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Top 20 Things To Do In Lake Wales

Posted on October 1st, 2014 by

Categories: Arts, Attractions, Dining, Nature, Shopping

Our Things To Do List’s continue with Lake Wales. Known as the “Crown Jewel of the Ridge,” Lake Wales is a wonderful little town bursting with pride, and for good reason. Explore Bok Tower Gardens, a national historic landmark, and enjoy lunch at the Blue Palmetto Café as well as an afternoon carillon concert. Go […]

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October Exhibitions & Events at Polk Museum of Art

Posted on September 30th, 2014 by

Categories: Arts, Attractions, Event, Upcoming

EXHIBITIONS Future Retro: Drawings from the Great Age of the American Automobile Through December 6 This exhibition showcases the beauty and ingenuity of American automotive design during the decades following World War II, a landmark period in car styling, through more than 100 drawings from the collection of Frederick A. Sharf. An eclectic mix of […]

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34th Annual Swan Roundup on Wednesday

Posted on September 29th, 2014 by

Categories: Event, Upcoming

The City of Lakeland Parks Division will be on Lake Morton at 7:00 a.m. Wednesday, October 1st for the 34th Annual Swan Roundup. Crews will be catching and herding the swans as the initial part of their annual veterinary check-up. The swans will be confined in large holding pens on the south side of the […]

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Soaking Up the Local Culture

Posted on September 29th, 2014 by

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

THIS WEEK IN CENTRAL FLORIDA SEPTEMBER 29-Octber 7, 2014 Find a complete listing of September and October events taking place in Polk County at VisitCentralFlorida.org. National Parks of America Tour-Trip Preview Date: Tuesday, September 30 Venue: Bok Tower Gardens, Lake Wales – Join Bok Tower Gardens in the Visitor Center’s Magnolia Room on Tuesday, September 30 at 6:00 p.m. to hear […]

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River Ranch Introduces Cattle Drive Experience

Posted on September 27th, 2014 by

Categories: Attractions, General

Westgate River Ranch Introduces Cattle Drive Experience for Groups in Florida Cowboy Country Groups can now participate in the ultimate cowboy teambuilding adventure: working together on horseback to drive a herd of cattle across open plains. Just an hour south of the Disney area, groups can now find the ultimate outdoor teambuilding adventure – a […]

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ZombieFest Creeps into Downtown Lakeland

Posted on September 26th, 2014 by

Categories: Event, Upcoming

ZombieFest: Unearthed 2014 is in its third year, and promises enough fun to awaken the dead…and the undead. Egyptians, step aside. It’s time to walk like a zombie. ZombieFest: Unearthed 2014 creeps into Downtown Lakeland on October 11, and promises a frighteningly good time for people of all ages. This year’s headlining sponsor is Monochrome […]

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Local Favorites Highlights Alligator Cove Nature Airboat Tours

Posted on September 25th, 2014 by

Categories: Attractions, Nature

Do you know what spatterdock is or what makes an Anhinga bird different than others? Needless to say, I didn’t know the answers until I took a seat on an Alligator Cove airboat tour at Camp Mack in Lake Wales. Captain Andy Denton was not only exceptionally knowledgeable about the wildlife, plant life and history […]

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New Hours at Polk County Visitor Center

Posted on September 24th, 2014 by

Categories: Attractions, General, Upcoming

Polk County’s official visitor information center, Polk Outpost 27, will change its hours of operation on October 1, when the center begins opening at 8 am and closing at 5 pm, one hour earlier in both the morning and evening.  Currently the center is open from 9 am to 6 pm. Polk Outpost 27 has […]

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Free Admission to Explorations V This Saturday

Posted on September 23rd, 2014 by

Categories: Arts, Event, Upcoming

Children’s Museum Participates in Smithsonian Magazine’s 10th Annual Museum Day Live Explorations V Children’s Museum, located at 109 North Kentucky Avenue in downtown Lakeland, has announced its participation in the tenth annual Smithsonian Magazine’s Museum Day Live! on Saturday, September 27, 2014 from 9am-5:30pm. Explorations V Children’s Museum will offer free admission to visitors presenting […]

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UF/IFAS Extension Celebrates 100 Years with Block Party

Posted on September 22nd, 2014 by

Categories: Event, Upcoming

This year in Florida and across the nation, we celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Smith-Lever Act, which established the Cooperative Extension Service. In Florida, Extension allows citizens to benefit from the research and education of our land-grant universities, the University of Florida and Florida A&M University. If you’ve learned how to […]