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LEGOLAND Florida becomes first theme park in U.S. to run completely on renewable energy on Earth Day

Posted on April 22nd, 2014 by

Categories: Attractions, General

Today, LEGOLAND ® Florida and Tampa Electric will kick off a groundbreaking partnership by making the 150-acre theme park run completely on renewable energy for the day in celebration of Earth Day – the first theme park to do so in the United States. The celebration is part of existing and new conservation initiatives, including […]

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Skateboard Artworks to be Featured at Polk Museum of Art

Posted on April 18th, 2014 by

Categories: Arts, Event, General, Upcoming

Polk Museum of Art proudly presents a selection of contemporary artworks associated with skateboarding in the new exhibition, “All Decked Out,” which will be on display in the Perkins Gallery from April 26 through July 20. The public is invited to meet some of the featured artists and look at the artwork between 2 and […]

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Lang’s Taste of Florida Café Remains a Family Business for Owner Debbie Lang Brozio

Posted on April 17th, 2014 by

Categories: Attractions, Dining, General

Lang’s Taste of Florida Café in Haines City is a place where family has a major impact. A family business that first began as a Florida Grove retail shop and shipper in 1951 expanded to include a café 53 years later where owner Debbie Lang Brozio showcases her grandmother Mary Lang’s treasured recipes. A family […]

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Polk County’s Tourism Office to Host Events to Celebrate National Tourism Week, May 5 – 9, 2014

Posted on April 16th, 2014 by

Categories: Attractions, Event, General, Uncategorized, Upcoming

Polk County Tourism and Sports Marketing (PCTSM) will celebrate National Tourism Week with a number of activities the week of May 5 – 9, 2014. The first full week of May is recognized annually as National Travel and Tourism Week. Plans are still in progress so PCTSM wants tourism officials and residents to make note […]

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Submit Your Polk Heritage Photographs into the ‘Picture Polk History’ Contest

Posted on April 15th, 2014 by

Categories: Arts, Attractions, Event, General, Uncategorized

Share your favorite heritage site in Polk County in the Picture Polk History photo contest. Explore Polk County’s “sense of place” by capturing distinctive images of our unique historic buildings, places, and events. Photographs must feature a museum, monument, historic building, cemetery or a local festival that is listed on the Polk County Heritage Trail. Interested participants can […]

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Golf Promotion In Full Swing at PCTSM

Posted on April 12th, 2014 by

Categories: General, Sports

With the release of the 2014 Polk County Golf Guide, PCTSM is ramping up promotion of Polk County as a major golf destination, by distributing the brochure at annual golf shows held in the northeast. Polk County has always been a major golf vacation destination but the January opening of the highly anticipated Streamsong Resort […]

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Polk’s Tourism Mobile Website Recognized Among the Best in the South

Posted on April 11th, 2014 by

Categories: General, Uncategorized

The mobile website for Visit Central Florida, Polk County’s official destination sales and marketing organization, has been named one of the “South’s Best” by ConventionSouth Magazine. Polk County’s mobile site was honored as one of the best in the “second-tier destinations” category, which included destinations like Birmingham, AL; Knoxville, TN and Virginia Beach, VA. Categories […]

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Share your Favorite Polk Heritage Site in the ‘Picture Polk History’ Photo Contest

Posted on April 3rd, 2014 by

Categories: Arts, Attractions, Event, General, Uncategorized

Share your favorite heritage site in Polk County in the Picture Polk History photo contest! “Picture Polk History” features the History and Heritage sites on the Polk County Heritage Trail. Explore Polk County’s “sense of place” by capturing distinctive images of our unique historic buildings, places, and events. Photographs must feature a museum, monument, historic […]

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Choose the Winner of Visit Central Florida’s Tigers Spring Training Photo Contest

Posted on March 28th, 2014 by

Categories: General, Sports, Uncategorized, Upcoming

Tigers fans, Our Tigers Spring Training photo contest kicked off with the start of Spring Training in Lakeland and has winded down like the spring season. The next, and final, phase of the contest will begin on March 31 and continue through April 7. This next phase is the People’s Choice Award, which means we […]

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Local Favorites Highlights Britt’s Cafe

Posted on March 27th, 2014 by

Categories: Dining, General

Begin your morning with a quaint breakfast, kick of your afternoon with a delightful lunch or partake in a Friday Night Fish Fry at Britt’s Café located on Harden Boulevard in Lakeland. Don’t pass by this cozy corner restaurant without stepping in to order their delicious classic American cuisine with a bit of a bistro […]

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