on August 26th, 2014 by

Categories: Arts, Attractions

Did you know that the largest one-site collection of Frank Lloyd Wright architecture is located in Lakeland, Florida? Frank Lloyd Wright was most known as an American architect who designed more than 1,000 structures and completed 532 in his lifetime. Wright was recognized in 1991 by the American Institute of Architects as ‘the greatest American architect of […]

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Soaking Up the Local Culture

Posted on August 25th, 2014 by

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

THIS WEEK IN CENTRAL FLORIDA AUGUST 25-September 2, 2014 Find a complete listing of August and September events taking place in Polk County at VisitCentralFlorida.org. Historic Lake Mirror Tours Date: Tuesday, August 26 Venue: Downtown Lakeland – The story starts during the horse and buggy days when people hitched their horses up at Munn Park to visit downtown. Learn how the […]

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Tourism Website Sees Huge Increase in Traffic, Sparked by July 4 Fireworks & Events

Posted on August 21st, 2014 by

Categories: General, Uncategorized

PCTSM’s tourism website, www.VisitCentralFlorida.org, saw a tremendous increase in traffic on July 3 and 4, by visitors to the site searching for information on July 4th celebrations and events. Traffic for the two days increased 235% over the average daily traffic in July. This record volume was the result of a great deal of work […]

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Polk Museum of Art Announces 2014-15 Major Exhibitions and Events

Posted on August 20th, 2014 by

Categories: Arts, Attractions, Event, General, Upcoming

Polk Museum of Art has announced its calendar of major exhibitions and events for the upcoming year. Information on all may be found at www.PolkMuseumofArt.org. MAJOR EXHIBITIONS Terra Incognita: Photographs of America’s Third Coast Through September 13 On loan from the Ogden Museum of Southern Art in New Orleans, La., this exhibition is a photographic […]

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Soaking Up the Local Culture

Posted on August 18th, 2014 by

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THIS WEEK IN CENTRAL FLORIDA AUGUST 18-26, 2014 Find a complete listing of August and September events taking place in Polk County at VisitCentralFlorida.org. Lunch & Learn Lecture Series Date: Tuesday, August 19 Venue: Polk County History Center, Bartow – Rick Kilby will present, “Finding the Fountain of Youth: Discovering Florida’s Magical Waters.” – Learn about the legacy of Ponce de […]

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Polk County Visitor Center will Host a Seasonal Farmers Market on Thursdays

Posted on August 12th, 2014 by

Categories: Attractions, Event, General, Nature, Shopping, Upcoming

Polk County’s official visitor information center, Polk Outpost 27, will host a weekly Farmers Market on Thursdays from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., beginning September 4 and running through May 28, 2015. The Farmers Market will be a new activity for Polk Outpost 27, and will offer local vendors the opportunity to share their produce […]

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Soaking Up the Local Culture

Posted on August 11th, 2014 by

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THIS WEEK IN CENTRAL FLORIDA AUGUST 11-19, 2014 Find a complete listing of August and September events taking place in Polk County at VisitCentralFlorida.org. Book Club at Polk County History Center Date: Tuesday, August 12 Venue: Polk County History Center, Bartow – The book club at the Polk County History Center meets on the first and second Tuesdays monthly. – The […]

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Lake Wales Little Theatre Announces 2014-2015 Season

Posted on August 6th, 2014 by

Categories: Arts, Event, General, Upcoming

Take a look at the Lake Wales Little Theatre’s 37th season below. 2014-2015 Season Princess Whatsername (Children’s Theatre) September 19 – 28, 2014 The story begins in the Misty Forest, where a girl is sleeping all alone.  But when she wakes, nothing looks familiar to her.  She can’t remember anything – not where she’s from, […]

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August Exhibitions & Events at Polk Museum of Art

Posted on August 5th, 2014 by

Categories: Arts, Attractions, Event, Upcoming

EXHIBITIONS Terra Incognita: Photographs of America’s Third Coast Through September 13 On loan from the Ogden Museum of Southern Art in New Orleans, La., this exhibition is a photographic project of 15 years’ duration (1991-2006) by nationally recognized photographer and author Richard Sexton. Latin for “unknown land,” “Terra Incognita” consists of 57 black-and-white photographs of […]

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Soaking Up the Local Culture

Posted on August 4th, 2014 by

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THIS WEEK IN CENTRAL FLORIDA AUGUST 4-12, 2014 Find a complete listing of August and September events taking place in Polk County at VisitCentralFlorida.org. Book Club at Polk County History Center Date: Tuesday, August 5 Venue: Polk County History Center, Bartow – The book club at the Polk County History Center meets on the first and […]

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