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Lores and Lures: Polk County’s Fishing History Exhibit Opens in August

Posted on July 28th, 2015 by

Categories: Attractions, General, Upcoming

New Fishing Exhibit Opening at the History Center The Polk County History Center’s new fishing exhibit is all about the bass, ‘bout the bass – no treble (hooks). The opening of Lores and Lures: Polk County’s Fishing History is scheduled for 4 to 6 p.m., Aug. 13. The new exhibit showcases the rich history of […]

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Slip Into Relaxation at Streamsong Resort’s AcquaPietra Spa

Posted on July 21st, 2015 by

Categories: Accommodations, General

Streamsong Resort invites guests to enhance their summer vacations with its exclusive summer promotions at its grotto-style spa, AcquaPietra, offered now through August 30. “AcquaPietra offers a true sanctuary for guests in search of the ultimate relaxation this summer,” said Richard Mogensen, Streamsong’s general manager. “Coupled with Streamsong’s tranquil destination, guests are in for their […]

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Explore Polk County’s Early Roadside Attractions through a New Exhibit at Polk County History Center

Posted on July 16th, 2015 by

Categories: Arts, Attractions, Event, General

Join the History Center on Tuesday, July 21 for a virtual trip down Florida’s early roads and explore Polk County’s early roadside attractions through a new exhibit. The Polk County History Center’s Good Reasons for Good Roads: Celebrating the Dixie Highway at 100 Years exhibit opens July 21. Begin the road trip with a Florida-tourism […]

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Need a Juice Boost?

Posted on July 14th, 2015 by

Categories: Dining, General, Shopping

Megan Lewman, owner of The Juice Box in Lakeland, envisioned her dream of opening a Juice Bar in a tiny shop in the Palm Plaza shopping center before the location was even available. One day, to her surprise, the dream space became vacant. She snatched it up, and the rest is history. The Juice Box […]

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Lakeland will Host Florida Military Order of the Purple Heart State Convention in 2016

Posted on July 10th, 2015 by

Categories: General

Polk County Tourism and Sports Marketing (PCTSM) has successfully recruited the Florida Military Order of the Purple Heart (MOPH) State Convention to Polk County in 2016. The convention will be held at Lakeland’s Hilton Garden Inn from June 1 – 5, 2016. PCTSM, the Lakeland Chamber’s Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) and Polk County’s Veteran […]

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Fourth of July Events in Central Florida

Posted on June 23rd, 2015 by

Categories: Attractions, Event, General, Upcoming

Get ready for plenty of family-friendly fun in Polk County this July 4th! Join us in the celebration and remembrance of those who risked their lives for our freedom. Beginning Friday, July 3 and lasting through the night of Saturday, July 4, you will find Independence Day celebrations for everyone going on throughout the county. […]

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We’re Celebrating BIG – Polk’s Monthly Tourism Tax Collections Surpass $1 Million Mark for the First Time in History!

Posted on June 17th, 2015 by

Categories: General

Following on the heels of a record setting fiscal year in 2014, Polk County Tourism and Sports Marketing (PCTSM) is proud to share a new milestone. For the first time, tourism tax collections in Polk County eclipsed the $1 million mark in a single month, with PCTSM recording $1,152,195 in tourism taxes from sales in […]

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Celebrate the Game of Golf at Streamsong Resort this Summer

Posted on June 16th, 2015 by

Categories: Accommodations, General, Sports

Experience 36-Holes of Critically-Acclaimed Golf and More With Exclusive Package Honoring the U.S. Open This year’s U.S. Open (June 15-21) will be hosted by Chambers Bay, ranked the “#1 Public Golf Course in Washington state.” In honor of this storied event, Streamsong Resort — home to the “Best Public Golf Courses in Florida” — will […]

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Bok Tower Gardens is Hosting their 3rd Annual Pink Day this Weekend

Posted on June 16th, 2015 by

Categories: Arts, Attractions, Event, General, Nature

Bok Tower Gardens 3rd Annual Pink Day June 20 Celebrates Survivors, Raises Money for Breast Cancer Research Bok Tower Gardens once again celebrates survivors, raises money for breast cancer research, and shares the love of gardening during its 3rd annual Pink Day event on Saturday, June 20 from 9 a.m. – 12 noon. Fifty percent […]

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Soaking up the Local Culture

Posted on June 15th, 2015 by

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

  THIS WEEK IN CENTRAL FLORIDA June 15 – June 24 Find a complete listing for June and July events taking place in Polk County at VisitCentralFlorida.org. This Week’s Events TUESDAY, JUNE 16 12:15 PM – 1:00 PM Lunch & Learn Lecture Series at Polk County History Center · Bartow -The museum invites guests to […]

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