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FIND YOUR ELEMENT IN CENTRAL FLORIDA.

Visit Central Florida www.VisitCentralFlorida.org 2701 Lake Myrtle Park Rd. Auburndale, FL 33823 800-828-7655, 863-551-4750 FAX 863-551-4740

WELCOME TO CENTRAL FLORIDA’S POLK COUNTY! We hope this guide can help you and your family Find Your Element in Central Florida. From maps, to accommodation listings to insider tips on local favs, you’ll find just about all the information you’ll need for a memorable vacation. TABLE OF CONTENTS

Map........................................ 4

Polk County Sports Marketing

Welcome................................ 6

www.CentralFloridaSports.com Every effort has been made to provide an accurate comprehensive guide to our area. However, phone numbers, hours and prices are subject to change without notice. The omission of any business does not imply a negative judgment or quality rating, nor does the listing of a business imply recommendation or assurance of quality.

Must Sees .. ............................ 8 Trip Planner .. ...................... 10

Attractions /Adventures..... 12 Arts & Culture.................. 20 Great Outdoors ................ 24

The official Vacation Guide for Visit Central Florida is designed and published by: CNP – Clark/Nikdel/Powell 62 Fourth St., NW, Winter Haven, FL 33881 863-299-9980 Copyright 2013. All rights reserved; reproduction in whole or in part prohibited without written permission of the publisher. Photo Credit: All photos presented in this guide are either the property of Visit Central Florida has been given exclusive rights for use in this guide.

On The Water .. ................... Fishing . . ............................. Shooting / Hunting. . ........... Cycling . . ............................. Extreme Sports.................. Golfing . . ............................. Spectator Sports.. .............. Back-to-Nature / Parks. . .....

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Dining .............................. 46 Shopping ......................... 52 Accommodations ............ 56

ON THE COVER: Central Florida is home to LEGOLAND® Florida, the largest LEGOLAND® park in the world and a full two-day interactive family theme park specifically designed for families with children ages 2 to 12. From the AQUAZONE Wave Racers, to LEGO World of Chima, presented by Cartoon Network, to the seasonal LEGOLAND® Water Park, it’s the perfect way to kick off your Central Florida vacation. See more on LEGOLAND® on page 15.

Annual Events ................. 68 Visitor Services ............... 72

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Lakeland

Auburndale Winter Haven

Airport Rd.

Haines City Lake Hamilton Dundee

Drane Field Rd. Linder Regional Airport

Eagle Lake

Lake Wales

Bartow Mulberry

Homeland

Fort Meade Streamsong Resort

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Highland Park Babson Park

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Interstate Divided Hwy. Highway Toll Road Must See Attraction Golf Course Polk Outpost 27 Amtrak Railroad Station Linder Regional Airport

River Ranch

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“A visit here leaves visitors feeling refined and blessed.� Reviewed by: Nichollette Review date Apr 16, 2013 Overall ranking Based on 453 reviews

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WE CORDIALLY

INVITE YOU

TO EXPERIENCE THE MAGIC OF CENTRAL FLORIDA –

FOR REAL

WHILE CENTRAL FLORIDA’S Polk County is just minutes from the gates of the world’s most famous family attractions, we’ve got so much more to offer your vacation than just ride queues and cartoon characters. It is picturesque gardens, a singing Carillon tower, the world’s largest private collection of vintage aircraft, a safari adventure, Florida’s newest and most uniquely beautiful golf course and 554 lakes brimming with fish or prime for water sports. In fact, Central Florida’s Polk County is fast becoming “play and stay” central for families everywhere looking to enjoy theme park thrills, but also relax, rejuvenate and reconnect while surrounded by the beauty of natural Florida. Anchored by LEGOLAND® Florida – America’s newest kid-friendly theme park – Polk County can keep you and your family happily occupied for days with a variety of unique attractions, natural wonders, tantalizing cuisine and sensational shopping – while keeping you within easy reach of all the magic Central Florida has to offer. And it’s more affordable too! But don’t take our word for it. Check out the TripAdvisor® comments we’ve included in the guide to get a sense for what real Central Florida visitors are saying about their experiences. They’d probably all agree: it’s a “have-a-blast” family vacation formula – one that might have you raving to your friends* when you get back home.

*Naturally, we wouldn’t mind if you came back with your friends for a return visit. You’d probably make a fabulous tour guide anyway, right?

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5 TOP MUST SEES!

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BE A KID AGAIN. AND AGAIN, AND AGAIN, AND AGAIN.

THIS SHOULD RING YOUR CARILLON BELL.

LEGOLAND® Florida – WINTER HAVEN

Bok Tower Gardens – LAKE WALES

The vividly humble plastic brick has occupied the hearts and minds of children for generations. Now, more than 58 million LEGO® bricks are fully assembled and on dramatic display to produce the most stunning creation yet – LEGOLAND® Florida. Coined “Florida’s funnest theme park,” the key to this experience is the interactivity of the more than 50 rides, shows and attractions, including Miniland Florida, the LEGOLAND® Water Park, multiple “pink-knuckle” coasters, a live-action, waterski stunt show and so much more!

If on your last trip to Florida you were expecting paradise but only found “Hal’s Putt-Putt Paradise,” Bok will restore your faith. Because it is – literally – paradise. Perched on the highest elevation in Florida, this hidden gem will elevate your spirit with its stunningly beautiful gardens, Singing Tower carillon, family friendly nature trails and educational events. Start at the visitor center, explore Bok Tower’s history and then take a guided tour of this sacred slice of creation.


IORITIES.

IT goes without saying that there is so much to see and so little time, so if you have limited time in Central Florida you might ask, “Any suggestions on where to start?” To which we might reply, “Glad you asked.”

WE ALL FLY IN OUR DREAMS.

HAVE A MOMENT WITH A MONUMENTAL GENIUS.

IT’S OFFICIAL. YOUR CAGE DOOR IS NOW OPEN.

Fantasy of Flight – POLK CITY

Frank Lloyd Wright Architecture – LAKELAND

Safari Wilderness Ranch – LAKELAND

Visit Florida Southern College and see what our American architectural master did with a few million pounds of crushed coquina shells. The largest collection of Wright’s work in one beautifully situated location (12 strikingly unique buildings in all!). Take a guided tour or explore it on your own.

If two words ever went together, they are “vacation” and “freedom.” You’ll find a spacious and exotic combination of both at this Central Florida wild animal experience. Does a zebra have sweet or sour breath? How soft is an Eland’s nose? Is a camel ride smooth or bumpy? (humpy?). No crowds, no lines. Just you, your family and this unique animal wonderland waiting to be discovered.

The main attraction: you and your ability to escape the gravity of your limitations. Yes, it’s the world’s largest collection of privately owned vintage aircraft in the world, but founder Kermit Weeks believes they’re vehicles to help us rise to a new sense of personal accomplishment. Strap in for immersion tours, flying demos, ropes course & zip line and meet colorful characters from aviation history.

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“... I was completely blown away by this attraction” Reviewed by: JPMato Review date Feb 22, 2013 Overall ranking

Based on 213 reviews

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CENTRAL

FLORIDA No vacation befuddlement allowed.

Just different kinds of experiences to create a Central Florida vacation that matches your interests and budget.

LEGOLAND® Florida Immersion

Nature Day

Day 1: Explore the world’s newest family fun theme park!

Morning: Polk Nature Discovery Center & Circle B Bar Reserve

Day 2: Go water wild at LEGOLAND® Water Park with an all-day soaking (seasonal).

Lunch: Andy’s Drive-In, Winter Haven (cheeseburgers are the bomb)

Culture Day

Afternoon: Rent a pontoon boat at Marine Supply, cruise the Chain of Lakes!

Morning: Get your blood pumping at Barnett Park, then tour Frank Lloyd Wright architecture at Florida Southern College.

Evening: Room service, foot soaking and Monopoly?

Lunch: The Red Door Wine Market

Morning: Water Ski Hall of Fame

Afternoon: Polk Museum of Art

Lunch: Compass Rose Diner, Fantasy of Flight

Evening: Family movie night at Cobb 18!

Afternoon: Tour Fantasy of Flight, an interactive experience in world aviation history.

History Day Morning: Tour the Polk County History Center Lunch: Havana Delights Afternoon: Explore Bok Tower Gardens Evening: Dinner at Cherry Pocket Steak & Seafood Shak

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High & Dry Day*

Evening: Dinner at Gary’s Oyster Bar & Seafood House *Will it rain on your family vacation parade? The chances are slim, but if it does ... see page 37.

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/ LEGOLAND® Florida

“God I wish I was a kid again!” Scan for more information on attractions and adventures.

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Reviewed by: Outintwenty Review date Apr 9, 2013 Overall ranking Based on 1733 reviews


PLAN TO BE

WOWED. WERE

you ho-hummed on your last family vacation? Strap yourself into Central Florida’s Polk County, and get ready for a variety of unique thrills, adventures and family-friendly experiences. Enjoy world-class attractions, like LEGOLAND® Florida – America’s newest kid-friendly theme park. Explore our historic and cultural wonders, cast your cares away on any of 554 lakes, discover one-of-a-kind shopping finds, sample tantalizing local flavors and – when you need to catch your breath – take in a starlit concert or curl up in a breezy hammock.

Ready to take off? We thought so.

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The World of Chima NOW OPEN!

ATTRACTIONS / ADVENTURES

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Hours and prices are subject to change without notice. Please call to confirm. Prices (reflect one adult paying regular admission) $ = under $10 $$$ = $21 - $49 $$ = $10 - $20 $$$$ = over $50

ATTRACTIONS

LEGOLAND® Florida – Winter Haven LEGOLAND® Florida is a 150-acre, family-themed park designed specifically for families with children ages 2 to 12. The largest LEGOLAND Park in the world features more than 50 family rides, shows and interactive attractions; plus restaurants, shopping and beautiful botanical gardens. New to the park is the LEGO World of Chima, presented by Cartoon Network. Guests battle Lavel and Cragger on an immersive family water ride. LEGOLAND® Florida is located 45 minutes from Orlando and downtown Tampa. Check website for days and hours. $$$$ See ad inside front cover One LEGOLAND Way (The former site of Cypress Gardens) (I-4, exit 55. Take U.S. Hwy. 27 S. Turn right on S.R. 540, 4 mi. on left.) 877-350-LEGO (5346) Florida.LEGOLAND.com Map grid F-7

Bok Tower Gardens – Lake Wales

Discover the real Florida at this “must-see” attraction located among Central Florida’s rolling hills of citrus in beautiful Lake Wales. Explore the historic landscaped gardens and enjoy seasonal bursts of color among acres of ferns, oaks and palms. The 205-foot Singing Tower carillon features daily bell concerts at 1 & 3 p.m. Tours of the 20-room Mediterraneanstyle Pinewood Estate are offered daily. Delicious, farm-fresh food is served at the Blue Palmetto Café, and unique gifts and plants are available in the Tower & Garden Gift Shop. Now in its 85th Anniversary season, many special events are being held throughout the year. Open daily 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. (last entry 5 p.m.) $$ See ad page 23 1151 Tower Blvd. (I-4, exit 55 and proceed S. on Hwy. 27 for 23 mi. Follow signs.) 863-676-1408 www.boktowergardens.org

Frank Lloyd Wright Architecture – Lakeland

The largest one-site collection of Frank Lloyd Wright architecture in the world, twelve buildings and the water dome are located on the Florida Southern College campus. Visitor Center featuring drawings, photos and furniture is open 9:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. daily. Free self-guided walking tours available daily. Guided tour at 10 a.m., noon and 2 p.m. daily. Reservations suggested. $$ In-depth guided tour 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. daily. $$$ 948 Johnson Ave. (I-4, exit 32. Take Hwy. 98 S. Becomes S.R. 37/S. Florida Ave., left on E. Charles, left on Johnson.) 863-680-4444, www.flsouthern.edu/fllwctr Map grid C-6

Safari Wilderness Ranch – Lakeland

Enjoy fresh air year-round as knowledgeable guides tour you through 260 acres, in custom safari vehicles, interacting with huge herds of wetland exotic species. Book camel-back or horse-drawn carriage game viewing safari tours. Hand-feed lemurs and budgies. Tours Wed.-Sun. at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. by reservation only. $$$$ See ad page 19 10850 Moore Rd. (I-4, exit 38, take S.R. 33 N. 1/4 mile to Tomkow Rd. Turn left. Go 1 mile to Old Polk City Rd. Turn left. Go 1.6 miles to Moore Rd. and turn right. Go 3 miles, Ranch is on left.) 813-382-2120, www.safariwilderness.com Map grid D-4

Florida’s Natural Growers Grove House – Lake Wales

Learn about one of Florida’s oldest industries at the Florida Natural Growers Grove House. Exhibits feature nutrition, horticulture and history of the state’s official fruit. Don’t miss the video tour and see how juice is squeezed. Open Oct. - May: Mon. - Fri. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Sat. 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Free See ad page 19 20160 U.S. Hwy. 27, (I-4 exit 55. Take 27 S. 25 mi. On right before Hwy. 60.), 863-679-4110, 800-237-7805, x 4110 www.floridasnatural.com Map grid G-7

Cow Camp at Lake Kissimmee State Park - Lake Wales

Enter the year 1876, where you’ll find a cow hunter talking about his life in a living history demonstration. View scrub cattle brought here by the Spanish in the 1500s. Cow Camp open weekends Oct. - April and all major holidays year round. 9:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. Park open 7 a.m. - sunset daily. Park admission fee $5 per vehicle (2 to 8 persons). 14248 Camp Mack Rd. (Boy Scout Rd. N. off Hwy. 60, E. of Lake Wales. Right onto Camp Mack Rd.), 863-696-1112 www.floridastateparks.org/lakekissimmee Map grid I-7

Polk County History Center – Bartow

Housed in a 1908 courthouse, this museum showcases the history of Polk County. Galleries rotate exhibits every two months. Includes a gift shop and children’s gallery. Open Tue. - Sat. 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Closed holidays. Free 100 E. Main St., (Corner of Main St. and Broadway Ave. in downtown Bartow) 863-534-4386 www.polkcountymuseum.org Map grid E-8

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Fantasy of Flight – Polk City

Fantasy of Flight not only explores the history and innovation of flight, but also invokes the profound metaphor of flight – pushing our boundaries, reaching beyond ourselves and freedom. Experience more than 100 vintage aircraft from the world’s largest private collection through themed immersion experiences, interactive exhibits, tram tours of aircraft maintenance areas, restoration tours and the country’s only Aerial Demonstration of the Day featuring a vintage plane (weather permitting). Fuel up with an all-American meal in the Art-Deco Compass Rose Dining Experience or feel what it would have been like to be a barnstorming pilot or a wing walker through Wing WalkAir Confidence Course & Zip Line.  Authentic biplane rides are also available on-site. Open Thursday-Sunday 10 a.m.-5 p.m., (excluding Thanksgiving and Christmas). $$$ See ad page 11 1400 Broadway Blvd., S.E. (I-4 exit 44. Take 559 N. Left at the light and follow the signs.) 863-984-3500, www.fantasyofflight.com Map grid D-5 VisitCentralFlorida.org |

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Homeland Heritage Park – Homeland

This unique park is home to several original structures from 19th-century pioneer life in Florida, including an 1800s farmhouse, school and church. Open Mon. - Fri. 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat. by appointment only. Call for a tour. Free 249 Church Ave. (From Hwy. 60 take Hwy. 17 S. toward Ft. Meade, take a right onto Hwy. 640 and turn left on Azalea.) 863-534-3766, parksandrec.Polk-County.net Map grid D-9

Spook Hill – Lake Wales

The mystery of Spook Hill has fascinated thousands from around the world. Cars parked at the bottom of the hill defy gravity and seem to roll uphill. Free Wales Drive and J.A. Wiltshire (In Lake Wales, from S.R. 17 turn east onto J.A. Wiltshire), 863-676-3445 www.lakewaleschamber.com Map grid G-7

Lake Wales Museum and Cultural Center (The Depot) – Lake Wales

Featuring permanent exhibits from Lake Wales history, its industries, a railroad layout and caboose as well as seasonal displays. Open Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $ 325 S. Scenic Hwy. (Hwy. 27 to Central Ave. in Lake Wales. Turn right on Scenic Hwy. 17.) 863-676-5160 www.cityoflakewales.com/depot Map grid G-7

An extensive collection of fossils, phosphate industry gallery, old photographs and memorabilia from the town of Mulberry. Open Tues.-Sat. 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Donations 101 S.E. First St. (On Hwy. 37, one block S. of Hwy. 60 in Mulberry.) 863-425-2823 www.mulberryphosphatemuseum.org Map grid C-8

AWSEF Water Ski Museum and Hall of Fame – Polk City

Hollis Garden – Lakeland

A formal garden gifted to the city of Lakeland by the Hollis family. Home to more than 10,000 flowers and ornamental shrubs, shade trees and a Grand Staircase. Open Tues. -Sun. 10 a.m.-dusk. Free 702 E. Orange St. (I-4, exit 32. Take Hwy. 98 S. Becomes S.R. 37/ S. Florida Ave., turn left on Orange St.) Also home to Barnett Family Park/Sunflower Preschool Playground, a kid-friendly play area with picnic pavillions. Barnett Family Park open 8 a.m.-dusk daily. Free 730 E. Orange St. (I-4, exit 32. Take Hwy. 98 S. Becomes S.R. 37/ S. Florida Ave., turn left on Orange St.) 863-834-2280

Mulberry Phosphate Museum – Mulberry

Visitors travel back in time seeing how water skiing’s pioneers innovated and changed the sport over the past 90 years. See and touch artifacts such as the first water skis, constructed in 1922 by the sports founding father, Ralph Samuelson, of Lake Pepin, MN. Our Lake Grew offers water sport enthusiasts of all levels a chance to ski or wakeboard. It’s an exciting backdrop for meetings, events and corporate parties. Open Mon.-Fri. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. $ 1251 Holy Cow Road. (I-4, exit 44, N. on 559, right on 557-A, slight left on Holy Cow Rd.) 863-324-2472, www.waterskihalloffame.com Map grid E-4

L.B. Brown House Museum – Bartow

Lawrence B. Brown, a former slave and self-taught master carpenter, built this house, now on the National Register of Historic Places, in 1892. Call Mon.- Fri. 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., guided tours by appointment only. However, visitors are welcome to walk around, take photos and peek through windows without appointment. Weekend tours may be available if arranged several days in advance. Free 470 L.B. Brown Ave. (E. Main St. in downtown Bartow, turn S. on Second Ave., 2 blocks on the left.) 863-534-0100, www.lbbrown.com Map grid E-8

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Explorations V Children’s Museum – Lakeland

Experience hands-on, fun-filled adventure in learning on three floors of kid-powered exhibits and programs. Open Mon. - Sat. 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. $ 109 N. Kentucky Ave. (I-4, exit 32, S. on Hwy. 98. Continue on S. Florida Ave. Take a left on Pine. Take a right on Kentucky Ave.) 863-687-3869 www.explorationsv.com Map grid C-6

The Florida Air Museum at Sun ‘n Fun – Lakeland

Featuring more than 35 vintage, sport and military aircraft, home of the Howard Hughes Aviation collection and Florida Aviation History wall among others. Open Mon. - Fri. 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Sat. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.; Sun. noon - 4 p.m. $$ 4175 Medulla Rd. (I-4, exit 25, S. on County Line Rd. 3.9 mi. Left on Medulla Rd.) 863-644-2431 www.floridaairmuseum.org Map grid B-7

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INSIDER TIP: The Silver Moon Drive-in in Lakeland, the last of its kind in Polk County, shows first-run movies on two screens daily. Free Swap Shop open 5 a.m. Sat. & Sun. www.silvermoondrivein.com


Historic Dundee Depot Museum – Dundee

Davidson of Dundee – Dundee

This depot was the first on the Haines City to Sebring line of the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad. Climb aboard a 1968 red caboose. Open Thurs. and Sat. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free 102 Main St. (On 542, one mi. E. of Hwy. 27.) 863-419-3145 www.TownofDundee.com/Depot.htm Map grid G-6

Polk County Historical and Genealogical Library – Bartow

Tucked away in a 1908 courthouse in historic Bartow is one of the largest historical and genealogical research libraries in the Southeastern U.S. Open Tues.-Sat. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Free 100 E. Main St. (Corner of Broadway Ave. and Main St.) 863-534-4380, http://library.mypclc.org/historical Map grid E-8

Ridge Island Groves –Haines City

Come out and pick your own fruit! “Grove Tours” are available at this open-to-the-public packing house specializing in fresh Florida citrus for an additional fee ($). Open Mon.-Sat. 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Oct.- mid April only. Free 6000 Polk City Rd. (I-4, exit 55, Hwy. 27 S. approx. 7 miles, right on Old Polk City Rd. 3.8 miles) See ad page 18 863-422-0333, 800-493-7374, www.ridgeislandgroves.com Map grid F-5

Citrus Candy, Jelly and Marmalade Factory. Take a free tour and watch candies, chocolates, marmalades and jellies being made and enjoy free samples! Visit our Citrus Fruit Packing House next door. Davidson’s was featured on the Food Network. Open Oct.-Apr. 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. daily. May-Sept. 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Mon.-Sat. & some Sundays. Free 28421 U.S. Hwy. 27 (I-4, exit 55, Hwy. 27 S., approx.17 mi. on left-hand side.) 863-439-2284, 800-654-0647,

O’Hara Restorations, Inc. – Frostproof

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Webb’s Citrus Candy Factory – Davenport

Watch the making of fudge, citrus candy, peanut brittle, hand-dipped chocolate and many other delights. Open daily 8 a.m.- 9 p.m. 38217 U.S. Hwy. 27 (I-4 , exit 55, approx. 4 mi. south on the left.) 863-422-1051, 800-289-9322, www.webbscandyshop.com

Take a walk down memory lane, and see classic and antique cars along with nostalgia and many other antique items. See the Royal Enfield Line of MCs and the current restorations. Free Admission. Open Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Weekends by appointment. 10 S. Scenic Hwy., (S.R. 17 in Frostproof) 863-635-9008 www.ohararestorations.com Map grid H-9

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Fort Meade Historical Museum – Fort Meade

Housed in Fort Meade’s first school building, the museum features an extensive collection of area artifacts, a wooden wagon, historic train and an original trolley-car replica. Open Tues. - Thur. & Sat. 10 a.m. - noon. Free 1 N. Tecumseh Ave. (From U.S. 17 turn W. on Broadway Ave. to Tecumseh Ave.) 863-285-7474 Map grid E-9

Bartow Air Base Museum – Bartow

Memorabilia from WWII, when this complex was the Bartow Army Air Field, and from 1951-1961, when a flight school training cadets for military service was operating. Open daily 6 a.m.- 6 p.m. Free Bartow Municipal Airport and Industrial Park (U.S.17 just north of Bartow) 863-533-1195, www.bartow-airport.com/museum.html Map grid E-7

Florida Sports Hall of Fame– Auburndale

The Hall of Fame includes memorabilia from some of Florida’s biggest sports stars, including legendary NASCAR drivers Bobby and Donnie Allison, National Hot Rod Association legend “Big Daddy” Don Garlits, golfer Doug Sanders and more. Open Tues. - Fri. 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Free Lake Myrtle Sports Park, 905 Lake Myrtle Park Drive (From I-4, exit 44, take C.R. 559 S., turn right onto C.R. 559-A, turn left onto C.R. 655/ Berkley Rd. Turn right at Lake Myrtle Park Dr.) 863-551-4750, www.floridasportshalloffame.com Map grid D-6

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ADVENTURES

Auburndale Speedway – Winter Haven

See racing most Saturday nights at 7 p.m. Feb.- Nov. Special events in Dec. and Jan. Also go-carts race the second and fourth Fridays. $$-$$$ 5640 S.R. 542 W. (Take 655 S. off Hwy. 92. Turn W. on 542; speedway on left.) 863-551-1131, www.auburndaleracing.com Map grid E-6

Skydive Lake Wales – Lake Wales Where tandem skydiving is the fastest and easiest way to experience free-fall. Reservations required. 440 S. Airport Rd. (Off Hwy. 60 W. of Lake Wales to Airport Rd.) 863-678-1003, www.FloridaSkydiving.com Map grid G-8 Skydive Tampa Bay – Mulberry

Tandem skydiving jumpers have a fabulous, full view of the scenery during the freefall. Reservations required. $$$$ 7498 Coronet Rd. (Just N. of S.R. 60 at the South Lakeland Airport.) 863-425-3140 www.SkydiveTampaBay.com Map grid B-7

Preston Aviation – Winter Haven

Scenic biplane rides and tail wheel instruction in the WWII Stearman biplane. Fly over the beautiful lakes of Polk County. Rides are catered to you. Helmet, goggles, leather jacket and white scarf provided. Open Tues.-Sun. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. (Mondays by appointment.) Reservations recommended. 2073 U.S. Hwy. 92 at Winter Haven Airport (Between Lake Alfred and Auburndale) 863-956-2526, www.PrestonAviation.net Map grid E-6

Waldo Wright’s Flying Service at Fantasy of Flight – Polk City

The nation’s largest vintage biplane ride company, Waldo’s offers open-cockpit flights at Fantasy of Flight. Passengers can enjoy vintage biplane rides in a four-passenger 1930 New Standard or a more “hands-on” experience as they actually fly a WWII Boeing Stearman. $$$-$$$$ Open Thur.-Sun. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at Fantasy of Flight year round. 1400 Broadway Blvd., S.E. (I-4, exit 44, take 559 N., left at light.) 863-873-1339, www.waldowrights.com Map grid D-5


Safari Wilderness Ranch Discover the dramatic landscapes of the Serengeti without setting foot on an airplane. Experience spectacular close-up encounters with huge herds of exotic livestock by safari vehicle or camelback. Tours daily by reservation only.

10850 Moore Rd., Lakeland, FL 33809

813-382-2120 safariwilderness.com

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“If you are in Lakeland, stop by the Polk Theatre for a “WOW” moment.” Reviewed by: Leonard M Review date Aug 1, 2013 Overall ranking Based on 31 reviews

ART IS PART OF OUR LANDSCAPE. SURE, a brisk nature hike, wakeboard ride or airboat excursion in Central Florida can leave you feeling “OMG-exhilarated.” But you’ll also find a full, colorful palette of unique arts and cultural events, exhibitions and festivals to exhilarate the deepest, “inner-active” parts of your soul – historic venues, museums and galleries, live music, symphony, opera, dance, broadway shows, vibrant community theaters and much more.

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MUSIC & THEATRE

Florida Southern College Festival of Fine Arts – Lakeland Annual series of outstanding presentations in art, music, theatre and dance in Branscomb Auditorium. Box office on Johnson Ave. open Mon.-Fri. 1-4 p.m. Oct. - April. Season tickets or individual events. (I-4, exit 32. Take Hwy. 98 S. Becomes S.R. 37/S. Florida Ave., turn left on E. Belmar, to Campus.) 111 Lake Hollingsworth Dr. 863-680-4296, www.flsouthern.edu/ffa/ Map grid C-6

Imperial Symphony Orchestra – Lakeland

Celebrating 48 years as Polk County’s orchestra, the ISO performs Masterwork Concerts in Youkey Theatre at The Lakeland Center, a full-staged opera in Branscomb Auditorium at Florida Southern College and performs several outdoor pops concerts around Polk County. Free student admission to all ISO performances. Mail: P.O. Box 2623, Lakeland 33806 863-688-3743, www.imperialsymphony.org Map grid C-6

The Lakeland Center – Lakeland

A beautiful facility offering a full variety of concerts, shows, sporting events, and Broadway and entertainment series. Hours vary according to activity. 701 W. Lime St. (I-4, exit 31, Kathleen Rd., right on Sikes Blvd., right on Lime St.) See ad page 22 863-834-8100, Box Office 863-834-8111, www.thelakelandcenter.com Map grid C-6

Lake Wales Little Theatre – Lake Wales

A non-profit organization providing high-quality entertainment for the community. Call or visit their website for further information. 411 N. Third St. (Scenic Hwy. (S.R. 17) in Lake Wales, east on E. Seminole Ave. 1 block down turn left on Third St.) 863-676-1266, www.lwlt.org Map grid G-7

Lakeland Community Theatre – Lakeland

Presentations include four main-stage productions, three children’s theatre productions and children’s classes. Box office open Mon.-Fri. 1-4 p.m. or 1 hour before show. 121 S. Lake Ave. (In Lakeland on Lake Ave. between Main St. and Orange St.) 863-603-7529, www.lakelandcommunitytheatre.com Map grid C-6

Theatre Winter Haven – Winter Haven

Polk State College – Winter Haven

Polk State College presents an array of musical, theater and artistic performances and shows throughout the year. Open Mon.-Thur. 8 a.m.-7 p.m.; Fri. 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat. 8 a.m.-1 p.m. 999 Ave. H N.E. (From downtown Winter Haven, take 542 E., left at Lake Elbert Dr.) 863-297-1050, www.polk.edu/events Map grid F-6

Polk Theatre – Lakeland

Located in downtown Lakeland, this restored historic vaudeville/movie palace shows films on weekends and features a live Performing Arts Series each year. Office: Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Movies: Fri.-Sat. 7:30 p.m.; Sun. 2 p.m. 121 S. Florida Ave. (I-4, exit 32 S. Take Hwy. 98 S. Becomes S.R. 37/S. Florida Ave.) 863-682-7553, www.polktheatre.org Map grid C-6

Nationally and internationally acclaimed, Theatre Winter Haven has been called “one of the best community theaters in America.” See ad page 22 210 Cypress Gardens Blvd. S.W. (Hwy. 540) 863-299-2672, Box office 863-294-7469 www.theatrewinterhaven.com Map grid F-7

VISUAL ARTS & DANCE

Southeastern University – Lakeland

Southeastern University has expanded their performance arts season with offerings varying from concerts to Broadway shows, operas and plays. Open Mon.- Fri. 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 1000 Longfellow Blvd. (From Hwy. 98 S. of Lakeland, turn E. on Crystal Lake Dr. Make a left on Longfellow Blvd.) 863-667-5000, 800-500-8760, www.seu.edu Map grid D-6

Ramon Theater – Frostproof

This historic movie house is the site for numerous murder-mystery dinners, music series, gospel sing and holiday Festival of Trees. Call or visit website for further information. Office: Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m.-Noon and 1- 4 p.m. 15 E. Wall St. (From S.R. 17/Scenic Hwy. in Frostproof, turn east onto Wall St.) 863-635-7222, www.RamonTheater.com Map grid H-9

Ritz on Central – Winter Haven

Newly restored 1925-vintage theater is again a center of community cultural and social activities. 263 W. Central Ave., 863-295-9900, www.ritzoncentral.com Map grid F-6

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Polk Museum of Art – Lakeland

Featuring a gallery of pre-Columbian artifacts, an outdoor sculpture garden and galleries of rotating exhibits. Open Sept.-May Tue. -Sat. 10 a.m. -5 p.m.; Sun. 1 - 5 p.m. (June - Aug. Tue. - Sat. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.) $ 800 E. Palmetto St. (I-4 exit 32. Go S. on Hwy. 98, becomes S.R. 37/S. Florida Ave. Turn left onto Walnut. Turn right onto Lake Morton Dr. Turn right onto Palmetto.) 863-688-7743, www.PolkMuseumofArt.org Map grid C-6

Polk State Lake Wales Arts Center – Lake Wales

Housed in an old Spanish mission-style church building, providing top-notch musical performances, educational programs, a fun arts camp, tours, lectures, classes, art exhibitions and an impressive annual art show. Open Mon.-Thu. 8 a.m.-10 p.m., Fri. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Free 1099 S.R. 60 E. (E. on Hwy. 60, two miles east of Lake Wales, left on 11th St.) 863-298-6883, www.polk.edu/lake-wales/ Map grid G-7

Bartow Art Guild – Bartow Art classes, special workshops and children’s summer art classes, plus the exciting “Bloomin’ Arts Festival” in March. Open Mon., Tues., Thurs, Fri. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 1240 E. Main St., 863-534-1877 www.BartowArtGuild.com Map grid E-8

Florida Dance Theatre – Lakeland Polk County’s only professional dance company and training school. Presenting four major performances each year. 305 W. Main St., 863-802-0399 www.floridadancetheatre.org

Frostproof Art League & Gallery – Frostproof

A non-profit organization offering classes and displays of members’ art. Florida and other landscapes, seascapes, wildlife, portraits and floral paintings. Open Sept.-Apr. Mon.-Fri. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. (May-Aug. Tue. & Thu. 10 a.m.-3 p.m.) Hours may vary seasonally. Free 12 E. Wall St. (At the intersection of Scenic Hwy./ S.R. 17 and Wall St. in Downtown Frostproof.) 863-635-7271 www.frostproofartleagueandgallery.com Map grid H-9

Lakeland Art Guild – Lakeland

Two annual art shows: Juried Show at Melvin Gallery on the Florida Southern College campus in Spring, Member Show in November in Glass Lounge of the Lake Mirror Center. Monthly art programs. 863-646-8264

The Lakeland Center The Center of Entertainment in Polk County!

For A Full Schedule of Events: www.thelakelandcenter.com

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Ridge Art Association – Winter Haven

A competition gallery, which stimulates appreciation of the fine arts. Open one hour prior to Theatre Winter Haven performances. Open during show weeks Mon.-Fri. 12:30-4 p.m. Free 210 Cypress Gardens Blvd. S.W. (Hwy. 540), 863-291-5661, www.ridgeart.org Map grid F-7

The Lakeland Center Box Office 701 West Lime Street, Lakeland, FL 33815

863-834-8111

The Loft Art Gallery – Lakeland Open Mon. & Fri. 9 a.m.-10 p.m.; Tue.-Thu. 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sat. 5 p.m.-10 p.m. 123 S. Kentucky Ave., 863-409-5771 www.loftartgallerydowntown.com Map grid C-6

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Theatre Winter Haven Florida’s Most Honored Community Theatre

For more information: call

(863) 294-SHOW (7469) or visit

TheatreWinterHaven.com

Located at the Chain O’ Lakes Complex 210 Cypress Gardens Blvd. SW Winter Haven, FL 33880

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LET OUR GREAT OUTDOORS BE YOUR

PLAYGROUND. YOU’RE stopped at one of our traffic lights. You see a dripping wet bass boat in front of you. On your left, a carload of college students with a trail-battered mountain bike and carbon-frame road bike strapped to the roof. On your right, an SUV with a Pebble Beach window sticker trailering two golf carts (all with out-of-state license plates). You get the point. Where there is gear, there is adventure.

We could be humble by saying you’ll find lots of stuff to do outside in Central Florida. Or we can be accurate by saying Central Florida is a 365-day-a-year mecca for outdoor enthusiasts everywhere. Either way,

your light just turned green.

INSIDER TIP: Need outdoor gear, advice and intel on local waters? See the folks at Andy Thornal Company in Winter Haven. www.andythornal.com

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WATERSPORTS

YOUR FAMILY VACATION,

HYDRO-ELECTRIFIED. VENICE? A little off your beaten path. Atlantis? Thousands of fathoms below your comfort zone. But Central Florida is within easy reach and offers more fun-on-the-water opportunities than you can imagine. With 554 sparkling lakes, you can ski, fish, ride and splash your cares away in our water-sports paradise. Outfitters, guides and rental vendors will make sure you get as wet as you want. But that only skims the surface. Go ahead.

Plunge into the details.

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BOAT RENTALS

Camp Mack’s River Resort (Pontoon, Jon Boat) Lake Wales, 863-696-1108, www.campmack.com

Chain of Lakes Kayaks (Kayaks) Lake Alfred, 863-229-1070, www.ChainofLakesKayaks.com

Florida FFA Leadership Training Center (Canoes, Kayaks)

Haines City, 863-439-7332, www.flaltc.org

Grape Hammock Fish Camp (Jon Boat) Lake Wales, 863-692-1500, www.grapehammock.com Jennings Resort (Rowboats, Motorboats)

Lake Wales, 863-439-3811, www.jenningsresort.com

Marine Supply (Pontoon)

Winter Haven, 863-293-1156, 877-364-2921 www.marinesupplyboats.com

Oak Harbor (Kayaks, Pontoons)

Haines City, 863-956-1341, www.oakharbor-rv.com

Off the Wall Adventures (Kayaks) Lakeland, 863-709-9253 www.OfftheWallAdventures.com

Water’s Edge Fish Camp (Pontoon)

Lake Wales, 863-696-1411

Westgate River Ranch Resort Marina (Pontoons) 863-692-1321 ext. 7, 863-692-2909 www.wgriverranch.com WATER SKI SCHOOLS

PONTOON BOAT CRUISES

Alley’s Memory Makin’ Guides Lake Wales, 800-749-2278 www.memorymakinguides.com

Briscoe’s Ride Center

Winter Haven, 863-521-1076 E-mail: Dave@TheWakeBoardCoach.com

Florida FFA Leadership Training Center

Haines City, 863-439-7332, ext. 6329 www.flaltc.org AIRBOAT TOURS

Airboat Adventures at Captain Fred’s

Lake Hamilton, 863-696-1637, www.captfreds.com

Alligator Cove Airboat Nature Tours Lake Wales, 863-696-0406 www.alligatorcovetours.com

Alligators Unlimited with Mild to Wild Airboat & Nature Tours Lake Wales, 863-696-0313 www.mildtowildairboattours.com

Camp Mack’s River Resort Lake Wales, 863-696 -1108 800-243-8013 www.campmack.com

Located on the Kissimmee River, Heart of Big Bass Country, R.V. Campground, full hookups with 50 amp, clubhouse, heated pool, cabin rentals, airboat tours, boat rentals and fishing guides.

Barefoot Etc.

Grape Hammock Fish Camp

Briscoe’s Ride Center

Westgate River Ranch Resort Marina (Airboats, Swamp Buggy)

Winter Haven, 863-299-3613, www.barefoot-etc.com Winter Haven, 863-521-1076 www.thewakeboardcoach.com

Fluid Ski & Sports

Polk City, 863-412-7547, www.SkiFluid.com

Lake Wales, 863-692-1500, www.grapehammock.com River Ranch, 863-692-1321, x 7 or 863-692-2909 www.wgriverranch.com KAYAK TOURS

Lucky Lowe Ski School

Chain of Lakes Kayaks

World Barefoot Center

Lakeland Kayaks

Lake Alfred, 863-326-0092, www.luckylowe.com Winter Haven, 863-877-0039 www.worldbarefootcenter.com

Geno & Angela Yauchler

Winter Haven, 863-660-2264, www.Foiltime.com

Lake Alfred, 863-229-1070, www.ChainofLakesKayaks.com 863-709-3508, www.LakelandKayakTours.com FLYBOARD LESSONS

Absolute Aqua Sports

Winter Haven, 863-224-8001, AbsoluteAquaSports.com PADDLEBOARDING

Paddleboard Winter Haven

Winter Haven, 863-289-9502 www.paddleboardwinterhaven.com

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FISHING

YOU’LL FEEL LIKE YOU’VE DIED AND GONE TO

BUCKETMOUTH HEAVEN. HOW many rod-bending, heart-stopping moments can you experience in the “Largemouth Bass Capital of the World?” Well, that’s up to you and the relative strength of your five-turn Duncan loop knot. And with such a huge variety of fishing environments – our legendary lakes, scenic rivers, and man-made pits – better load the boat with everything in your angling arsenal. Don’t forget to charge up your camera battery.

They’ll want proof back home.

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BOAT RAMPS With 554 lakes, you have a lot of choices where to put your boat in. See the list below for the locations of boat ramps in Central Florida’s Polk County. In times of drought, there can be a ramp closed due to low lake levels. For additional boat ramp information, call Polk County Parks & Natural Resources at 863-534-4340.

ALTURAS Lake Garfield

LAKE WALES Coleman Landing

Surveyor’s Lake

Lake Easy

(off Hwy. 655A)

(dirt launch, Marshall Edwards Rd.)

(S.R. 60)

(Muncie Road off Highway 17)

AUBURNDALE Lake Juliana

Lake Rosalie Park

Lake Mariana

(Lake Shore Blvd.)

(500 James Place) (Oakview Ave.)

BARTOW Heritage Peace River Landing (3301 Homeland Garfield Rd.)

Peace River Canoe Launch

(S.R. 60)

Lake Wailes

LAKELAND Banana Lake (5002 Tillery Rd.)

Crystal Lake

(2500 N. Crystal Lake Dr.)

(dirt launch off S.R. 60 East)

Lake Deeson

DAVENPORT Northeast Regional Park

Lake Gibson

(50901 U.S. Hwy. 27)

DUNDEE Lake Annie

(dirt launch off Hwy. 17A, Campbell Rd.)

Lake Pierce

(off Timberline Rd.)

FROSTPROOF Lake Arbuckle Park (Lake Arbuckle Rd.)

Lake Livingston

(Lake Livingston Rd.)

Lake Walk-in-Water

(Lake Walk-in-Water Rd. to Boat Landing Rd.)

HAINES CITY Lake Confusion

(dirt launch, Kentucky St., N. of Hwy. 92)

(5305 Wood Circle East) (4901 Lake Gibson Park)

Lake Parker Sertoma Park (Memorial Blvd.)

Saddle Creek Park

(3716 Morgan Combee Rd.)

POLK CITY Lake Agnes

(333 Bridges Rd.)

Lake Tennessee

(off Hwy. 559A Old Berkley Rd.)

Mudd Lake

(oyster shell launch off S.R. 33)

WINTER HAVEN Lake Blue North

(natural shell launch, Lake Blue Dr.)

Lake Cannon

Lake Eva

(Lake Cannon Dr.)

Port Hatchineha

(20th Street N.W. off Hwy. 544)

(off Hwy. 17-92)

Lake Hartridge Park

(Port Hatchineha Rd.)

Lake Howard

LAKE ALFRED Lake Rochelle

Lake Jessie

(off Hwy. 17-92)

Lake Haines

(off Hwy. 17-92)

LAKE HAMILTON Lake Hamilton (off Hwy. 27)

Lake Marion

(Jim Edwards Rd.)

(Lake Howard Drive) (Lake Jessie Dr.)

Lake Roy

(S. Lake Roy Dr.)

Lake Sears

(100 Lake Sears Dr.)

Lake Shipp Sertoma Park

(1651 Lake Shipp Dr.)

Lake Shipp – W.G. Roe Park

(2403 7th Street S.W.)

INSIDER TIP: When fishing with a plastic worm, be versatile. Jump it, float it, drag it or swim it. Keep the fish guessing.

Lake Summit

(Lake Summit Dr.)

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FISHING GUIDES

Alley’s Memory Makin’ Guides 800-749-2278 www.memorymakinguides.com

Camp Mack’s River Resort 863-696-1108, 800-243-8013 www.campmack.com

Central Florida Bucketmouths 863-661-7226 www.CFBucketmouths.com

Lake Kissimmee Guide Service

863-692-1321 ext. 7, 863-692-2909 www.wgriverranch.com

AUBURNDALE

Fish Haven Lodge Mobile Home & RV Park – Lake Juliana

Fishing Guide Cottage Rentals, RV and Tent Camping

Pool

Gas

Cottage Rentals/Camping: C = Cottage R = RVs T = Tent Wireless Internet: F = Free C = Charge

Bait & Tackle

Westgate River Ranch Resort Marina

CAMPS

Slip Rental

863-528-2898, 888-692-2208 www.bassfishingguide.com

RV Hookup

Southern Outdoorsman

FISH

Boat Rental

863-696-1843, 866-829-7973 www.FloridaHawgBass.com

Wireless Internet

Ray Frenette Pro Guide Service

Restaurant on Site

863-696-7349 www.LakeKissimmeeGuideService.com

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201 Fish Haven Rd., Auburndale, FL 33823 863-984-1183, 888-984-1183 fishhavenlodgefla.com

Lake Juliana Boating and Lodge – Lake Juliana 600 Lundy Rd., Auburndale, FL 33823 863-984-1144, Fax 863-984-1144 lundyville.com

HAINES CITY

Bannon Fish Camp – Lake Marion C,P

7970 Bannon Fish Camp Rd., Haines City, FL 33844, 863-422-1223

Oak Harbor Lodging & RV Park – Lake Lowery

10000 Lake Lowery Rd., Haines City, FL 33844 863-956-1341, 877-956-1341, Fax 863-956-1341, www.oakharbor-rv.com LAKE WALES

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Bert’s Hideaway – Lake Pierce

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Bud’s RV Park & Marina – Tiger Lake

• • • • R,T

2854 Tindel Camp Rd., Lake Wales, FL 33898 863-439-7570 www.bertshideaway.com

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1700 Tiger Lake Rd., Lake Wales, FL 33898, 863-696-2274

Camp Lester – Between Lake Kissimmee & Lake Hatchineha • • • • • C,R 14400 Reese Dr., Lake Wales, FL 33898, 863-696-1123, Fax 863-696-2415 Camp Mack River Resort Between Lake Kissimmee & Lake Hatchineha

LICENSE TO FISH Unless you are fishing with a cane pole, a fishing license is required to fish in our lakes and streams. You may purchase one at any local WalMart, marina or bait & tackle shop. Or call the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission at 888-FISH-FLO.

www.MyFWC.com

14900 Camp Mack Rd., Lake Wales, FL 33898 863-696-1108, 800-243-8013, Fax 863-696-2924 www.campmack.com

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Cherry Pocket Steak & Seafood Shak Inc. – Lake Pierce

F 3100 Canal Rd., Lake Wales, FL 33898 863-439-2031, Fax 863-439-1861 www.cherrypocket.com

Grape Hammock Fish Camp – Lake Kissimmee

1400 Grape Hammock Rd., Lake Wales, FL 33898 863-692-1500, Fax 863-692-0213 www.grapehammock.com

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F • 4325 Jennings Fish Camp Rd., Lake Wales, FL 33898 863-439-3811, Fax 863-439-3811 www.jenningsresort.com

Jennings Resort – Lake Pierce

Water’s Edge Fish Camp – Lake Rosalie

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SHOOTING & HUNTING GIVE IT YOUR

BEST SHOT

GET your adrenaline pumping with the recreational sport of trap and skeet shooting. As clay disks fly through the air at high speeds, shooting from a specific distance gives you the feel of hunting without harming any creatures. It’s a fun and competitive activity for the whole family. Polk County offers several locations allowing seasonal hunting for deer, turkey, wild boar or small game. Call 888-HUNT-FLORIDA for hunting licenses and information. Please note that a Wildlife Management Area Permit, in addition to a Hunting License, is usually required to take or attempt to take wildlife on any wildlife management area or environmental area.

Test your marksmanship at an indoor or outdoor range. Gun rentals are available for use at some locations.

INSIDER TIP: Westgate River Ranch offers an expansive range with both skeet and trap opportunities. Equipment rentals available.

HUNTING

SHOOTING RANGES

LeadFeather Guns & Archery

410 Overlook Dr., Winter Haven (Climate controlled indoor ranges) Gun and archery rental available. 863-875-8989 www.LeadFeatherGunsandArchery.com Hours: Mon.-Thurs. 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Fri.-Sat. 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sun. Noon- 6 p.m.

Saddle Creek Gun Range

12 miles outside Avon Park, off S.R. 64, East. 863-452-4254, www.avonparkafr.net

3716 Morgan Combee Rd., Lakeland (Outdoor Range) 863-499-2613, www.polk-county.net Hours: Wed., Fri. & Sat. 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Green Swamp East

Shoot Straight Lakeland

Lake Marion Creek Wildlife Management Area

Tenoroc Shooting Center

Avon Park Air Force Range

Off Hwy. 98 north of Lakeland, access on Rock Ridge Rd. and S.R. 471. 863-648-3200, www.myfwc.com

Haines City, 863-648-3200, www.myfwc.com

Lake Wales Ridge State Forest

Walk-in-the-Water Tract and Arbuckle Tract, Frostproof, 863-635-7801 www.floridaforestservice.com

Tim’s Guns & Range (Indoor Range)

3761 Recker Hwy., Winter Haven (Gun rental available) 863-295-9463 www.timsgunsandrange.com Hours: Tues.-Fri. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat. 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. Closed 1-2 p.m. weekdays.

Westgate River Ranch Resort

Trap and skeet shooting only. River Ranch, off Hwy. 60, 863-692-1321, ext. 0 www.wgriverranch.com Hours: Fri. 1- 5 p.m.; Sat. 9 a.m.- 5:30 p.m.; Sun. 9 a.m.-2 p.m.; Tues.-Thurs. by appointment only, with 24-hour notice.

230 N. Lake Parker Ave., Lakeland (Indoor Pistol & Rifle Ranges) 863-937-8021 www.shootstraightlakeland.com Gun rental available. Hours: Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sun. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Outdoor ranges – rifle, pistol and sporting clays 3755 Tenoroc Mine Rd., Lakeland 863-668-5795, www.tenoroc.us Gun rental available (12-gauge shotgun). Hours: Mon., Thurs, Fri. 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat. & Sun. 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

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CYCLING IT’S OK TO

SPIN YOUR WHEELS IN CENTRAL FLORIDA

CENTRAL Florida offers a wheel-spinning variety of cycling environments and opportunities – rural Rails-to-Trails, mountain biking courses, scenic city paths.

Want to know more? Call 1-800-828-7655 to request a copy of the Central Florida Cycling Guide

We know. You’re pumped.

BIKE RENTALS

BeFly Rentals

Lakeland, 863-899-1818 www.BeFlyBikeTours.com Reservations required. Rental includes a helmet and lock.

Florida FFA Leadership Training Center

5000 Firetower Road, Haines City 863-439-7332, x 6329, www.flaltc.org Bicycles for all ages. Helmets also available.

LeRoy’s Bikeworks

6935 South Carter Road, Lakeland 863-937-9028, www.LeroysBikeworks.com Hybrid, mountain, road and recumbent bicycles. Bike racks also available. 32 | VisitCentralFlorida.org

Road & Trail Bicycles

5113 U.S. Hwy. 98 S., Lakeland 863-937-8058 www.roadandtrailbicycles.com Mountain, road, hybrid and kids bicycles. Bike racks also available. BIKE TOURS

BeFly Bike Tours

Lakeland, 863-899-1818 www.BeFlyBikeTours.com Choose from six different bike tours of scenic Downtown Lakeland on custom-designed lake cruiser bicycles. Reservations required.

CYCLING TRAILS

Chain of Lakes Trail

Ave. E, NW, Downtown Winter Haven to Hwy. 17-92 in Lake Alfred 863-291-5656 www.mywinterhaven.com 3.2-mile paved multi-use trail

Fort Fraser Trail

Bartow to Lakeland, 863-534-4340 7.75-mile paved multi-use trail off U.S.98 S.

Lake Kissimmee State Park

14248 Camp Mack Rd., Lake Wales 33853 863-696-1112 www.floridastateparks.org 13 miles of unpaved trails. Fee for park entry.

Loyce Harpe Park Trail

500 W. Carter Rd., Lakeland 863-534-4340 7-mile mountain biking loop

TECO Auburndale Trail

Denton Ave., just west of Berkley Rd. to Post Rd., Auburndale 863-965-5545 5.5-mile paved multi-use trail

VanFleet State Trail

S.R. 33 & C.R. 665 in Polk City 352-516-7384 www.TrailLink.com 29.2-mile paved multi-use trail


EXTREME

GOOSE-BUMP LOVERS UNITE.

NOT ALL of us are charter members of the “Hey-y’all-watch-this!” society. But if you are, you may be interested to know that Central Florida can raise your heart rate to the appropriate level. So go ahead – jump out of it, fly over it, hang from it or crash through it.

If you like living life on the edge of ordinary, you’ll like what you find here.

AERIAL

Balloons and Beyond: Hot air

balloon rides. Polk City, 813-240-4844 www.balloons-and-beyond.com

Waldo Wright’s at Fantasy of Flight: Biplane rides. Polk City, 863-873-1339 www.waldowrights.com

RACING

Auburndale Speedway:

Sat. 7 p.m., gates open 5 p.m. (Feb.-Nov.) Winter Haven, 863-551-1131 www.auburndaleracing.com SKATE PARKS

MULTI-SPORT

Action Paintball:

Paintball sports complex with three scenario fields. Equipment available for rent or purchase. 1715 7th Street, S.W. Winter Haven, 863-299-4042 www.Action-paintball.us

Central Florida Paintball:

Preston Aviation: Biplane rides.

Auburndale Skate Park:

Winter Haven, 863-956-2526 www.PrestonAviation.net

Bobby Green Plaza, Auburndale, 863-965-5545

Skydive Lake Wales: Tandem

Kiwanis Park:

skydiving. Lake Wales, 863-678-1003 www.FloridaSkydiving.com

1000 N. Lake Shore Dr., Lake Wales 863-678-4182

Six woods-ball recreation fields, six tournament fields. Open Sat.-Sun. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 9365 U.S. 98 N., Lakeland, FL 863-858-3154 (Pro Shop) 863-640-2617 (Recreation) www.centralfloridapaintball.com

Skydive of Tampa Bay:

Skate Park at Lake Bonny:

Absolut Aqua Sports

Tandem & skydiving instruction. Reservations required. 7498 Coronet Rd., Mulberry 863-425-3140, www.skydivetampa.com

No bikes or motorized vehicles allowed. 800 Bartow Rd. (U.S. 98 S.), Lakeland 863-834-2233

Wallaby Ranch:

2015 Shumate Dr., Bartow, 863-534-0120

Hang gliding. Tandem discovery flights, no experience necessary. 1805 Deen Still Rd., Davenport 863-424-0070, 800-wallaby www.wallaby.com

Mary Holland Skate Park: Rotary Park Skate Park:

350 6th St. NE, Winter Haven, 863-291-5656

Flyboard lessons, waterski lessons, tube rides 160 Lake Daisy Terrace, Winter Haven 863-224-8001, AbsolutAquaSports.com

Florida FFA Leadership Training Center:

Off The Wall Adventures:

Paintball, Batting Cages, Volleyball, Kayak Rentals, Scuba Lessons. 2055 Shepherd Rd., Lakeland, 863-709-9253 www.offthewalladventures.com

Wing WalkAir:

Ropes course and zip line. 1400 Broadway Blvd. S.E., Polk City 863-984-3500, www.FantasyofFlight.com

INSIDER TIP: Ready to ride? Rent a Harley at:

Harley-Davidson of Lakeland 4202 Lakeland Hills Blvd. Lakeland, 863-802-1971 www.hdlakeland.com

Paintball course, equipment rental available. Reservations required. 5000 Firetower Rd., Haines City 863-439-7332, x 6329 www.FLALTC.org VisitCentralFlorida.org |

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GOLF

REACH YOUR DREAM IN REGULATION.

IN reading the undulations of your golfing soul, we understand you want a variety of beautiful and affordable challenges. Unique and scenic courses where you can make triumphant “high-five” memories with your friends in year-round, short-sleeve comfort. We think you’ll get your wish on any of our 34 resort, links and parkland courses. Want to get the lay of the land?

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AUBURNDALE

1

The Hamptons Golf Club

863-666-8442

900 S. Hampton Blvd.

863-533-9183

150 Idlewood Ave.

863-424-3153

42749 U.S. Hwy. 27 N.

863-420-1724

500 Highlands Reserve Blvd.

863-424-0093

525 Polo Park E. Blvd.

BARTOW

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Bartow Golf Course

DAVENPORT/DISNEY AREA

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Deer Creek RV Golf Resort Highlands Reserve Golf Club Polo Park East Polo Park Golf Course Providence Golf & Country Club Ridgewood Lakes Golf & Country Club

863-424-3341

1744 Challenger Ave.

863-420-2652

1518 Clubhouse Blvd.

863-424-8688

200 Eagle Ridge Dr.

863-428-1000

1000 Streamsong Dr.

863-635-2676

6603 U.S. Hwy. 27

FORT MEADE (nearest city to STREAMSONG)

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Streamsong Golf Resort

FROSTPROOF

10 Lily Lake Golf Resort HAINES CITY

11 Diamondback Golf Club

863-421-0437

6501 S.R. 544 E.

12 Southern Dunes Golf & Country Club

863-421-4653

2888 Southern Dunes Blvd.

13 Stonegate Golf Club at Solivita, Poinciana

863-427-7150

404 Village Dr.

14 Westgate Grenelefe Golf Resort

863-422-7511

3200 S.R. 546

863-692-1514

95 Red Grange Blvd.

863-956-4179

1000 Cypress Creek Blvd.

17 Lake Ashton Golf Club

863-326-1032

4141 Ashton Club Dr.

18 Lekarica Hills Golf Club

863-679-9478

1650 South Highland Park Dr.

19 Oakwood Golf Club

863-676-8558

3301 Old Wailes Rd.

INDIAN LAKE

15 Indian Lake Estates Golf & Country Club LAKE ALFRED

16 Cypress Greens Golf & Tennis Community LAKE WALES

LAKELAND

Restaurant(s)

Lessons

Range

Public or Semi-Private

P = Public SP = Semi-Private

# of Holes

COURSES

Golf Club Rental

GOLF

• 18 SP • • • •

18

P

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• 18 P • • • 18 P • • • 9 P • • 9 SP • • 18 SP • • • 18 SP • • • 36 SP

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• 9 SP • 18 SP • • 18 P • • 36 SP • • 36 SP •

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• 9 P • 36 SP • • • • 18 P • • • 18 P • • •

20 Big Cypress Golf & Country Club

863-859-6871

10,000 U.S. Hwy. 98 N.

21 Bramble Ridge Golf Course

863-667-1988

2505 Bramble Ridge Dr.

22 Cleveland Heights Golf Course

863-834-2377

2900 Buckingham Ave.

23 Huntington Hills Golf & Country Club

863-859-3689

2626 Duff Rd.

24 Sandpiper Golf & Country Club

863-859-5461

6001 Sandpiper Dr.

25 Schalamar Creek Golf & Country Club

863-666-1623

4500 Hwy. 92 E.

26 Skyview Golf & Country Club

863-665-4008

1100 Skyview Blvd.

27 The Club at Eaglebrooke

863-701-0101

1300 Eaglebrooke Blvd.

28 Wedgewood Golf & Country Club

863-858-4451

401 Carpenters Way

29 YMCA Par 3 - The Home 29 of the First Tee of Lakeland

863-577-0236

1740 George Jenkins Blvd.

• 36 SP • • • • 27 SP • • • 27 SP • • • • 18 SP • • • • 18 P • • 18 SP • • • • 18 P • • • • 18 SP • • • • 18 SP • • • 9 P • •

863-425-1153

6 Country Club Ln.

• 18 SP • • •

863-692-1321

3200 River Ranch Blvd.

• 9 SP • •

MULBERRY

30 ImperialLakes Golf and Racquet Club RIVER RANCH

31 Westgate River Ranch Resort WINTER HAVEN

32 Cypresswood Golf & Country Club

863-324-6174

33 Lake Bess Country Club

863-326-9171

218 Golf Aire Blvd.

34 Willowbrook Golf Course

863-291-5899

4200 S.R. 544 E.

• 27 SP • • •

18 SP • • • • 9 P • • • 18 P • • •

1099 Clubhouse Rd.

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Make this the first stop of your Central Florida vacation!

DISCOUNTED ATTRACTION TICKETS Available at Central Florida’s

Tourist Information Center Polk Outpost 27 LEGOLAND® Florida Fantasy of Flight Walt Disney World Resort Parks SeaWorld® Universal Orlando® Resort and many more Central Florida attractions and dinner shows! Learn about all that Central Florida has to offer, and allow our friendly staff to assist with lodging, attractions, tee times for local golf courses, restaurants and shopping. Try your hand on the putting green. Visit Discovery Dock to find out about nature-based activities. Pick up an authentic Florida souvenir in our store. With so much to do in the area, you can’t miss this opportunity to learn about everything here in Polk County.

FREE Passport to Adventure and Savings

Open Daily, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.

101 Adventure Court, Davenport, FL 33837 (Hwy. 27, ½ mile south of I-4, exit 55) 863-420-2586 or 800-828-7655 www.VisitCentralFlorida.org facebook.com/VisitCentralFlorida

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LIQUID SUNSHINE

If it starts to rain on your Central Florida vacation, we have plenty of opportunities to enjoy authentic Florida without getting soaked.

Fantasy of Flight

Explorations V Children’s Museum

Aviation history comes to life and dreams soar with interactive exhibits, flight simulators, behind-the-scenes tours.

Hands-on experiences await children of all ages on three floors of exciting and colorful exhibits.

Polk Museum of Art

Water Ski Hall of Fame

With a rotating exhibition schedule, the eight galleries offer diverse visual options certain to please everyone.

You’re in the Water Ski Capital of the World, so come on over and see everything there is to learn about this high-adventure sport.

Feeling Artistic?

Florida Air Museum

Home to the Howard Hughes exhibit. Step back into Florida’s aviation history with vintage aircraft and a history wall.

Paint Along Studios

Everyone painlessly creates a piece of art that they’re proud to take home at the end of the night. An artist instructor guides you step-by-step as you paint.

123 S. Kentucky Ave., Lakeland 863-409-5771, www.paintalongstudios.com

PicassoZ Art Café

A contemporary, casual, do-it-yourself art studio featuring pottery painting, mosaics, fused glass jewelry, clay. Kid-friendly staff, non-toxic & lead-free glazes & no art experience necessary! 1614 Town Center Drive, Lakeland 863-688-6545, www.picassoz.com

CHILDREN AT PLAY Chain of Lakes Downtown Trailhead Park 863-291-5656

611 3rd St. N.W., Winter Haven www.MyWinterHaven.com Family fun playground.

Common Ground Playground 863-834-2233

Barnett Family Park 863-834-2280

730 E. Orange St., Lakeland Lakelandgov.net/parkrec/BarnettFamilyPark Kid’s playground and splash pad.

1000 E. Edgewood Dr., Lakeland www.Lakelandgov.net/parkrec An inclusive play experience with non-traditional play areas. Children of varying abilities and disabilities can play together side by side.

The Family Fun Center

863-644-1728

4825 S. Florida Ave., Lakeland www.thefamilyfuncenter.com 18-hole adventure golf, laser tag, more than 100 games, the Vault Assault Lazer Maze and Funtasia, a 4-story maze of tunnels, tubes, slides and obstacles.

The Jump House

Lake Play Playground

29010 U.S. Hwy. 27, Dundee Indoor inflatable bounce house playground for kids age 2-12

110 W. Palmetto, Davenport www.MyDavenport.org Family fun playground.

863-438-7474

863-229-5937

863-419-3300

1107 3rd St. S.W., Winter Haven www.TheJumpHouse-Fla.com Indoor activity center for kids age 2-10 features bounce houses, a trampoline and toddler units. Socks required.

Sunflower Preschool Playground at Barnett Family Park

Lake Eva Park

Wilson Park

863-421-3700

555 Ledwith Ave., Haines City www.HainesCity.com Family fun playground with seasonal Aquatic Center.

863-834-2280

730 E. Orange St., Lakeland www.Lakelandgov.net/parkrec

863-419-3300

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SPECTATOR SPORTS

GET IN THE GAME

Detroit Tigers

Joker Marchant Stadium, 2301 Lakeland Hills Blvd., Lakeland, 863-686-8075 www.detroittigers.com

EAGER FANS WATCH THE LOGOS SPROUT UP

EVERY SPRING

Lakeland Flying Tigers

Joker Marchant Stadium, 2301 Lakeland Hills Blvd., Lakeland, 863-686-8075 www.lakelandflyingtigers.com

Atlanta Braves

ESPN Wide World of Sports Stadium, Kissimmee, 407-939-GAME www.atlantabraves.com

Houston Astros

Osceola County Stadium, Kissimmee 321-697-3200 www.astros.com

New York Yankees

Steinbrenner Field, Tampa 813-875-7753 www.yankees.com

Orlando Magic (NBA) Amway Arena, Orlando 407-89-MAGIC www.orlandomagic.com Orlando Predators

VISIT our world-famous venues and training facilities and you’ll see them: ESPN®, Sports Illustrated®, FoxSports® and Bleacher Report®, their reporters hoping to catch a Tiger sound byte or film a miraculously timed triple play. A line drive away? Catch the Yankees, Braves, Astros, Magic, Rays, Buccaneers, Lightning. It’s like your bedroom wall when you were a little leaguer – everywhere you look.

Amway Arena, Orlando 407-447-7337 www.orlandopredators.com

Tampa Bay Buccaneers (NFL)

Raymond James Stadium, Tampa 813-879-2827 www.buccaneers.com

Tampa Bay Rays (MLB)

In Central Florida, the bases are loaded for the ideal sports fan getaway – and you’re on deck.

Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg 813-228-7157 888-326-7297 www.raysbaseball.com

SPORTS EVENTS CENTRAL – Known as the Destination of

Tampa Bay Lightning (NHL)

Champions, Polk County is recognized nationally as a leader in the sports field with USA Water Ski, Florida Youth Soccer Association, Independent Softball Association and Florida State Soccer Association all based here. For more information log on to: www.CentralFloridaSports.com

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Tampa Bay Times Forum, Tampa 813-301-6600 www.tampabaylightning.com

Tampa Bay Storm

Tampa Bay Times Forum, Tampa 813-301-6600 www.tampabaystorm.com


POLK COUNTY TOURISM AND SPORTS MARKETING

THANKS OUR SPONSORS Polk County Tourism and Sports Marketing is proud to recognize these sponsors as strong supporters and champions of Polk County’s tourism and sports industries. EXECUTIVE PARTNERS

MVP PARTNERS

Vacation Homes GOLD PARTNERS

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BACK TO NATURE

SURROUNDED BY OUR

TRUE NATURE

AUTO-FOCUS your mind’s eye on this panoramic stage. Hundreds of white pelicans soaring through a deep blue Central Florida sky. A bright pink roseate spoonbill sawing in the muck for a snack. A 12-foot alligator exploding onto the bank and slithering back into the tea-stained water with a gigantic bass in its jaws. A grove of sprawling live oak trees forming a moss-draped tunnel, guiding you to a place you’ve never been before. Birding, trekking, exploring, seeing, witnessing, breathing – escaping.

They’re all a part of the Central Florida picture.

HIKING AND NATURE VIEWING IN CENTRAL FLORIDA

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Central Florida’s Polk County offers some of the most diverse terrain for hiking in the state. From wide-open fields to rugged oak and pine forests, it’s important to be ready for the many adventures you’ll encounter. Before you start, put on some insect repellant and maybe even wear a hat. Make certain you have comfortable shoes, water, a map of the area and your camera. Many of our trails are perfect for shorter hikes, and a few provide a challenge for those looking for an endurance trek. No matter what you choose, you are certain to find rare plants and wildlife, so keep that camera handy!


NATURE PRESERVE AREAS

Interstate Divided Hwy. Highway Toll Road Parks Linder Regional Airport

Up-to-date information in your pocket at VisitCentralFlorida.org

Airport Rd.

Drane Field Rd. Linder Regional Airport

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SYMBOLS:

= Hiking = Bird Watching = Cycling = Boat Ramp = Primitive Camping

Alafia River Reserve

GATOR FACTS Alligators are an important part of Florida’s heritage. A good understanding of these fascinating creatures will ensure that you can observe these reptiles while preserving their vital role in Florida’s ecology.

See a gator in his natural habitat! Take an airboat tour in the Lake Wales area, on Lake Hamilton or observe them from the shore of Lake Hancock at Circle B Bar Reserve. Despite their fearsome appearance,

alligators are generally wary of people

Male alligators can grow

up to 14 feet long

Alligators breed in early spring,

and babies break out of their shells in August - September.

Gators’ diets include fish, turtles,

birds and small mammals

Alligators are most active

between dusk and dawn

Feeding alligators is illegal (and dangerous too)

Hardwood hammock trail with natural walkways to Alafia River

Directions: From Mulberry, take S.R. 60 west to Turner Road (2.75 miles). Turn left onto Turner Road, follow to Y. Stay left on North Turner Road. Turn left onto Indian Oak Boulevard and turn right on Indian Oak Drive. N 27° 54.486 W 082° 02.477

Contact: 863-534-7377 www.swfwmd.state.fl.us Map grid B-8

Allen David Broussard Catfish Creek State Preserve Wide sandy trails great for birding

Directions: From S.R. 17 in the Lake Hamilton area, turn east on Lake Hatchineha Road. After four miles, turn south on Firetower Road. N 27° 59.031 W 081° 29.815

Contact: 863-696-1112 www.floridastateparks.org Map grid H-6

Avon Park Air Force Range

(Access may be limited, depending on military activity. Call for status.)

Boat access only by Lake Hatchineha. Contact: 800-250-4250 www.sfwmd.gov Map grid I-6

Circle B Bar Reserve

Walk the shoreline of Lake Hancock and along the marsh trails to enjoy abundant wildlife viewing opportunities. Picnic facilities available along entrance road. Visit Polk’s Nature Discovery Center, 863-668-4673.

Open Tues. - Sat. 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., Sun. noon -4 p.m. Address: 4399 Winter Lake Road, Lakeland, FL 33803 Directions: Centrally located between Bartow, Lakeland and Winter Haven, the site entrance is on south side of S.R. 540 (Winter Lake Road) between U.S. 98 and Thornhill Road. Park open daily. N 27° 59.400 W 081° 51.483

Contact: 863-534-7377 www.polknature.com Map grid D-7

Colt Creek State Park

Pine forests, cypress domes and open pasture nestled within the Green Swamp Wilderness Area Directions: 16 miles north of Lakeland. From U.S 98 north, turn north on S.R. 471 for approximately 3.8 miles. N 28° 17.887 W 082° 02.936

Contact: 863-815-6761 www.floridastateparks.org Map grid B-3

Directions: In Avon Park from U.S. 27, turn east on C.R. 64 and follow for 10 miles until it dead ends.

Crooked Lake Prairie

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Directions: From U.S. 27 turn east on C.R. 640 south of Lake Wales. Continue south on S.R. 17 through Babson Park, then turn west on Cody Villa Road. N 27° 48.385 W 081° 33.548

Contact: 863-452-4254, www.avonparkafr.com

Babson Park Nature Center & Caloosa Nature Trail Ridge Audubon Center

Short nature trail winds through a unique desert-like ecosystem Directions: From US 27, go east on CR 640 and continue south on S.R. 17 for two miles. N27° 50.507’ W081° 32.043’

Contact: 863-638-1355, fl.audubon.org Map grid G-8

INSIDER TIP: While hiking in Lake Kissimmee State Park, there’s a good chance you’ll spot one of more than 50 species of endangered, threatened or rare animals along the 13 miles of trails.

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Catfish Creek

Hike through pine flatwoods and oak scrub, and enjoy abundant birding

Contact: 863-534-7377 www.polknature.com Map grid G-9


Crooked Lake Sandhill

Green Swamp East

Directions: From U.S. 27, turn east on C.R. 640. Continue south on S.R.17 through Babson Park. Turn right onto Hollister Road. The site entrance is located at the intersection of Wes Mann Road and Hollister Road. N 27° 48.846 W 081° 32.870

Directions: Take U.S. 98 north of Lakeland. Turn right on Rock Ridge Road. Go ten miles, entrance is on left. N 28° 18.183 W 081° 55.124

Natural walkways among longleaf pines perfect to view native wildlife

Contact: 863-534-7377 www.polknature.com

Five rivers, cycling trails and natural beauty are abundant in this vast preserve

Contact: 800-423-1476 www.swfwmd.state.fl.us Map grid C-3

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Hampton Tract

Fort Meade Outdoor Recreation Area Perfect access for canoe or kayak launch to Peace River

Directions: In Fort Meade from U.S. 17, turn east on Broadway Street (U.S. 98) and go over the bridge. The entrance is on the south side of the road. N27° 44.880’ W081° 46.774’

Contact: 863-285-1111 www.cityoffortmeade.com

Gator Creek Reserve

Well-established trails wind through pine and oak forests, one of which is paved

Directions: Take U.S. 98 north of Lakeland, proceed one mile past where road changes to two lanes, and the entrance is on the right. N 28° 10.707 W 081° 59.153 863-534-7377, www.polknature.com Map grid C-5

An eight-mile hiking trail borders the Kissimmee River featuring deep oak hammocks Directions: Near the Polk-Osceola county line, the entrance is on the south side of S.R. 60 off River Ranch Boulevard. N27° 45.603’ W081° 11.462’

Contact: 800-250-4250 www.sfwmd.gov Map grid K-9

Well-marked equestrian trails and group camping

Lake Kissimmee State Park

Contact: 800-423-1476 www.swfwmd.state.fl.us.

Directions: From S.R. 60 in Lake Wales, turn north on Boy Scout Road, then turn east on Camp Mack Road. N 27° 56.632 W 081° 21.256

Directions: Take U.S. 98 north of Lakeland. Turn right on Rock Ridge Road. Go ten miles, entrance is on left. N 28° 15.556 W 081° 57.514 Map grid C-3

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KICCO Wildlife Management Area

Hiking and cycling trails wind through the 5,930-acre park with more than 50 species of rare animals

Hickory Lake Scrub

Contact: 863-696-1112 www.floridastateparks.org

Directions: From U.S. 27 south of Frostproof, travel northeast on S.R. 17. Entrance is on left. N27° 41.830’ W081° 32.197’

Lake Marion Creek Wildlife Management Area

Short trails for viewing many rare plants and animals

Contact: 863-534-7377 www.polknature.com Map grid H-10

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Hardwood swamps, flatwoods and cypress swamps thrive along with 70 species of birds Directions: About five miles east of Haines City off C.R. 580 (Cypress Parkway). Call for directions to multiple parking areas that provide access to the property. (multiple parking lots) N 28° 07.288 W 081° 33.695, N28° 07.956’ W 081° 32.508’, N 28° 09.448 W 081° 33.922, N 28° 06.979 W 081° 33.150, N 28° 07.037 W 081° 32.511 (Stokes Preserve)

Contact: 800-250-4250 www.sfwmd.gov Map grid G-5

Lake Rosalie Park

Directions: From S.R. 60 east of Lake Wales turn north on Tiger Lake Road, then west on Rosalie Lake Road. N27° 54.822’ W081° 23.485’

Contact: 863-534-4340 www.polk-county.net and click on Visitors Map grid I-7

Polk’s Nature Discovery Center

at the Circle B Bar Reserve in Lakeland features indoor and outdoor classrooms and exhibits providing a wonderful opportunity to discover Polk County’s water, wilderness and wildlife. Open Tues. - Sat. 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. and Sunday noon - 4 p.m. 863-668-4673 4399 Winter Lake Rd., Lakeland 33803 43


Lake Wales Ridge State Forest – Arbuckle Tract

Fish, canoe and hike along Lake Reedy.

Directions: From U.S. 27, turn east on C.R. 630, then south on Lake Reedy Boulevard North. Turn southeast on Lake Arbuckle Road then south on Rucks Dairy Road. Turn southeast on School Bus Road. N 27° 42.493 W 081° 26.760 (Dockery Trail), N 27° 40.781 W 081° 24.995 (Old Cabin Nature Trail)

Contact: 863-635-8589 www.fl-dof.com/state_forests/index.html Map grid I-10

On the shore of Lake Rochelle in Lake Alfred with nature trails, playground, natural canoe launch and grounds of historic mansion. Directions: From U.S. 27, west on U.S. 17/92 , then turn left on Mackay Blvd. N 28° 04.835 W 081° 43.217

Contact: 863-291-5272 www.mylakealfred.com/parks

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Mosaic Peace River Park

Lake Wales Ridge State Forest – Walk-in-Water Tract

A boardwalk takes visitors through mature cypress and oak hammocks

Home to rare plant species and scrub jays Directions: From S.R. 60, turn south on Lake-Walk-in-the-Water Road. N 27° 47.009 W 081° 26.862

Contact: 863-635-8589 www.fl-dof.com/state_forests/index.html Map grid I-9

Directions: From U.S. 17 east of Homeland, turn east on C.R. 640. Entrance is on the left. N 27° 49.391 W 081° 48.345

Contact: 863-534-4340 www.friendsoftheparks.net Map grid E-8

Patterson Park

Paved trail winds around scenic lakes

Lakeland Highlands Scrub

On the Lakeland Ridge where dwarf scrub oaks are abundant

Directions: Off C.R. 540A turn south onto Lakeland Highlands Road, then unpaved road. N 27° 56.213 W 081° 55.412

Contact: 863-534-7377 www.polknature.com

Loyce Harpe Park

(formerly known as Carter Road Park) A true off-road experience with trails, mountain biking and bank fishing. Home to DiOGi Dog Park. Directions: From SR 37 turn east on West Carter Rd.

Contact: 863-534-4340, www.polk-county.net and click on Visitors

Boating, fishing and canoeing on more than 500 acres of lakes

Directions: From U.S. 92 (East Memorial Boulevard) in Lakeland, turn north on Saddle Creek Park Road. N 28° 03.856 W 081° 52.889 (Nature Trail)

Contact: 863-534-4340 www.polk-county.net and click on Visitors Map grid D-6

Street Audubon Center Lake Region Audubon Society

Short trails and a visitor center welcome guests

Directions: From Winter Haven, travel east on C.R. 540 (Cypress Gardens Boulevard). Turn left onto Cypress Gardens Road, follow the curve, then turn left onto Lameraux Road. N27° 59.739 W081° 40.007

Contact: 863-259-8497, www.lakeregion.net Map grid F-7

SUMICA

Landscape of pine flatwoods dotted with marshes and oak hammocks

Directions: Located ten miles east of Lake Wales on south side of S.R. 60. N 27° 51.420 W 081° 22.526

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Tenoroc Fish Management Area

Contact: 863-285-1111, www.cityoffortmeade.com/departments/recreation

Roughly 50 acres of native habitat adjacent to Bok Tower Gardens

Directions: From U.S. 27, turn east on Chalet Suzanne Road, south on S.R. 17, east on Burns Avenue. N 27° 56.227 W 081° 34.504

Contact: 863-676-1408 www.boktowergardens.org Map grid G-7

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Welcome Trekkers Trek Ten Trails, a program that promotes hiking the more than 125 miles of trails in Polk County, offers a fun and exciting way to enjoy Real Florida. While trekking the trails, enjoy the thrill of geocaching, a fun outdoor adventure sport. For a list of trails and instructions to start your geocache trek, log on to www.friendsoftheparks.net/TrekTenTrails.

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Saddle Creek Park

Directions: West side of U.S. 17/98 (Charleston Avenue) in historic Fort Meade. N27° 45.629’ W081° 48.095’

Pine Ridge Nature Preserve – Bok Tower Gardens

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N27° 55.603’ W081° 57.435’

Mackay Garden & Lakeside Preserve

Contact: 863-534-7377, www.polknature.com Map grid I-8

More than 7,000 acres of lakes full of largemouth bass and other fish

Directions: Located northeast of Lakeland just off I-4. Take S.R. 33 south to S.R. 659 South (Combee Road). Turn left on Tenoroc Mine Road. N28° 06.020’ W081° 52.619’

www.MyFWC.com Map grid D-5


Tiger Creek Preserve – The Nature Conservancy

Trails carve through 4,778-acre sanctuary that hosts 15 of the state’s rarest species

Directions: From U.S. 27 south of Lake Wales, turn east on C.R. 640. Continue southeast on S.R. 17, then turn left on Murray Road, cross the RR tracks and turn left on Pfundstein Road. N 27° 48.478 W 081° 29.543

INSIDER TIP:

Visit Westgate River Ranch Resort to enjoy horseback riding through authentic Florida. 863-692-1321

Contact: 863-635-7506 www.nature.org/tigercreek Map grid H-9

Upper Hillsborough

Directions: From U.S. 98 north of Lakeland, take C.R. 54 west across RR tracks, entrance is on left. N28° 15.240’ W082° 07.925’

Add To Your “Life List”

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Birders come from all over to add birds to their official “life list.” Just a few of the more than 300 bird species that have been recorded in Polk County are:

Contact: 800-423-1476 www.swfwmd.state.fl.us

INSIDER TIP:

Indulge your adventurous spirit! See Lake Kissimmee State Park via a guided Segway Tour through Back Trail Adventures! Tours available Thursday-Sunday. Contact: 863-514-3474, www.backtrailfla.com 14248 Camp Mack Rd., Lake Wales

AMERICAN AVOCET AMERICAN WHITE PELICAN ANHINGA BALD EAGLE BLACK-BELLIED WHISTLING DUCK BLACK-NECKED STILT BROWN THRASHER BROWN-HEADED NUTHATCH CRESTED CARACARA EASTERN BLUEBIRD FLORIDA BURROWING OWL FLORIDA SCRUB-JAY GLOSSY IBIS GREAT HORNED OWL HAIRY WOODPECKER KING RAIL LEAST BITTERN LIMPKIN MOTTLED DUCK NORTHERN FLICKER PINE WARBLER PURPLE GALLINULE RED SHOULDERED HAWK ROSEATE SPOONBILL RUBY-THROATED HUMMINGBIRD SANDHILL CRANE SNAIL KITE SWALLOW-TAILED KITE WOOD STORK

For more information about birding hot spots and the Great Florida Birding Trail visit www.MyFWC.com.

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“Our favorite special place” Reviewed by: NancyR Review date May 31, 2013 Overall ranking Based on 38 reviews

SAVOR THE LOCAL

FLAVORS A VACATION MEAL should be a destination in itself, right? A flavorful break in the action – a chance to cool down, kick back and fill up.

From upscale to down-home, we have a great menu of tasty options in Central Florida – piled high. May we interest you in a trendy bistro? Fast casual? Food truck? White table cloth? The buffets are yummy. How about a family drive-in? Pub fare? Old Florida fish camp cuisine?

Hmm, decisions, decisions… Scan for more dining details

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Call for hours and pricing. s = Fine Dining * = Local Flavor B = Breakfast; L = Lunch; D = Dinner

Peeble’s Bar-BQ * 863-967-3085

Cookie Jar Bakeshop

503 Dixie Hwy.

Homemade lunches, soups, salads and desserts.

Enjoy BBQ on the screened porch with an Old Florida feel. L,D Thr. - Sat. (closed July 4 Labor Day) Map Grid D-6

Pizza Connection

AUBURNDALE

Beef ‘O’ Brady’s 863-968-0010

Where friends and family enjoy good food and sports!

102 W. Polk St.

L,D daily Map Grid E-6

Fire

863-967-9349 220 E. Lake Ave.

L,D Mon.-Sat. Map Grid E-6

B,L Mon.-Sat. Map Grid E-8

Where friends and family enjoy good food and sports!

Cool Shoppe Ice Cream Café

L,D daily Map Grid F-3

305 E. Main St.

863-409-5769 139 S. Central Ave.

1850 Posner Blvd.

213 E. Lake Ave.

L,D Mon.-Sat. Map Grid E-6

863-967-3528

863-533-5685

With an oak tree in the center of the dining area, enjoy authentic Florida barbeque.

330 Old Winter Haven Rd.

101 N. Main St.

L,D Mon.-Fri. Map Grid E-8

Giovanni’s New York Pizza

Fred’s Southern Kitchen

“Home of the Big Mama 30-inch Pizza!”

Steak night on Saturdays.

L, D daily Map Grid E-6

Smokin’ Jim’s BBQ 863-965-0230

3615 Havendale Blvd.

301 Bridgers Ave.

L,D Tue.-Sat. Map Grid E-6

Jay’s Place

Sweet Magnolia Tea Bistro

Main Street Diner 863-967-1700 415 Main St.

B,L daily Map Grid E-6

New China Restaurant

863-965-2717 314 Havendale Blvd.

L,D daily Map Grid E-6

Osaka Japanese Steakhouse 863-967-8886 1902 U.S. Hwy. 92 W.

L, D daily Map Grid E-6

CiCi’s Pizza

Curly Tails Barbeque *

L, D daily Map Grid E-6

L Thr.-Sat.; D Mon.-Sat. Map Grid E-6

45653 U.S. Hwy. 27, Ridgeway Plaza

Italian family owned.

863-268-8281

117 E. Lake Ave.

863-268-8298 822 Magnolia Ave.

863-420-3350

863-424-3800

Sandwiches and ice cream.

L,D daily Map Grid E-6

Beef ‘O’ Brady’s

L,D Mon.-Sat. Map Grid E-8

863-967-2508

863-967-5070

Pizza Town

Shake Shoppe

Steaks,burgers and wings.

863-519-3333

DISNEY AREA / DAVENPORT

863-965-1684

Sandwiches, salads, quiche and desserts.

212 Howard St.

L Mon.-Sat. Map Grid E-6

BARTOW

Beef ‘O’ Brady’s 863-534-3111

Where friends and family enjoy good food and sports!

120 E. VanFleet Dr.

863-534-3733

Menu or buffet – home-style cooking.

1380 N. Broadway Ave.

L,D daily (No D Sun.), B Fri.-Sun. Map Grid D-8

Hacienda Mexico Restaurante 863-533-7600

863-424-8100 Country Cookin’.

I-4, Exit 55, 111 Dunson Lane

B,L,D daily Map Grid F-3

Crispers

863-236-3990

Sandwiches, salads and soups.

39895 U.S. Hwy. 27

L,D, daily Map Grid F-4

Diromio’s Pizza & Grill 863-420-2001 101 Divine Dr. (at Polo Park)

L,D Mon.-Sat. Map Grid E-8

D’oro Palazzo

Oktoberfest German Café 863-537-7190

Authentic German food.

135 E. Main St.

Catfish Country

Palace Pizza

All-you-can-eat catfish and chicken.

L,D Mon.-Sat. Map Grid E-8

L,D Tue.-Sun. (no lunch Sat.) Map Grid D-7

Cracker Barrel

L,D daily Map Grid F-3

195 E. Main St.

L,D daily Map Grid D-8

2400 E.F. Griffin Rd.

L,D daily Map Grid F-4

Daily lunch specials.

L Mon.-Fri., D Thr.-Sat. Map Grid E-8

863-646-6767

Buffet and menu.

863-533-9300 105 E. Main St.

Silver Ring Café 863-533-4704

Winner of Best Cuban Cuisine.

175 E. Main St.

L Mon.-Fri. Map Grid E-8

Sonny’s Real Pit Bar-B-Q 863-534-1429 595 N. Broadway Ave. L,D daily Map Grid D-8

Stay Fresh Market and Bistro 863-537-6581 415 E. Main St.

L, D Mon.-Fri. Map Grid E-8

Zaxby’s

863-533-3600 590 N. Broadway Ave. L, D daily Map Grid D-8

863-424-1100 2200 Posner Blvd.

Mannino’s Pizzeria 863-424-4222 43362 U.S. Hwy. 27

L,D daily (Open 2 p.m. Sun.) Map Grid F-4

Mia Pizza

863-420-3336 2440 Sand Mine Rd. (Berry Town Center) L,D Mon.-Sat.; D Sun. Map Grid F-3

Nothing Fancy Café 863-353-2648

Home-cooked meals.

40230 U.S. Hwy. 27

B,L,D daily Map Grid F-4

Perkins

863-424-1823 43522 U.S. Hwy. 27

B,L,D daily Map Grid F-4

L,D daily Map Grid F-4

Hotel Tea Room * 863-421-0827

L,D daily Map G-6

Golden Ray’s Sub Shop 863-438-8010 101 W. Main St.

L,D daily Map Grid G-6

Melonie’s Café 863-439-5416 209 E. Main St.

B,L Mon.-Sat. Map Grid G-6

EAGLE LAKE

Eagle Lake Family Restaurant 863-294-4222

Giovanni’s New York Pizza

145 Ridge Centre Dr. (Roseberry Plaza, Hwy. 27)

L,D Mon.-Sat. Map Grid F-4

Sake

185 U.S. 17 S.

B,L Mon.-Sat. Map Grid E-7

863-294-9400 223 N. 5th St.

L, D daily Map Grid E-7

863-420-0188

FORT MEADE

2700 Posner Blvd.

Classic Pizza and Subs

Sushi and steak.

L,D daily Map Grid F-4

English-style fish & chips, full English breakfast.

863-420-2064 43554 U.S. Hwy 27

29400 U.S. Hwy. 27

British-style pot pies, scones and snacks.

863-286-9170

The End Zone

Grand China Buffet

Experience the taste of old Italy ... our way!

Fresh country cooking buffet daily.

Sunday’s Grill

B,L,D daily Map Grid F-4

863-353-2670

The Proper Pie Company

L,D, daily Map Grid F-4

863-420-6569 42605 Hwy. 27

Floridino’s Italian Kitchen

863-588-2162

2414 Sand Mine Rd. (Berry Town Center) L,D Mon.-Sat.; D Sun. Map Grid F-3

True Blue Winery and Bistro

Featuring homemade blueberry wines, brick-oven pizza, salmon, wood-fired steaks and specialty sandwiches.

Southern table family-style dinner Tuesdays with advance reservation. Afternoon tea with advance reservation. Breakfast & Lunch Mon.-Fri. Steak night every Thr. & Fri.

863-419-4400 604 Pink Apartments Rd.

Map Grid G-4

863-420-9958 4812 Grandview Parkway

863-285-6411 403 W. Broadway

L,D Mon.-Fri. Map Grid E-9

Double RR Café 863-285-9984 802 S. Charleston Ave.

B,L Mon.-Sat., D Wed.-Fri. Map Grid E-9

John’s Drive-In & Restaurant

863-285-5202 17 N. Charleston Ave.

B,L,D, daily Map Grid E-9

FROSTPROOF

Nov.-May L,D Wed.-Sun. (June-Oct. L,D Fri.-Sat.) Map Grid G-4

Big Dawg Deli

301 W. Maple

Zen Asian Grill

L, D Mon.-Sat. (seasonal Sun.) Map Grid H-10

Kumo Japanese Restaurant

L,D daily Map Grid F-4

863-420-7779 207 Ambersweet Way

DUNDEE / LAKE HAMILTON

Lucky Leprechaun

Acropoli Italian Bistro

L,D daily Map Grid F-3

863-420-0100

Pub food/Irish specialties.

43356 U.S. Hwy. 27

L, D daily Map Grid F-4

863-318-9710

A local slice of Italy. Live music six nights a week.

28089 U.S. Hwy. 27

863-257-3983 215 N. Scenic Hwy.

Four Seasons 863-635-2951 5298 Hwy. 27

B,L,D, daily Map Grid H-10

Frostbite

863-635-4222

50s-style soda shop with ice cream, hamburgers and more.

801 Scenic Hwy. N.

L,D daily Map Grid H-10

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FROSTPROOF (cont.)

Orange Box Café 863-635-7927 7315 Hwy. 27

B,L,D, daily Map Grid H-10

The Orange Grove Restaurant 863-635-3900 133 S. Scenic Hwy. B,L daily; D Fri.-Sat. Map Grid H-10

Roscoe

863-546-6019

Salads, sandwiches, specialty coffees and smoothies.

3 N. Scenic Hwy.

L daily; D Mon.-Fri. Map Grid H-10

Shooting Star Diner & Pizzeria 18 W. Wall St. 863-635-9700

B,L,D daily Map Grid H-10

HAINES CITY

13 th Street Restaurant

Johnny’s New York Deli

863-438-7775 1100 Old Polk City Rd.

B, L,D Mon.-Sat. (No D Sat.) Map Grid F-5

LaFiesta Mexicana 863-422-2200 645 Ingraham Ave.

L,D daily Map Grid G-5

Lang’s Taste of Florida Café * 863-956-1460

Homemade soup, fresh salads and entrees, and strawberry shortcake or grapefruit pie. Mon.-Sat. 10:30 a.m.- 5 p.m. Oct.- May. See ad Pg. 49

5900 U.S. Highway 17-92 W. Map Grid F-5

Manny’s Chophouse 863-422-3910 35496 U.S. Hwy. 27

D daily; L Sun. Map Grid F-5

The Port Steak and Seafood 863-949-4835 16000 Hatchineha Rd.

863-419-4444

L, D daily; B Sat.-Sun. Map Grid I-6

305 Hwy. 17-92 W.

The R-Place Eatery

“Home of the Angry Dog.” L, D daily Map Grid G-5

All Star Grill 863-422-3455

Casual family-friendly sports grill.

94 Maxcy Plaza Cir.

L,D daily Map Grid F-5

863-421-1304

Home cooking with Fri. fish fry. Saturday dinner buffet (winter).

35523 U.S. Hwy. 27

B,L Tues-Sun.; D Tue.-Sat. Map Grid F-5

Beef ‘O’ Brady’s

Shady Cove Bar & Grill

Where friends and family enjoy good food and sports.

Pizzas, wings, burgers. Open to all ages.

863-419-4848

863-421-6800

Gary’s Oyster Bar & Seafood House *

Beans-N-Brushes

Downtown Deli

Manny’s Chophouse

Coffee shop with soups, salads, sandwiches and breakfast items.

222 E. Stuart Ave.

L Mon.-Sat. Map Grid G-7

D daily, L Sun. Map Grid G-8

863-956-5055 660 E. Alfred Rd.

Real Florida oyster bar.

Lake Alfred Diner

863-679-1975

863-956-1200 185 Lake Shore Way B, L daily; D Mon.-Sat. Map Grid F-5

Lavender & Lace Tea Room * 863-956-3998

Enjoy a gourmet lunch in a Victorian tearoom with lake views.

430 N. Lake Shore Way

863-956-9100 228 S. Lake Shore Way L,D daily Map Grid F-5

Nini’s Lake Alfred Café 863-956-3504 148 W. Haines Blvd.

B,L Tue.-Sun.; D every other Fri. Map Grid F-5

LAKE WALES

All Star Grill 863-679-9689

Casual family-friendly sports grill.

2019 S.R. 60 E.

L,D daily Map Grid G-8

Al’s Place

863-679-3325

With Saturday night Fish Fry.

1530 N. Scenic Hwy.

Big Tony’s Pizza

Sonny’s Real Pit Bar-B-Q

Arcade Coffee and Sandwich Shoppe

863-422-7161

Pastries, cupcakes, brownies, cookies, cakes, pies and appetizers.

621 Ingraham Ave. Map Grid G-5

Dora’s Pizza

863-422-6474 35562 U.S. Hwy. 27

L, D Mon.-Sat. Map Grid F-5

Jackie’s Art Café 863-421-0777

Where good friends meet for great food, great music, great art and great desserts.

621 Ingraham Ave.

B, L Mon.-Sat. Map Grid G-5

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Taste of Havana 863-419-4210

Sandwiches, wraps, pastries. Hot lunch special daily.

31 6th St. N.

B, L Mon.-Sat.; til 6 p.m. Mon.-Fri. Map Grid G-5

LAKE ALFRED

The Back Porch at The Barn and Stable * 863-956-2227

A picnic lunch served in a quaint wooden basket. Dine inside or out.

115 Highway 557A

L Tue.-Sat. year-round Map Grid E-5

L,D daily Map Grid G-7

Café Crema 863-605-0376

Salads, sandwiches, vegetarian alternatives.

100 S. Scenic Hwy.

L Mon.-Fri. Map Grid G-7

Six-course candlelight dinners or a la carte menu.

L,D daily Map Grid F-5

L,D daily Map Grid F-5

19598 U.S. Hwy. 27

Luigi’s Italian Restaurant

L daily, D Wed.-Sat. Map Grid G-7

Cakes 4 the Memories

Where friends and family enjoy good food and sports!

L Mon.-Sat. Map Grid F-5

L, D daily Map Grid G-6

L,D daily Map Grid G-5

Beef ‘O’ Brady’s

Chalet Suzanne s

7140 S.R. 544 E.

863-422-1117 35620 U.S. Hwy. 27

B,L Mon.-Sat. Map Grid G-7

D daily Map Grid F-5

902 Old Polk City Rd.

863-419-8669 201 E. Hinson Ave.

863-676-8573

863-676-8510 20 N. Market St.

B, L Mon.-Fri. Map G-7

863-676-6011

3800 Chalet Suzanne Dr. L,D Tue.-Sun., B Sat.-Sun. Map Grid G-7

Cherry Pocket Steak & Seafood Shak * 863-439-2031

Steak and seafood served in a rustic setting overlooking Lake Pierce.

3100 Canal Rd.

L,D daily Map Grid G-7

China Pearl 863-676-7933 1372 S.R. 60 E.

863-223-8428 120 E. Park Ave.

The Egg House 863-676-1894 19301 U.S. Hwy. 27 B, L daily Map G-8

Fun Zone Arcade Bowling Burgers & BBQ In Eagle Ridge Mall 863-949-4845 950 Eagle Ridge Dr.

L, D daily Map Grid G-7

Jam American Restaurant

L Tue.-Sat.; D Mon.-Sat. Map Grid G-8

This quaint little restaurant serves some of the finest steaks ever, cooked over the flaming grill.

2425 S.R. 60 E.

D daily Map Grid G-8

Romeo’s Italian Restaurant 863-676-8325 1303 S.R. 60 E.

D Tue.-Sat. Map Grid G-8

L,D daily (2 p.m. Sat.) Map Grid G-7

Kevin’s Pizzeria & Wings 863-676-3838 218 S.R. 60 E.

L, D daily Map Grid G-8

863-676-4898 21400 U.S. Hwy. 27

Woody’s Bar B-Q 863-678-1844 19501 U.S. Hwy. 27

L,D daily Map Grid G-8

863-676-7400 35 S.R. 60 W.

Abuelo’s – Mexican

L’Incontro – Italian L,D daily Map Grid G-8

Lake Wales Family Restaurant 863-676-8799 109 S.R. 60 W.

B, L daily Map Grid G-8

B, L Mon.-Fri. Map Grid G-7

802 Henry St.

863-676-0296

L, D Tues.-Sat. Map Grid G-7

Crazy Fish Bar and Grill * With the motto, “Why eat frozen,” expect fresh seafood at this local favorite. (Closed Mon. in summer)

Norby’s Steaks & Seafood *

Sizzling Grill

Lorraine’s Place

863-676-6361

863-589-5989 907 N. 2nd St.

L,D daily Map Grid G-8

863-678-0370 210 S.R. 60 W.

863-678-3311 111 E. Central Ave.

LAKELAND

863-686-7500

Authentic flavors of Mexico in a fun, colorful atmosphere.

3700 Lakeside Village Blvd. L,D daily Map Grid C-6

Al’s Sandwich Shop 863-682-7827

Subs, sandwiches and pizza.

1401 Lakeland Hills Blvd. B, L, D Mon.-Fri.; L Sat. Map Grid C-6


America’s Best Cuban Sandwich Shop

Britt’s Café

Call ahead for after hours.

3662 Harden Blvd.

L, D Mon.-Sat. Map Grid C-5

B,L Mon.-Sat.; D Fri. Map Grid C-6

Anna’s Diner

BubbaQue’s – BBQ

863-859-0562

4907 U.S. Hwy 98 N.

863-647-9111 5221 U.S. Hwy. 98 S.

863-607-9637

Enjoy an all-you-can-eat fish fry on Friday nights.

863-665-4049 2444 U.S. Hwy 92 E.

B, L daily; D Mon.-Sat. Map Grid D-7

L,D daily Map Grid D-6

Bay Street Bistro s

863-937-8002

863-683-4229

Innovative menu with continental flavor.

211 E. Bay St.

L, D Tue.-Sat. Map Grid C-6

Bd’s Mongolian Grill 863-688-3700 1474 Town Center Dr.

L,D daily Map Grid C-6

Beef ‘O’ Brady’s 4810 S. Florida Ave. 863-646-7757 L,D daily Map Grid C-7

Burger 21

Fast, casual, unique burgers at Lakeside Village

1601 Town Center Dr.

L, D daily Map Grid C-6

Butterfly Bistro 863-940-4730 1212 S. Florida Ave., #2

B, L Tues.-Sun (no B Sun.); D Fri. Map Grid C-6

Café Roti Indian Restaurant 863-688-2800 200 Parkview Place

L,D Mon.-Sat. Map Grid C-6

Café Zuppina

1070 Wedgewood Estates Blvd. 863-644-5144 863-853-9464 4417 S. Florida Ave. (off US 98 N.) L,D Mon.-Fri. ( Sat. Sept.-Mar.) L,D daily Map Grid C-5

Map Grid C-7

Belly’s Grill

Champino’s Restaurant & Pizzeria

863-816-5885 2064 E. Edgewood Dr. L Mon.-Sat., D Mon.-Fri. Map Grid C-6

Black & Brew Coffee House & Bistro 863-682-1210 520 E. Main St.

B,L,D Mon.-Sat. (Sun. L only) Map Grid C-6

Bonefish Grill 863-701-9480

Seafood, steaks and more, homemade desserts.

225 W. Pipkin Rd.

D daily, L Sun. Map Grid C-7

863-937-8866 6617 N. Socrum Loop Rd. L, D daily Map Grid D-5

Champs Sports Bar & Grill 863-647-5900 6645 S. Florida Ave.

L,D daily Map Grid C-7

Chef T’s Garden Grill

863-687-4386 1525 East Gary Rd.

D Tue.-Sat. Map Grid C-6

Chipotle Mexican Grill

Fat Maggie’s 863-937-8962

L,D daily Map Grid C-6

Located in Historic Downtown Dixieland district. Craft beer, burgers and barbeque.

The Chop Shop

L, D Mon.-Sat. Map Grid C-6

863-248-4371 3434 S. Florida Ave.

1037 Dixie Mall Lane

863-603-4040

118 S. Kentucky Ave.

863-683-1243

Gosh! Asian Bistro & Sushi

J Burns’ Pizza

4648 Cleveland Heights Blvd. 863-937-9280

L,D daily Map Grid C-7

L, D Tues.-Sun. Map Grid C-6

Got Candy

2306 East Edgewood Drive 863-450-2986

Gourmet hamburgers.

Fish City Grill

863-853-9999

L Mon.-Sat.; D Tue.-Sat. Map Grid C-6

Seafood and more.

115 S. Kentucky Ave.

Ciao Bella Pizza & Pasta

863-859-9075 5369 N. Socrum Loop Rd. L,D daily Map Grid D-5

Cozy Oaks 863-802-8121

Home-style cooking.

1201 E. Orange St.

B,L daily Map Grid C-6

Crispers

Variety of fresh salads, soups and sandwiches.

1568 Town Center Dr. 863-646-2299 L,D daily Map Grid C-6

217 N. Kentucky Ave. 863-682-7708 L,D daily Map Grid C-6

Cuban Delight Café 863-701-0190

1485 Town Center Dr.

L,D daily Map Grid C-6

Five Guys Burgers & Fries

4660 N. Socrum Loop Rd. 863-853-3183 L,D daily Map Grid D-5

2641 S. Florida Ave. 863-686-5552

L, D Daily Map Grid C-6

Fred’s Southern Kitchen 863-603-7080

Menu or buffet – home-style cooking.

2120 Harden Blvd.

B, L daily, D Mon.-Sat. Map Grid C-6

Fresco’s Bakery, Bistro & Wine Bar B,L daily; D Tue.-Sat. Map Grid C-6

L, D Mon.-Sat. Map Grid D-7

Froyoz

Divicious Deli and Coffee Shop 863-646-4735 5327 S. Florida Ave.

B,L Mon.-Sat. Map Grid C-7

Earhart’s Runway Grill

at Lakeland Linder Airport

863-937-8900 3900 Don Emerson Dr.

The End Zone

863-858-7226 6206 U.S. Hwy. 98 N.

B, L, D daily Map Grid C-5

Fat Jacks Deli * 863-687-0262 2940 S. Florida Ave.

B,L, daily; D Mon.-Sat. Map Grid C-6

863-709-0999 3234 S. Florida Ave.

Grillsmith s

L, D daily Map Grid C-6

863-688-8844

Jimbo’s Pit Bar B-Q

New American cuisine. Patio dining available.

1569 Town Center Dr.

863-683-3777 1215 E. Memorial Blvd.

L daily, D Mon.-Sat. Map Grid C-6

L,D Mon.-Sat. Map Grid C-6

Harry’s Seafood Bar & Grille

Ling’s Buffet

863-686-2228

New Orleans style restaurant.

101 N. Kentucky Ave.

L,D daily Map Grid C-6

L,D daily Map Grid C-7

Louie Mack’s Steak and Seafood s

Il Forno - Italian 863-607-6030 3615 S. Florida Ave.

863-701-8787 4320 S. Florida Ave.

863-619-6500 5700 S. Florida Ave.

L,D Tue.-Sun. Map Grid C-6

D daily Map Grid C-7

4147 U.S. Hwy. 98 N.

11a.m.-11 p.m. daily Map C-5

Garden Bistro 863-686-3332

Inside and patio dining overlooking Lake Mirror. Vegetarian, sandwiches, salads and soups.

702 E. Orange St.

863-619-7619

Subs, pizzas, wings, salads

Mon.-Sat. Map Grid C-6

Frozen yogurt by the ounce.

Elena’s Cuban Cafe

L, D Mon.-Sat., (No D Sat.) Map Grid C-6

Jet’s Pizza

863-858-2665

L Tue.-Sat., Sun. Brunch Map Grid C-6

863-665-3333 2246 E. Edgewood Dr.

B Fri.-Sun.,L daily, D Wed.-Sat. Map Grid C-7

L, D Tues.-Sun. Map Grid C-6

Ice cream, candy, cookies, desserts

863-683-5267 132 S. Kentucky Ave.

Great Cuban cuisine!

1039 East CR 540A

Family favorite has reopened!

863-701-9818 4742 S. Florida Ave.

Gator’s Dockside Wings, burgers, ribs & seafood.

5147 Hwy. 98 S.

L, D daily Map Grid D-7

Gelati Joe’s

Soft-serve, Italian ice, gelati.

Fresh Squeezed Juice Florida Citrus Wines Gift Shop Orangeberry Ice Cream Fruit Shipping Department Café Catering

4710 U.S. Hwy. 98 N. 863-937-8893 Map Grid C-5 3601 S. Florida Ave. 863-646-3500 Map Grid C-6

Golden Corral Buffet & Grill 863-619-2220 4532 S. Florida Ave.

B, L,D daily Map Grid C-7

5900 Hwy. 17 - 92, Haines City, FL 33844

836-956-1460 langcitrus.com

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Louis Pappas Café 863-284-1010

Greek and American Café at Lakeside Village.

1318 Town Center Dr. L,D daily Map Grid C-6

Palace Pizza – Italian

L, D Mon.-Sat. Map Grid C-6

Established in 1934, serving home-style cooking and homemade pies ever since.

6120 U.S. Hwy 98 N. 863- 853-1316

940 S. Florida Ave. 863-686-6661

B, L, D Mon.-Sat. Map Grid C-6

114 S. Kentucky Ave. 863- 688-0045

863-686-6477

Home-style comfort food.

5235 U.S. Hwy. 98 S. 863-709-8683

Rib Crib

L,D Mon.-Sat. Map Grid C-7

Panera Bread 4208 S. Florida Ave. 863-701-9404

863-709-9090 4960 S. Florida Ave.

L,D daily Map Grid C-7

B,L,D daily Map Grid C-7

4159 U.S. Hwy. 98 N. 863-858-5100

Mister Fish

863-688-4280

B, L, D Mon.-Sat. Map Grid C-7

B,L,D daily Map Grid C-5

Patio 850

Carry-out dinner and sandwiches. 863-940-2030

715 E. Palmetto St.

L,D Mon.-Sat. Map Grid C-6

Mitchell’s Coffeehouse 863-680-2944

Gourmet coffees along with salads, soups and deli sandwiches til 5 p.m.

235 N. Kentucky Ave.

B,L Mon.-Sat. First Fridays til 9 p.m. Map Grid C-6

MJ’s Stadium Pizza 863-701-7000

Pizza, pasta, salads, subs

1035 E. C.R. 540A

L, D daily Map D-7

Mojo’s Wings, Burgers & Beer

863-583-9119 1853 E. Memorial Blvd. L,D Daily Map Grid D-6

Palace Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria

863- 619-5919 5720 S. Florida Ave.

L,D daily Map Grid C-7

850 S. Tennessee Ave.

The Rib House BBQ & Deli 863-687-8260 2918 S. Florida Ave.

B, L,D daily; (No D Sun.) Map Grid C-6

L, D Mon.-Sat.; (June-Aug. ) (No D Mon.) Map Grid C-6

Silver Ring Café *

Pizzeria Valdiano

Great Cuban sandwiches.

863-686-3730 1610 Town Center Dr.

L,D daily Map Grid C-6

Purple Onion Deli/Grill

863-688-5590 316 N. Kentucky Ave.

L Mon.-Sat. Map Grid C-6

Red Door Wine Market * 863-937-9314 733 E. Palmetto St.

L,D Mon.-Sat. Map Grid C-6

Red Elephant Pizza & Grill

863-937-9141 5216 S. Florida Ave.

L, D Daily Map Grid C-7

863-687-3283

106 N. Tennessee Ave.

L,D Mon.-Sat. Map Grid C-6

Smokey Bones 863-815-8870 3901 U.S. Hwy. 98 N.

L, D daily Map Grid C-5

Sonny’s Real Pit Bar-B-Q 3611 U.S. Hwy. 98 N. 863-853-8283

L,D daily Map Grid C-5

5910 S. Florida Ave. 863-646-2990

L, D daily Map Grid C-7

Spice Thai & Sushi

863-709-8321 3615 S. Florida Ave.

L,D daily Map Grid C-6

863-648-1480 5295 S. Florida Ave.

Tapatios Restaurante Mexicano

734 E. Memorial Blvd. 863-686-6958 L,D daily (closed Mon.) Map Grid C-6

6645 S. Florida Ave. 863-646-2199

A & G Family Restaurant

L,D daily (no L Sat.) Map Grid C-6

863-688-3469 213 E. Bay St.

B,L,D daily Map Grid C-6

3770 Lakeside Village Ct.

1523 Bartow Rd.

WINTER HAVEN

863-688-2288 2607 S. Florida Ave.

Sumo Japanese Sushi House

L,D daily Map Grid D-7

Mimi’s Café

Family-friendly premium pizza buffet. Offers distinct menu of specialty pizzas.

Tokyo Steakhouse

6960 S. Florida Ave. 863-940-2099

863-940-9924 5125 S. Florida Ave.

863-940-2831

Tony’s Studio B

D daily, L Sun. Map Grid C-7

Stevi B’s Pizza

L, D daily Map Grid C-6

L, D daily Map Grid C-5

Manny’s Chophouse

Reececliff Restaurant *

863-292-8646 1174 Havendale Blvd. B, L daily Map Grid E-6

Wine bar with tappas.

Andrea’s Family Restaurant

D Tue.-Sat. Map Grid C-6

Greek and American cuisine.

863-299-4564 1498 Havendale Blvd.

West Caribbean Cuban Restaurant

L,D daily Map Grid E-6

863-606-5954 2215 S. Combee Rd.

B,L,D daily; Sun. close at 5 p.m. Map Grid D-6

MULBERRY

Andy’s Drive-In Restaurant and Igloo

863-293-0019 Classic drive-in favorites that

Carol’s Cafe

will take you back in time. No debit or credit cards.

L,D daily Map Grid C-7

863-869-9155 113 W. Badcock Blvd.

Tea Largo Beverage Co.

B, L Mon.-Sat., D Fri. Map Grid C-8

B,L,D Mon.-Sat. (Sun. ice cream only) Map Grid F-6

Carter’s Bar-B-Que

Arabellas s

863-688-6816

Central Florida’s favorite contemporary tea bar at Lakeside Village.

1614 Town Center Dr. Daily Map Grid C-6

863-425-1983 709 E. Canal St.

L,D Tue.-Sat. Map Grid C-8

Grits & Stuff Café

863-425-5080

863-688-0800

211 N.W. 1st Ave.

Terrace Grille s This five-star upscale restaurant in the Terrace Hotel, serving new American cuisine, provides a stunning view of the city.

329 E. Main St.

B,L,D daily Map Grid C-6

Texas Cattle Company * 863-686-1434

Mouth-watering steaks, chicken and lobster.

735 E. Main St.

D daily Map Grid C-6

Texas Roadhouse 863-603-7427 3621 S. Florida Ave.

L Fri.-Sun., D daily Map Grid C-6

Tijuana Flats

863-937-9155 4796 S. Florida Ave.

L,D Daily Map Grid C-7

Menu selections and buffet lunch. Southern cooking. B, L Mon.-Fri. Map Grid C-8

POLK CITY

Compass Rose Diner at Fantasy of Flight 863-984-3500

Open to the public 11 a.m.- 3 p.m.; no admission fee required.

1400 Broadway Blvd. S.E. L Thr.-Sun. Map Grid D-5

STREAMSONG

Restaurant Fifty-Nine at

Streamsong Resort 863-428-1000

Elegant steak and seafoodthemed restaurant with one of the top selections of wine anywhere in Central Florida.

1000 Streamsong Dr.

B, L, D daily Map Grid C-10

703 3rd St. S.W.

863-293-1797

Authentic Italian and Mediterranean cuisine in an elegant atmosphere overlooking Central Park.

346 W. Central Ave.

L, D Mon.-Sat. (no L Sat.) Map Grid F-6

Azteca D‘Oro – Mexican

863-295-9080 313 Cypress Gardens. Blvd. L,D daily Map Grid F-7

Bean & Grape Café 863-299-8140

Coffee, wine, flatbreads, cheese, salads and desserts.

1133 First St. S.

D daily, L Sun. Map Grid F-6

Bebo’s Reloaded 863-875-5646 1708 6th St. S.E.

D Tue.-Sun., L Sun. Map Grid F-6

Beef ‘O’ Brady’s 863-293-9464

Where friends and family enjoy good food and sports!

300 Cypress Gardens Blvd. L,D daily Map Grid F-7

Bistro Pizzeria 863-875-4894

Amazing pizzas from wood-burning oven.

326 W. Central Ave. L,D Mon.-Fri., D Sat. Map Grid F-6

The Blue Room

863-324-7200

Tapas-style menu and full bar in a comfortable upscale atmosphere.

5937 Cypress Gardens Blvd. L, D Mon.-Sat. (no L Sat.) Map Grid F-7

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Brock’s Smoke Hut 863-326-9640

Floridino’s Italian Kitchen

KC’s Big Dipper Frozen Custard

Pasquales Pizzeria

The Seasoned Stone

Thai Haven

4200 Dundee Rd.

L, D daily Map Grid F-7

L, D daily Map Grid F-6

L,D daily Map Grid F-6

Freshly made frozen custard ice cream, hot dogs.

Eclectic cuisine, menu that changes daily and weekly.

Carry out dinners and sandwiches, outside seating available. L,D Mon.-Sat. Map Grid F-6

Café Latte 863-318-8777

Organic salads and wraps.

200 Orchid Springs Dr.

B, L Tue.-Thr. Map Grid F-6

Carrabba’s Italian Grill

863-293-6635 910 Third St., S.W.

D daily, L Sat.-Sun. Map Grid F-6

Chef Neil’s Bistro 863-293-5805 1612 Dundee Rd.

B, L Mon.-Sat. (no B Sat.) Map Grid F-6

Crispers

863-401-8899 416 Citi Centre St.

L,D daily Map Grid F-6

Cypress Restaurant and Bar 863-294-4451

Breakfast buffet Sunday.

1150 3rd St. S.W.

B, L daily Map Grid F-6

The Deli Basket 863-325-9800

Deli sandwiches.

3078 Cypress Gardens Rd. L Mon.-Sat., D Mon.-Thr. Map Grid F-7

DiMaggio’s Pizzeria 863-293-9200

Italian pizza - best in town.

610 Cypress Gardens Blvd.

L,D Tue.-Sat.; D Sun. Map Grid F-7

El Norteno – Mexican 863-298-0993 1925 Sixth St. N.W.

L,D daily Map Grid F-6

El Olivo – Mexican 863-293-5885 223 W. Central Ave.

L,D Mon.-Sat. Map Grid F-6

Elmo & Linda’s Magical Dining 863-514-5382 371 3rd. St, N.W.

B, L Tue.-Sat. Map Grid F-6

Fire

863-875-5544

Steaks, burgers, wings.

325 W. Central Ave.

L, D daily Map Grid F-6

Five Guys Burgers & Fries

863-297-5555 399 Cypress Gardens Blvd. L,D daily Map Grid F-7

863-293-0077 1919 6th St. N.W.

Frank & Manny’s Harborside

863-324-7309

3080 Cypress Gardens Rd. L, D Daily Map F-7

Longhorn Luscious steaks, chops and seafood Steakhouse 863-293-7070

in a beautiful waterfront setting.

2435 7th St. S.W.

D Tue.-Sun.; L Sat.-Sun. Map Grid E-7

Fred’s Southern Kitchen 863-595-1190

Menu or buffet – southern home-style cooking.

1551 3rd St. S.W.

B,L,D daily, (no D Sun.) Map Grid F-6

863-295-7740 875 First St. S.

L,D daily Map Grid F-6

Mama Dilos Deli 863-294-3397 93 First St. S.

L Mon.-Sat. Map Grid F-6

Manny’s Original Chophouse 863-293-9349 1100 Third St. S.W.

Giovanni’s NY Pizza

D daily, L Sun. Map Grid F-7

L,D daily Map Grid F-7

Marble Slab Creamery

863-324-9100 6959 Cypress Gardens Blvd.

Golden Corral

863-324-5600 5722 Cypress Gardens Blvd.

863-324-3585 5937 Cypress Gardens Blvd. Daily Map F-7

L,D daily, B Sat.-Sun. Map Grid F-7

Margarita’s Mexican Restaurant

Grape Expectations Fine Wine

L, D daily Map Grid F-7

863-318-8800

Wine, craft beers, desserts and gourmet lunches.

5535 Cypress Gardens Blvd. L, D Mon.-Sat. Map Grid F-7

Harry’s Old Place *

863-875-5606 3055 Cypress Gardens Rd.

MeiLi Buffet International

863-292-9296 810 Cypress Gardens Blvd. L, D daily Map Grid F-7

863-324-0301

My Nature’s Delight Café   

3751 Cypress Gardens Rd.

Healthly, vegan, wheat & gluten-free menu: organic soups, salads, wraps with daily changes.

Florida seafood with special emphasis on fresh fish. Casual dining overlooking Lake Ned.

L,Tue.-Fri., D Tue.-Sat. (Dinner, Sun. Jan. through mid-May) Map Grid F-7

Havana’s

863-875-5636

Sandwiches, soups, sides, “Cuban“ dinners.

3001 Cypress Gardens Rd. L, D Mon.-Sat. Map Grid F-7

Hurricane Grill and Wings

863-324-1778

3015 Cypress Gardens Rd.  B,L,D Mon.-Fri.; B,L Sat.; L Sun.    Map Grid F-7

Outback Steakhouse

863-401-9333 113 Cypress Gardens Blvd.

Perkins

863-875-0620 6005 Cypress Gardens Blvd. B,L,D daily Map Grid F-7

Pizzanos Pizza

863-318-1045 3062 Cypress Gardens Rd. L, D daily Map Grid F-7

Randy’s Family Restaurant 863-875-5531 106 Ave. I, S.E.

L,D daily Map Grid F-6

L,D daily Map Grid F-7

Richard’s Fine Coffees 863-291-3082 330 Ave. A, N.W.

B,L daily, D Mon.-Sat. Map Grid F-6

L,D daily Map Grid E-6

Southeast Eatery

Sugar Bakery & Sandwiches

317 W. Central Ave. 863-293-2395

L Mon.-Fri., D Mon.-Sat. Map Grid F-6

5937 Cypress Gardens Blvd. 863-324-6777

L, D Mon.-Sat. Map Grid F-7

Woody’s Bar-B-Q

863-297-5330 1088 Havendale Blvd., N.W. L,D daily Map Grid E-6

863-292-9706

Zaxby’s

104 W. Central Ave.

L,D daily Map Grid F-6

Cuban-American cuisine and Cuban-style coffee.

863-299-7200 797 3rd St. S.W.

B,L Mon.-Fri. Map Grid F-6

Sushi and other Japanese, Vietnamese, Thai and Chinese cuisine.

844 Sixth St. N.W.

L,D daily; (D Sun. seasonally) Map Grid F-6

Ruby Tuesday

863-324-6300 5995 Cypress Gardens Blvd. L,D daily Map Grid F-7

Sakura Japanese Steakhouse

863-299-3388 787 3rd St. S.W. 863-295-9800 170 Cypress Gardens Blvd. S.E. L, D daily Map Grid F-6 L,D daily Map Grid F-7

Panera Bread Café

Schack’s Bar B-Que

Scores Family Sports Café

L, D Tue.-Sat. Map Grid F-7

863-293-4744 4600 Recker Hwy.

Tsunami Sushi

863-293-6888

Pappy’s Grill

5654 Cypress Gardens Blvd.

Sonny’s Real Pit Bar-B-Q

L,D daily Map Grid F-7

Royal Asian Fusion

Idle Zone

Family friendly, bands every weekend, seafood and steaks.

L,D daily Map Grid F-7

863-324-3262 5935 Cypress Gardens Blvd.

L Tue.-Sat..; D Thr.-Sat. Map Grid F-6

B,L,D daily Map Grid F-7

863-875-1752

863-324-7524 5688 Cypress Gardens Blvd.

Tijuana Flats – Mexican

863-299-0354 204 6th St. S.W.

B, L, D daily Map Grid F-7

The Island Grill and Bar

Somewhere Sports Bar & Grill

863-291-8085 309 W. Central Ave.

Rick’s BBQ

863-324-1537 3000 Cypress Gardens Rd.

L, D daily Map Grid E-7

L Mon.-Sat.; D Thr.-Fri. Map Grid F-6

3378 Cypress Gardens Rd. 863-294-8844 230 Cypress Gardens Blvd. S.E. B,L Daily Map Grid F-7

863-293-4280 137 Landings Blvd.

863-875-7949 615 7th St. S.W.

132 Ave. B, S.W.

Red Lobster – Seafood 863-326-1110

863-324-5157 6370 Cypress Gardens Blvd. L,D daily Map Grid F-7

863-875-5756

(at Winter Haven Airport) 863-268-8240 2073 U.S. Hwy. 92 W. B,L daily Map Grid E-6

Park View Restaurant

(at the Park View Hotel) 863-324-5950 5665 Cypress Gardens Blvd.

863-299-2863

Family-friendly atmosphere, wings, burgers, sandwiches, wraps, soup & daily specials.

58 Fourth St. N.W.

B,L Mon.-Sat., D Fri. Map Grid F-6

D Fri.-Sat. Map Grid F-7

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Hours of operation are subject to change without notice. We suggest calling ahead to verify information. AUBURNDALE

Casual Chic – Boutique

Women’s boutique with unique accessories and personal signature elements. Open Mon. - Fri. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. 108 S. Main St. 863-551-9100 Map Grid E-6

International Market World – Flea Markets

More than 800 vendors, most under cover. Open Fri.-Sun. 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. 1052 U.S. Hwy. 92 W. 863-665-0062 Map Grid D-6

Sweet Magnolia Tea Bistro – Gifts

Unique gifts and collectibles with a quaint tea room. Open Mon. - Sat. 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. 212 Howard St. 863-965-1684 Map Grid E-6

BARTOW

Antiques on Main – Antiques Antiques, collectibles and curiosities. Open Tues. - Sat. 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. 375 E. Main St. 863-533-4383 Map Grid E-8

Hotel Tea Room & Gift Shop – Gifts

Unique collection of baby gifts, teas & tea sets, gourmet items, collectibles, bath items and more. Open Mon. - Fri. 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Sat. 9 a.m. - noon 301 W. Maple 863-421-0827 Map Grid G-4 Marqueen’s Antiques – Antiques Antiques, collectibles and gifts. Open Oct.-May Mon. - Sat. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.; Jun.-Sept. Tues.-Sat.10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Closed some Saturdays in summer. 124 W. Bay St. 863-421-3533 Map Grid G-4

Posner Park – Shopping Mall

Featuring JC Penney, Best Buy, Target, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Ross, Michaels, Books-AMillion, Pet Smart, Staples and more. U.S. Hwy. 27, just off I-4, exit 55. Map Grid F-4

True Blue Winery and Bistro – Gifts

Webb’s Citrus Candy Factory – Citrus Shops

Polk County books, local jams and jellies, soaps, etc. produced by local artisans, children’s items and History Center collectibles. Open Tue. - Sat. 9 a.m. -5 p.m. 100 E. Main St. 863-534-4386

Smith & Jones Antiques – Antiques

Century Cottage Antiques and Gifts – Antiques

DISNEY AREA/DAVENPORT

Tourist Information Center Polk Outpost 27 – Gifts

Unique and authentic Florida souvenirs and post cards, fun kids’ items, everything alligator, local foods and candies, historical and nature-themed books. Open 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. daily. See ad page 36 101 Adventure Court (on Hwy. 27, 1/2 mile south of I-4, exit 55.) 863-420-2586 Map Grid F-4

Chinoiserie – Antiques

Antique and vintage continental French and Italian furniture, bronzes, porcelain and jewelry. Open Mon. - Sat. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. 110 W. Broadway 863-285-8050 Map Grid E-9

HAINES CITY

Jackie’s Art Café

Artists C.J. Newton and Jacque Palomoki offer a blend of healthy food, art and music in this unique gallery/café. Open Mon. 9 a.m.- 8 p.m.; Tues.-Fri. 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. 621 Ingraham Ave. 863-421-0777

Gift-fruit shipper featuring fresh citrus, juices, jams, candies and Florida-related gifts. Café inside. Open Oct.-May Mon.-Sat. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. See ad pg.49 5900 U.S. Hwy. 17-92 863-956-1460

Fudge, citrus candy, hand-dipped chocolates and souvenirs. Open 8 a.m. - 9 p.m. daily 38217 N. U.S. Hwy. 27 863-422-1051

Map Grid E-8

FORT MEADE

Lang’s Sun Country Groves & Gift Fruit Shipper – Citrus

Map Grid E-8

Fine-quality antique furniture. Open Mon. - Fri. 10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.; Sat. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. 575 E. Main St. 863-533-7635

Map Grid G-6

Map Grid G-5

Country gifts and furniture, baby gifts, cookbooks, candles and more. Open Winter: Mon.-Fri. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Summer: Tues. - Fri. 11 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sat. 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. 115 E. Main St. 863-533-6400

Map Grid E-8

Affordable antique furniture and collectibles. Offering 4,000 square feet of air-conditioned booths –25 dealers. Open Tues.-Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun. 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. 29119 U.S. Hwy. 27 N. 863-439-4944

Featuring homemade blueberry and blackberry wines as well as muscadine, citrus, orange and peach wines. Open Nov.-May Wed.-Thu. Map Grid G-5 11 a.m.-8 p.m., Fri.-Sat. 11 a.m.-10 a.m., Sun. noon-6 p.m.; June-Oct. Fri.-Sat. 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Katros Groves – Citrus 604 Pink Apartments Rd. 863-419-4400 Fresh Florida citrus. Open Mon. - Fri. Map Grid G-4 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.; Sat. 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. (Open mid-Oct. - Apr.) 8043 Lake Lowery Rd. 863-956-1230

Apple Seeds – Gifts

Polk County History Center Store – Gifts

Southern Comfort Antiques – Antiques

Map Grid G-4

DUNDEE/LAKE HAMILTON

Antique furnishings, jewelry, glassware, pictures, linens, clocks, chandeliers, candles, rugs and wreaths. Open Mon. - Sat. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Sun. noon - 4 p.m. 29890 U.S. Hwy. 27 863-438-0200 Map Grid G-6

Davidson of Dundee – Citrus

Citrus candy and marmalade factory. Take a free tour and see candies, chocolates and marmalades being made. Featured on the Food Network. Florida gift items. Oct.-Apr. 9 a.m.- 6 p.m. daily.; May-Sep. Mon.-Sat. 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; some Sundays. 28421 U.S. Hwy. 27 863-439-2284 Map Grid G-6

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Orange Ring –Citrus A licensed Florida gift fruit shipper, they’ve built their reputation on delicious fruit and freshly squeezed juice. Open Oct.-Apr. 8 a.m.- 6 p.m. daily. 35969 U.S. Hwy. 27 863-422-1938

Map Grid F-5

Ridge Island Groves –Citrus

Fresh juice, you-pick citrus, strawberries and vegetables and view citrus processing. Open Oct. - mid-Apr.; Mon. - Sat. 8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

See ad page 18

6000 Old Polk City Rd. 863-422-0333 Map Grid F-5

LAKE ALFRED

Barn Antiques, The Stable Gifts – Antiques

Offering unique treasures for many different tastes, The Barn Antiques has been thrilling customers with wonderful treasures since 1969. The Stable featuring home decor, Seasons Gift Shop and Backyard Garden Shop are open year round. Open Tue.-Sat. 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. Barn Antiques closed June -Sept. At the Junction of C.R. 557 and 557A 863-956-1363 Map Grid E-5

Biggars Antiques – Antiques

Country store items, oak furniture, architectural items and the unusual. Open Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Closed in Aug. 140 W. Haines Blvd. 863-956-4853

Map Grid F-5

Boone’s Antique Furniture – Antiques

Used and antique furniture Open Mon. - Fri. 8 a.m.- 5 p.m. 560 S. Lake Shore Way 863-956-9699 Map Grid F-5

Lavender & Lace Tea Room & Gift Shop – Gifts

Wide variety of whimsical and personal gifts and florals. Special “Tea” gifts and exotic bulk teas. Homemade baked goods with advance order. Open Mon.-Sat. 11a.m.-3:30 p.m. 430 N. Lake Shore Way 863-956-2174 Map Grid F-5

Potpourri Antiques and Gifts & Molly’s Paperie – Antiques

Furniture, glass, pottery, silver and home decor. Vera Bradley handbags, Caldrea home accessories, gourmet, jewelry. Open: Oct.-July Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Aug.-Sep. Tue.-Sat. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 144 W. Haines Blvd. 863-956-5535

Map Grid F-5

Ron’s Tackle Box, LLC hosting The Old Angler’s Antique Gallery – Antiques

Full-service bait and tackle shop, antique tackle, collector knives, fish and game mounts, sportswear, specialized gift and decor items. Open Mon. -Thurs. 6 a.m.- 6 p.m.; Fri.-Sat. 6 a.m.-7 p.m. 380 S. Lake Shore Way 863-956-4990 Map Grid F-5

LAKE WALES

All About Antiques – Antiques

Located near Bok Tower Gardens. Offering a nice selection of furniture and antiques; clock repairs. There are other antique shops and a variety of restaurants nearby. Open Tue.-Sat. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Closed in August. 415 N. Scenic Hwy. 863-676-7411 Map Grid G-7 VisitCentralFlorida.org |

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Inglenook Antiques and Collectibles – Antiques

Antiques and collectibles, antique books and lamp repair. Antique postcard magnets for souvenirs. Organic navel oranges in season, which you pick. Open Tue.- Fri. 10 a.m.- 4 p.m.; Sat. 11 a.m.- 4 p.m. Other hours by appointment. 3607 N. Scenic Hwy. 863-678-1641 Map Grid G-7

One of a Kind – Gifts Bargain City Flea Market Mall – Flea Market

Indoor flea market. Open Wed. -Sun. 10 a.m. -5 p.m. 1970 S.R. 60 E. 863-676-6616 Map Grid G-8

Bok Tower Gardens Gift Shop – Gifts

Cards, music, chimes, souvenirs, books on Florida history, gardening and flora and fauna, orchids, native Florida plants, fountains and educational toys. Open 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. daily 1151 Tower Blvd. 863-678-1159 Map Grid G-7

Chalet Suzanne Inn & Restaurant – Gifts

Gourmet soups available in the gift shop or in the winter at the Soup Cannery. Visit the ceramic artist in the History House by appointment. Gift shop open daily 8 a.m.- 6 p.m. 3800 Chalet Suzanne Dr. 863-676-6011 Map Grid G-7

Eagle Ridge Mall – Shopping Mall

Major retailers with specialty stores, food and carousel. Open Mon. -Sat. 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.; Sun. noon - 6 p.m. 451 Eagle Ridge Dr. 863-676-2300 Map Grid G-7

The Else Group – Gifts

Where there is something for everyone antiques, gifts, home decor, baby and kids items, local art and more. Open Mon.-Fri. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. 123 E. Stuart Ave. 863-676-5317

Map Grid G-7

Florida’s Natural Growers Grove House – Citrus

A wonderful array of citrus-related gifts, food, books and more. Open Oct. - May Mon.- Fri. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Sat. 10 a.m. -2 p.m. 20160 U.S. Hwy. 27 863-679-4110

Map Grid G-7

Gallery and Frame Shop – Galleries

Custom framing and original works by local artists. Offering prints and art supplies. Open Mon.-Tue. & Thu.-Fri. 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; Wed. & Sat. 9:30 a.m.-noon; Closed Sat. in summer. 249 E. Stuart Ave. 863-676-2821

Map Grid G-7

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Everything hand made ... ladies’ fashion clothing accessories, custom made hats and headware, “Fascinators,” jewelry and unusual gifts. Open Tue.-Sat. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 229 E. Stuart Ave. 863-701-5451

Map Grid G-7

Polka Dots – Gifts

An array of gifts with Vera Bradley, Brighton, spa and beach items, children’s gifts and more! Open Mon.-Fri. 9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.; Sat. 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. 224 E. Stuart Ave. 863-676-7315 Map Grid G-7

Sunshine Flea Market – Flea Markets

Indoor/outdoor market featuring new and used merchandise (300+ spaces), food and live music. Open Oct.-Apr. Fri.-Sun. 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.; May-Sep. Fri.-Sat. 8 a.m. -3 p.m. 24200 U.S. Hwy. 27 863-679-1015 Map Grid G-7

They Make Scents – Gifts

Jar and taper candles, lotions, reed diffusers, scented lamps. 257 E. Stuart Ave. 863-679-1146 Map Grid G-7

Village Kitchen Shop – Gifts

Visit us in historic Lake Wales for all your cooking, baking and giftware needs. Open Mon.-Sat. 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. 257 E. Stuart Ave. 863-679-1146 Map Grid G-7

LAKELAND

360 Unlimited – Boutiques

Specializing in vintage clothing and accessories, retro furniture and home decor. Open Mon.-Sat. 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Sun. noon - 6 p.m. 911 S. Florida Ave. 863-683-0000 Map Grid C-6

1026 SoFlo Fine Art Gallery and Marketplace – Galleries

Distinctive fine art, artisan jewelry, home and garden accessories, unique gifts and art-driven apparel. Open Tues. - Fri. 10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.; Sat. 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. 1026 S. Florida Ave. 863-409-7901 Map Grid C-6

Baby Avenue – Gifts

Baby and children’s boutique offering boys and girls clothing, unique accessories, nursery decor and much more. Open Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sun. noon-5 p.m. 1437 Town Center Dr. 863-585-2229

Lakeland Farmers Market – Flea Markets

One of the oldest flea markets in Central Florida. Produce, clothes and unique flea market items. Open Sat. - Sun. 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. 2701 Swindell Rd. 863-682-4809

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Black Swan Bazaar – Antiques

Lakeland Square Mall – Shopping Mall

Antiques, gifts, unique pieces, and more. Open Mon.-Thu. 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Fri. & Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 229 N. Kentucky Ave. 863-510-5980 Map Grid C-6

Brooke Pottery – Gifts

Celebrating American fine craft and garden art. Jewelry, wood, pottery and glass. Open Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Sat. 9 a.m. -5 p.m.; Sun. noon -5 p.m.; 9 a.m.-9 p.m. First Fridays. 223 N. Kentucky Ave. 863-688-6844 Map Grid C-6

CasaBella – Antiques

Vintage collectibles, antique toys and dollhouses, glassware and china, Victorian and early 20th century furniture. Open Sept.-May Wed.-Sat. 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; June -Aug. Wed.-Sat.11 a.m.-5 p.m. 914 S. Florida Ave. 863-937-9737 Map Grid C-6

Dixieland Relics – Antiques

Featuring Cinemark Theaters (opens Nov. 2013), Hollister, Charlotte Russe, Zumiez, American Eagle, Old Navy and more. Open Mon. - Sat. 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.; Sun. 12 - 6 p.m. 3800 U.S. Hwy. 98 N. 863-859-5414 Map Grid C-5

Lakeside Village – Shopping Mall Open-air shops, theatre and restaurants featuring Belk, Kohl’s, Coldwater Creek, Ann Taylor Loft, Bed Bath & Beyond, boutiques and more. Open Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m. - 9 p.m., Sun. noon - 5 p.m. 1479 Town Center Dr. 863-616-9360 Map Grid C-6

Lloyds of Lakeland – Antiques

Two-story, multi-dealer antique mall featuring furniture, pottery, crystal, vintage jewelry, toys and collectibles. Open Mon. - Fri. 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Sat. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. 301 N. Kentucky Ave. 863-682-2787 Map Grid C-6

Vintage, retro, antiques and uniques. Vegetable market every Saturday. Open Wed.-Sat. 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Sun.11 a.m.-3 p.m. 949 S. Florida Ave. 863-559-8356

The Mad Hatter – Antiques

Explorations V Children’s Museum – Gifts

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Educational and fun activities and gifts for kids of all ages. Open Mon.-Sat. 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. 109 N. Kentucky Ave. 863-687-3869

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Florida Air Museum Gifts of Flight – Gifts

Incredible selection of aviation-inspired gifts for family, home, pilot and pilot-to-be. Open Mon. - Fri. 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Sun. noon - 4 p.m. 4175 Medulla Rd. 863-644-2431 Map Grid B-7

Hattie’s Branches – Boutique

Women’s chic boutique offering juniors and women’s clothing, shoes, handbags, and accessories. Open Mon., Wed., Fri. & Sat. 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Tue. & Thu. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. 1224 S. Florida Ave. 863-687-4084 Map Grid C-6

Junk Prince – Vintage

Upcycled furniture, handmade and vintage items, home furnishings. Open Wed.-Sat. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. 1214 S. Florida Ave. 863-450-8497 Map Grid C-6

Antiques, gifts, jewelry, glassware, primitives, contemporary & retro furniture and more. Open Tues..-Sat. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. 913 S. Florida Ave. 863-682-2400

Mayzie’s – Boutique

A gift and apparel store that specializes in monogramming and personalization. Open Mon-Thr. 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Fri.-Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 4640 Cleveland Heights Blvd. 863-535-6299 Map Grid C-6

My Cottage Garden – Gifts

Tea and herb shop with more than 150 loose and bagged teas and herbs. Tea pots and tea accessories. Open Tues.-Thurs. 10 a.m.- 5 p.m.; Fri. 3 -6 p.m.; Sat. 1 p.m.-6 p.m. 325 N. Kentucky Ave. 863-688-9686 Map Grid C-6


NewTro Designs – Vintage

A true vintage gallery. Antiques, updated vintage furniture, home decor and collectibles. Open Wed.-Sat. 11 a.m.- 6 p.m.; Sun. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. 945 S. Florida Ave. 863-499-0929 Map Grid C-6

POLK CITY

Fantasy of Flight Gift Shop – Gifts

Nostalgic, aviation-themed merchandise. Hours: Thurs.-Sun. 10 a.m. -5 p.m. Open to the public with no admission fee required.

Unique boutique with women’s and men’s apparel. Paddleboard rentals on beautiful Lake Winterset. Open Mon.-Fri. 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sat. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 6380 Cypress Gardens Blvd. 863-318-9600

WINTER HAVEN

Amy’s Cards, Party & More – Gifts

Thousands of greeting cards, fun gift ideas, balloon & party supplies. Open Mon.-Sat. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. 1000 Orchid Springs Dr. 863-875-1500 Map Grid F-7

Unique gifts, jewelry and children’s items. Open Sept.-May: Tue.-Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun.1-5 p.m. June.-Aug.: Tue.-Sat. 10 a.m.- 4 p.m.

800 E. Palmetto St. 863-688-7743 Map Grid C-6

Proud Gator – Sports Gifts

Get all your Florida Gator gear here. Apparel, accessories, jewelry and more. Open Mon.-Sat. 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun. noon-5 p.m. 700 S. Florida Ave. 863-683-3434

Amy’s Party Source – Gifts Fun stuff for kids, LEGO® products, party supplies and favors, balloons and more. Open Mon.-Sat. 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Sun. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. 5935 Cypress Gardens Blvd. 863-875-5556 Map Grid F-7

Art Cottage – Galleries Art, prints, porcelain, wood carvings, originals, jewelry and stained glass. Open Tues.-Fri. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; by appointment any day. Stained glass classes offered. 185 Ave. D., N.W.

863-294-2350

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Pumpernacks – Antiques

Classic Collectables & Antiques – Antiques Antiques and collectables. Featuring art glass, pottery, furniture, fine art and sterling silver. Central Florida’s largest selection of costume jewelry. Open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily; later by appt.

Antiques, handmade one-of-a-kind items. Open Sat. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. 233 N. Tennessee Ave. 863-944-9827 Map Grid C-6

Scrounge Around Shop – Antiques 279 W. Central Ave. 863-294-6866 Antiques, collectibles, gifts and furniture Open Tues.-Sat. 10 a.m.- 5:30 p.m. 848 Daughtery Rd. W. Map Grid C-5

863-858-5605

Thom Downs Antiques, Inc. – Antiques Featuring 16,000 square feet of European antiques, furniture, chandeliers and accessories. Open Tue. - Sat. 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. 235 N. Florida Ave. Map Grid C-6

863-688-3269

Traditions Unlimited – Gifts Gifts family and friends will always remember! Open Tue.-Fri. 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sat. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 221 N. Kentucky Ave. 863-683-7978 Map Grid C-6

Two Hens & A Hound – Gifts

Unexpected items from local artists, artisans and authors. Custom framing and free-trade products from around the world. Open Mon.-Fri. 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sat. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. First Fridays open until 9 p.m. 117 S. Kentucky Ave. 863-688-5251 Map Grid C-6

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1400 Broadway Blvd. S.E. 863-984-3500 Map Grid D-5

Polk Museum of Art Museum Store – Gifts

Little Studio Interiors – Gifts Fine gifts and jewelry, featuring full line of Vera Bradley, Brighton and Pandora products. Open Mon. - Fri. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. 60 4th St. N.W. 863-299-1099

Map Grid F-6

Country Primitives & Homespun Crafts – Gifts

Blast from the past with homemade items, flowers, mason jars, patchwork purses and more. Open Tues.-Sat. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 110 3rd St. S.W. 863-291-3131 Map Grid F-6

Elonkas – Gifts

Gallery designs by Florida artisians. Oil and acrylic paintings, prints, glass and brass sculptures, hand-painted porcelains, Armani figurines and jewelry. Open Mon. - Fri. 10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. 130 S.E. Plaza Roadway 863-293-5689 Map Grid F-7

Helen’s Shoppe – Boutique Ladies’ fashion apparel with matching accessories and shoes. Selection of small gifts, antiques & furniture. Open Tue.-Fri. 11 a.m.4:30 p.m., Sat.11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. 314 W. Central Ave. 863-291-4567 Map Grid F-6

M.Marie – Boutique

Quilting, Fabrics & Crafts LAKELAND Fabric Warehouse

863-680-1325

Hancock Fabrics

863-619-5280

3030 N. Florida Ave. 3245 S. Florida Ave.

Heartfelt Quilting & Sewing 863-646-2019

4672 Cleveland Heights Blvd.

Hobby Lobby

863-648-5053

Mama’s Attic – Antiques Specializing in jewelry, Victorian and oak furniture, Victorian lamps and glassware. Open Mon. - Sat. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. 273 W. Central Ave. 863-875-4830

JoAnn Fabrics

863-859-5395

WINTER HAVEN Heart to Heart Quilting Shop 237 Ave. O S.W.

863-298-8185

Orchid Springs Curiosities & Antiques – Vintage

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Art, furniture, dishes, linens, books and an array of curiosities. Something for everyone. Open Tue.-Sat. Noon-6 p.m. and by appointment 900 Orchid Springs Dr. 863-206-8782

3615 S. Florida Ave., Suite 1110 4241 U.S. Hwy. 98 N.

Heartfelt Quilting & Sewing 863-299-3080 365 5th Street S.W.

JoAnn Fabrics

1522 3rd Street S.W.

863-299-1552

Map Grid F-7

The Red Geranium & The Nest Boutiques – Vintage

A unique collection of 12 different boutiques and a “man cave.” Open Tues.-Fri. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. 318 W. Central Ave. 863-291-8585 Map Grid F-6

Sherman’s Antiques – Antiques

Antiques, toys, furniture and doll hospital. Open Mon. -Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun. noon-5 p.m. 1103 6th Street N.W. 863-224-0395 Map Grid F-6

The Shop – Gifts

Unique gifts for all occasions. Open Mon.- Fri. 10 a.m.- 5 p.m.; Sat. 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. 329 W. Central Ave. 863-297-8027 Map Grid F-6

Treasure House –Antiques

Featuring 10,000 sq. ft. of an array of antiques from 50+ dealers. Open Tues. - Sat. 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Sun.-Mon. 1-5 p.m. 3309 Havendale Blvd. 863-297-3046 Map Grid E-6

Treasures Unlimited

Florals, antiques and gifts. Open Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Sat. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. 68 4th Street N.W. 863-291-4132 Map Grid F-6

Winter Haven Citi Centre –Shopping Mall

Belk, Macy’s, Staples, Lowes, Pier 1 Imports and more. 700 Third St. S.W. Map Grid F-6

Outdoor Shopping Fresh produce and more can be found at open-air Farmer’s Markets.

Haines City 863-421-3700 Railroad Park, 6th St. N. and Main

Wednesdays - 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Winter Haven 863-291-5870 Trailhead Park, 611 3rd St. N.W.

Thursdays - 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Lake Wales 863-412-6960

Market Square, between Park and Stuart

2nd & 4th Saturdays - 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Bartow 863-519-0508

Fort Blount Park, Broadway and Main

Saturdays - 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Lakeland 863-687-8910 200 N. Kentucky Ave.

Saturdays - 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. (Lakeland market closed in August)

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Creek Ranch is an all-inclusive unique luxury vacation experience available to families, groups and individuals. A 1,400-acre working cattle ranch on the shores of Lake Hatchineha shows you the magic of real Florida. Reservation includes horseback riding lessons, horseback trail riding, airboating, fishing, all meals, beverages and even your own private chef ! 800-225-4255 www.creekranch.net


AUBURNDALE BEST WESTERN Auburndale Inn & Suites

DUNDEE Economy Motor Lodge

48 • • • F $ 28550 U.S. Hwy. 27, Dundee, FL 33838 863-439-3688, Fax 863-439-9438

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1008 U.S. Hwy. 92 W., Auburndale, FL 33823 863-551-3400, 800-313-6001, Fax 863-551-3437 www.bestwestern.com/auburndaleinnandsuites

Monticello Motel

28500 U.S. Hwy. 27, Dundee, FL 33838 863-439-3276, Fax 863-353-1395

Centrally located between Orlando and Tampa attractions, near I-­4. Only 12 miles from LEGOLAND® Florida. Deluxe 100% non-­smoking rooms and suites; including in-­room computers, high speed internet access, microwave, refrigerators, outdoor heated pool and complimentary breakfast.

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Red Roof Inn 100 • • • F $$ 28610 U.S. Hwy. 27, Dundee, FL 33838 BARTOW 863-438-2782, www.redroofinn.com Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites 66 • • • F $$$ FROSTPROOF 1565 N. Broadway Ave., Bartow, FL 33830 863-533-8070, 800-Holiday, Fax 863-519-5035 Sun Ray Motel 30 • • • • • F $ www.hiexpress.com 5290 U.S. Hwy. 27, Frostproof, FL 33843 863-635-5527, 866-786-7291, www.sunraymotel-FL.com Stay Inn and Suites 100 • • • • • F $$ HAINES CITY 1035 N. Broadway Ave., Bartow, FL 33830 863-533-0711, 800-424-0711, Fax 863-533-0924, www.stayinnbartow.com Florida FFA Leadership Training Center 57 • • • • F $$ Spacious well-appointed rooms await you in the historic location of Bartow. 5000 Firetower Rd., Haines City, FL 33844 Recently renovated and offering non-smoking rooms with exterior corridors. 863-439-7332, Fax 863-439-2995, www.flaltc.org Free high-speed Internet in the lobby and Denny’s restaurant on property. Rodeway Inn & Suites 50 • 605-B Moore Rd., Haines City, FL 33844 863-614-1498, Fax 863-353-2641, www.rodewayinn.com

DISNEY AREA/DAVENPORT Captain’s Cay Hotel

150 • • • • F $-$$ 44199 U.S. Hwy. 27, Davenport, FL 33897 863-420-8888, 877-233-9888, Fax 863-424-6602 www.captainscayhotel.com

Comfort Inn & Suites Maingate South 4095 Hotel Dr., Davenport, FL 33897 863-353-4510, Fax 863-353-4511 www.choicehotels.com/hotels/fla64

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9240 Irlo Bronson Pkwy. (U.S. Hwy. 192), Clermont, FL 34714 863-424-6099, 1-800-DaysInn, Fax 863-424-5779 www.daysinn.com

Days Inn & Suites Davenport

State Motel 28 • • • F $-$$ 35509 U.S. Hwy. 27, Haines City, FL 33844, 863-422-1331 Stay Plus Inn 120 • • • F $-$$ 33224 U.S. Hwy. 27, Haines City, FL 33844 863-422-8621, Fax 863-422-8623, www.StayPlusInn.com

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LAKE WALES

Coral Ridge Inn 11 • • 40990 U.S. Hwy. 27, Davenport, FL 33837 863-438-7476, www.CoralRidgeInn.com Days Inn Clermont South

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Camp Mack’s River Resort

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Camp Mack’s River Resort features regular and efficiency rooms both with two queen-size beds. Cable, pool, 60-foot pull-up space for boat and vehicle. Outside electric at each door. Follow us on Facebook.

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Chalet Suzanne Country Inn & Restaurant 26 • • • • • • F $$$ 104 •

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2425 Frontage Road, Davenport, FL 33837 863-424-2596, 877-424-2596, Fax 863-420-8717 www.gotoorlandohotel.com

Hampton Inn Orlando Maingate South

44117 U.S. Hwy. 27, Davenport, FL 33897 863-420-9898, 800-HAMPTON, Fax 863-420-9797 www.hamptoninn.com

Holiday Inn Express

4050 Hotel Drive, Davenport, FL 33897 863-420-6611, 800-465-4329, Fax 863-420-7755 www.hiexpress.com/orlandosouth

Quality Inn Maingate Four Corners

43824 U.S. Hwy. 27, Davenport, FL 33837 863-424-2120, 800-225-3351, Fax 863-424-5317 www.topvaluehotel.com

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3800 Chalet Suzanne Dr., Lake Wales, FL 33859 863-676-6011, 800-433-6011, Fax 863-676-1874, www.chaletsuzanne.com

The charm and enchantment of the Chalet have welcomed guests for more than 75 years. Offering guests peace and quiet, fabulous food, a cozy atmosphere, personal attention, privacy, and a variety of uniquely decorated rooms and decor.

Green Gables Inn 56 • • • 21380 U.S. Hwy. 27, Lake Wales, FL 33859 863-676-2511, Fax 863-676-3140, www.greengablesfl.com

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22900 U.S. Hwy. 27, Lake Wales, FL 33859 863-734-3000, 800-HAMPTON, Fax 863-734-3010 www.lakewalessuites.hamptoninn.com

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82 • 2953 Ridge Way, Lake Wales, FL 33859 863-949-4800, 800-HOLIDAY, Fax 863-949-4811 www.hiexpress.com/lakewalesnorth

Holiday Inn Express

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Prince of Wales Motel

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LAKE WALES (continued) Royale Inn Lake Wales

19071 U.S. Hwy. 27, Lake Wales, FL 33853 863-676-7963, 877-747-8713, Fax 863-676-2569

Hilton Garden Inn Lakeland 48 • •

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3839 Don Emerson Dr., Lakeland, FL 33811 863-647-0066, 800-782-9444, Fax 863-646-5195 www.lakeland.stayhgi.com

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541 W. Central Ave., Lake Wales, FL 33853 863-676-7925, Fax 863-676-6662 www.vintageinnlakewales.com

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Baymont Inn 4375 Lakeland Park Dr., Lakeland, FL 33809 863-858-9070, 800-526-3766, Fax 863-858-2491 www.baymontinns.com

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508 E. Memorial Blvd., Lakeland, FL 33801 863-682-0303, Fax 863-683-0800 www.americasbestinnlakeland.com

Best Motel

75 601 E. Memorial Blvd., Lakeland, FL 33801 863-683-5961, 866-234-6360, Fax 863-683-7723 www.lakelandsbestmotel.com

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Budget Inn

28 $ 1601 George Jenkins Blvd., Lakeland, FL 33815 863-683-5611

Comfort Inn & Suites

3520 U.S. Hwy. 98 N., Lakeland, FL 33809 863-859-0100, Fax 863-859-0106 www.ChoiceHotels.com/FL713

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78 • • • F $$$ 3725 Harden Blvd., Lakeland, FL 33803 863-802-9000, 800-321-2211, Fax 863-802-5300 www.marriott.com/tpalk

Courtyard by Marriott Lakeland

Crestwood Suites 122 • • • • • F $$-$$$ 4360 Lakeland Park Dr., Lakeland, FL 33809 863-904-2050, Fax 863-904-2051 www.crestwoodsuiteslakeland.com Days Inn & Suites

4502 N. Socrum Loop Rd., Lakeland, FL 33809 863-683-5095, 877-683-5095, Fax 863-577-4180, www.bestlakelandhotel.com

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117 • • • • F $$$ 3630 Lakeside Village Blvd., Lakeland, FL 33803 863-603-7600, 800-HAMPTON, Fax 863-603-7601 www.hamptonlakeland.com

Hampton Inn & Suites Lakeland South

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118 • • • • • F $-$$$ 939 W. Robson St., Lakeland, FL 33805 863-688-7972, 800-528-1234, Fax 863-688-8377 www.hojo.com

Howard Johnson Inn -Executive Center

127 • • • • • F 525 W. Orange St., Lakeland, FL 33815 863-413-1122, 800-833-1516, Fax 863-413-1133 www.hyattplacelakelandcenter.com

Hyatt Place Lakeland Center

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168 • • • • F $$-$$$ 4141 South Florida Avenue, Lakeland, FL 33813 863-647-3000, Fax 863-644-0467 www.imperialswanlakeland.com

Imperial Swan Hotel & Suites

103 • 4315 Lakeland Park Dr., Lakeland, FL 33809 863-815-0606, 800-531-5900, Fax 863-815-9711, www.LQ.com

La Quinta Inn & Suites – Lakeland East

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119 • • • • F $$ 1024 Lakeland Park Dr., Lakeland, FL 33809 863-859-2866, 800-531-5900, Fax 863-859-2956 www.LQ.com

La Quinta Inn & Suites - Lakeland West

46 • 244 N. Florida Ave., Lakeland, FL 33801 863-687-2530, Fax 863-683-4584

Lake Wire Inn

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123 • 3120 U.S. Hwy. 98 N., Lakeland, FL 33805 863-682-0643, Fax 863-682-7046. www.motel6.com

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Hampton Inn Lakeland

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Lakeland’s newest premier hotel located conveniently off I-4 at exit 33. Featuring beautifully appointed deluxe rooms and suites with refrigerators, microwaves, free wireless Internet, heated pool and free hot deluxe breakfast in a 100% non-smoking environment. Just minutes away from Detroit Tigers Spring Training, Tampa/Orlando area, and LEGOLAND® Florida.

America’s Best Inn & Suites

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Holiday Inn Express & Suites Lakeland North I-­4

Vintage Inn 62 • • F $-$$

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Ramada Hotel & Conference Center

3260 U.S. Hwy. 98 N., Lakeland, FL 33805 863-688-8080, Fax 863-688-6820 www.ramadalakeland.com

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Regal Grand Lakeside Inn & Suites 130 • • F $-$$ 910 E. Memorial Blvd., Lakeland, FL 33801 863-683-0477, Fax 863-683-0366 www.regalgrandlakeside.com

Relax Inn of Lakeland

1433 Lakeland Hills Blvd., Lakeland, FL 33805 863-683-6745, 888-735-2299, www.relaxinnflorida.com

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Residence Inn by Marriott – Lakeland 78 • • • 3701 Harden Blvd., Lakeland, FL 33803 863-680-2323, 800-331-3131, Fax 863-680-1717 www.marriott.com/tpald

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48 • • 4321 Lakeland Park Dr., Lakeland, FL 33809 863-577-1170, 1-800-4choice, Fax 863-577-1180 www.choicehotels.com/hotel/fl728

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Sleep Inn & Suites

5651 Cypress Gardens Rd., Winter Haven, FL 33884 863-318-1246, Fax 863-324-5867 www.cypressinnusa.com

138 • • 4335 Williamstown Blvd., Lakeland, FL 33810 863-816-1700, 800-951-STAY, Fax 863-816-9685 www.suburbanhotels.com

Suburban Extended Stay

The Avenue Hotel Lakeland

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Citrus Inn 51 • • 2275 Eighth St. N.W., Winter Haven, FL 33881 863-401-8211, Fax 863-292-9297 www.citrusinn.com

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1901 Cypress Gardens Blvd., Winter Haven, FL 33884 863-324-3954, 800-525-5864

3405 S. Florida Ave., Lakeland, FL 33803 863-646-5731, Fax 863-646-5215 www.theavenuelakeland.com

The Terrace Hotel 88 • • 329 E. Main St., Lakeland, FL 33801 863-688-0800, 888-644-8400, Fax 863-688-0664 www.terracehotel.com 64 • • 3425 U.S. Hwy. 98 N., Lakeland, FL 33809 863-858-4481, 800-633-4305, Fax 863-853-2514 www.lakelandhotel.com

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Budget Inn of Winter Haven 21 F $ 401 Sixth St. N.W. (Hwy. 17 N.) Winter Haven, FL 33881 863-294-4191, Fax 863-401-2952

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Ranch House Inn & Suites 55 • • • • F $-$$ 1911 Cypress Gardens Blvd., Winter Haven, FL 33884 863-324-5994, Fax 863-324-4358 www.ranchhousemotel.com 34 • 3525 Lake Alfred Rd., Winter Haven, FL 33881 863-299-1860, Fax 863-299-1860 www.regencyinnsandsuites.com

Regency Inn

WINTER HAVEN Banyan Beach Motel

• • • $-$$

Howard Johnson Inn Winter Haven 90 • 1300 Third St. S.W. (Hwy. 17 N.) Winter Haven, FL 33880 863-294-7321, Fax 863-299-1673, www.hojo.com Lake Ida Beach Resort 2524 U.S. Hwy. 17 N., Winter Haven, FL 33881 863-293-0942, Fax 863-293-5951 www.lakeidabeachresort.com

C $$$

STREAMSONG The Lodge at Streamsong (Opening Spring 2014) 216 1000 Streamsong Dr., Streamsong, FL 33834 863-428-1000, www.streamsongresort.com

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63 • • • • F $-$$ 1817 E. Memorial Blvd., Lakeland, FL 33801 Lake Roy Beach Inn & Suites 863-688-9221, Fax 863-687-4797, www.WestmontInn.com 1823 Cypress Gardens Blvd., Winter Haven, FL 33884 863-324-6320, Fax 863-324-2750 MULBERRY www.lakeroybeachinn.com Mullberry Inn & Suites 64 • • • • F $-$$ 2525 E. S.R. 60, Mulberry, FL 33860 Lakmar Resort Motel 863-425-2500, Fax 863-869-9354 2520 U.S. Hwy. 92 W., Winter Haven, FL 33881 863-956-1867, Fax 863-956-1867

3200 River Ranch Blvd., River Ranch, FL 33867 863-692-1321, 877-502-7058, Fax 863-692-2942 www.wgriverranch.com

• • •

200 Cypress Gardens Blvd. S.E., Winter Haven, FL 33880 863-292-2100, Fax 863-292-2101 www.holidayinn.com/winterhavenfl

Westmont Inn

150 • •

21

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F $$$

Value Place Lakeland 121 • • C $$$ 4000 N. Florida Ave., Lakeland, FL 33805 week 863-284-5760, Fax 863-284-5761, www.valueplace.com

Westgate River Ranch Resort

F $

88 • • • F $$-$$$ 202 Cypress Gardens Blvd. S.E., Winter Haven, FL 33880 863-299-9251, Fax 863-401-9388 www.WinterHaven.HamptonInn.com

• • • F $$ Hampton Inn

Travelodge Lakeland

Price Range

Number of Rooms Kitchen/Efficiencies Complimentary Breakfast Pool Handicapped Access Pets Allowed Restaurant on Site Wireless Internet

$ = under $59 $$ = $60-99 $$$ = $100 and up Wireless Internet: F = Free, C = Charge

Price Range

MOTELS

Number of Rooms Kitchen/Efficiencies Complimentary Breakfast Pool Handicapped Access Pets Allowed Restaurant on Site Wireless Internet

HOTELS &

Winter Haven Suites & Conference Center 225 1150 Third St. S.W. (Hwy. 17 N.) Winter Haven, FL 33880 863-294-4451, Fax 863-293-9829 www.winterhavensuites.com

F $

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AUBURNDALE Town Manor on the Lake B & B

American Homes Network

585 S.R. 559, Auburndale, FL 33823 863-984-4008, Fax 863-984-1801 www.townmanor.com and townmanorweddings.com

Bahama Bay Resort & Spa

HAINES CITY Creek Ranch (All inclusive vacation destination)

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13300 Hatchineha Road, Haines City, FL 33844 800-225-4255, www.creekranch.net

LAKE WALES Chalet Suzanne Country Inn & Restaurant

3800 Chalet Suzanne Dr., Lake Wales, FL 33859 863-676-6011, 800-433-6011, Fax 863-676-1814 www.chaletsuzanne.com

79+D

275 3 • • F 106+D 863-424-2226, 800-475-1694, Fax 863-424-4515 700+W www.contempovacationhomes.com

Contempo Florida Holidays

5 4 • F 99+D 863-424-8837, Fax 863-420-1816 776+W www.disneyexecutivevillas.com 2300+M

90 • • • F 99+D 863-420-3332, 866-377-4645, Fax 863-582-9338 650+W www.orlandorentavilla.com 2000+M

Eagle Management 4

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Easy Choice Vacation Homes 130 3 • • F 59+D 321-401-4215, 888-317-3687, Fax 321-401-4180 www.easychoicepropertymanagement.com

30 3 • F 100+D 407-344-2007, 866-899-8661, Fax 407-344-2006 www.excelvillarentals.com

Excel Villa Rentals

8 3 • F 88+D 407-870-2242, 800-441-1834, Fax 407-870-2125 616+W www.excellentvacationhomes.com 1850+M

80 3 • F 105+D 863-420-3535, 877-420-3535, Fax 863-420-2004 www.fairwaysflorida.com

Fairways Property Management Price

Minimum Night Stay Pool Handicapped Access Pets Allowed Wireless Internet

Excellent Vacation Homes Number of Units

D = Daily W = Weekly M = Monthly Wireless Internet: F = Free, C = Charge = Central Florida Vacation Rental Managers Association Member

• F

Disney Vacation Villas

VACATION

HOMES & CONDOS

480 •

7 • F 95+D 407-459-7878, Fax 407-429-3798, www.myfloridavisit.com

33 N. Lakeshore Blvd. Lake Wales, FL 33853 863-676-4470, www.ThreeOaksBedandBreakfast.VPweb.com

605 E. Orange St., Lakeland, FL 33801, 863-687-7120 http://www.shaws-bandb.20fr.com

AD PG 66

863-547-1200, Fax 863-547-1438 www.bahamabay.com

Celebration Home & Garden Property Management

Three Oaks Bed & Breakfast 4 • • F $$$ LAKELAND Shaw House

Price

80 3 • • F 85+D 863-420-4072, 866-420-4072, Fax 863-420-4081 www.americanhomesrentals.com

5

Minimum Night Stay Pool Handicapped Access Pets Allowed Wireless Internet

Number of Units

$ = under $59 $$ = $60-99 $$$ = $100 and up Wireless Internet: F = Free, C = Charge = Superior Small Lodging Member Friendly, personalized service, 50 units or less.

Price Range

Number of Rooms

BREAKFAST

Private Bath Credit Cards Pool Children Welcome Wireless Internet

BED &

26 4 • F 112+D 321-251-5021, 866-681-4977, Fax 863-547-4903 www.firstclassfloridavillas.com

First Class Florida Villas

DISNEY AREA/DAVENPORT

25 5 • • F 86+D 407-396-2233, Fax 407-396-4474 600+W www.floridadreamhomes.com Five Palms Property

#1 Dream Homes

8 5 • • F 100+D 877-247-5032, Fax 321-234-9200, www.1stamericanleisure.com 700+W

1st American Leisure

1st for Orlando Vacations

38 4

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A.1 Vacation Villas, Inc.

9 3

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863-424-0008, 877-600-1664, Fax 407-787-0100 www.1stfororlando.net 863-427-7664, www.a1vacationvillas.com

F 75+D

99+D

26 3 • F 89+D 352-432-3226, 866-572-5675, www.5palmsvillas.com 563+W

Management & Villa Rentals

30 7 • • • F 75+D 863-420-9152, 800-501-1880, Fax 863-424-4904 500+W www.floridavillas.com

Flamingo Properties, Inc.

Florida 5 Star, Inc.

407-396-6511, 866-355-7827, Fax 407-396-6411 www.florida5star.com

AAA Sunstate Management 80 • • 99+D Florida Finesse 352-242-0351, 866-492-5049, Fax 352-241-0583 863-353-4500, 877-314-9942, www.floridafinesse.com www.sunstate-rentals.com 75 3 • F 109+D 407-396-2262, 800-527-2262, Fax 407-396-6628 700+W www.advantagevacationhomes.com 2000+M Advantage Vacation Homes

12 3 • 352-243-4726, 866-235-9362 www.amazingvacationhomesorlando.com

Amazing Vacation Homes Orlando

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F 90+D

Florida Group Vacation Homes

863-420-2840, 888-420-2840 Fax 863-259-8406, www.floridagroup.com

12 3

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F 105+D

Offering a variety of luxurious 3, 4, 5 and 6 bedroom pool homes and villas rentals, many with choice amenities, located close to Central Florida, Davenport, Kissimmee and Orlando area. A spacious option for budget-conscious families at a fraction of the price of a luxury hotel.


70 3 • • F 90+D 863-513-8838, Fax 863-248-3601 610+W www.floridainternationalhomes.com

Florida International Homes

Price

Minimum Night Stay Pool Handicapped Access Pets Allowed Wireless Internet

Number of Units

Price

D = Daily W = Weekly M = Monthly Wireless Internet: F = Free, C = Charge = Central Florida Vacation Rental Managers Association Member

Minimum Night Stay Pool Handicapped Access Pets Allowed Wireless Internet

HOMES & CONDOS

Number of Units

VACATION

12 3 • F 100+D 407-965-5091, 800-919-1226, Fax 407-238-4490 www.rentorlandoproperties.com

Liberty Vacation Homes

40 3 • F 115+D Orlando4ever 20 3 • • F 100+D 863-420-9651, 866-322-0560, Fax 863-268-0555 750+W 407-201-1521, Fax 863-424-7027 www.florida-villas.com www.orlando4ever.com

Florida Preferred Properties Group

100 3 • • • F 120+D 407-396-4441, 800-996-4314, Fax 407-396-4481 www.floridaspiritvacationhome.com

Florida Spirit Vacation Homes Florida Vacation Villas, Inc.

65 3

• F 149+D

Florida Villa Homes

15 5

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Florida Villas Direct

20 3

• 109+D

Florint Vacations, Inc.

6 3

• •

863-424-2578, 800-424-3380, Fax 863-424-4395 www.MyFloridaVacationVillas.com 863-232-9240, Fax 863-438-4014 www.floridavillahomes.com

863-353-0011, Fax 407-390-0663 www.floridavillas-direct.com 321-319-0802, 877-486-8226, Fax 321-319-0807

F 125+D

43 3 • • F 149+D 863-420-6555, 866-398-0434, Fax 407-374-2123 1000+W www.opsetc.com 2500+M

Orlando Property Services

Our Florida Concierge 30 3-7 • • F 100+D 863-420-4092, Fax 863-420-4038 www.ourfloridaconcierge.com Personalized Property Management Services

50 3 • • F 85+D 407-957-4988, Fax 407-957-9203 www.ppmsvacations.com

50 2 • • • F 100+D 863-421-6115, Fax 863-419-2934 700+W www.vacationhomesbypremier.com

Premier Home Management F 105+D

Really Florida Vacation Homes 22 3 • • F 99+D 863-588-1680, Fax 863-588-2178 863-438-4334, Fax 863-438-4327 630+W www.flynnsofflorida.com www.reallyflorida.com

10 3

Flynns of Florida

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100+D

AD PG 65

Regal Palms Resort & Spa 300 • F 69+D 25 5 • F 80+D 863-421-0641, 866-812-8470, Fax 863-422-6742 650+W 863-424-6141, 877-477-2567, Fax 407-264-8109 www.frontlineflorida.com www.regalpalms.com Frontline Florida Property Management, Inc.

15 2 • F 70+D RMG Vacation Villas 26 5 • F 99+D 407-397-1215, 800-635-1130,Fax 407-397-1244 352-394-3894, 866-552-2764, Fax 866-908-5537 www.geminiworldwide.com www.rmgvacationhomes.com Go Florida USA 8 7 • F 105+D Southern Select Villas Vacation Homes 30 3 • • • F 99+D 407-612-6139, Fax 775-521-2576 600+W 863-420-1488, Fax 863-420-9848 700+W www.gofloridausavillas.com www.southernselectvillas.com Gemini International Vacation Villas

GreenWay Property Management & Vacation Rentals

43 6 • • F 59+D 407-348-9166, Fax 413-403-4641 www.sovereignvacationvillas.com

11 3 • • F 99+D 407-517-4693, Fax 407-674-2272 www.greenwaypropertymanagement.com

Sovereign Vacation Villas

6 3-7 • F 109 +D 407-932-0388, 800-847-8110, Fax 407-932-0518 750+W www.hayesvacationrentals.com 2200+M

Special Dreams Management

Hayes Vacation Home Rentals

50 5 • • 863-588-1437, 888-486-4132, Fax 352-243-3852 www.special-dreams.com

Stoneman Vacation Villas 100 3 • • F 99+D 407-408-9602, Fax 863-439-5275 407-847-5330, 888-746-5446, Fax 407-847-5466 www.stonemanvacationvillas.com www.homes4uu.com Homes 4UU Vacation Homes

18 3

F 99+D

• • •

F 85+D

Sunsplash Vacation Homes 55 4 • • • F 120+D 50 • • F 100+D 863-424-6193, 800-505-1359, Fax 863-424-1359 700+W 863-420-7775, Fax 863-420-6363 www.floridavipvacations.com www.sunsplash.com 2300+M Homes of America

Time Out Florida Villas 8 3 • F 85+D 250 3 • • F 90+D 407-267-1123, 877-906-8898, 352-201-3185 863-547-1050, 800-311-7105, Fax 863-547-1060 www.timeoutfloridavillas.com www.ipgflorida.com IPG Florida Homes Direct

7 5 • F 140+D 407-704-8986, Fax 407-704-8988 805+W www.JeevesFloridaRentals.com 3220+M

Jeeves Holiday Homes

Tropical Escape Vacation Homes

863-256-1024, 866-409-8598, Fax 866-713-2574 www.tropicalescapevacationhomes.com

35 4-7 • • F 110+D

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Price

863-424-3835, 866-242-9922, Fax 863-424-3844 www.usa-vacation-homes.com 24 3 • • • F 119+D 863-256-5020, 800-905-4712, Fax 863-256-5021 www.victoriaparkresort.com

Victoria Park Resort Villa 4 U Florida

407-965-5093, Fax 407-238-2735, www.villa4uflorida.com

45 3

• • F

155+D

25 3 • F 139+D 863-420-1999, Fax 863-424-0736, www.vistaparkresort.com

Vista Park Resort

CAMPGROUNDS

RV & MORE Wireless Internet: F = Free, C = Charge

AUBURNDALE Fish Haven Lodge Mobile Home & RV Park

Tent Camping Dump Station Hookups Laundry Pool Pets Allowed Showers Handicapped Access Wireless Internet

DISNEY AREA/DAVENPORT (continued) USA Vacation Homes 54 3 • • F 99+D

Number of Sites

D = Daily W = Weekly M = Monthly Wireless Internet: F = Free, C = Charge = Central Florida Vacation Rental Managers Association Member

Minimum Night Stay Pool Handicapped Access Pets Allowed Wireless Internet

HOMES & CONDOS

Number of Units

VACATION

20 • • •

201 Fish Haven Rd., Auburndale, FL 33823 863-984-1183, 888-984-1183, www.FishHavenLodgeFla.com

51 3 • F 70+D Hickory Oaks 17 • • 407-390-9000, Fax 407-390-9020 500+W 267 Chipman Ln., Auburndale, FL 33823, 863-984-4150 www.welcomehomesusa.com 1600+M Lake Juliana Boating and Lodge 8 • • • • LAKELAND 600 Lundy Rd., Auburndale, FL 33823 863-984-1144, Fax 863-984-1144, lundyville.com Lakeland Rental Properties 40 7 • • F 99+D 863-709-8400, Fax 863-646-5068 425+W

Welcome Homes USA

40 7 • • F 425+W 863-647-1679, Fax 863-701-8309, www.nativepalmonline.com 1600+M

Native Palm Properties

20 30 • • • F 2199+M 813-657-2769, 866-222-3822, Fax 813-643-7077, www.villageapt.net

Village at Lake Highland WINTER HAVEN

5 • • • F 43+D 440-946-9044, Fax 440-953-4473, www.flcondos4rent.com 1200+M

flcondos4rent.com

CLIMATE IN POLK COUNTY

High (F) Low (F) Rain (in.) Average high and low temperatures and rainfall _____________________________________

JANUARY 71 50 2.3 _____________________________________ FEBRUARY 74 51 3.0 _____________________________________ MARCH 78 56 3.4 _____________________________________ APRIL 84 61 1.4 _____________________________________ MAY 88 66 4.3 _____________________________________ JUNE 91 71 6.8 _____________________________________ JULY 92 72 7.0 _____________________________________ AUGUST 92 74 7.6 _____________________________________ SEPTEMBER 90 72 5.7 _____________________________________ OCTOBER 84 65 2.0 _____________________________________ NOVEMBER 78 58 2.1 _____________________________________ DECEMBER 74 52 2.3

400 •

• • • • • •

DISNEY AREA /DAVENPORT Deer Creek RV Golf Resort

50 •

• • • • • •

6815 S.R. 60 E., Bartow, FL 33830 863-537-1971, Fax 863-537-2687 sites.google.com/site/goodlifervresorts

42749 U.S. Hwy. 27, Davenport, FL 33837 863-424-2839, 800-424-2931, Fax 863-424-3336 www.deercreekrv.com

• • • • • •

C

• • • • • F

Kissimmee South RV Resort

220 •

• • • • • •

C

Mouse Mountain RV Camping Resort

299 • •

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C

Orlando SW/Fort Summit KOA

298 • •

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F

40 •

• • • • • •

F

Rainbow Chase RV Resort

168 •

• • • • •

F

Themeworld RV Resort

282 • •

• • • • • •

F

3700 U.S. Hwy. 17/92 N., Davenport, FL 33837 863-424-1286, 888-293-3020, Fax 863-424-3877 www.carefreervresorts.com

7500 Osceola Polk Line Rd., Davenport, FL 33896 863-424-2791, 800-347-6388, Fax 863-420-9104 www.mousemountainrvresort.com 2525 Frontage Rd., Davenport, FL 33837 863-424-1880, 888-562-4712, Fax 863-420-8831 www.fortsummit.com

Outdoor Resorts at Orlando

AD PG 67

9000 U.S. Hwy. 192, Clermont, FL 34714 863-424-1407, 800-531-3033, Fax 863-424-5476 www.RentWithORO.com

6300 Lake Wilson Rd., Davenport, FL 33896, 863-424-2688 2727 Frontage Rd., Davenport, FL 33837 863-424-8362, Fax 863-424-8316, www.themeworldrv.com

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BARTOW Good Life RV Resort

20 30 • • F 1000+M Encore Lake Magic 471 • 863-324-3969, 800-248-2491, Fax 863-324-5585 9600 W. U.S. Hwy. 192, Clermont, FL 34714 www.johnwoodrealty.com 863-420-1300, 888-558-5777, Fax 863-420-1400 Village at Lake Ned 20 30 • • • F 2199+M www.RVontheGo.com 813-657-2769, 866-222-3822, Fax 813-643-7077, www.villageapt.net Florida Camp Inn 503 • • 48054 U.S. Hwy. 27, Davenport, FL 33897 863-424-2494, Fax 863-424-3599 E-mail: FloridaCampInn@Verizon.net

John Wood Realty, Inc.


DUNDEE Greenfield Village RV Park

FORT MEADE 97 •

1801 U.S. Hwy. 17 S., Fort Meade, FL 33841 863-285-9560, Fax 863-285-9560, www.hammocklakeestate.com

• • • • F

796 •

10400 U.S. Hwy. 27, Frostproof, FL 33843 863-635-2500, 877-622-6746, Fax 863-635-4822 campinnrvresort.com

Southern Pines Resort

1622 Hwy. 630 W., Frostproof, FL 33843 863-635-5713, southernpinesresort.net

315

• • • • • •

• • • • • • • C

Oak Harbor Lodging and RV Park

125 • • • • • • F

100

• • • • • •

Lakeland Carefree RV Resort

238 • •

• • • • • •

Morgan’s RV Park

32 •

• • • • •

AD PG 67

3929 U.S. Hwy. 98 S., Lakeland, FL 33812 863-665-1726, Fax 863-665-0604 www.sanlan.com

580 •

• • • • • • •

140 • • • • • • • F

31

• • • • • • •

1700 Tiger Lake Rd., Lake Wales, FL 33898 863-696-2274

6 • • • • F

14400 Reese Dr., Lake Wales, FL 33898, 863-696-1123

C

F

POLK CITY Lelynn RV Resort

347 •

1513 S.R. 559, Polk City, FL 33868 863-984-1495, 800-736-0409, Fax 863-984-0257

LAKE WALES

Camp Lester

Peace Creek RV Park

Sanlan RV Park

• • • • • •

C

RIVER RANCH

32000 U.S. Hwy. 27, Haines City, FL 33844 863-439-1350, 877-956-1341, Fax 863-439-7815 www.paradiseislandrvpark.com

Bud’s RV Park & Marina

• • • • • • • • F

4411 S.R. 542 E., Lakeland, FL 33801 863-665-9631, Fax 863-665-9631

351 • • • • • • • • C

Paradise Island RV Park

112

900 Old Combee Rd., Lakeland, FL 33805 863-687-6146, 888-622-4115, Fax 863-682-4115 www.carefreervresorts.com

HAINES CITY

10000 Lake Lowery Rd., Haines City, FL 33844 863-956-1341, 877-956-1341, Fax 863-956-1341 www.oakharbor-rv.com

Lake Wales RV & Campsite 15898 U.S. Hwy. 27, Lake Wales, FL 33859 863-638-9011, Fax 863-638-2873 www.lakewalescampgroundrvresort.com

LAKELAND

C

Central Park of Haines City

1501 W. Commerce Ave., Haines City, FL 33844 863-422-5322, Fax 863-421-6733 www.centralparkofhainescity.com

35 • • • • • • • F

26397 U.S. Hwy. 27, Lake Wales, FL 33853, 863-439-5205

FROSTPROOF Camp Inn RV Resort

Jennings Resort

4325 Jennings Fish Camp Rd., Lake Wales, FL 33898 863-439-3811, Fax 863-439-3811 www.jenningsresort.com

104 • • • • • • •

1015 S.R. 542 W., Dundee, FL 33838 863-439-7409, Fax 863-439-6921 www.greenfieldvillagervpark.com

Hammock Lake RV Park

Tent Camping Dump Station Hookups Laundry Pool Pets Allowed Showers Handicapped Access Wireless Internet

Number of Sites

Wireless Internet: F = Free, C = Charge

Tent Camping Dump Station Hookups Laundry Pool Pets Allowed Showers Handicapped Access Wireless Internet

RV & MORE

Number of Sites

CAMPGROUNDS

River Ranch RV

367

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Westgate River Ranch Resort

14

• • • • • • • C

3400 River Ranch Blvd., River Ranch, FL 33867 863-692-1116, 800-266-2927, Fax 863-692-9707 www.riverranchrv.net

3200 River Ranch Blvd., River Ranch, FL 33867 863-692-1321, Fax 863-692-2942, www.wgriverranch.com

WINTER HAVEN Cypress Campground & RV Park

191 • • • • • • • • F

101 • • • • • • • F

Cypress Gardens Mobile Home & RV Park

126 •

3100 Canal Rd., Lake Wales, FL 33898 863-439-2031, Fax 863-439-1861, www.cherrypocket.com

22 • • • F

East Haven RV Park 73 • • • • • F 4320 Dundee Rd. (S.R. 542), Winter Haven, FL 33884 863-324-2624, Fax 863-324-2624 www.easthavenrvpark.com

AD PG 66 Grape Hammock Fish Camp 65 • • • • • • F

Hammondell Campsites

43 • • • • • • • F

Lakeshore Palms Travel Park

40

Camp Mack’s River Resort

265

Camp’n Aire RV Resort

Cherry Pocket Steak & Seafood Shak

• • • • • • • • C

14900 Camp Mack Rd., Lake Wales, FL 33898 863-696-1108, 800-243-8013, Fax 863-696-2924 www.campmack.com 15860 Hwy. 27, Lake Wales, FL 33859 863-638-1015, 888-446-1015, Fax 863-638-2508 www.campnaire.com

1400 Grape Hammock Rd., Lake Wales, FL 33898 863-692-1500, Fax 863-692-0213, www.grapehammock.com

Harbor RV Resort and Marina

10511 Monroe Ct., Lake Wales, FL 33898 863-696-1194, 888-805-4124, Fax 863-696-4000 www.harbor-rv-marina.com

119 • • • • • • • • C

7400 Cypress Gardens Blvd., Winter Haven, FL 33884 863-324-7400, 800-858-7275, Fax 863-324-2418 www.cypresscampground.com 1951 Lake Daisy Rd., Winter Haven, FL 33884 863-324-3136, Fax 863-318-9806 www.cypressgardensonline.com

5601 Cypress Gardens Rd., Winter Haven, FL 33884 863-324-5775, Fax 863-324-2188 www.hammondell.com 4800 Eloise Loop Rd., Winter Haven, FL 33884 863-324-1339, www.lakeshorepalms.com

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we love having you here.® The Hampton Inn Winter Haven is proud to be a Bed and Brick Preferred Hotel for LEGOLAND® Florida Theme Park and only a 5-minute drive away. Complimentary shuttle service to LEGOLAND® Florida. Hampton Inn Winter Haven is here to help make your getaway fun-filled and worry-free. It is never too early to start planning your visit. Let us share in making memories.

we love having you here.® 202 Cypress Gardens Blvd., Winter Haven, FL 33880

863-299-9251

www.hampton-inn.com/hi/winterhaven

Holiday Inn Winter Haven Experience the comfort in one of our 112 spacious guestrooms overlooking beautiful Winter Haven. This full-service hotel offers dining, executive boardroom, state-of-the-art fitness center, private business center and service by your constant, caring friends. Complimentary shuttle service to LEGOLAND® Florida.

200 Cypress Gardens Blvd. Winter Haven, FL 33880 Fax: 863-292-2101

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Holiday Inn Express & Suites Lakeland North I-4 Lakeland’s newest premier hotel located off I-4 at exit 33. Features deluxe rooms and suites with refrigerators, microwaves, free wireless Internet, heated pool and free hot deluxe breakfast. 100% non-smoking environment. Minutes from Detroit Tigers Spring Training, Tampa, Orlando and LEGOLAND® Florida.

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DOWNTOWN

RD SATURDAY 3 _________________________ Cypress Gardens Water Ski Show on Lake Silver at Martin

HAPPENINGS OUR DOWNTOWNS are alive with activity

offering something for everyone. Enjoy the many opportunities each month to get out and enjoy our great weather and friendly folks. ST THURSDAY 1 _________________________ Winter Haven’s “First Thursday”

event has a different theme each month. Food, shopping, music. 5:30 -8:30 p.m. 863-295-9422, www.MainstreetWH.com ND THURSDAY 2 _________________________ Downtown Lakeland Food Truck Rally in Munn Park. 6-9 p.m. ST FRIDAY 1 _________________________ Lakeland’s “First Friday”

event has a different theme each month. Food, live music, shopping. –6 -9 p.m. 863-510-9723, www.downtownlakelandfl.com

Winter Haven’s “Pickin’ in the Park” Community sing-a-long in Central

Park, songbooks. 6:30-8 p.m. (Sept.-May) 863-291-5656, www.MyWinterHaven.com

ST SATURDAY 1 _________________________ Lake Wales opens the streets for antiques, art and oddities –

Between Stuart and Park Ave. 8 a.m.-2 p.m. 863-412-6960, www.LakeWalesMainStreet.com

Davenport’s Community Yard Sale on Bay Street. 8 a.m.-1 p.m. (Oct.-May) 863-421-3533

Winter Haven streets rumble with Car Cruisin’ – Downtown Central Park

4- 9 p.m. (not held in Dec.) 863-291-5656 www.MyWinterHaven.com ND FRIDAY 2 _________________________ Praise in the Park– Local church

bands perform in Central Park. 6:30-8 p.m. (Sept.-May) 863-291-5656, www.MyWinterHaven.com

ND SATURDAY 2 _________________________ Davenport roars with a Cruise In Car Show for enthusiasts of all ages,

with music of the 50’s and 60’s. Hwy. 17/92 and Bay St. 4 -8 p.m. Apr.-June and Sept.; 2-6 p.m. Oct.-Mar. (Not held July-Aug.) 863-419-3300, www.MyDavenport.org

Bartow’s Antique Fair offers

unique and one-of-a-kind items that you won’t want to leave without. 8 a.m.-2 p.m. 863-519-0508

RD FRIDAY 3 _________________________ Winter Haven’s Dulcimer Night

concert and instruction with hammered and mountain dulcimers in Central Park. 5:30 p.m. Sept.-May (4th Fri. in Mar.) 863-291-5656, www.MyWinterHaven.com

Bartow’s Friday Fest is a

neighborhood street party that brings live music, kids’ games, food and lots of fun in the downtown streets. 6-9 p.m. 863-519-0508 (Not held in Dec.)

Luther King Jr. Park, Winter Haven 4:30 p.m. Nov.-Feb., 6 p.m. Mar.-Oct.

Bartow’s Uptown Yard Sale

at The Oaks parking lot, 2 blocks south of Main. 8 a.m.-1 p.m. 863-519-0508 TH FRIDAY 4 _________________________ Be a Fan of Dixieland in

Lakeland, the last Friday, enjoy shops, dining discounts and music. 6-9 p.m. on S. Florida. 863-499-0929

Winter Haven’s Join Us and Jam brings local musicians together for a great time of music in Central Park. 6:30 p.m. (Sept.-May) 863-297-9387

Fort Meade Downtown Friday Night of music, food and fun 5-8:30 p.m.

863-285-8253 www.FortMeadeChamber.com TH SATURDAY 4 _________________________ Lake Wales Car Show with

custom, classic, antique and cars of particular interest. 4-8 p.m. Stuart Ave. downtown 863-207-3402 www.lakewalesmainstreet.com

TRAVELING WITH YOUR

Stay near Disney

BEST FRIEND

RV site and Park Model Home rentals. Heated pools, golf, lake, boat ramp, cable, laundry, WI-FI. Shopping, restaurants, theme parks nearby.

OFF-THE-LEASH-FUN and MORE

DiOGi Park is three fenced-in acres within Loyce E. Harpe Park, off Carter Road in Lakeland. Polk County’s first dog park is dedicated in memory and tribute to fallen Polk County Deputy Sheriff Vernon “Matt” Williams and his beloved K-9, DiOGi. The park features separate play areas for small and large dogs, each with colorful fire hydrants, agility training equipment and shaded picnic shelters for doggie masters. Enjoy our great Central Florida weather and some off-the-leash fun! See map grid C-7

6 miles west of Disney on Hwy. 192

863-424-1407 800-531-3033 www.RentWithORO.com

Sanlan RV Park Scenic RV Park in private Sanlan Recreation Area. Swim, Hike, Canoe, Golf (27 holes), Gator watch, Bird watch, Fish, Visit Theme Parks. Ask about our Golf & LEGOLAND® Florida Specials.

863-665-1726

3929 U.S. Hwy 98 S. Lakeland, FL 33812

863-665-1726 www.sanlan.com

Auburndale Dog Park Two acres of fenced-in fun greet canine friends at the

Auburndale Dog Park, located near the Lake Myrtle Sports Complex. Two sections – one for small dogs and one for large dogs – offer pet play equipment, such as tunnels, seesaws and fire hydrants. The dog-park entrance is on Denton Ave., off Berkley Rd. in Auburndale. See map grid D-6

Pet-friendly Nature Trail Located in the wooded area at the rear of the Lewis Mathews Complex in Davenport. Direct access to the trail is at the end of East Pine Avenue. Dogs on a leash are welcome on this nature trail that offers benches and cleanup dispensers for dog owners. See map grid G-4 EMERGENCY PET CARE As a pet owner, you can rest assured that in any emergency situation, we have facilities ready to help make you and your pet more comfortable through these times. Contact either of these facilities and your pet will be well on his/her way to recovery to finish that fun family vacation. Parkway Veterinary Veterinary Healthcare Emergency Clinic 863-665-3199 Associates 863-324-3340

3609 U.S. Hwy. 98 S., Lakeland Emergency service only Monday - Friday 5:30 p.m. - 8 a.m., 12 noon Saturday to 8 a.m. Monday. All major holidays.

www.vhavets.com 24-Hour Emergency Care 3025 Dundee Road , Winter Haven

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ANNUAL

EVENTS

The following events occur annually in our area. For specific dates and more detailed information, please call the phone number listed or log on to www.VisitCentralFlorida.org and click on the Things to Do tab. Events subject to change.

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JANUARY

Alafia River Rendezvous Homeland www.floridafrontiersmen.org Southeast’s largest pre-1840s living history encampment hosted by the Florida Frontiersmen.

Bluegrass Bash Lake Alfred, 863-291-5272 www.MyLakeAlfred.com

Clogging and bluegrass music at Mackay Gardens and Lakeside Preserve.

Festival of the Buffalo Pow-Wow Auburndale, 863-665-0062 www.intlmarketworld.com

Native American music, dancing, storytelling and arts & crafts.

Famous Tate Pro Rodeo Classic Lakeland, 863-781-4620 lakelandprorodeo.com

First class rodeo entertainment–Sanctioned by the PRCA – Professional cowboys from across the United States, Canada, and Brazil compete.

Florida Flywheelers Antique Engine & Tractor Swap Meet Fort Meade, 863-285-9121 www.floridaflywheelers.org

Antique engines and tractor parts, antiques flea market, old cars and saw mill.

Lakeland Pig Fest Lakeland, 863-519-3082 www.lakelandpigfest.net

An annual Florida State Barbeque Championship FEBRUARY

Warrior Dash of Central Florida Lake Wales, 312-980-9983 warriordash.com Brewz Crewz Craft Beer Festival Munn Park, Lakeland brewzcrewz.com

Craft beer festival in downdown Lakeland.

Battle of Bowlegs Creek Heritage Festival Fort Meade, 863-285-8253 www.FortMeadeChamber.iconosites.com Mardi Gras Festival Lake Wales, 863-676-2455 www.lwmardigras.com

Features a parade of festive floats and Krewes, food vendors, arts and crafts and children’s activities.

L.B. Brown Heritage Festival Bartow, 863-534-0100, lbbrown.com

St. Sophia’s Greek Festival Winter Haven, 863-299-4532 www.saintsophiawinterhaven.org Florida Flywheelers Antique Engine & Tractor Show Fort Meade, 863-285-9121 www.floridaflywheelers.org

Antique engines and tractor parts, antiques flea market, old cars and saw mill.

Ribs on the Ridge Lake Eva Park, Haines City 863-421-3700, www.HainesCity.com Florida BBQ Association sanctioned contest and entertainment.  

Smoke on the Water Winter Haven, 863-287-3075 www.BoysandGirlsBBQ.com Barbeque cook-off with great entertainment and prizes. MARCH

RussMatt Baseball Central Florida Collegiate Invitational Polk County www.RussMattBaseball.com More than 200 college baseball teams from major conferences like the Big East, Big Ten and other major programs play 800 games throughout the month.

Original Florida Highwaymen Weekend Extravaganza Davenport, 863-419-3300 www.MyDavenport.org

The artists credited for the beginning of the “Indian River School” art movement, created paintings of Florida landscapes. See demonstrations and enjoy Florida food.

Florida Strawberry Festival Plant City, 813-752-9194 www.flstrawberryfestival.com Annual celebration of the strawberry in Central Florida.

International Carillon Festival at Bok Tower Gardens Lake Wales, 863-676-1408 www.BokTowerGardens.com Daily concerts at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. with world renowned guest carillonneurs.

Spring Obsession Garden Event Munn Park, Lakeland springobsession.org

A celebration of gardening, art and music in downtown Lakeland.

Kathleen Area Heritage Day Festival Lakeland, www.KAHSatSocrum.com

Sugar cane grinding & syrup making, arts & crafts, entertainment, kids’ activities and more.

Lake Wales Art Festival On the shores of Lake Wailes 863-676-8426 www.LakeWalesArtsCouncil.org

Sun ‘n Fun’s Splash-In at Fantasy of Flight Polk City, 863-984-3500 www.fantasyofflight.com/splash-in

Juried show with more than 100 exhibitors, food, entertainment and children’s activities.

A variety of seaplanes and amphibious aircraft splash in for this competition on Fantasy of Flight’s Lake Agnes.

Major League Baseball Spring Training – Detroit Tigers Lakeland, 863-686-8075 www.detroittigers.com

Florida Ice Cream Festival Sun ’n Fun Campus, Lakeland floridaicecreamfestival.org

Rebel Spring Games Winter Haven & Auburndale RebelSpringGames.com

Over 100 college softball teams compete throughout the month.

Bloomin’ Arts Festival Bartow, 863-519-0508 www.BartowArtGuild.com

Some of the Southeast’s finest artists plus quilts, cars, flowers and kids’ art area.

Central Park Art Festival Downtown Winter Haven 863-291-5661 www.centralparkartfestival.com

Juried art festival includes 100 vendors, local entertainment, food and activities for children.

Bluegrass Festival Auburndale, 863-665-0062 www.intlmarketworld.com Clogging, music and food.

Bach Festival Lakeland, Winter Haven and Lake Wales www.bachfestivalofcentralflorida.org

Some of the most outstanding musicians in central Florida including the Bach Festival Orchestra and soloists. APRIL

Mustangs & Mustangs Fantasy of Flight, Polk City 863-984-3500 www.fantasyofflight.com

The only Mustang event in Florida that features beautifully restored P-51 Mustang war birds from WWII and Ford and Mustang automobiles.

Sun ‘n Fun Fly-In Lakeland, 863-644-2431 www.sun-n-fun.org

Daily airshows, warbirds, ultralights, helicopters, seaplanes and more on display; youth activities and evening entertainment. International aviation convention and fly-in and the nation’s second largest air show.

A fun filled day of family entertainment, activities, live music and acts, arts and crafts fair, and of course plenty of ice cream.

Child of the Sun Jazz Festival Lakeland, www.cotslakeland.com Bark in the Park Winter Haven, 863-295-9422 www.MainstreetWH.com Concert Under the Stars Bok Tower Gardens, Lake Wales 863-676-1408 www.boktowergardens.org MAY

Mayfaire-by-the-Lake Lakeland, 863-688-7743, ext. 237 www.PolkMuseumofArt.org

One of Florida’s premier outdoor art festivals showcasing about 175 artists.

IRONMAN Florida 70.3 Lake Eva Park, Haines City ironmanhainescity.com JULY

Christmas in July Craft Fair Lakeland Center, Lakeland 863-834-8100 Thunder on the Ridge Haines City, 863-421-3700 www.HainesCity.com

This event is known as the largest fireworks display in Polk County and offers food, music, family entertainment, arts and crafts.

Red, Brick & Boom LEGOLAND® Florida, Winter Haven 877-350-LEGO (5346) www.florida.legoland.com

Multi-day celebration of the 4th of July. Special 3-D glasses turn ordinary fireworks into millions of exploding bricks.

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SEPTEMBER

Latino Fest Haines City, 863-421-3700 www.HainesCity.com

Celebrate the tremendous sounds, sights and tastes of Latino culture. OCTOBER

Grillin’ and Chillin’ BBQ Competition Lake Alfred, 863-291-5272 www.MyLakeAlfred.com

Annual BBQ competition, entertainment and vendors at Lion’s Park.

Hispanic Festival of Polk County Lake Mirror Complex, Lakeland 863-644-5362 www.clubhispanodelakeland.com Over 40,000 gather to celebrate Hispanic culture and heritage. Everyone is invited to come and enjoy the music, food and fun.

Munn Park Garden Extravaganza Munn Park, Lakeland 863-370-4065

Free family day of activities with over 50 plant, garden and art vendors.

Fall Fest Polk State College, Winter Haven 863-298-6866, www.polk.edu/fallfest Craft show, kids zone, music, food, haunted house, pumpkin patch and more.

Fine Swine at the Pit Mulberry, 863-559-2409 www.fineswine.org

Teams from throughout the U.S. compete in a Bar-B-Que cook-off at this “chop licking” family event.

Annual Cracker Storytelling Festival Homeland Heritage Park 863-534-4340

Well-known storytellers promote Florida heritage to all ages.

Boktoberfest Bok Tower Gardens, Lake Wales 863-676-1408 www.BokTowerGardens.org

Octoberfest celebration and plant sale.

Lake Mirror Classic Auto Festival Lakeland, www.lakemirrorclassic.com All types of classic and collectible cars on display at Lake Mirror Park.

Pioneer Days Festival Lake Wales, 863-678-4182, ext. 270 Crafters’ and vendors’ show with day-long attractions.

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Fall Festival Haines City, 863-421-3700 www.HainesCity.com

Crafts, food, entertainment, children’s & adults’ costume contest and more.

Oktoberfest Winter Haven, 863-295-9422 www.MainstreetWH.com

Beer tasting, pretzels, brats, live music.

Spooky Halloween Davenport, www.MyDavenport.org

Cotton candy, haunted house, wagon rides, costume contest and kids’ activities.

Ghoul’s Night Out Winter Haven, 863-295-9422 www.MainstreetWH.com

Family Halloween event at Central Park.

Fall Harvest Festival Davenport, 863-420-2586 www.VisitCentralFlorida.org

Pumpkin decorating contest, kids’ activities and more.

ZombieFest Lakeland, 863-510-9723 www.DowntownLakelandZombies.com Scare zones, live music, makeup artists to get you “zombified” in Munn Park.

Wings ‘n Things Youth Aerospace Weekend Sun ‘n Fun Florida Air Museum Lakeland, 863-644-2431 www.sun-n-fun.org Weekend aviation fun and activities for youth groups, scouts and families.

Brick-or-Treat LEGOLAND® Florida, Winter Haven 877-350-LEGO (5346) florida.legoland.com

Spooky, kooky event features themed treat stations, the largest LEGO Jack-o-Lantern in the world, entertainment and an all-kids costume contest. Every Saturday and Sunday in October. NOVEMBER

Tough Mudder Central Florida Westgate River Ranch Resort toughmudder.com Horse Creek Festival Davenport, 863-419-3300 www.horsecreekfestival.org

Heritage festival and invitational Florida art show.

When Pigs Fly South Sun ’n Fun Florida Air Museum Lakeland, 863-644-2431 www.sun-n-fun.org

Fly, ride or drive in for this Kansas City BBQ Society competition.

Bartow Craft Fair Downtown Bartow, 863-519-0508

More than 100 craft booths, children’s activities, classic car show and food.

Biennial Quilts & Tea Festival (2014) Davenport, 863-422-4507 www.quiltsandtea.com Biennial festival with quilts, vendors, tea and accessories, classic cars and more.

Central Florida NatureFest Polk County, 800-828-7655 863-551-4750 www.VisitCentralFlorida.org/Nature-Fest Nature weekend packed with excursions led by area wildlife experts.

Florida Flywheelers Fall Fuel Up Fort Meade, 863-285-9121 www.floridaflywheelers.org

Carols in the Park Central Park in Downtown Winter Haven 863-295-9422 www.MainstreetWH.com Crafts and holiday festival

Christmas Lighted Boat Parade Chain of Lakes, Winter Haven 863-293-2138 Evening parade of brightly lit pleasure boats through four canal-connected lakes.

Hometown Christmas Davenport, 863-419-3300 www.MyDavenport.org

Electric night-time parade, cookie decorating, Santa & Mrs. Claus, Cruise-in with classic cars and vendors.

Holiday Walkabout Lakeland, 863-510-9723

Antique tractors and engines, flea market.

Holiday festivities, live music & shopping.

Country Fair at the Museum Fort Meade, 863-285-8253

Christmas in the Village Fort Meade, 863-285-9121 www.FloridaFlywheelers.org

Cake auction, displays and crafts, BBQ, entertainment, kids’ activities, fresh produce.

Kathleen Historical Society Fall Festival Lakeland, www.KAHSatSocrum.com Arts & crafts, kids’ activities, pioneer skills demonstrations and more. DECEMBER

Mistletoe Marketplace Eagle Lake, 863-293-4141

Christmas crafts, music, hayrides, food, lights, train display and Santa.

Glitter, Glisten and Snow! Railroad Park, Downtown Haines City 863-421-3700, www.HainesCity.com Chestnuts, cider, pictures with Santa, entertainment and a chance to play in snow!

Holiday Home Tour Bok Tower Gardens Lake Wales, 863-676-1408 www.boktowergardens.org

George Street Christmas Lane Bartow, 863-533-2333

Sunset & Symphony Holiday Concert Lake Wales, 863-676-1408 www.boktowergardens.org

Countdown to Kid’s New Year’s Eve LEGOLAND® Florida, Winter Haven 877-350-LEGO (5346) florida.legoland.com

Tour the 20-room Mediterranean style Pinewood Estate decked out for the holidays.

Outdoor concert with the Orlando Philharmonic in the shadow of Bok Tower.

Christmas Bricktacular LEGOLAND® Florida, Winter Haven 877-350-LEGO (5346) florida.legoland.com

Select dates in December, ’tis the season to celebrate with a 270,000-brick Christmas tree, holiday entertainment and special appearances by LEGO Claus and LEGO Toy Soldier.

Various neighborhoods of homes and yards decorated with holiday allegories and lights.

Five nights of fireworks over Lake Eloise. Special 3D viewing glasses turn fireworks into millions of tiny LEGO bricks.

Kid’s New Year’s Eve LEGOLAND® Florida, Winter Haven 877-350-LEGO (5346) florida.legoland.com

The giant LEGO brick drops at a very kidfriendly midnight KST (Kid Standard Time) – otherwise known as 7 p.m. Includes fireworks and a dance party DJ.


VISITOR

SERVICES Dundee

INFORMATION SERVICES

Tourist Information Center Polk Outpost 27

800-828-7655 101 Adventure Ct., 33837 863-420-2586 www.VisitCentralFlorida.org Davenport

Visit Central Florida

800-828-7655 2701 Lake Myrtle Park Rd., 33823 863-551-4750 www.VisitCentralFlorida.org Auburndale

AIRPORTS

Lakeland Linder Regional Airport

863-834-3298 Lakeland

3900 Don Emerson Dr., 33811 www.lakelandairport.com

Orlando International Airport Greater Orlando Aviation Authority One Jeff Fuqua Blvd., 32827 www.orlandoairports.net

Orlando Sanford International Airport

1200 Red Cleveland Blvd., 32773 www.orlandosanfordairport.com

407-825-2001 800-626-6244 Orlando 407-585-4500 Sanford

813-870-8700 4100 George J. Bean Pkwy., 33607 800-767-8882 www.tampaairport.com Tampa 5001 U.S. Hwy. 17 N., 33830 www.bartow-airport.com

863-533-1195 Bartow

Jack Brown’s Seaplane Base

863-956-2243 Winter Haven

Chalet Suzanne Country Inn & Restaurant

863-676-6011 800-433-6011 Lake Wales

Lake Wales Municipal Airport

863-678-0080 Lake Wales

South Lakeland Airport

863-701-0000 Mulberry

Westgate River Ranch Resort

863-692-1321 River Ranch

Winter Haven Municipal Airport

863-298-4551 Winter Haven

2704 U.S. Hwy. 92 W.,33881 www.brownsseaplane.com

3800 Chalet Suzanne Dr., 33859 www.chaletsuzanne.com 450 S. Airport Rd., 33859 www.cityoflakewales.com/airport

7500 Coronet Rd., 33860 www.therealsouthlakelandairport.com 3200 River Ranch Blvd., 33867 www.wgriverranch.com 2073 U.S. Hwy. 92 W., 33881 www.mywinterhaven.com

Fort Meade

863-285-8253 214 W. Broadway, Ste. B (fax) 863-285-6968 (P.O. Box 91) www.fortmeadechamber.com Fort Meade, FL 33841

Frostproof

863-635-9112 11 E. Wall (P.O. Box 968) (fax) 863-635-7222 Frostproof, FL 33843 www.frostproofchamber.com

Haines City – Northeast Polk County Regional

863-422-3751 35610 U.S. Hwy. 27 (fax) 863-422-4704 (P.O. Box 986) www.hainescitychamber.com Haines City, FL 33845

Lake Alfred

863-875-7800 115 E. Pomelo St. (P.O. Box 956) (fax) 863-875-7800 Lake Alfred, FL 33850 www.lake-alfred.com

Lake Wales

Tampa International Airport Bartow Municipal Airport

863-439-3261 310 Main St. (P.O. Box 241) (fax) 863-439-3261 Dundee, FL 33838 www.dundeechamber.org

CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE

Auburndale

863-676-3445 340 W. Central Ave. (P.O. Box 191) (fax) 863-676-3446 Lake Wales, FL 33853 www.lakewaleschamber.com

Lakeland

863-688-8551 35 Lake Morton Dr. (fax) 863-683-7454 (P.O. Box 3607) www.lakelandchamber.com Lakeland, FL 33802

Mulberry

863-425-4414 400 N. Church Ave. (P.O. Box 254) (fax) 863-425-3837 Mulberry, FL 33860 www.mulberrychamber.org

Winter Haven

863-293-2138 401 Ave. B, N.W. (fax) 863-297-5818 (P.O. Box 1420) www.winterhavenchamber.com Winter Haven, FL 33881 MEDICAL CENTERS

Lakeland Regional Medical Center

1324 Lakeland Hills Blvd., 33805 www.lrmc.com

863-687-1100 Lakeland 863-294-7010 Winter Haven

Bartow

Winter Haven Hospital

863-293-1121 Winter Haven

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Doctor Today Walk-In Clinic (#5) 863-687-0200 101 Magnolia Ave. Mon.-Fri. 10 a.m.- 9 p.m.

Auburndale

Minute Clinic (inside CVS)

321-677-0531 7575 Osceola Polk Line Rd. Davenport www.minuteclinic.com Mon.-Fri. 8:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m.; Sat. 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Sun. 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

Ridge Medical Center

2231 North Blvd. W. Mon.-Thu. 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Fri. 8 a.m.- Noon

863-419-1428 Davenport

Dundee Medical Walk-In Clinic 863-439-7377

28055 U.S. Hwy. 27 Dundee Mon.-Fri. 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. (Closed Noon-1 p.m. daily)

Lake Wales Medical Walk-In Clinic 863-676-6007

1611 State Road 60, E. Lake Wales Mon., Tue., Thu. 8 a.m.-4 p.m.; Wed., Fri. 8 a.m.- Noon

Doctor Today Walk-In Clinic

863-687-0200 www.DoctorTodayTLC.com 1429 Lakeland Hills Blvd. (#2) Lakeland Mon.-Fri. 8:30 a.m.- 5:30 p.m.; Sat. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 4435 U.S. Hwy. 98 N.(#3) Lakeland Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m.- 8 p.m.; Sat.-Sun. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 3810 S. Florida Ave.(#4) Lakeland Mon.-Fri. 8:30 a.m.- 5:30 p.m.

Owl Now Urgent Care

3240 S. Florida Ave. 10 a.m.- 10 p.m. daily www.NiteOwlUrgentCare.com

863-644-7337 Lakeland

Premier Walk-In Clinic

863-644-3400 5676 S. Florida Ave. Lakeland Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m.- 6 p.m.; Sat. 8 a.m.-3 p.m. www.PremierWalkinClinic.com

Watson Clinic Urgent Care www.watsonclinic.com 863-519-1800 1600 Lakeland Hills Blvd. 863-680-7271 2200 Osprey Blvd., 33831 Bartow Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m.8 p.m.; Lakeland www.bartowregional.com Sat. 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Heart of Florida 2190 E. County Rd. 540A 863-393-9472 863-422-4971 Regional Medical Center Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m.- 8 p.m.; Lakeland 40100 U.S. Hwy. 27, 33837 Davenport Sat. 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. www.heartofflorida.com First Help Urgent Care Clinic 863-984-8000 Lake Wales Medical Center 863-676-1433 235 N. Commonwealth Ave. Polk City 410 S. 11th St., 33853 Lake Wales Mon.-Fri. 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.; Sat. 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. www.lakewalesmedicalcenter.com www.UC-walkin.com

Regency Medical Center

510 N. Broadway Ave. Bartow, FL 33830

Hours subject to change.

Bartow Regional Medical Center

863-967-3400 245 E. Lake Ave. (fax) 863-967-0880 Auburndale, FL 33823 w ww.myauburndalechamber.com 863-533-7125 (fax) 863-533-3793 www.bartowchamber.com

WALK-IN CLINICS

101 Ave. O, S.E., 33880 www.winterhavenhospital.org 200 Ave. F, N.E., 33881 www.winterhavenhospital.org

Bond Clinic Extended Hours Care 863-298-1191

500 E. Central Ave. Winter Haven Mon.-Fri. 5 p.m.-8 p.m.; Sat. 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; Sun. 1 p.m.-3 p.m.

Doctor Today Walk-in Clinic (#1) 863-687-0200

700 1st St. S. Winter Haven Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sat.-Sun. 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Firstcare Walk in Clinic

863-299-2420 400 1st St. N. Winter Haven Mon.-Sat. 8:30 a.m.-7 p.m. www.FirstcareWinterHaven.com


First Help Urgent Care Clinic

863-299-8485 320 1st St., S. Winter Haven Daily 7:45 a.m.-6:15 p.m. (Tue., Thu. open till 8:15 p.m., with sign-in by 6:30 p.m.) www.UC-walkin.com

Owl Now Urgent Care

550 Pope Ave. N.W. (U.S. 17) Daily 10 a.m.-10 p.m. www.NiteOwlUrgentCare.com

863-299-2630 Winter Haven

863-325-8185 7375 Cypress Gardens Blvd. Winter Haven Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sat., Sun. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. www.CypressWalkin.com

RENTAL CARS 205 W. Memorial Blvd., Lakeland 448 Cypress Gdns. Blvd., Winter Haven www.avis.com

Budget Car & Truck Rental

120 W. Memorial Blvd., Lakeland 448 Cypress Gdns. Blvd., Winter Haven www.budget.com

Enterprise Rent A Car

1755 N. Broadway Ave., Bartow 2600 Access Rd., N.W., Davenport 511 U.S. Hwy. 17/92, Haines City 21450 U.S. Hwy. 27, Lake Wales 619 E. Memorial Blvd., Lakeland 4510 S. Florida Ave., Lakeland 4997 U.S. Hwy. 98 N., Lakeland 470 Cypress Gdns. Blvd., Winter Haven 2073 U.S. Hwy. 92, Winter Haven www.enterprise.com

863-420-0108 Davenport, Haines City, Lake Alfred, Dundee

Yellow Cab/Maingate Taxi

800-331-1212 863-687-4332 863-295-9285

800-282-3655

www.annettbuslines.com

Dynamic Tours & Transportation 863-294-2925 Holiday Coach Lines 863-688-2114

www.holidaycoachlines.com

J B Enterprises Coachline Inc.

863-293-7808

Preston USA, Inc.

863-688-8611

Small World Tours & Cruises

863-420-0156

www.prestonusa.biz www.smallworldtoursandcruises.com

800-527-7000 863-682-1415 863-299-9375

LIMOUSINE/SHUTTLE SERVICE

A & E Transportation

863-438-5758 863-212-1180

Davenport

800-RENTACAR 863-533-5167 863-420-1180 863-419-1394 863-678-0933 863-682-0153 863-647-0866 863-815-7642 863-294-8090 863-956-1631

800-654-3131 117 E. Memorial Blvd., Lakeland 863-683-2003 460 Cypress Gdns. Blvd., Winter Haven 863-298-0651 www.hertz.com

Action Limousine Lakeland Eddie’s Limousine & Transportation ET Limousine Service

863-430-8979 Lakeland 888-556-7377 www.ETLimo.com

H & H Transportation

863-859-9711 Lakeland www.handhtransport.net

Kat and Son Transportation Lake Wales

Lily’s Limo Service Winter Haven

863-688-7433

Winter Haven Area Transit

863-534-5500

Sundance Limo & Airport Shuttle

Greyhound Bus Lines

863-682-3107 303 N. Massachusetts Ave., Lakeland www.greyhound.com

TAXI SERVICE

Airport & Local Taxi

LEGOLAND® Florida, Winter Haven, Auburndale, Lake Alfred, Haines City, Davenport, Bartow, Lake Wales

863-618-8400

Checker Cab Co. All of Polk County 863-665-8151 Imperial Cab LLC 863-968-9494 Winter Haven, Auburndale, Haines City

Luxury Cab Haines City, Davenport 863-421-2360 Polk County Taxi 863-521-2924

LEGOLAND® Florida, Winter Haven, 800-TAXI-CAB Haines City, Lake Wales, Auburndale, Polk County airports, and Orlando, Tampa and Sanford International Airports.

Road Runner Taxi

Davenport, Haines City

863-797-7288

863-207-4200 www.KatandSon.com

863-651-3010 www.lilyslimoservice.com

Citrus Connection

555 Ave. E, N.W., Winter Haven www.polk-county.net

863-816-7500

www.curves.com 50 Maxcy Plaza Circle, Haines City 2917 Duff Rd., Lakeland 1126 1st St. S., Winter Haven

863-419-9100 863-853-7177 863-299-3777

Gold’s Gym

www.goldsgym.com 3625 S. Florida Ave., Lakeland 3195 U.S. Hwy. 98 N., Lakeland 5636 Cypress Gardens Blvd., Winter Haven

863-646-3036 863-683-1900 863-291-4653

LA Fitness

www.lafitness.com 4764 S. Florida Ave., Lakeland 1164 Havendale Blvd., Winter Haven

863-644-3030 863-299-5575

LAWN BOWLING

Lakeland Lawn Bowling Club

820 E. Robson St. www.lakelandlawnbowlingclub.com

863-603-6302 Lakeland

863-614-7661 863-683-9611 BOWLING Lakeland www.EddiesLimo.com

Luxury Limousines International Winter Haven Polk Airport Transportation

PUBLIC BUS SERVICE

863-292-9166

CrossFit Lake Mirror www.CrossfitLakeMirror.com 502 E. Main St., Lakeland 863-703-0283 Chain of Lakes Crossfit www.ChainofLakesCrossfit.com 219 3rd St SW, Winter Haven 863-229-5913

Curves For Women

www.jbcoachline.com

Hertz Rent A Car

1212 George Jenkins Blvd., Lakeland www.ridecitrus.com

All of Polk County CHARTER BUS SERVICE

Annett Bus Lines

Urgent Care – Cypress

Avis Rent A Car

Shooting Star Taxi

Auburndale

863-293-9559 877-600-4653 863-287-4074

863-512-3334 863-647-5466 Lakeland www.SundanceLimoFL.com

AMTRAK www.amtrak.com 800-872-7245 Lakeland 600 E. Main St. 863-683-6368 Winter Haven 1800 Seventh St. S.W. 863-294-9203

HEALTH CLUBS/GYMS

Anytime Fitness

www.anytimefitness.com 444 Havendale Blvd., Auburndale 863-965-4695 7982 Lake Wilson Rd., Davenport 863-439-8202 36 W. Wall St., Frostproof 863-546-6010 515 U.S. Hwy. 17-92 W., Haines City 863-421-3481 1318 S.R. 60, Lake Wales 863-678-9999 6914-6928 S. Florida Ave., Lakeland 863-937-9783 710 Cypress Gardens Blvd., Winter Haven 863-280-6954

Crossfit Affiliates

CrossFit Lakeland www.CrossfitLakeland.com 3111 U.S. Hwy. 98 S. #110, Lakeland 863-937-8052 CrossFit Fenrir www.CrossfitFenrir.com 845 Creative Dr., Lakeland 863-579-7978

Fun Zone at Eagle Ridge Mall

863-949-4845 950 Eagle Ridge Dr., 33859 Lake Wales AMF Lakeland Lanes 863-646-5791 4111 S. Florida Ave., 33813 Lakeland www.AMFbowling.com Orange Bowl Lanes 863-858-3878 4318 U.S. Hwy. 98 N., 33809 Lakeland www.orangebowllanes.net Cypress Lanes 863-294-3295 2010 Dundee Rd., 33884 Winter Haven www.cypresslanes.com Indigo’s 863-855-0000 1107 3rd St., S.W. Winter Haven www.indigosfun.com

CINEMAS

Regal Cinemas, Eagle Ridge Mall 12 863-676-6990 955 Eagle Ridge Dr., 33859 863-676-8894 www.regmovies.com Lake Wales Cinemark Theaters 863-859-5414 3800 U.S. Hwy. 98 N., 33809 Lakeland (Lakeland Square Mall) www.Cinemark.com

Lakeside 18 Cinemas & IMAX

863-937-0415 1650 Town Center Dr., 33803 863-937-0555 www.cobbtheatres.com Lakeland

Palm Cinema 3

863-644-5871 Lakeland

Silver Moon Drive-In

863-682-0849 Lakeland

Cobb Grand 10 Cinemas

863-292-2466 863-292-0527 Winter Haven

4226 Old Hwy. 37, 33813 www.carmike.com 4100 New Tampa Hwy., 33815 www.silvermoondrivein.com 920 Havendale Blvd., N.W., 33881 (Spring Lake Square) www.cobbtheatres.com

Polk Theatre

863-682-8227 121 S. Florida Ave. Lakeland www.polktheatre.org (Movies: Fri-Sun. only) VisitCentralFlorida.org |

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