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Soaking Up the Local Culture

Posted on July 14th, 2014 by

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

THIS WEEK IN CENTRAL FLORIDA JULY 14-22, 2014 Find a complete listing of July and August events taking place in Polk County at VisitCentralFlorida.org. Lunch & Learn Lecture Series Date: Tuesday, July 15 Venue: Polk County History Center, Bartow – The Polk County History Center invites guests to bring lunch and listen to a guest speaker on the third Tuesday of […]

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Top 25 Things To Do in Downtown Lakeland

Posted on July 10th, 2014 by

Categories: Arts, Dining, Event, General, Nature, Shopping

We’re reviving and updating an old list of the Top 25 Things To Do in Downtown Lakeland, originally published back in 2009. The original list was published by the Downtown Lakeland Partnership, and we’ll create a few more for other cities in Polk County. Even if you’ve lived in the area for a long time, […]

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VISIT FLORIDA Selects Polk County Tourism Execs to Serve on Industry Committees

Posted on July 9th, 2014 by

Categories: General

VISIT FLORIDA,  the state’s official tourism marketing corporation, will usher in new leadership to serve on its Executive Committee, Board of Directors and industry committees with the start of its new fiscal year on July 1. More than 220 VISIT FLORIDA partners, including some of the industry’s foremost experts, have been selected to represent the […]

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For Summer Fun, Just Add Water…

Posted on July 8th, 2014 by

Categories: Attractions, General, Nature, Sports

Central Florida summers can be a bit on the “Balmy side.”  That’s code for “Sheesh, it gets hot around here,” so it’s a good thing “here” offers you lots of fun ways to stay cool and refreshed while enjoying the Florida sunshine. With 554 fresh-water lakes in Central Florida’s Polk County, there are lots of […]

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Soaking Up the Local Culture

Posted on July 7th, 2014 by

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

THIS WEEK IN CENTRAL FLORIDA JULY 7-15, 2014 Find a complete listing of July and August events taking place in Polk County at VisitCentralFlorida.org. Book Club at Polk County History Center Date: Tuesday, July 8 Venue:  Polk County History Center, Bartow – Join the Polk County History Center on the first and second Tuesday monthly for […]

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Iconic Chalet Suzanne To Close August 4

Posted on July 3rd, 2014 by

Categories: Attractions, Dining, General, Uncategorized

August 4 will be a sad day for tourism in Polk County, with the announcement that an iconic property like Chalet Suzanne will close its doors. With a long and storied history, Chalet Suzanne has been part of Polk County’s tourism fabric for more than 80 years, being owned and operated by four generations of […]

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Westgate River Ranch Offers All-Inclusive Glamping Experience Sweepstakes

Posted on July 3rd, 2014 by

Categories: Attractions, Uncategorized, Upcoming

Florida guest ranch blends Florida cowboy history with upscale camping accommodations for unique vacation experience The first resort to introduce the concept of glamping (glamorous camping) to Florida, Westgate River Ranch is now offering a sweepstakes for an all-inclusive glamping vacation. Sweepstakes winners will satisfy a craving for the outdoors in the comfort of a […]

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Explore the Outdoors at Circle B in July

Posted on July 3rd, 2014 by

Categories: Event, General, Nature, Upcoming

We would like to welcome you to Polk’s Nature Discovery Center at Circle B Bar Reserve. At the Reserve we offer a variety of nature based activities for all ages. July is a great month to get outdoors. Summer is a great time to get the family outdoors, but do NOT forget to stay hydrated! […]

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July Activities at Explorations V Children’s Museum

Posted on July 2nd, 2014 by

Categories: Arts, Attractions, Event, Upcoming

Summer is here, and we know it’s pretty HOT. If you have little ones, head to Explorations V Children’s Museum for fun activities and ice cold air conditioning. Explorations V is located at 109 North Kentucky Avenue in Downtown Lakeland. Check out the schedule below. Magic Monday All sessions include music, story time, an activity […]

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Red, Brick and Boom Returns to LEGOLAND ® Florida With New Fireworks Show

Posted on July 1st, 2014 by

Categories: Attractions, Event, Upcoming

LEGOLAND® Florida is celebrating the 4th of July weekend in 2014 with its annual Red, Brick and Boom event! Three nights of fireworks set to The LEGO ® Movie soundtrack will light up the sky for all guests to experience, along with fun activities for the entire family to enjoy.  The event allows visitors to celebrate the […]

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