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River Ranch Celebrates International Glamping Weekend in June

Posted on May 21st, 2015 by

Categories: Accommodations, General

In honor of International Glamping Weekend, June 6-7, Westgate River Ranch is offering a special glamping vacation package through June to encourage people try glamping. International Glamping Weekend is a weekend designated to celebrate glamping’s exciting blend of traditional outdoor camping with the glamour of hotel amenities. To join in on the celebration, Westgate River […]

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Polk County Tourism Tax Collections Hit Record Mark

Posted on May 18th, 2015 by

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March Numbers Surpass $1 Million for the First Time in History For the first time, tourism tax collections in Polk County have eclipsed the $1 million mark in a single month, with Polk County Tourism and Sports Marketing recording $1,152,195 in tourism taxes collected in March. The March 2015 tourism tax collections reflect a 17.8% […]

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Soaking up the Local Culture

Posted on April 6th, 2015 by

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

THIS WEEK IN CENTRAL FLORIDA APRIL 6 – 15 Find a complete listing for April and May events taking place in Polk County at VisitCentralFlorida.org. This Week’s Events TUESDAY, APRIL 7 12:15 PM – 1:00 PM Book Club at Polk County History Center · Bartow – The Polk County History Center hosts a book club […]

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Soaking Up the Local Culture

Posted on March 30th, 2015 by

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

THIS WEEK IN CENTRAL FLORIDA MARCH 30 – APRIL 8 Find a complete listing for April and May events taking place in Polk County at VisitCentralFlorida.org. MONDAY, MARCH 30 1:05 PM – 3:00 PM Detroit Tigers Spring Training · Lakeland – The 2015 spring season marks the Tigers 79th season at Joker Marchant Stadium in Lakeland, extending the […]

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Final Room Theme Revealed at LEGOLAND Hotel at LEGOLAND Florida Resort

Posted on March 25th, 2015 by

Categories: Attractions, General

LEGO® Friends Revealed as the Final Room Theme at LEGOLAND® Hotel at LEGOLAND® Florida Resort The only LEGO® Friends rooms in the United States, and the only LEGO Friends suite in the world is coming to LEGOLAND® Hotel at LEGOLAND® Florida Resort. The announcement came at a New York City event where a curtain dropped […]

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Soaking Up the Local Culture

Posted on March 23rd, 2015 by

Categories: Event, General, Nature, Upcoming

THIS WEEK IN CENTRAL FLORIDA MARCH 23- April 1 Find a complete listing for April and May events taking place in Polk County at VisitCentralFlorida.org.   MONDAY, MARCH 23, 2015 — SUNDAY, MARCH 29, 2015 Florida’s Natural Charity Classic · Lake Wales – The Symetra Tour, the Road to the LPGA, is excited to announce the return of […]

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Soaking Up the Local Culture

Posted on March 16th, 2015 by

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

THIS WEEK IN CENTRAL FLORIDA MARCH 16-25 Find a complete listing for March and April events taking place in Polk County at VisitCentralFlorida.org.   TUESDAY, MARCH 17 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM Tram Nature Tour at Circle B Bar Reserve · Lakeland – Take a personalized tour of the Banana Creek Marsh with a volunteer guide who will point […]

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Soaking Up the Local Culture

Posted on March 9th, 2015 by

Categories: Arts, Event, General, Nature, Upcoming

THIS WEEK IN CENTRAL FLORIDA MARCH 9-18 Find a complete listing for March and April events taking place in Polk County at VisitCentralFlorida.org.   MONDAY, MARCH 9 1:05 PM – 3:00 PM Detroit Tigers Spring Training • Lakeland – The 2015 spring season marks the Tigers 79th season at Joker Marchant Stadium in Lakeland, extending the longest-standing relationship between […]

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Hey Shutterbugs, Polk’s Environmental Lands Program is Hosting a Photo Contest

Posted on March 6th, 2015 by

Categories: General, Nature

Polk County’s Environmental Lands is Hosting a Photo Contest This contest is designed to highlight the beauty of nature found on natural areas managed by Polk County’s Environmental Lands Program. Photos must be taken at one of the following sites: Circle B Bar Reserve Crooked Lake Prairie Crooked Lake Sandhill Marshall Hampton Reserve Sherwood Stokes […]

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Tourism Research Specialist Will Speak in Auburndale March 12

Posted on March 3rd, 2015 by

Categories: General

We will host the next Tourist Development Council (TDC) Marketing Committee Meeting at 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, March 12, 2015. Neville Bhada, founder and CEO of Tourism Skills Group (TSG), will be the featured guest speaker. TSG is an independent tourism research company and provides comprehensive research-based strategic plan studies to determine positioning and marketing […]

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