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A+ for Our Visitor Information Center

Posted on February 26th, 2015 by

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Central Florida’s Visitor Information Center (formerly known as Polk Outpost 27) has been in the limelight recently. First with complementary features in both The Lakeland Ledger and Winter Haven News Chief and then with a follow-up letter to The Ledger’s editor from northern visitors. Dave and Judy Crocket, of Manistee, Michigan took The Ledger’s advice […]

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Soaking Up the Local Culture

Posted on February 23rd, 2015 by

Categories: Arts, Event, General, Nature, Upcoming

THIS WEEK IN CENTRAL FLORIDA FEBRUARY 23 – MARCH 4 Find a complete listing for March and April events taking place in Polk County at VisitCentralFlorida.org.   TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 24 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM Historic Lake Mirror Tours • Lakeland – The story starts during the horse and buggy days when people hitched their horses up at Munn […]

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Get Outside! It’s Florida Hiking Trails Month

Posted on February 18th, 2015 by

Categories: General, Nature

February is Florida Hiking Trails Month, so to celebrate we headed to Marshall Hampton Reserve, Circle B Bar Reserve’s lesser known (though wildly popular in the equestrian community) neighbor. Visitors have two main multi-use trail options at Marshall Hampton Reserve. Both trails begin at the parking area off of Thornhill Road, just south of SR […]

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Florida Had More Than 97 Million Visitors in 2014

Posted on February 17th, 2015 by

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Governor Rick Scott announced yesterday that according to preliminary estimates released by VISIT FLORIDA, the state’s official tourism marketing corporation, 97.3 million visitors came to Florida in 2014, an increase of 3.9 percent over 2013. This is the fourth consecutive record year for visitation to Florida, exceeding the previous high of 93.7 million in 2013. […]

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SyFy Saturday Returns to Bartow this Week

Posted on February 17th, 2015 by

Categories: Event, General, Upcoming

Bartow is ready to bring about Polk County’s original Science Fiction Festival, the Second Annual SyFy Saturday on Saturday, February 21, from 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. This FREE family event will feature a street festival with science fiction make-up artists, music and entertainment by Professor Sean Khan, and special exhibits. In keeping with the […]

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Soaking Up the Local Culture

Posted on February 16th, 2015 by

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

THIS WEEK IN CENTRAL FLORIDA FEBRUARY 16-25, 2015 Find a complete listing February and March events taking place in Polk County at VisitCentralFlorida.org.   FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 13 – TUESDAY, MARCH 31 RussMatt Central Florida Collegiate Baseball Invitational • Lake Myrtle Sports Park, Chain O’ Lakes Complex, Henley Field, Lake Bonny Park – A total of 290 NAIA, JUCO, Division […]

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Soaking Up the Local Culture

Posted on February 9th, 2015 by

Categories: Arts, Event, General, Nature, Upcoming

THIS WEEK IN CENTRAL FLORIDA FEBRUARY 9-18, 2015 Find a complete listing February and March events taking place in Polk County at VisitCentralFlorida.org.   TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 10 12:15 PM – 1:00 PM Book Club at Polk County History Center • Bartow – The book club meets on the first and second Tuesdays of each month, from 12:15 p.m. – […]

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February Events at Circle B Bar Reserve

Posted on February 3rd, 2015 by

Categories: Event, General, Nature

Polk’s Nature Discovery Center at Circle B Bar Reserve offers a variety of nature based activities for all ages. You do not want to miss out on any of the fun family friendly activities that we have planned for you. Sign up for a tram tour, a workshop, Nature Fun Day or just get outdoors […]

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Spring Training Day at Polk’s Visitor Information Center

Posted on February 3rd, 2015 by

Categories: Attractions, Event, General, Sports

BOGO Ticket Specials: Buy one LEGOLAND® Florida Resort or Bok Tower Gardens ticket and get one free, for tickets purchased at the event. Polk County’s official visitor information center will celebrate the game of baseball with its 8th Annual Spring Training Celebration on Saturday, February 21, 2015. This FREE, family-friendly event will take place from […]

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Soaking Up the Local Culture

Posted on February 2nd, 2015 by

Categories: Arts, Event, General, Nature

THIS WEEK IN CENTRAL FLORIDA FEBRUARY 2-11, 2015 Find a complete listing February and March events taking place in Polk County at VisitCentralFlorida.org.   MONDAY, FEBRUARY 2 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM Sister Cities Visual Arts Exhibit at Harrison • Lakeland – Harrison School for the Arts is proud to be hosting the “Sister Cities International” art exhibit beginning […]

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