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Top 20 Things To Do In Lake Wales

Posted on October 1st, 2014 by

Categories: Arts, Attractions, Dining, Nature, Shopping

Our Things To Do List’s continue with Lake Wales. Known as the “Crown Jewel of the Ridge,” Lake Wales is a wonderful little town bursting with pride, and for good reason. Explore Bok Tower Gardens, a national historic landmark, and enjoy lunch at the Blue Palmetto Café as well as an afternoon carillon concert. Go […]

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October Exhibitions & Events at Polk Museum of Art

Posted on September 30th, 2014 by

Categories: Arts, Attractions, Event, Upcoming

EXHIBITIONS Future Retro: Drawings from the Great Age of the American Automobile Through December 6 This exhibition showcases the beauty and ingenuity of American automotive design during the decades following World War II, a landmark period in car styling, through more than 100 drawings from the collection of Frederick A. Sharf. An eclectic mix of […]

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Soaking Up the Local Culture

Posted on September 29th, 2014 by

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

THIS WEEK IN CENTRAL FLORIDA SEPTEMBER 29-Octber 7, 2014 Find a complete listing of September and October events taking place in Polk County at VisitCentralFlorida.org. National Parks of America Tour-Trip Preview Date: Tuesday, September 30 Venue: Bok Tower Gardens, Lake Wales – Join Bok Tower Gardens in the Visitor Center’s Magnolia Room on Tuesday, September 30 at 6:00 p.m. to hear […]

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River Ranch Introduces Cattle Drive Experience

Posted on September 27th, 2014 by

Categories: Attractions, General

Westgate River Ranch Introduces Cattle Drive Experience for Groups in Florida Cowboy Country Groups can now participate in the ultimate cowboy teambuilding adventure: working together on horseback to drive a herd of cattle across open plains. Just an hour south of the Disney area, groups can now find the ultimate outdoor teambuilding adventure – a […]

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Local Favorites Highlights Alligator Cove Nature Airboat Tours

Posted on September 25th, 2014 by

Categories: Attractions, Nature

Do you know what spatterdock is or what makes an Anhinga bird different than others? Needless to say, I didn’t know the answers until I took a seat on an Alligator Cove airboat tour at Camp Mack in Lake Wales. Captain Andy Denton was not only exceptionally knowledgeable about the wildlife, plant life and history […]

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New Hours at Polk County Visitor Center

Posted on September 24th, 2014 by

Categories: Attractions, General, Upcoming

Polk County’s official visitor information center, Polk Outpost 27, will change its hours of operation on October 1, when the center begins opening at 8 am and closing at 5 pm, one hour earlier in both the morning and evening.  Currently the center is open from 9 am to 6 pm. Polk Outpost 27 has […]

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Soaking Up the Local Culture

Posted on September 22nd, 2014 by

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

THIS WEEK IN CENTRAL FLORIDA SEPTEMBER 22-30, 2014 Find a complete listing of September and October events taking place in Polk County at VisitCentralFlorida.org. Historic Lake Mirror Tour Date: Tuesday, September 23 Venue: Downtown Lakeland – Join this walking tour the fourth Tuesday monthly to learn about the history of Downtown Lakeland. Celebrate Take a Child Outside Week Date: Wednesday, September 24 – […]

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Celebrate Halloween at LEGOLAND Florida Resort’s Brick-or-Treat

Posted on September 17th, 2014 by

Categories: Attractions, Event, Upcoming

Guests will invade LEGOLAND® Florida Resort during its kid-friendly Halloween celebration of Brick-or-Treat presented by Wells Fargo this Fall.  This spooky event takes place weekends in October, and features trick-or-treating along the brick-or-treat trail, super brick build activities, the largest LEGO Jack-O-Lantern in the world, Halloween entertainment and an all-kids costume contest with brick-tastic prizes! […]

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Polk Outpost 27 Surpasses $1 Million in Attraction Ticket Sales

Posted on September 16th, 2014 by

Categories: Attractions, General, Uncategorized

Polk Outpost 27 (Polk County’s Official Visitor Information Center) has sold more than $1 million in Attraction Tickets through early August, eclipsing the stellar sales numbers of last fiscal year, 2012-13. Nearly a quarter of the tickets sold were for LEGOLAND Florida. Visitation numbers at the center in August were greater than anticipated. Polk Outpost […]

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Soaking Up the Local Culture

Posted on September 15th, 2014 by

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

THIS WEEK IN CENTRAL FLORIDA SEPTEMBER 15-23, 2014 Find a complete listing of September and October events taking place in Polk County at VisitCentralFlorida.org. AFI Annual Community Recognition Dinner & Silent Auction Date: Tuesday, September 16 Venue: The Lakeland Center – On Tuesday, September 16th, Alliance For Independence will celebrate 60 years of serving adults with developmental disabilities in Polk County with […]

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