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Map. . ......................................... 2 Welcome . . ................................. 4 Fun Must Sees .......................... 6 Fun Adventures / Attractions . . .... 10 Outdoor Fun . . .......................... 20 Fun on the Water .................... 22 Fishing Fun ............................. 24 Hunting /Shooting Ranges .. ..... 27 Cycling .. .................................. 28 Extreme Sports ....................... 29 Golfing. . .................................. 30 Spectator Sports. . ..................... 33 Back-to-Nature / Parks . . ........... 34

Dining .. ................................... 40 Shopping ................................ 46 Accommodations . . ................... 50 Annual Events ......................... 63 Visitor Services . . ...................... 66

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...Visit Central Florida’s Polk County and get the most for your vacation dollars!

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elcome to Central Florida’s Polk County, where wide-open spaces meet up with sparkling lakes, fragrant orange groves, exciting attractions and unique downtowns. Our unmatched beauty, with abundant culture and history, makes us the perfect location for a fun family vacation or a quiet retreat. Our attractions, both natural and man-made, are sure to thrill young and old alike. Brilliant blooms explode with color in our many gardens, and rare wildlife call our parks home. Our 554 lakes allow for the best water sports around. From world-class bass fishing to water skiing, our warm weather makes these activities possible any time of the year. Common Gr

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Indoor activities abound as shopping, dining, museums and theatres allow for adventure in their own unique way. Dine in one of the many restaurants in our friendly downtowns specializing in local flavor, and shop the antiques and gift shops that line the streets. Affordable accommodations range from quaint bed & breakfasts to national hotel chains to vacation rental homes – something for every budget. We’re a quick drive to Tampa and Orlando, and an easy drive to Florida’s world-famous beaches. So stay awhile and get the most fun for your vacation dollars.

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5 Must Sees

LEGO® TECHNIC™ Coaster

5 Fun must sees! LEGOLAND ® Florida – Winter Haven Florida’s newest theme park is dedicated to families with children ages 2 to 12, offering a unique mix of more than 50 rides, shows and attractions, including LEGO® models and other interactive elements for the whole family to enjoy. The 150-acre park is comprised of ten different “Lands” including Fun Town, Miniland USA, Castle Hill, Land of Adventure, LEGO® City, XTreme, Imagination Zone, Pirates Cove, LEGO® Club House and DUPLO® Village. Activities abound, where kids can get their own LEGOLAND driver’s license, put out a “blaze” at Fun Town Fire Academy, tame a LEGO-themed dragon coaster or enjoy a pirate live-action, water-stunt show along the shores of Lake Eloise and adjacent to beautiful botanical gardens. The newly opened LEGOLAND® Water Park features a wave pool, Build-A-Raft lazy river, tube slides, body slides and an interactive water-play structure – DUPLO® Safari. 6

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Fantasy of Flight – Polk City Fire up your imagination and set course for the spirit of adventure that has inspired aviators for over a century.   Experience flight simulators, interactive exhibits, loads of kids activities, expert guides, and tram tours that place you behind the scenes of real working restoration and maintenance shops. Get up close to more than 60 of the world’s most legendary aircraft including the B-26 Marauder, B-24 Liberator, and P-51 Mustang – plus you can climb aboard a real  B-17 Flying Fortress. For your own high-flying adventure book a Hot Air Balloon ride or reserve a seat on Waldo Wright’s Open Cockpit Biplane.  Wing W Push your limits on Wing WalkAir – a four-story ropes course featuring alk Air at Fan tasy of Flight over 30 separate challenges and towering to heights of up to 50 feet – with 600 feet of screaming zip line!  Or you can set a more leisurely pace and climb aboard an old fashioned trolley as Orlampa Tours takes a step back in time with a seasonal grove, heritage and nature experience.

The Florida Air Museum at Sun ‘n Fun – Lakeland Aviation history reaches new heights with a rich variety of aircraft and artifacts covering the history of flight. Step back in time with an extensive collection of Howard Hughes memorabilia including rare artifacts such as models of the “Spruce Goose” and some of Hughes’ personal flight suits, medals and trophies.

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Bok Tower Gardens – Lake Wales Located on “Iron Mountain,” one of the highest points in peninsular Florida, Bok Tower Garden’s historic beauty is a treat to all the senses. Explore 250 acres of serene gardens surrounding the park’s signature 205-foot marble and coquina carillon tower. Listen for the soothing chimes as you tour the grounds, including the historic Pinewood Estate.

Frank Lloyd Wright Architecture – Lakeland Legendary architect Frank Lloyd Wright came to Lakeland in 1938 to create a “great educational temple” in Florida. He designed 18 structures for Florida Southern College to resemble buildings rising “out of the ground … and into the sun.” Twelve structures were built, and you can admire them on a guided tour or free walking tour.

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Ideas for Family fun

Fun ideas

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If you are looking for fun things to do that are certain to please kids of all ages and are great vacation activities, check out these ideas! Visitors can do them all at any time of the year. Museums aren’t just for Viewing. Parents can enjoy watching their children experience art in an interactive way at the Polk Museum of Art in Lakeland. Pg. 13

Ride an Airboat. Feel your adrenaline flow as you skim across the surface of marshes and lakes. Outdoor guides help you spot gators and other Florida wildlife! Pg. 23

Delectable Delights. See genuine Florida citrus candy being made. The kids can shop for their favorite vacation keepsakes at Davidson’s of Dundee. Pg. 14

Play in Barnett Park. A kid-friendly park with an interactive water fountain and climbing elements. Soft surfaces for those occasional stumbles. Pg. 13

Family Movie Night at a Drive-In. Take a trip back in time and see a first-run movie in one of the last authentic drive-ins in the country. Pg. 67

Hike the Trek Ten Trails. Visit the featured trails in Polk County and enjoy great places for geocaching. Pg. 39 Explore Explorations V. A fun learning center with three floors of kid-powered, hands-on exhibits. Pg. 13 Delicious Dining. Family friendly dining with lots of kids-eat-free options are found all around Polk County. Pg. 40-45 8

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Visit Polk’s Nature Discovery Center at Circle B Bar Reserve. Includes an interactive nature center featuring exhibits, a trail bordering Lake Hancock. Pg. 37

Cycling for All. Whether your family looks for easy trails or more challenging terrain, the area offers something for everyone. Pg. 28

Picnic Perfection. There’s not a more beautiful place on earth for a family picnic than Bok Tower Gardens in Lake Wales. The kids can enjoy feeding the squirrels in this natural Florida setting. Pg. 12

Be Adventurous. Take the kids on an early morning, hot air balloon ride. (40” height minimum) Pg. 29

Saddle Up. Experience an authentic dude ranch at Westgate River Ranch where the whole family can ride horses or see a rodeo on Saturday night. Pg. 38 Back to the Future. Celebrate the early life and times of a Central Florida county in a hands-on children’s area in a 1908 historic courthouse at the Polk County Historical Museum. Pg. 13

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Make the first stop of your family friendly Central Florida vacation to ...

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VACATION GUIDE Central Florida Visitors and Convention Bureau www.VisitCentralFlorida.org 2701 Lake Myrtle Park Rd., Auburndale, FL 33823 800-828-7655, 863-551-4750 FAX 863-551-4740

Polk County Sports Marketing

101 Adventure Court, Davenport, FL 33837

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• 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.

Sit back in comfort in the Bright House theatre

and enjoy a presentation showcasing the area.

• Try your hand on the putting green. • Visit Discovery Dock to find out about

nature-based activities.

• Pick up an authentic Polk County souvenir

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With so much to do in the area, you can’t miss this opportunity to learn about everything here in Polk County. Visitor Center open 9 – 6 daily.

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. The official Vacation Guide for the Central Florida Visitors and Convention Bureau is designed and published by: CNP – Clark/Nikdel/Powell 62 Fourth St., NW, Winter Haven, FL 33881 863-299-9980 Copyright 2012. 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 the Central Florida Visitors and Convention Bureau or the Bureau has been given exclusive rights for use in this guide.

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Attractions, Museums, Outdoor Adventures and more.

Fun Adventures

Polk Theatre

Insider Tips Take in a movie or live performance at the historic Polk Theatre in Lakeland. Built as a vaudeville/movie palace in 1928, the Polk Theatre is one of only a few atmospheric theaters in existence today. 10


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In this place of contrasts, you can enjoy world-class attractions, float above the Florida wilderness in a hot air balloon, skim across alligator-inhabited waters on an airboat, have a picnic in a serene garden and cruise through a chain of lakes. Visit world-class museums, art galleries and even experience exciting performances at historic theatres. Whether you’re an art or nature lover, history buff or wild adventurer, you’ll have plenty to see and do in Central Florida’s Polk County.

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Fun Adventures Attractions, Museums, Outdoor Adventures and more.

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LEGOLAND® Florida – Winter Haven

LEGOLAND® Florida is a 150-acre theme 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. The LEGOLAND® Water Park features a wave pool, Build-A-Raft lazy river, tube slides, body slides and an interactive water-play structure – DUPLO® Safari. 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) www.LEGOLAND.com Map grid F-7 The LEGOLAND® Florida Water Park and the Ford® Driving School are a part of LEGOLAND® Florida

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Bok Tower Gardens – Lake Wales Inspiring visitors with Olmsted gardens, majestic belltower with daily 1 and 3 p.m. carillon concerts and Pinewood Mansion. Café, gift shop. National Historic Landmark. Open daily 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. (last entry 5 p.m.) $$ See ad page 19 1151 Tower Blvd. (I-4, exit 55 and proceed S. on Hwy. 27 for 23 mi. Follow signs.) 863-676-1408 www.boktowergardens.org Map grid G-7 Fantasy of Flight – Polk City

Experience more than 60 rare and vintage aircraft, flight simulators, interactive exhibits, kids activities, costumed storytellers and expertly guided tours. Ride the tram which takes you from the Art Deco style hangars across the 250 acre private airfield for a visit to real working restoration and maintenance shops. Guests have a rare opportunity to witness vintage aircraft in flight and speak with the pilot (weather permitting). Pump some adrenaline on Wing WalkAir, a four-story ropes course with over 30 challenges at heights of up to 50 feet and a 600-foot zip line!  Climb aboard an old fashioned trolley for a leisurely step back in time with a seasonal grove, heritage and nature experience with Orlampa Tours.  Attraction open daily 10 a.m. -5 p.m. (excluding Thanksgiving and Christmas). Gift Shop and Diner open to public without admission. Free Parking.  $$-$$$ See ad page 17 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


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Polk County Historical Museum – 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.- Fri. 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Sat. 9 a.m. -3 p.m. Closed holidays. Free 100 E. Main St., (Corner of Main St. and Broadway Ave. in downtown Bartow) 863-534-4386, 800-780-5346, ext. 4386, www.polkcountymuseum.org Map grid E-8

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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 Mon.- Fri. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Free self-guided walking tours available daily. Guided tour 11 a.m. Mon.-Sat. $$. In-depth guided tour 1 p.m. daily. $$$. 111 Lake Hollingsworth Dr. (I-4, exit 32. Take Hwy. 98 S. Becomes S.R. 37/S. Florida Ave., left on MacDonald, to campus.) 863-680-4444 www.flsouthern.edu Map grid C-6

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.; Seasonal: 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 Historical Museum

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. 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 www.Polk-County.net (Click Visitors, Things To Do, Homeland Heritage Park.) 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 (In Lake Wales, from S.R. 17 turn east onto J.A. Wiltshire), 863-676-3445, www.lakewaleschamber.com Map grid G-7

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. Home to Barnett Park, kid-friendly play area with picnic pavillions. Barnett Park open 8 a.m.-dusk daily. 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.) 863-834-2280 www.lakelandgov.net/parkrec/hollisgarden.html Map grid C-6

Polk Museum of Art – Lakeland

Featuring a gallery of pre-Columbian artifacts, an outdoor sculpture garden and galleries of rotating exhibits. Open 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 m of Art

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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. $$ See ad page 68 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

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. $ See ad page 19 325 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

The 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. - Fri. 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Free 1099 S.R. 60 E. (E. on Hwy. 60, two miles east of Lake Wales, left on 11th St.) 863-676-8426 www.lakewalesartscouncil.org Map grid G-7 Hollis Garden

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AWSEF Water Ski Hall of Fame – Polk City

Citrus Candy, Jelly and Marmalade Factory. Take a free tour and watch candies, chocolates, marmalades, jellies and coconut patties being made. Visit our Citrus Fruit Packing House next door. Davidson’s was featured on the Food Network. Open 7 days a week 9 a.m.- 6 p.m. 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, www.davidsonofdundee.com Map grid G-6

Webb’s Citrus Candy Factory – Davenport

Visitors can spend a nostalgic afternoon traveling back in time to see how pioneers innovated and changed the sport. You will see and touch such artifacts as the first water skis, constructed in 1922 by the sports founding father, Ralph Samuelson, of Lake Pepin, Minnesota. Open Mon. - Fri. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. 1251 Holy Cow Rd. (I-4, exit 44, N. on 559, right on 557-A, left on Holy Cow Rd.) 863-324-2472, www.waterskihalloffame.com Map grid E-4

Mulberry Phosphate Museum – Mulberry

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. Free 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

Watch the making of fudge, citrus candy, peanut brittle, handdipped 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 Map grid G-5

Historic Dundee Depot Museum – 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.DundeeChamberFlorida.org 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, www.mypclc.org Map grid E-8

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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 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 Safari Wilderness Ranch – Lakeland

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.-May. 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

O’Hara Restorations, Inc. – Frostproof

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. By appointment only. Call Mon.- Fri. 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Free 470 Second 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

Bartow Air Base Museum – Bartow

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. by reservation. $$$$ 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

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Auburndale Speedway – Winter Haven

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

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

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. Call for appointment. 440 S. Airport Rd. (Off Hwy. 60 W. of Lake Wales to Airport Rd.) 863-678-1003, www.FloridaSkydiving.com Map grid G-8 Jump Florida Skydiving – Lake Wales

Located at Chalet Suzanne Country Inn. Tandem skydiving jumpers have a fabulous, full view of the scenery during the freefall. Call for appointment. 4000 Chalet Suzanne Dr. (4 miles N. of Lake Wales on Chalet Suzanne Rd. between U.S. Hwy. 27 and Scenic 17.) 888-313-5867, 941-228-2647, www.JumpFloridaSkydiving.com Map grid G-7


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). Scheduling recommended. 1855 U.S. Hwy. 92 W. at Winter Haven Airport (Between Lake Alfred and Auburndale) 863-956-2526, www.PrestonAviation.net Map grid E-6 Waldo Wrig

Imperial Symphony Orchestra – Lakeland

Five masterwork concerts, performed in the Youkey Theatre at The Lakeland Center. One free outdoor pops concert in Lakeland. 863-688-3743, Mail: P.O. Box 2623, www.imperialsymphony.org Map grid C-6

Southeastern University – Lakeland

Southeastern University has expanded their performance arts season with offerings varying from concerts to Broadway shows, operas and plays. 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

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Preston Aviation – Winter Haven

This historic movie house is the site for numerous murdermystery dinners, music series, gospel sing and holiday Festival of Trees. Call or visit website for further information. 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

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The Ritz Theatre – Winter Haven 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 Oct. - Aug. 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. daily. (Closed Mon. June - Aug.) 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

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 63 863-834-8100, 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. 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

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

Theatre Winter Haven – Winter Haven

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

Every year, 10 sculptures from the Florida Outdoor Sculpture Competition are selected for display in Winter Haven’s Central Park throughout the year. More sculptures can be found in downtown Lakeland.

Polk State College – Winter Haven

music & theatre

Florida Southern College Festival of Fine Arts – Lakeland

Annual series of outstanding presentations in art, music, theatre and dance in Branscomb Auditorium. 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 MacDonald, to Campus.) 111 Lake Hollingsworth Dr. 863-680-4296, www.flsouthern.edu Map grid C-6

Haines City Community Theater – Haines City

This community-based amateur theater group offers seasonal performances in the historic Clay Cut Centre. 801 Ledwith Ave. (In Haines City take Hwy. 17-92 turning S. on 10th St., right on Ledwith Ave.) 863-421-1893, www.hainescitytheater.com Map grid G-5

Polk State College presents an array of musical, theater and artistic performances and shows throughout the year. 999 Ave. H N.E. (From downtown Winter Haven, take 542 E., left at Lake Elbert Dr.) 863-297-1050, www.polk.edu 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. at 7:30 p.m.; Sun. at 2 p.m. 139 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

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visual arts & dance

Arts on The Park – Lakeland

Showcasing local artists and hosting exhibits, workshops and special events. Open Thurs.- Sat. 12 p.m. - 8 p.m.; Wed. 12 p.m.-4 p.m. 115 N. Kentucky, 863-680-2787, www.artsonthepark.org, Map grid C-6

Bartow Art Guild – Bartow

Art classes, special workshops and children’s summer art classes, plus the exciting “Bloomin’ Arts Festival” in March. 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, Map grid C-6

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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 Tues.- Fri. 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. (Sept.-Apr.); Tues. & Thurs. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. (May-Aug.) Free 12 E. Wall St. (At the intersection of Scenic Hwy./S.R. 17 and Wall St. in Downtown Frostproof.) 863-635-7271 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 Map grid C-6

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 Mon.-Fri. 12:30-4 p.m. Free 210 Cypress Gardens Blvd. (Hwy. 540), 863-291-5661, www.ridgeart.org Map grid F-7


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fun adventures

Play time for children The Family Fun Center 4825 S. Florida Ave., 33813 www.thefamilyfuncenter.com

863-644-1728 Lakeland

18-hole adventure golf, laser tag, more than 100 games and Funtasia, a 4-story maze of tunnels, tubes, slides and obstacles.

Common Ground Playground 863-834-2233 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.

Lake Eva Park

555 Ledwith Ave. www.ci.haines-city.fl.us

Family fun playground with seasonal Aquatic Center.

Sunflower Preschool 863-834-2280 Playground

at Barnett Family Park Lakeland 730 E. Orange St. www.Lakelandgov.net/parkrec

Chain of Lakes Downtown Trailhead 863-291-5656 Park 611 3rd St. N.W. Winter Haven www.MyWinterHaven.com Family fun playground.

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outdoors

Outdoor Fun Water Recreation • Fishing • Cycling • Adventure Sports Golf • Spectator Sports • Parks

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Some of our most popular attractions took 4 million years to build!

The Club at Eaglebrooke

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elcome to the land of unmatched natural beauty and Old Florida charm …

Central Florida’s Polk County. We invite you to explore our beautiful parks, rivers, lakes and nature areas by motorboat, airboat, hiking trail or cycling path. Fish and hunt in our bountiful waters and lands. Accelerate your adrenaline rush with our extreme sports. Central Florida’s Polk County brims with adventure and nature – perfect outdoor fun for the young and the young at heart.

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Fun on the water

Fun on the

water

It's a watersports paradise.

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Airboating or swamp buggy rides, anyone?

Boating, cruising and water-skiing

Explore our watery wilderness on an airboat ride, and you’ll experience a Florida that few ever see. The fast, powerful boats at Alligator Cove, Camp Mack, Captain Fred’s, Grape Hammock, Mild to Wild or Westgate River Ranch can take you into shallow areas not accessible by any other means. You’ll see the REAL Florida, up close and personal. Westgate River Ranch also offers swamp buggy rides for another option for the close-up nature encounter.

Public boat ramps and boat rental outfitters make it easy to get on the water. Rent a boat and explore our waterways, or hop aboard a nature cruise and let the captain do the work. Memory Makin’ Guides offers pontoon tours of the Winter Haven Chain of Lakes, Lake Kissimmee and the Kissimmee River chain. You can relax on a sunset cruise of Lake Pierce at the Florida Leadership Training Center. If you like to enjoy the water in a kayak,

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rentals and guided tours are available.

If you’ve always wanted to learn to water-ski, several area schools will teach you the basics. If you’re experienced, come here to train with the best. Visit the Water Ski Hall of Fame and Museum and learn the history of the sport.


Fun on the water

Jake’s takes

I really want to go to water-ski school.

Want to know more? Visit Polk Outpost 27, Central Florida’s Official Visitor Information Center. In the gift shop purchase a waterproof Lakes Map that details access to our lakes.

Water’s Edge Fish Camp (Pontoon) Lake Wales, 863-696-1411

BOAT RENTALS Camp Mack’s River Resort Lake Wales, 863-696-1108, www.campmack.com

(Pontoons)

Chain of Lakes Kayaks (Kayaks) Lake Alfred, 863-229-1070, www.ChainofLakesKayaks.com Florida Leadership Training Center (Canoes, Kayaks) Haines City, 863-439-7332, www.flaltc.org Grape Hammock Fish Camp Lake Wales, 863-692-1500 www.grapehammock.com

(Motorboats)

Jennings Resort (Rowboats, Motorboats) Lake Wales, 863-439-3811 www.jenningsresort.com Lake Juliana Boating & Lodging (Rowboats) Auburndale, 863-984-1144 www.lundyville.com Marine Supply (Pontoons) Winter Haven, 863-293-1156, 877-364-2921 www.marinesupplyboats.com

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

WATER SKI SCHOOLS Barefoot Etc. Winter Haven, 863-299-3613 www.barefoot-etc.com

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

Briscoe’s Ride Center Winter Haven, 863-521-1076 www.thewakeboardcoach.com Fluid Ski & Sports Polk City, 863-412-7547, www.SkiFluid.com Lucky Lowe Ski School Lake Alfred, 863-326-0092, www.luckylowe.com World Barefoot Center Winter Haven, 863-877-0039 www.worldbarefootcenter.com

PONTOON BOAT CRUISES

Oak Harbor (Canoes, Kayaks, Pontoons) Haines City, 863-289-6662 (Summer) or 863-956-1341 (Winter), www.oakharbor-rv.com

Florida Leadership Training Center Haines City, 863-439-7332, ext. 6329, www.flaltc.org

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

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

Camp Mack’s River Resort Lake Wales, 863-696-1108 www.campmack.com Grape Hammock Fish Camp Lake Wales, 863-692-1500 www.grapehammock.com Westgate River Ranch Resort Marina (Airboats, Swampbuggy) River Ranch, 863-692-1321 x7 or 863-692-2909 www.wgriverranch.com

KAYAK TOURS Chain of Lakes Kayaks Lake Alfred, 863-229-1070, www.ChainofLakesKayaks.com

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Fishing

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he “Largemouth Bass Capital of the World” welcomes you!

Our more than 550 freshwater lakes, scenic rivers and man-made water features are home to bass, crappie, catfish, bluegill, redear sunfish and sunshine bass. From the 16 canalconnected Winter Haven “Chain of Lakes” to the 34,948-acre Lake Kissimmee, to a canoe trip down the beautiful Peace River, the fishing is abundant here in Central Florida’s Polk County. Lakes Mattie and Juliana, located north of Auburndale, abound with largemouth bass, bluegill, redear sunfish and sunshine bass. Lake Kissimmee, known throughout the south for its bass, also produces large catches of black crappies. Connected to the northwest end of Lake Kissimmee by a canal, the 6,000acre Lake Hatchineha produces good catches of largemouth bass and bluegill. Its cypress-rimmed shoreline provides nesting areas for numerous ospreys, anhingas and other wildlife. Five thousand acres of deep, clear water with a public boat ramp await you at Crooked Lake, six miles south of Lake Wales. Lake Weohyakapka, better known as Lake Walk-inWater, yields nice catches of black crappie and largemouth bass and is located four miles south of S.R. 60 between River Ranch Resort and Lake Wales. A scenic river for canoe fishing trips, the Peace River flows from Polk County to Charlotte County.

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fishing fun

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

FISHING GUIDES

BOAT RAMPS

Bill Whiting’s Pro-Bass Guide 863-293-8245

Ramps are concrete unless otherwise noted. More than 80 boat ramps can be found in the Polk County Lakes Map available for purchase at Polk Outpost 27. 863-420-2586 Alturas Lake Wales Lake Garfield (off Hwy. 655A) Coleman Landing (S.R. 60) Surveyor’s Lake (dirt launch, Marshall Edwards Rd.) Lake Rosalie Park (S.R. 60) Lake Wailes (Lake Shore Blvd.) Auburndale Lake Mariana (Oakview Ave.) Lakeland Banana Lake (5002 Tillery Rd.) Bartow Crystal Lake (2500 N. Crystal Lake Dr.) Heritage Peace River Landing Lake Deeson (5305 Wood Circle East) (3301 Homeland Garfield Rd.) Lake Gibson (4901 Lake Gibson Park) Peace River Canoe Launch (dirt launch off S.R. 60 East) Lake Parker Sertoma Park (Memorial Blvd.) Dundee Saddle Creek Park (3716 Morgan Combee Rd.) Lake Annie (dirt launch off Hwy. 17A, Campbell Rd.) Polk City Lake Pierce (off Timberline Rd.) Lake Agnes (333 Bridges Rd.) Frostproof Lake Tennessee (off Hwy. 559A Old Berkley Rd.) Lake Arbuckle Park (Lake Arbuckle Rd.) Mudd Lake (oyster shell launch off S.R. 33) Lake Livingston (Lake Livingston Rd.) Lake Walk-in-Water Winter Haven (Lake Walk-in-Water Rd. to Boat Landing Rd.) Lake Blue North (natural shell launch, Lake Blue Dr.) Lake Cannon (Lake Cannon Dr.) Haines City Lake Hartridge Park (20th Street N.W. off Hwy. 544) Lake Confusion (dirt launch, Kentucky St., N. of Hwy. 92) Lake Howard (Lake Howard Drive) Lake Eva (off Hwy. 17-92) Lake Jessie (Lake Jessie Dr.) Port Hatchineha (Port Hatchineha Rd.) Lake Roy (S. Lake Roy Dr.) Lake Alfred Lake Sears (100 Lake Sears Dr.) Lake Rochelle (off Hwy. 17-92) Lake Shipp Sertoma Park (1651 Lake Shipp Dr.) Lake Haines (off Hwy. 17-92) Lake Shipp – W.G. Roe Park (2403 7th Street S.W.) Lake Hamilton Lake Summit (Lake Summit Dr.) Lake Hamilton (off Hwy. 27) Lake Marion (Jim Edwards Rd.)

Camp Mack’s River Resort 863-696-1108, 800-243-8013 www.campmack.com Central Florida Bucketmouths 863-661-7226 www.CFBucketmouths.com Memory Makin’ Guides 800-749-2278 www.memorymakinguides.com Natural High Adventures 863-660-5428 Ray Frenette Pro Guide Service 863-696-1843, 866-829-7973 www.FloridaHawgBass.com Southern Outdoorsman 888-692-2208 www.bassfishingguide.com Westgate River Ranch Resort Marina 863-692-1321 ext. 7 or 863-692-2909 www.wgriverranch.com

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.

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Fishing Guide

Pool

Gas

Bait & Tackle

Restaurant on Site

Cottage Rentals/Camping C = Cottage P = Camping Wireless Internet F = Free C = Charge

Slip Rental

Camps

RV Hookup

Fish

Cottage Rentals/Camping

Bank fishing at Lake Kissimmee State Park

Boat Rental

Jake’s takes

The Winter Haven Chain of Lakes, a chain of 16 canal-connected lakes, produces some of the most consistent catches of largemouth bass, bluegill and black crappie in the region. Several public boat ramps are located throughout the chain.

Wireless Internet

Fishing fun

Saddle Creek, a fish management area, is located off US Hwy. 92, between Auburndale and Lakeland and the Tenoroc Fish Management Area, located northeast of Lakeland just off I-4, feature several fish-filled lakes created by phosphate mining. Various pits are designed for specific uses including fly-fishing, fishing teams and bank fishing.

Auburndale Fish Haven Lodge Mobile Home & RV Park – Lake Juliana

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

Seriously, I caught a fish!

Lake Juliana Boating and Lodge – Lake Juliana

600 Lundy Rd., Auburndale, FL 33823 863-984-1144, Fax 863-984-1144, lundyville.com

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Haines City Bannon Fish Camp – Lake Marion

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

Oak Harbor Lodging & RV Park – Lake Lowery

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Camp Mack River Resort

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.

Camp Mack River Resort Between Lake Kissimmee & Lake Hatchineha

ADS PGS 26, 60

14900 Camp Mack Rd., Lake Wales, FL 33898 863-696-1108, 800-243-8013, Fax 863-696-1500 www.campmack.com

Grape Hammock Fish Camp – Lake Kissimmee

800-243-8013 863-696-1108 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 1400 Grape Hammock Rd., Lake Wales, FL 33898 863-692-1500, Fax 863-692-0213 www.grapehammock.com

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hunting/shooting

Hunting & Shooting Insider Tips

Ranges

Westgate River Ranch offers an expansive range with both skeet and trap opportunities. All equipment is available there, so give it a “shot” and see how you do.

HUNTING Avon Park Air Force Range:

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

Green Swamp: Off Hwy. 98 north of Lakeland, access on Rock Ridge Rd. and S.R. 471. 863-648-3200, www.myfwc.com Lake Wales Ridge State Forest: Outside Frostproof, main entrance on Lake Arbuckle Rd. 863-635-7801, www.myfwc.com

SHOOTING RANGES Saddle Creek Gun Range:

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.

Trap and skeet shooting

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

Shoot Straight Lakeland:

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.

Tenoroc Shooting Sports and Training:

(Outdoor Range) 3755 Tenoroc Mine Rd., Lakeland Gun rental available. 863-666-2500 www.tenoroc.us Hours: Mon., Thurs, Fri. 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat. & Sun. 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Tim’s Guns & Range: (Indoor Range)

The sport of trap and skeet shooting allows for an adrenaline-pumping recreational and competitive activity for the whole family. As clay disks fly through the air at high speeds, shooting from a specific distance gives you all the feel of hunting without harming any creatures.

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

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. 40016, www.wgriverranch.com Hours: Fri. 12-5 p.m.; Sat. 9 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.; Sun. 9 a.m.-2 p.m.; Tues.-Thurs. with 24-hour notice.

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cycling

Fort Fraser Trail near Bartow

Fun on two wheels

Insider Tips Want to know more? Call 1-800-828-7655 to request a copy of the

Central Florida Cycling Guide

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ften called the “Cycling Capital of Florida,” Polk County’s bike routes lead through historic downtowns, fragrant orange groves, cool forests and cozy communities.

Lakes and parks offer easy riding and restful vistas, while the hills and valleys in the southeastern part of the county provide more challenging terrain. The Van Fleet State Trail, one of Florida’s most rural rails-to-trails, is a 29.2-mile paved multi-use trail with a trailhead in Polk City. Walkers, roller-bladers and horseback riders are common sights along this trail.

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The Fort Fraser Trail, another multi-use trail, runs 7.75 miles between Lakeland and Bartow. Lakeland’s seven-mile Loyce Harpe Park Trail features several mountain biking courses. The TECO Auburndale Trail is a 5.5-mile paved multi-use trail with an abundance of wildlife. The Chain of Lakes Trail is 3.2 miles of paved trails beginning in the downtown Winter Haven area.

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Some of the area’s trails begin or end in historic downtown areas – perfect for a little culinary or retail therapy after an invigorating ride.

Bike Rentals Florida Leadership Training Center 5000 Firetower Road, Haines City 863-439-7332, x 6329, www.flaltc.org

LeRoy’s Bikeworks 6935 South Carter Road, Lakeland 863-937-9028, www.LeroysBikeworks.com Hybrid, mountain and recumbent bicycles. Bike racks also available. Road & Trail Bicycles 5113 U.S. Hwy. 98 S., Lakeland 863-937-8058, www.roadandtrailbicycles.com

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 paved and 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 sports

Extreme High-flying fun

Fun

If your sense of adventure includes extreme high-flying activities, then Polk County offers some of the best sky-high fun you can imagine! Try a tandem jump with an experienced skydiver, or board a vintage biplane and take the controls as the pilot guides you in your very own barnstorming adventure. Stroll the treetops in a hot air balloon AERIAL and glide across the beautiful central Florida skies. No matter what your extreme level is, your high-flying adventure starts here!

Balloons and Beyond: Hot air balloon rides. Polk City, 813-240-4844 www.balloons-and-beyond.com

Adrenaline junkies will find plenty of thrill-seeking adventures in Central Florida’s Polk County. Fly, skydive, race, glide or float – you’ll satisfy your craving for adventure here.

Fantasy of Flight: Biplane rides and hot air balloon rides. Polk City 863-984-3500, www.fantasyofflight.com

Soar like an eagle at Wallaby Ranch in Davenport. Along with a trained pilot, you and your hang glider will be towed into the air and then released. Take part in a tandem jump at Jump Florida Skydiving or Skydive Lake Wales. You’ll fall about 13,500 feet at 120 mph. Book a hot air balloon flight or biplane ride or test your skills on Wing WalkAir, the new ropes course and zip line at Fantasy of Flight in Polk City.

Insider Tips Ready to ride? Rent a Harley at:

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

Jump Florida Skydiving:

Tandem skydiving. Lake Wales, 888-313-5867, 941-228-2647 www.JumpFloridaSkydiving.com

Preston Aviation: Biplane rides.

SKATE PARKS Auburndale Skate Park: Bobby Green Plaza, Auburndale, 863-965-5545 Kiwanis Park: 1000 N. Lake Shore Dr., Lake Wales 863-678-4182

Mary Holland Skate Park:

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

Rotary Park Skate Park:

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

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

MULTI-SPORT

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

Paintball sports complex with three scenario fields. Equipment available for rent or purchase. 1715 7th Street, S.W., Winter Haven 863-224-6915, www.Action-paintball.us

Skydive of Tampa Bay:

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

Wallaby Ranch:

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

Action Paintball:

Florida Leadership Training Center:

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

Off The Wall Adventures:

RACING

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

Auburndale Speedway:

Wing WalkAir:

Sat. 7 p.m. (Feb.-Nov.) Winter Haven, 863-551-1131 www.auburndaleracing.com

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

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GOLFING FUN

Golfing

Fun

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

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ith near-perfect weather and a collection of golf courses designed by some of the biggest names in course architecture, it’s no surprise that Central Florida’s Polk County is a popular destination for amateur and pro golfers alike. Play a rolling course with more than 100 feet in elevation changes one day, then navigate your ball through picturesque wetlands the next. Drive it straight and narrow down oak and palm-lined fairways in the morning, and play golf the way it was born at a

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Scottish links-style layout in the afternoon. You could play a round every day for an entire month and still not play every hole. Historic courses include Cleveland Heights in Lakeland, Bartow Golf Course and Lekarica Hills near Lake Wales. Courses designed by today’s top architects include Southern Dunes Golf & Country Club and Diamondback Golf Club near Haines City, Ridgewood Lakes near Davenport, and Huntington Hills and The Club at Eaglebrooke near Lakeland.

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Renowned golf course architects Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw of Coore & Crenshaw, and Tom Doak of Renaissance Golf Design, worked side by side to create two spectacular 18-hole golf courses at Streamsong Resort. The courses are set to open in December 2012. For more information visit streamsongresort.com.


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• 18 SP 126 59.4 • • •

863-533-9183

150 Idlewood Ave.

• 18 P 126 69.8 • • •

863-424-3153 863-420-1724 863-424-0093 863-424-3341 863-420-2652 863-424-8688

42749 U.S. Hwy. 27 N. 500 Highlands Reserve Blvd. 525 Polo Park E. Blvd. 1744 Challenger Ave. 1518 Clubhouse Blvd. 200 Eagle Ridge Dr.

863-635-2676

6603 U.S. Hwy. 27

863-421-0437 863-421-4653 863-427-7150 863-439-4958 863-422-7511

6501 S.R. 544 E. 2888 Southern Dunes Blvd. 404 Village Dr. 50 Sun Air Blvd. E. 3200 S.R. 546

863-692-1514

95 Red Grange Blvd.

863-956-4179

1000 Cypress Creek Blvd.

863-326-1032 863-679-9478 863-676-8558

4141 Ashton Club Dr. 1650 South Highland Park Dr. 3301 Old Wailes Rd.

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 Lily Lake Golf Resort

haines city 10 Diamondback Golf Club 11 Southern Dunes Golf & Country Club 12 Stonegate Golf Club at Solivita, Poinciana 13 Sun Air Resort & Country Club 14 Westgate Grenelefe Golf Resort Indian lake 15 Indian Lake Estates Golf & Country Club LAKE ALFRED 16 Cypress Greens Golf & Tennis Community LAKE WALES 17 Lake Ashton Golf Club 18 Lekarica Hills Golf Club 19 Oakwood Golf Club LAKELAND

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863-667-1988

2505 Bramble Ridge Dr.

22 Cleveland Heights Golf Course

863-834-2377

2900 Buckingham Ave.

24 Huntington Hills Golf & Country Club 23

863-859-3689

2626 Duff Rd.

24 Sandpiper Golf & Country Club 24

863-859-5461

6001 Sandpiper Dr.

25 Schalamar Creek Golf & Country Club 25 26 Skyview Golf & Country Club 26

863-666-1623

4500 Hwy. 92 E.

863-665-4008

1100 Skyview Blvd.

27 The Club at Eaglebrooke

863-701-0101

1300 Eaglebrooke Blvd.

28 Wedgewood Golf & Country Club 28

863-858-4451

401 Carpenters Way

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

863-577-0236

1740 George Jenkins Blvd.

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MULBERRY 30 30 ImperialLakes Golf and Racquet Club

863-425-1153

6 Country Club Ln.

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863-692-1321

3200 River Ranch Blvd.

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31 Westgate River Ranch Resort WINTER HAVEN 32 Cypresswood Golf & Country Club

863-324-6174 863-326-9171

218 Golf Aire Blvd.

35 Willowbrook Golf Course 34

863-291-5899

4200 S.R. 544 E.

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1099 Clubhouse Rd.

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Detroit Tigers:

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

Lakeland Flying Tigers:

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

Aspire Higher Volleyball SuperCenter:

SPECTATOR FUN

GET IN THE GAME

Spectator

Fun

at Best Western Park View Hotel, 5661 Cypress Gardens Blvd., Winter Haven www.ahvsupercenter.com

Lakeland Raiders Indoor Football:

The Lakeland Center, 701 West Lime Street, Lakeland 863-834-7511 www.lakelandraiders.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:

Amway Arena, Orlando 407-89-MAGIC www.orlandomagic.com

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

Tampa Bay Buccaneers:

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

Tampa Bay Rays:

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

Tampa Bay Lightning:

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

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entral Florida’s Polk County offers a m iu d a world-class staging rchant St Joker Ma and training environment for virtually every type of sporting event or activity. The Detroit Tigers have gone to bat for Spring Training here since 1934 and have been playing in Joker Marchant Stadium since 1966. The Single-A Lakeland Flying Tigers play here April-August in the Florida State League.

Make us your home base for a Spring Training vacation.

Other big-name teams have their homes nearby including the Buccaneers (NFL) and the Lightning (NHL) in Tampa, the Tampa Bay Rays (MLB) in St. Petersburg and the Magic (NBA) in Orlando. Catch an arena football game played by the Lakeland Raiders, Orlando Predators or Tampa Bay Storm. You’ll be front and center for all the big games.

Spring Training baseball games take place all over Central Florida including the Atlanta Braves at Disney’s Wide World of Sports Complex, the Houston Astros at the Osceola County Stadium in Kissimmee and the New York Yankees at Steinbrenner Field in Tampa – all a short drive from Polk County.

Sports Events Central – Known as

Jake’s takes

Watched a Tigers game.

the Destination of Champions, Polk County is ball 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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BACK TO NATURE

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entral Florida’s Polk County is home to some of the bestpreserved nature areas in Florida.

Gopher Tortoise

Bird enthusiasts from all over the world flock to Florida to add birds to their official “life lists.” Popular hiking areas include Lake Kissimmee State Park, the Florida National Scenic Trail, the Green Swamp, Tiger Creek Preserve, Lake Marion Creek Wildlife Management Area and Circle B Bar Reserve.

Reserve Circle B-Bar

Want to know more? Call 1-800-828-7655 to request a copy of Celebrate Nature

Hiking and Nature viewing in Central Florida 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! 34

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Nature Preserve Areas

Interstate Divided Hwy. Highway Toll Road Parks Linder Regional Airport

Airport Rd.

Drane Field Rd. Linder Regional Airport

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Symbols:

= Hiking

= Bird Watching

= Boat Ramp

= Cycling

= Primitive Camping

Alafia River Reserve

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

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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

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.

Avon Park Air Force Range

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

Directions: In Avon Park from U.S. 27, turn east on C.R. 64 and follow for 10 miles until it dead ends. Contact: 863-452-4254, www.avonparkafr.com Map grid K-10

Babson Park Nature Center & Caloosa Nature Trail Ridge Audubon Center

Nature trails winding through a 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, www.audubon.org Map grid G-8

Catfish Creek

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

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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)

Colt Creek State Park

BACK TO NATURE

Gator Facts

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

Crooked Lake Prairie

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

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

Crooked Lake Sandhill

Natural walkways among longleaf pines perfect to view native wildlife

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

Fort Meade Outdoor Recreation Area

Perfect access for canoe or kayak launch to Peace River

Polk’s Nature Discovery Center

on 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

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: 863-285-1110, www.cityoffortmeade.com Map grid E-9

Gator Creek Reserve

Well-established trails wind through pine and oak forests

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 www.polknature.com Map grid C-5

Green Swamp East

Five rivers, cycling trails and natural beauty are abundant in this vast preserve 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 Contact: 800-423-1476, www.swfwmd.state.fl.us Map grid C-3

Hampton Tract

Well-marked equestrian trails and group camping

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

Hickory Lake Scrub

Short trails for viewing many rare plants and animals

Directions: From U.S. 27 south of Frostproof, travel northeast on S.R. 17. Entrance is on left. N27° 41.830’ W081° 32.197’ Contact: 863-534-7377, www.polknature.com Map grid H-10

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Florida Scrub Jay

BACK TO NATURE

KICCO Wildlife Management Area

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

Lake Kissimmee State Park

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

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

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

Hardwood swamps, flatwoods and cypress swamps thrive along with 70 species of birds

On the Lakeland Ridge where dwarf scrub oaks are abundant Visit Westgate River Ranch to enjoy horseback riding through authentic Florida. 863-692-1321

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

Directions: Off C.R. 540A turn south onto Lakeland Highlands Road. N 27° 56.213 W 081° 55.412 Contact: 863-534-7377, www.polknature.com Map grid D-7

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. N27° 55.603’ W081° 57.435’ Contact: 863-534-4340, www.polk-county.net and click on Visitors Map grid C-7

Lake Wales Ridge State Forest – Arbuckle Tract

Mackay Garden & Lakeside Preserve

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

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: 863-291-5270, www.mylakealfred.com/parks Map grid F-5

Fish, canoe and hike along Lake Reedy.

On the shore of Lake Rochelle in Lake Alfred with nature trails, playground, natural canoe launch and grounds of historic mansion.

Jake’s takes

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

Mosaic Peace River Park

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

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Lakeland Highlands Scrub

Lake Rosalie Park

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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: American Avocet American White Pelican Anhinga Bald Eagle Black-Bellied Whistling Duck Black-Necked Stilt Crested Caracara Eastern Bluebird Florida Scrub-Jay

Lake Marion Creek Wildlife Management Area

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

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A boardwalk takes visitors through mature cypress and oak hammocks


SUMICA

Directions: West side of U.S. 17/98 (Charleston Avenue) in historic Fort Meade. N27° 45.629’ W081° 48.095’ Contact: 863-285-1110, www.cityoffortmeade.com/departments/recreation Map grid E-9

Directions: Located ten miles east of Lake Wales on south side of S.R. 60. N 27° 51.420 W 081° 22.526 Contact: 863-534-7377, www.polknature.com Map grid I-8

Paved trail winds around scenic lakes

Landscape of pine flatwoods dotted with marshes and oak hammocks

Pine Ridge Nature Preserve – Bok Tower Gardens

Tenoroc Fish Management Area

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

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’ Contact: 863-499-2422, www.MyFWC.com Map grid D-5

Saddle Creek Park

Tiger Creek Preserve – The Nature Conservancy

Roughly 50 acres of native habitat adjacent to Bok Tower Gardens

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: 863-324-7304, www.lakeregion.net Map grid F-7

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Patterson Park

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

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 Contact: 863-635-7506, www.friendsoftheparks.net 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’ Contact: 800-423-1476, www.swfwmd.state.fl.us Map grid A-3

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,

SUMICA

log on to www.friendsoftheparks.net/TrekTenTrails.

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dining

Local flavors Fine and Fun Dining ... Savor the flavors of Central Florida’s Polk County

W

hat are you hungry for? That question is answered easily with the variety of restaurants you’ll find. Unique atmospheres and friendly staff are standard fare.

Lavender & Lace Tea Room

Peebles’ Bar-BQ

Experience great food ranging from slow-roasted barbecue at a family-owned restaurant, fresh fish and gator at a rustic fish camp, to a six-course gourmet meal in a historic dining room. Our quaint downtowns boast a variety of cafes, many with outdoor seating to enjoy the wonderful Central Florida weather. From romantic bistros to kids-eat-free options, dining in Polk County will suit every palate.

Insider Tips d Bar & Seafoo Harry’s

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Don’t skip dessert! Delicious desserts are offered at many area restaurants.


The Finer Taste

Runway 9/27 Air Base Bistro 863-288∙8418 Overlooking the airport runway. 400 W. Bartow Airport B,L daily; D Thr-Sat. Map Grid # E-7 Beef ‘O’ Brady’s Call for hours and pricing. s = Fine Dining * = Local Flavor B = Breakfast; L = Lunch; D = Dinner

AUBURNDALE 863-965-5637

Auburndale Pizza Company

863-967-5070

2122 U.S. Hwy. 92 W. D daily 303 Main St. L-D Tue. -Sat.

Map Grid # E-6 Map Grid # E-6

305 E. Main St. B,L Mon.-Fri.

Map Grid # E-8

Mannino’s Pizzaria

Cool Shoppe Ice Cream Café

863-533-1365

135 S. Central Ave. L, D Mon.-Sat. Curly Tails Barbeque *

Map Grid # E-8

863-533-5685

356-A Havendale Blvd. B,L Mon.-Sat.

Map Grid # E-6

Chili’s

863-967-1230

Dunkin’ Donuts

863-967-5500

2323 U.S. Hwy. 92 W. L,D daily

Map Grid # E-6

Fred’s Southern Kitchen

1380 N. Broadway Ave. B,L,D daily (No D Sun.) Map Grid # D-8

Palace Pizza

Enjoy BBQ on the screened porch with an Old Florida feel.

863-967-3528

Smokin’ Jim’s BBQ Steak night on Saturdays.

3615 Havendale Blvd. L,D Tue.-Sat.

Sweet Magnolia Tea Bistro

Sandwiches, salads, quiche and desserts. 212 Howard St. L Mon.-Sat.

1010 N. Scenic Hwy. B,L,D daily (no dinner Sun.)

The Proper Pie Company

863-286-9170

43522 U.S. Hwy. 27 B,L,D 24 hrs. daily

British-style pot pies, scones and snacks.

Map Grid # F-4

145 Ridge Centre Dr. (Roseberry Plaza, Hwy. 27) Map Grid # F-4 L,D Mon.-Sat.

Sonny’s Real Pit Bar-B-Q

863-534-1429 Map Grid # D-8

Sunday’s Grill

863-588-2162

Stanford on Main

863-226-3220

2414 Sand Mine Rd. at Berry Town Center L,D Mon.-Sat.; D Sun.

Map Grid # F-3

Zen Asian Grill

863-420-9958

595 N. Broadway Ave. L,D daily 135 E. Main St. B,L Mon.-Sat., D Thur.-Sat.

Map Grid # E-8

Map Grid # E-8

Traditional English high tea and light lunches. 555 E. Stanford St.

DISNEY AREA / DAVENPORT

Sushi and Steak.

Your place for great food, fun entertainment, great times. Weekend soccer when available. 43392 U.S. Hwy. 27 S. L,D daily Map Grid # F-4 English-style fish & chips, full English breakfast.

4812 Grandview Parkway L,D daily

Map Grid # F-4

DUNDEE / LAKE HAMILTON

Melonie’s Café

863-439-5416

The Red Lion Pub & Restaurant

863-439-1700

209 E. Main St. B,L Mon.-Sat.

Map Grid # G-6

Applebee’s

863-424-7900

863-965-0230

Beef ‘O’ Brady’s

863-420-3350

863-965-1684

45653 U.S. Hwy. 27, Ridgeway Plaza L,D daily Map Grid # F-3 Bob Evans 863-424-1500 Broadway Café 43700 U.S. Hwy. 27 B,L,D daily Map Grid # F-4 119 W. Broadway St. B,L Mon.-Fri.

863-285-7077

CiCi’s Pizza

863-424-3800

Classic Pizza

863-285-6411

1850 Posner Blvd. L,D daily

Map Grid # F-4

Cracker Barrel

Double RR Café

863-285-9984

863-424-8100

John’s Drive-In & Restaurant

863-285-5202

Map Grid # E-6

Map Grid # E-6

BABSON PARK

Jack’s Diner

863-424-1823

863-424-4242

Pizza Connection

Sandwiches and ice cream. 101 N. Main St. L, D daily Map Grid # E-6

Perkins

The Shamrock Pub & Grille

Map Grid # E-8 L Mon.-Sat. Oct.-May (Jun.-Sept. by reservation only, for groups of 10+)

Shake Shoppe

Map Grid # F-3

863-519-9622

Tearoom at the Stanford Inn B & B 863-533-2393

863-967-9349 220 E. Lake Ave. L,D Mon.-Sat. Map Grid # E-6

L,D Mon.-Sat.; D Sun.

863-420-3336

Ruby Tuesday

Map Grid # E-8

503 Dixie Hwy.

L,D Thr. - Sat. (closed July 4 - Labor Day) Map Grid # D-6

2440 Sand Mine Rd. (Berry Town Center)

Map Grid # F-4

863-967-8886 863-967-3085

Mia Pizza

2700 Posner Blvd. L,D daily

Osaka Japanese Steakhouse Peeble’s Bar-BQ *

863-424-4222 43362 U.S. Hwy. 27 L,D daily (Open 2 p.m. Sun.) Map Grid # F-4

863-533-9688

1710 N. Broadway Ave. L,D daily

Map Grid # E-6

Map Grid # F-3

Perkins

Map Grid # E-6

1902 U.S. Hwy. 92 W. L, D daily

863-420-7779

863-420-0188

863-965-2717

314 Havendale Blvd. L,D daily Map Grid # E-6

207 Ambersweet Way L,D daily

Sake

New China Restaurant

B,L,D, daily

863-533-9300

863-421-0827

Map Grid # E-8

105 E. Main St. L,D Mon.-Sat. 150 E. Van Fleet Dr. B,L,D daily

501 Magnolia Avenue

863-534-3733

Map Grid # F-4

Southern table family-style dinner Tuesdays with advance reservation. Afternoon tea with advance reservation. Breakfast & Lunch Mon.-Fri. Steak night every Friday. 301 Map Grid # G-4 W. Maple

Kumo Japanese Restaurant

Menu or buffet – home-style cooking.

863-967-2454

43554 U.S. Hwy 27 L,D daily Hotel Tea Room *

863-519-3333

Chamba’s Sandwich Shop

Authentic Cuban cuisine. ’Til 6 p.m. weekdays

863-420-2064

Cookie Jar Bakeshop

Where friends and family enjoy good food and sports! 102 W. Polk St. L,D daily Map Grid # E-6

863-968-0010

Map Grid # F-4

Grand China Buffet

863-646-6767

All-you-can-eat catfish and chicken in evenings. 2400 E.F. Griffin Rd. L,D Tue.-Sun. (no lunch Sat.) Map Grid # D-7

With an oak tree in the center of the dining area, enjoy authentic Florida barbeque. 330 Map Grid # E-8 Old Winter Haven Rd. L,D Mon.-Fri.

Beef ‘O’ Brady’s

1260 Posner Blvd. L Fri-Sat; D daily

Catfish Country

Homemade lunches, soups, salads and desserts.

American Joes

863-534-3111

Where friends and family enjoy good food and sports! 120 E. VanFleet Dr. L,D daily Map Grid # D-8

863-424-3020

Wine & beer emporium with gourmet finger food, flatbreads and homemade desserts.

200 Ambersweet Way L,D daily

Where friends and family enjoy good food and sports!

Buffet and menu.

863-223-2130 Map Grid # H-9

Country Cookin’.

111 Dunson Lane B,L,D daily Curly Tails Barbeque

Map Grid # F-3

29400 U.S. Hwy. 27 L,D daily

Map Grid # G-6

FORT MEADE

Map Grid # F-3

403 W. Broadway L,D Mon.-Fri. 802 S. Charleston Ave. B,L Mon.-Sat.

17 N. Charleston Ave. B,L,D, daily

Map Grid # E-9 Map Grid # E-9 Map Grid # E-9 Map Grid # E-9

Crispers

863-236-3990

39895 U.S. Hwy. 27 L,D, daily

Map Grid # F-4

Diromio’s Pizza & Grill

863-420-2001

D’oro Palazzo

863-424-1100

Map Grid # F-4

50’s-style soda shop with ice cream, hamburgers and more. 801 Scenic Hwy. N. L,D daily Map Grid # H-10

Dunkin’ Donuts

863-422-5100

Frostproof Diner & Pizza Box 18 W. Wall St. B daily; L,D Mon.-Sat.

Map Grid # H-10

The End Zone

863-420-6569

Frostproof Family Restaurant

863-635-6595

Sandwiches, salads and soups.

101 Divine Dr. (at Polo Park) L,D daily 2200 Posner Blvd. L,D, daily 38219 U.S. Hwy. 27 B,L,D, daily 42605 Hwy. 27 B,L,D daily

dining

BARTOW

Map Grid # F-3

Map Grid # G-4

Map Grid # F-4

FROSTPROOF

Four Seasons

5298 Hwy. 27 B,L,D, daily

Frostbite

Country-style cooking.

133 S. Scenic Hwy. B,L,D daily

863-635-2951

Map Grid # H-10

863-635-4222 863-635-9700

Map Grid # H-10

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Orange Box Café

dining

7315 Hwy. 27 B,L,D, daily

863-635-7927

Map Grid # H-10

HAINES CITY

All Star Grill

Casual family-friendly sports grill. 94 Maxcy Plaza Cir. L,D daily

Beef ‘O’ Brady’s

863-422-3455

201 E. Hinson Ave. L,D daily

Jackie’s City Hall Art Café

863-419-4848 863-419-8669 Map Grid # G-5

863-421-0777

Daily specials, coney dogs, Chicago hot dogs, ice cream and desserts.

621 Ingraham Ave. B, L Mon.-Sat.

Map Grid G-5

LaFiesta Mexicana

863-422-2200

Manny’s Chophouse

863-422-3910

The R-Place Eatery

863-421-1304

645 Ingraham Ave. L,D daily 35496 U.S. Hwy. 27 D daily; L Sun.

863-956-3998

Luigi’s Italian Restaurant

863-956-9100

Enjoy a gourmet lunch in a Victorian tearoom with lake views. 430 N. Lake Shore Way L Mon.-Sat. Map Grid # F-5

228 S. Lake Shore Way L,D daily

Map Grid # F-5

Where friends and family enjoy good food and sports. 902 Old Polk City Rd. L,D daily Map Grid # F-5

Big Tony’s Pizza

Lavender & Lace Tea Room *

Map Grid # G-5

Map Grid # F-5

Home cooking with Fri. fish fry & Saturday dinner buffet. 35523 U.S. Hwy. 27 B,L, daily, D Tue.-Sat. Map Grid # F-5

Map Grid # F-5

Casual family-friendly sports grill. 2019 S.R. 60 E. L,D daily

Al’s Place

Featuring a Saturday Fish Fry.

863-679-9689

Bob Evans

23269 U.S. Hwy. 27 B,L,D daily

Map Grid # G-8

Manny’s Chophouse

863-678-0370

Norby’s Steaks & Seafood *

863-676-0296

Map Grid # G-8

Map Grid # G-8

Romeo’s Italian Restaurant

863-679-1975

Where friends and family enjoy good food and sports! 19598 U.S. Hwy. 27 L,D daily Map Grid # G-7

863-676-7400

35 S.R. 60 W. L,D daily

863-679-3325

Coffee shop with soups, salads, sandwiches and breakfast items. 222 E. Stuart Ave. B,L Mon.-Sat. Map Grid # G-7

Beef ‘O’ Brady’s

L’Incontro – Italian

863-949-4830

Map Grid # G-7

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

1530 N. Scenic Hwy. L Mon.-Sat., D Wed.-Sat. Map Grid # G-7 Beans-N-Brushes 863-676-8573

448 Eagle Ridge Mall L,D daily

210 S.R. 60 W. D daily, L Sun.

LAKE WALES

All Star Grill

King’s Burgers & BBQ

863-679-2974 Map Grid # G-7

1303 S.R. 60 E. D Tue.-Sat. Scuttles *

863-676-8325

Map Grid # G-8

863-676-7547

Authentic New England seafood.

343 W. Central Ave. L,D Tue.-Sat. Map Grid # G-7 Sizzling Grill 863-676-4898 21400 U.S. Hwy. 27 L,D daily (no lunch Sat.) Map Grid # G-7

Smokey’s Piano Bar & Grill 863-223-8122

216 Stuart Ave. L,D Mon.-Sat.

Map Grid # G-7

Woody’s Bar B-Q

863-678-1844

Shady Cove Bar & Grill

863-421-6800

Chalet Suzanne s

7140 S.R. 544 E. L, D daily

Map Grid # G-6

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

35620 U.S. Hwy. 27 L,D daily

863-422-1117 Cherry Pocket Map Grid # F-5 Steak & Seafood Shak *

863-439-2031

Abuelo’s Mexican Food Embassy

863-686-7500

T-Bones

863-421-3474

Steak and seafood served in a rustic setting overlooking Lake Pierce. 3100 Canal Rd. L,D daily Map Grid # G-7

Authentic flavors of Mexico in a fun, colorful atmosphere. 3700 Lakeside Village Blvd. L,D daily Map Grid # C-6

35510 U.S. Hwy. 27 L,D daily

Map Grid # F-5

Chili’s

863-676-9500

Bay Street Bistro s

863-683-4229

China Pearl

863-676-7933

211 E. Bay St. L Mon.-Sat., D Tue.-Sat.

Map Grid # C-6

863-679-3934

1474 Town Center Dr. L,D daily

Map Grid # C-6

Pizzas, wings, burgers. Open to all ages.

Sonny’s Real Pit Bar-B-Q Seafood, steaks and pasta.

LAKE ALFRED

The Back Porch at The Barn & Stable *

23535 U.S. Hwy. 27 L,D daily 1372 S.R. 60 E. L,D daily

Map Grid # G-7

Map Grid # G-8

863-956-2227

Crazy Cuban Café

863-956-1515

120 E. Park Ave. B,L Mon.-Fri. Map Grid # G-7 Crazy Fish Bar and Grill * 863-676-6361

A picnic lunch served in a quaint wooden basket. Dine inside or out. 115 Map Grid # E-5 Highway 557A L Tue.-Sat. year-round

Chat-A-Whyle

Six-course candlelight dinners or a la carte menu.

863-676-6011

Authentic Cuban cuisine.

19501 U.S. Hwy. 27 L,D daily

Map Grid # G-8

LAKELAND

Innovative menu with continental flavor.

Bd’s Mongolian Grill

863-688-3700

With a motto, “Why eat frozen,” expect fresh seafood at this local favorite. (Closed Mon. in summer) 802 Henry St. L Tue.-Sat.; D Mon.-Sat. Map Grid # G-8 Gary’s Oyster Bar & Seafood House * Grand Central Coffee Shop 863-676-4227 Real Florida oyster bar. 863-956-5055 Coffee, muffins, pies, smoothies and quiche. 660 E. Alfred Rd. D daily Map Grid # F-5 1 Scenic Central #101 B,L daily Map Grid # G-7 Home-style cooking family restaurant. 185 Lake Shore Way B,L daily

Nini’s Lake Alfred Café 148 W. Haines Blvd.

B,L Tue.-Sun.; D every other Fri.

Map Grid # F-5

863-956-3504

Map Grid # F-5

IHOP

740 S.R. 60 W. 24 hours daily

863-676-6748 Map Grid # G-8

Lang’s Taste of Florida Café * – Lake Alfred Chalet Suzann e

Enjoy family recipes prepared with fresh ingredients and served by a friendly staff. Enjoy homemade soup, fresh salads and entrees, and be sure to leave room for strawberry shortcake or a slice of our famous grapefruit pie that was featured on the Food Network. Mon.-Sat. 10:30 a.m.- 5 p.m. October through May 5900 U.S. Highway 17-92 W., Lake Alfred From U.S. Hwy. 27 in Haines City, turn west on U.S. Hwy. 17/92, go 4 miles, café on right.) 863-956-1460 www.langsuncountry.com Map grid F-5 The Back Porch at the Barn & Stable

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863-853-5405

I-4, Exit 33 B,L,D daily

Map Grid # C-5

Country Cookin’.

Crispers

Garden Bistro

Beef ‘O’ Brady’s

4810 S. Florida Ave.

863-646-7757

1070 Wedgewood Estates Blvd. (off US 98 N.) L,D daily

863-853-9464

L,D daily

Map Grid # C-7 Map Grid # C-5

Black & Brew Coffee House & Bistro 863-682-1210 520 E. Main St. B,L,D Mon.-Sat. (Sun. L only)

Map Grid # C-6

Bob Evans 3130 U.S. Hwy. 98 N.

863-688-0039

6425 S. Florida Ave.

863-647-5280

B,L,D daily B,L,D daily

Bonefish Grill s

Seafood, steaks and more, homemade desserts. 225 W. Pipkin Rd. D daily

Britt’s Café

Enjoy an all-you-can-eat fish fry on Friday nights. 3662 Harden Blvd. B,L Mon.-Sat.; D Fri.

Cuban Delight Café

863-701-0190

1039 East CR 540A L Mon.-Sat., D Tue.-Sat. Deli Delicacies *

863-607-9637 Map Grid # C-6

Buffalo Wild Wings

863-853-7722

Map Grid #D-6

Map Grid # C-5

863-644-3363

Divicious Deli and Coffee Shop 5327 S. Florida Ave. B,L Mon.-Sat.

863-646-4735 Map Grid # C-7

Earhart’s Runway Grill 3900 Don Emerson Dr.

863-937-8900

B Sat.-Sun., L daily, D Wed.-Sat.

Map Grid # C-7

Elena’s Cuban Cafe

863-665-3333

2246 E. Edgewood Dr. L,D Mon.-Sat.

4660 N. Socrum Loop Rd.

863-853-3183

1525 East Gary Rd. D Tue.-Sat.

Seafood and more.

Map Grid # C-7

Five Guys Burgers & Fries

863-646-2518

L,D daily

863-687-4386 Map Grid # C-6

Map Grid # C-6

Map Grid # D-5

863-688-6210

3980 U.S. Hwy. 98 N.

863-859-7350

L,D daily L,D daily

Map Grid # C-6 Map Grid # C-5

Chipotle Mexican Grill

863-248-4371

Chop Shop

863-603-4040

3434 S. Florida Ave. L,D daily

Gourmet hamburgers.

Map Grid # C-6

126 S. Kentucky Ave. L Mon.-Sat.; D Tue.-Sat. Map Grid # C-6

Chopsticks

863-682-2431

Ciao Bella - Italian

863-859-9075

Cozy Oaks

863-802-8121

246 N. Kentucky Ave. L,D Mon.-Sat. 5369 N. Socrum Loop Rd. L,D daily

Map Grid # C-6

Map Grid # D-5

125 N. Kentucky Ave.

863-688-3118

4128 S. Florida Ave.

863-644-9694

L,D daily

Map Grid # C-6 Map Grid # C-7

Kazbor’s Grille 863-686-3000 1535 U.S. Hwy. 98 S. L,D daily

Map Grid #D-6

863-688-9616

Classic Italian cuisine served in casual elegant atmosphere.

Ling’s Buffet

863-701-8787

Longhorn Steakhouse

863-682-8300

Louie Mack’s Steakhouse

863-619-6500

4320 S. Florida Ave. L,D daily 3737 Lakeside Village Blvd. L,D daily

5700 S. Florida Ave. D daily

Map Grid # C-7

Map Grid # C-6 Map Grid # C-7

2641 S. Florida Ave.

863-686-5552

863-603-7080

Louis Pappas Café Greek and American Café at Lakeside Village. 1318 Town Center Dr. L,D daily

863-284-1010

Fred’s Southern Kitchen

2120 Harden Blvd. B,L, daily, D Mon.-Sat.

Map Grid # C-6

Miller’s Ale House

863-709-9262

Mimi’s Café

863-686-6477

Map Grid #C-6

L,D Daily

Menu or buffet – home-style cooking.

Fresco’s Bakery, Bistro & Wine Bar 863-683-5267 132 S. Kentucky Ave. B,L daily; D Tue.-Sat.

Map Grid # C-6

Garden Bistro 863-686-3332 Chili’s 3750 Lakeside Village Ct.

Map Grid # C-6

1833 E. Edgewood Dr. L Mon.-Fri., D Mon.-Sat. Map Grid # C-6

Map Grid # C-6

2940 S. Florida Ave. B,L, daily, D Mon.-Sat.

1215 E. Memorial Blvd. L,D Mon.-Sat.

Map Grid # C-6

LaPorta Rosa s

1485 Town Center Dr. L,D daily

Chef T’s Garden Grill

3615 S. Florida Ave. L,D Tue.-Sun.

Map Grid # C-6

863-644-5144

863-647-5900 Map Grid # C-7 6645 S. Florida Ave. L,D daily Chateau Brieann 863-937-9660 5125 S. Florida Ave. D daily, L Sun. Map Grid # C-7

863-683-3777

Map Grid # C-5

L,D daily

Map Grid # C-7

Café Zuppina

Champs Sports Bar & Grill

863-607-6030

L,D daily

863-644-0738

863-683-1243

Map Grid # C-7

Il Forno - Italian

Map Grid # C-6

6808 S. Florida Ave.

Map Grid # C-6

Fish City Grill

4829 S. Florida Ave. D daily, L Fri.-Sun.

863-859-7772

Jimmy John’s

Map Grid # C-6

6 a.m.-11 p.m. daily

863-686-2228

3400 U.S. 98 N.

863-701-1900

24 hr. daily

Map Grid # C-6

863-644-8461

L,D daily

3110 S. Florida Ave.

24 hr. daily

863-688-8844

3437 S. Florida Ave.

Jimbo’s Pit Bar B-Q

863-688-2800

Carrabba’s Italian Grill

Hooters

863-683-0333

Café Roti Indian Restaurant 4417 S. Florida Ave. L,D Mon.-Fri.

Harry’s Seafood Bar & Grille

1111 Bartow Road

Map Grid # C-5

863-687-0262

Map Grid # C-6

863-853-3005

Fat Jacks Deli *

200 Parkview Place L,D Mon.-Sat.

863-701-9818 4742 S. Florida Ave. L,D daily Map Grid # C-7

5614 U.S. Hwy. 98 N.

863-940-4730 1212 S. Florida Ave., #2 L,D Mon.-Fri.; L Sat. Map Grid # C-6

Butterfly Bistro

Gosh! Asian Bistro & Sushi

New Orleans style restaurant. Map Grid # D-7 101 N. Kentucky Ave. L,D daily Map Grid # C-6

Fresh salads and sandwiches with phenomenal desserts ’til 5 p.m. 4110 S. Florida Ave. B,L Mon.-Sat. Map Grid # C-7

Map Grid # C-7

863-665-4049

3750 U.S. Hwy. 98 N. L,D daily

Map Grid # C-6

24 hr. daily

BubbaQue’s

2444 U.S. Hwy 92 E. L,D daily

L,D daily

Dunkin Donuts

Map Grid # C-7

863-619-2220 4532 S. Florida Ave. L,D daily; B Sat. & Sun. Map Grid # C-7

Variety of sandwiches, soups and salads. 1568 Town Center Dr. 863-646-2299 Grillsmith s L,D daily Map Grid # C-6 New American cuisine. Patio dining available. 217 N. Kentucky Ave. 863-682-7708 1569 Town Center Dr. L daily, D Mon.-Sat.

Map Grid # C-5

863-701-9480

Golden Corral Buffet & Grill

Inside and patio dining overlooking Lake Mirror. French, Vegetarian & Floribbean.

702 E. Orange St.

L Tue.-Sat., Sun. Brunch

dining

Cracker Barrel

5650 S. Florida Ave. L,D daily

Map Grid # C-7

Home-style comfort food. 3770 Lakeside Village Ct. B,L,D daily Map Grid # C-6

Mister Fish

863-688-4280

715 E. Palmetto St. L,D Mon.-Sat.

Map Grid # C-6

Carry out dinner and sandwiches.

Map Grid # C-6

Map Grid # C-6

Insider Tips Lunch or dinner at the Cherry Pocket Steak & Seafood Shak in Lake Wales is a real old-Florida treat. Feast on fresh seafood, homemade desserts … even gator! 863-439-2031

Home-style cooking. 1201 E. Orange St. B,L daily Map Grid # C-6

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863-680-2944 Ruby Tuesday 863-701-7829 3635 S. Florida Ave. L,D daily, Sunday Brunch Map Grid # C-6 Gourmet coffees along with salads, soups and deli sandwiches. 235 N. Kentucky Ave. B,L,D Mon.-Sat. Map Grid # C-6 Shane’s Rib Shack – Barbeque 863-686-7427 Map Grid # C-6 Moe’s Southwest Grill 863-616-9700 1529 Town Center Dr. L,D daily 1326 Town Center Dr. L,D daily Map Grid # C-6 Silver Ring Café 863-687-3283 Great Cuban sandwiches. A local favorite. Mojo’s Wings, Burgers & Beer 863-583-9119 106 N. Tennessee Ave. L,D Mon.-Sat. Map Grid # C-6

dining

Mitchell’s Coffeehouse

1853 E. Memorial Blvd. L,D, Daily

Map Grid #D-6

Smokey Bones

863-815-8870

Mt. Fuji Japanese Steakhouse

863- 688-2288

Oktoberfest German Cafe

863- 687-4661

Olive Garden - Italian

863-858-3876

5910 S. Florida Ave.

Map Grid # C-5

L,D daily

863-646-2990

Outback Steakhouse

863-648-1019

Steak ’n Shake

863-648-1440

Sumo Japanese Sushi House

863-648-1480

2607 S. Florida Ave. L,D daily

1747 E. Edgewood Dr. L Tue.-Fri.; D Tue.-Sat. 3911 U.S. Hwy. 98 N. L,D daily 5255 S. Florida Ave.

L,D daily (no lunch Sat.)

4208 U.S. Hwy. 98 N. L, D daily

Palace Italian Restaurant & Pizzaria

5720 S. Florida Ave. L,D daily

Palace Pizza – Italian

Map Grid # C-6 Map Grid # C-6

Map Grid # C-7

863-858-9468

Map Grid # C-5

3901 U.S. Hwy. 98 N. L,D daily

L,D daily

3906 S. Florida Ave. 24 hr. daily 5295 S. Florida Ave. L,D Mon.-Sat.

T.G.I. Friday’s

863- 619-5919 Where friends and family enjoy great food. Map Grid # C-7 4204 N. U.S. Hwy. 98 L,D daily

Tapatios Restaurante Mexicano 863- 688-0045

734 E. Memorial Blvd.

6120 U.S. Hwy 98 N.

863- 853-1316

6645 S. Florida Ave.

5235 U.S. Hwy. 98 S.

863-709-8683

L,D daily L,D daily

Map Grid # C-6

L,D daily (closed Mon.)

Map Grid # C-5

L,D daily

Map Grid # D-7

Terrace Grille s

Map Grid # C-7

Map Grid # C-5 Map Grid # C-7

Map Grid # C-7 Map Grid # C-7

863-859-9930 Map Grid # C-5

863-686-6958

Map Grid # C-6

4159 U.S. Hwy. 98 N. B,L,D daily

Pizzeria Valdiano

1610 Town Center Dr. L,D daily

863-858-5100

Map Grid # C-5

863-686-3730 Map Grid # C-6

Purple Onion Deli/Grill

863-688-5590

Red Door Wine Market

863-937-9314

Red Elephant Pizza & Grill

863-937-9141

Red Lobster - Seafood

863-815-0774

316 N. Kentucky Ave. L Mon.-Sat. 850 S. Tennessee Ave. D Tue.-Sat.

5216 S. Florida Ave. L, D Daily

3706 U.S. Hwy. 98 N. L,D daily Reececliff Restaurant *

Established in 1934, serving home-style cooking and homemade pies ever since. 940 S. Florida Ave. B,L daily, D Mon.-Sat.

Rib Crib

4960 S. Florida Ave. L,D daily

Map Grid # C-6 Map Grid #C-6 Map Grid #C-7

Map Grid # C-5

863-686-6661 Map Grid # C-6

863-709-9090 Map Grid # C-7

Texas Cattle Company *

Mouth-watering steaks, chicken and lobster. 735 E. Main St. D daily

Map Grid # E-6

Applebee’s 863-294-7777 201 Cypress Gdns. Blvd. L,D daily

Map Grid # F-7

Arabellas s

863-293-1797

Bean & Grape Café

863-299-8140

1133 First St. S. B Mon.-Fri.; L,D Mon.-Sat.

Map Grid # F-6

Bebo’s Marina

863-875-5646

2600 W. Lake Eloise Dr. L,D Tue.-Sun.

Map Grid # F-7

Beef ‘O’ Brady’s

863-293-9464

Bistro Pizzeria

863-875-4894

Coffee, wine, flatbreads, cheese, desserts.

Oysters and New Orleans Po‘ Boys.

Where friends and family enjoy good food and sports! 300 Cypress Gardens Blvd. S.E. L,D daily Map Grid # F-7

Map Grid # F-6

863-688-0800

The Blue Room

863-324-7200

863-686-1434

Brock’s Smoke Hut 863-326-9640 C Carry out dinners and sandwiches, outside seating available. 4200 Dundee Rd. L,D Mon.-Sat. Map Grid # F-6

Map Grid # C-6

Bronco’s Tex-Mex

863-875-7832

Café Latte Organic salads and wraps.

863-318-8777

3621 S. Florida Ave. L Fri.-Sun., D daily

863-603-7427 Map Grid # C-6

Tijuana Flats

863-937-9155

4796 S. Florida Ave. L,D Daily

Azteca D‘Oro – Mexican 863-295-9080 313 Cypress Gdns. Blvd. L,D daily Map Grid # F-7

326 W. Central Ave. L,D Mon.-Fri., D Sat.

Map Grid # C-7

Texas Roadhouse

Map Grid #C-7

Tapas-style menu and full bar in a comfortable upscale atmosphere. 5937 Cypress Gardens Blvd. D Mon.-Sat. Map Grid # F-7

371 Third St. N.W. B, L,D Mon.-Sat.

200 Orchid Springs Dr. B,L Tue.-Thr.

Carrabba’s Italian Grill West Caribbean Cuban Restaurant 863-606-5954 910 Third St., S.W. D daily, L Sat.-Sun. 2215 S. Combee Rd. Map Grid # D-6 Chili’s

Map Grid # F-6

Map Grid # F-6

863-293-6635 Map Grid # F-6

863-299-9555

B,L,D daily; Sun. close at 6 p.m.

699 Cypress Gardens Blvd. L,D daily

Classic Homestyle Buffet

863-293-7220

Crispers

863-401-8899

MULBERRY

Carol’s Cafe

113 W. Badcock Blvd. B,L Mon.-Sat., D Fri.

2775 Lake Alfred Rd. (Hwy.17) L,D daily

863-869-9155 Map Grid #C-8

Carter’s Barbeque

863-425-1983

Grits & Stuff Café

863-425-5080

211 N.W. 1st Ave. B, L Mon.-Fri.

Map Grid # C-8

709 E. Canal St. L,D Tue.-Sat.

Buffet and Menu selections. Southern cooking.

Map Grid # C-8

Compass Rose Diner at Fantasy of Flight

863-984-3500

1400 Broadway Blvd. S.E. L daily

Map Grid # D-5

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

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Amazing pizzas from wood burning oven. Plus other Italian specialties.

This five-star upscale restaurant in the Terrace Hotel, serving new American cuisine, provides a stunning view of the city. Panera Bread 4208 S. Florida Ave. 863-701-9404 329 E. Main St. B,L,D daily Map Grid # C-6 B,L,D daily

Andrea’s Family Restaurant

Greek and American cuisine.

Authentic Italian and Mediterranean cuisine in an elegant atmosphere overlooking Central Park. Sonny’s Real Pit Bar-B-Q 3611 U.S. Hwy. 98 N. 863-853-8283 346 W. Central Ave. L Mon.-Fri., D Mon.-Sat. Map Grid # F-6

114 S. Kentucky Ave. L,D Mon.-Sat.

Map Grid # C-5

WINTER HAVEN

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416 Citi Centre St. L,D daily

Cypress Café

Map Grid # F-7 Map Grid # F-6

Map Grid # F-6

863-875-5606 3055 Cypress Gardens Rd. B,L daily; D Tue.-Sat Map Grid # F-7


620 3rd St. S.W. L Sun.-Fri., D daily

Outback Steakhouse

170 Cypress Gardens Blvd. S.E. L,D daily

863-291-0295 Map Grid # F-6

863-295-9800 Map Grid # F-7

Pappy’s Grill (at Winter Haven Airport) 863-268-8240

2073 U.S. Hwy. 92 W. B,L daily

Map Grid # E-6

Park View Restaurant (at Best Western Park View)

863-318-1456

Somewhere Sports Café

863-324-7524

Sonny’s Real Pit Bar-B-Q

863-293-4744

5688 Cypress Gardens Blvd. L,D daily 4600 Recker Hwy. L,D daily

Southeast Eatery

3378 Cypress Gardens Rd. B,L Daily

Sugar Bakery & Sandwiches

Map Grid # F-7

Map Grid # E-6

863-326-1110

Map Grid # F-7

863-292-9706

5665 Cypress Gardens Blvd. B,D daily

Map Grid # F-7

Cuban-American cuisine and Cuban-style coffee. 104 W. Central Ave. L Mon.-Fri.

Perkins

863-875-0620

Tanner’s Pub

863-294-7220

Map Grid # F-6

Randy’s Family Restaurant

863-875-5531

325 W. Central Ave. L Mon.-Fri., D Mon.-Sat.

Map Grid # F-6

1925 Sixth St. N.W. L,D daily

863-298-0993 Map Grid # F-6

Red Lobster - Seafood

863-294-8844

Tijuana Flats - Mexican

863-324-3262

El Olivo - Mexican

863-293-5885

Map Grid # F-7

Richard’s Fine Coffees

863-291-3082

317 W. Central Ave.

863-293-2395

Elmo & Linda’s Magical Dining

863-514-5382

5937 Cypress Gardens Blvd.

863-324-6777

Winter Haven Diner

863-294-4451

1150 Third St. S.W. B,L daily, D Fri.-Sat.

Map Grid # F-6

Woody’s Bar B-Que

863-297-5330

Dunkin Donuts

Plus ice cream, bagels and sandwiches. 1578 3rd St. S.W. 24 hours daily

El Norteno - Mexican

223 W. Central Ave. L,D Mon.-Sat. 353 3rd. St, N.W. L Mon.-Fri.

863-297-9100

Map Grid # F-6 Map Grid # F-6

6005 Cypress Gardens Blvd. B,L,D daily

106 Ave. I, S.E. L,D daily

230 Cypress Gardens Blvd. S.E. L,D daily

330 Ave. A, N.W. B,L daily, D Mon.-Sat.

Map Grid # F-7

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Rick’s BBQ

863-299-0354

204 6th St. S.W. L Wed.; L,D Thr.-Sat.

Map Grid # F-6

Five Guys Burgers & Fries

863-297-5555 Map Grid # F-7

Royal Asian Fusion

863-293-6888

Floridino’s

863-293-0077

844 Sixth St. N.W. L,D daily

Map Grid # F-6

Ruby Tuesday

863-324-6300

397 Cypress Gardens Blvd. L,D daily 1919 6th St. N.W. B, L,D daily

Map Grid # F-6

Sushi and other Japanese, Thai and Chinese cuisine.

Relax in a pub with a great atmosphere and authentic English and American cuisine.

5935 Cypress Gardens Blvd. L,D daily

Tsunami Sushi

L Mon.-Fri., D Mon.-Sat. L Mon.-Fri., D Mon.-Sat.

Breakfast buffet Sat.-Sun.

1088 Havendale Blvd., N.W. L,D daily

Fred’s Southern Kitchen

863-595-1190

1551 3rd St. S.W. B,L,D daily, (no D Sun.)

Map Grid # F-6

Woody’s Bar B-Que Express L,D daily, Sun. brunch 6980 Cypress Gardens Blvd. L,D daily

Giovanni’s NY Pizza

863-324-9100

5654 Cypress Gardens Blvd. L,D Mon.-Sat.

Grape Expectations Fine Wine

863-318-8800

5535 Cypress Gardens Blvd. L,D Mon.-Sat.

Map Grid #F-7

Harry’s Old Place *

863-324-0301

Menu or buffet – southern home-style cooking.

5995 Cypress Gardens Blvd.

Map Grid # F-7

Saltwater Steak & Seafood

863-875-1752

Schack’s Bar B-Que

863-324-1537

Scores Family Sports Café

863-299-2863

Florida seafood with special emphasis on fresh fish. Casual dining overlooking Lake Ned. 3751 Cypress Gardens Rd. Map Grid # F-7

The Seasoned Stone

863-875-5756

Hot Shots – Sports Bar & Grill

863-294-4851

Sixth Street Deli & Subs

Hurricane Grill and Wings

863-324-5157

6959 Cypress Gardens Blvd. L,D daily

Gourmet sandwiches, salads and wraps.

Map Grid # F-7

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

1300 3rd St., N.W. L,D daily

6370 Cypress Gardens Blvd. L,D daily

Map Grid # F-6

3000 Cypress Gardens Rd. B,L,D daily 58 Fourth St. N.W. B,L Mon.-Sat., D Fri.

Boutique dining offers a fresh world menu that changes daily and weekly. 132 Ave. B, S.W. L Mon.-Sat.; D Wed.-Fri.

842 Sixth St. N.W. B,L daily

dining

Osaka Japanese Steakhouse

Map Grid # F-6

Map Grid # F-7

Map Grid # F-6 Map Grid # F-7

Map Grid # E-6

863-324-1632

Map Grid # F-7

Map Grid # F-7

Map Grid # F-7

Jake’s takes

Map Grid # F-6

Map Grid # F-6

863-291-3354 Map Grid # F-6

My favorite food ...

Pizza !

Map Grid # F-7

Iam Pasta Café

863-508-7433 7220 Cypress Gardens Blvd. L daily,D Mon.-Sat. Map Grid # F-7

IHOP

1915 Cypress Gardens Blvd.

B,L,D Sun.-Thr.; 24 hr. Fri.-Sat.

863-326-1772

Map Grid # F-7

Longhorn Steakhouse

863-295-7740

Mama Dilos Deli

863-294-3397

Manny’s Original Chophouse

863-293-9349

My Natures Delight Café   

863-318-8778

3015 Cypress Gardens Rd. 

Map Grid # F-7

Olive Garden – Italian

863-294-6641

875 First St. S. L,D daily

93 First St. S. L Mon.-Sat. 1100 Third St. S.W. D daily, L Sun.

Map Grid # F-6

Map Grid # F-6 Map Grid # F-7

Organic raw vegan cafe with soups, salads & wraps, entrees, desserts, smoothies & more.  Wheat & gluten free. B,L,D Mon.-Fri.; B,L Sat.; L Sun.   

405 Cypress Gardens Blvd. L,D daily

Arabellas

Map Grid # F-7

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here’s no shortage of places to shop in Central Florida’s Polk County. In our historic downtowns, you can meander through local boutiques offering designer fashions, handmade jewelry and crafts, unique gifts and collectibles, home furnishings and antiques. Mall shoppers also have a variety of options. Many retail centers have movie theaters to entertain the kids while parents shop. Indulge yourself! Lakeside Village

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Satisfy your craving for shopping and dining all in one place at The Barn, Stable and Back Porch Tearoom in Lake Alfred. Now in its fourth decade, this shopping mecca has grown into one of Florida’s most popular destinations for quality antiques, quaint and sophisticated items for the home and a sunny dining location for hungry shoppers. (Lake Alfred pg. 47)


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

Barn Antiques, The Stable Gifts – Antiques

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 Antiques 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

Main Street, Auburndale

dundee/Lake Hamilton Century Cottage Antiques and Gifts – Antiques

Antique furnishings, jewelry, glassware, pictures, linen, clocks, chandeliers, candles, rugs and wreaths. Open Mon. - Sat. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Sun. noon - 4 p.m. 29890 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. 9 a.m.- 6 p.m. daily. 28421 U.S. Hwy. 27 863-439-2284 Map Grid G-6 Southern Comfort Antiques – Antiques Affordable antiques 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 Map Grid G-6

Apple Seeds – Gifts

Country gifts and furniture, baby gifts, cookbooks, candles and more. Open Mon. - Fri. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Sat. 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. 115 E. Main St. 863-533-6400 Map Grid E-8 Polk County Historical Museum Store – Gifts Folk toys, Polk County history books, jams, jellies and more. Open Tue. - Fri. 9 a.m. -5 p.m.; Sat. 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. 100 E. Main St. 863-534-4386 Map Grid E-8 Smith & Jones Antiques – Antiques Fine-quality antique furniture. Open Mon. - Fri. 10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.; Sat. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. 575 Main St. E. 863-533-7635 Map Grid E-8

disney area/Davenport Hotel Tea Room & Gift Shop – Gifts

Unique collection of baby gifts, teas & tea sets, gourmet items, collectables, bath items & 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, collectables and gifts. Open Tues. - Sat. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Closed some Saturdays 124 W. Bay St. 863-421-3533 Map Grid G-4 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 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. See ad page 9 101 Adventure Court (on Hwy. 27, 1/2 mile south of I-4, exit 55.) 863-420-2586 Map Grid F-4 Posner Park – Shopping Mall Featuring JC Penney, Best Buy, Target, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Ross, Michaels, Books-A-Million, Pet Smart, Staples and more. U.S. Hwy. 27, just off I-4, exit 55. Map Grid F-4 Webb’s Citrus Candy Factory – Citrus Shops 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 G-4

haines city Jackie’s City Hall 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. - Fri. 9 a.m.- 5 p.m.; Sat. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. 621 Ingraham Ave. 863-421-0777 Map Grid G-5

Katros Groves – Citrus

Fresh Florida citrus. Open Mon. - Fri. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.; Sat. 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. (Open mid Oct. - Apr.) 8043 Lake Lowery Rd. 863-956-1230 Map Grid G-5

Orange Ring –Citrus A licensed Florida gift fruit shipper, they’ve built their reputation on delicious fruit and freshly squeezed juice. Open 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. daily. Open Oct.-Apr. 35969 U.S. Hwy. 27 863-422-1938 Map Grid F-5 entic Auth Ridge Island Groves –Citrus Pou lnkty Coand ir! processing. Fresh fruit and juice, you-pick citrus enview Souv Open Oct. - mid-Apr.; Mon. - Sat. 8 a.m. -5:30 p.m. 6000 Old Polk City Rd. 863-422-0333 Map Grid F-5 entic

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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 Hwy. 557 and 557A Map Grid E-5 863-956-1363 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 Lake Alfred Antique Mall – Antiques Collectables, both old and new. 20 vendors. Open Mon. - Sat. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sun. Noon - 5 p.m. 175 E. Haines Blvd. 863-956-5300 Map Grid F-5

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

A gift-fruit shipper featuring fresh citrus, juices, jams, candies and Florida-related gifts. Open Oct. - May Mon. - Sat. 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. 5900 U.S. Hwy. 17-92 863-956-1460 Map Grid F-5

Lavender & Lace Tea Room & Gift Shop – Gifts

Special “Tea” bakery and gifts. Wide variety of whimsical and personal gifts and florals. Homemade baked goods and exotic bulk teas. Open Mon. - Sat. 11 a.m. - 3 p.m., (bakery Tue.-Sat.) 430 N. Lake Shore Way 863-956-3998 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 Mon. - Sat. 10 a.m. - 5 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, fishing licenses, 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 Sherman’s Antiques – Antiques Antiques, toys, furniture and doll hospital. Open Mon. - Sat. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Sun. noon - 5 pm. 155 E. Haines Blvd. 863-956-4333 Map Grid F-5

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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 nice 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 www.VisitCentralFlorida.organized for fun

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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. 863-223-8438 Map Grid G-7

Polka Dots – Gifts

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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 BSD Galleries – Galleries Contemporary gallery with jewelry, sculptures, ceramics and original paintings. Open May - Oct. Tues.- Fri. 11 a.m.- 4 p.m.; Nov.-April Tue.-Fri. 11 a.m.- 4 p.m.; Sat. 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. 208 E. Stuart Ave. 863-679-2787 Map Grid G-7 Chalet Suzanne Inn & Restaurant –Gifts Gourmet soups available in their gift shop or directly at the Soup Cannery. Also, visit the ceramic artist in the History House. Open Sun.- Thurs. 7:30 a.m.-7 p.m.; Fri.-Sat. 7:30 a.m.-8 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

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 Fri. -Sun. 8 a.m.- 4 p.m. 24200 U.S. Hwy. 27 863-679-1015 Map Grid G-7

They Make Scents – Gifts Jar and taper candles, lotions, reed defusers, 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 – Vintage

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

Brooke Pottery – Gifts Celebrating American fine craft and garden art. Jewelry, wood, pottery and glass. Open Mon.-Thurs. 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Fri. 9 a.m.- 9 p.m.; Sat. 9 a.m. -5 p.m., Sun. noon -5 p.m. 223 N. Kentucky Ave. 863-688-6844 Map Grid C-6 Dream Electric – Antiques Two-story shop with antiques, collectibles, metaphysical items and teas from 25 + vendors. Open Mon. -Sat. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Sun. noon - 5 p.m. 600 S. Combee Rd. 863-665-0755 Map Grid D-6

Explorations V Children’s Museum – Gifts 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 Map Grid C-6 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 The General Store – Gifts Groceries, sundries and memories from Band-Aids to Fix-a-Flat, Toiletries to Ice Cream, Chick-o-Sticks and Moon Pies to gift baskets, pet toys and ice-cold Grape Crush; even nostalgic toys and historical Lakeland gifts. Open Mon. - Fri. 7:30 a.m. - 6 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. 125 S. Kentucky Ave. 863-688-5900 Map Grid C-6

Quilting, Fabrics & Crafts Locations Haines City P’s & Q’s 651 Main St., #9 863-421-6222

Lakeland Fabric Warehouse 3030 N. Florida Ave. 863-680-1325 2929 S. Florida Ave. 863-688-0606

Hancock Fabrics 3245 S. Florida Ave. 863-619-5280

Heartfelt Quilting and Sewing

JoAnn Fabrics

4241 U.S. Hwy. 98 N. 863-859-5395

Winter Haven Heart to Heart Fabrics & More 237 Ave. O S.W. 863-298-8185

Heartfelt Quilting & Sewing

365 5th Street S.W. 863-299-3080

JoAnn Fabrics

1522 3rd Street S.W. 863-299-1552

4640 Cleveland Heights Blvd.

Hobby Lobby

3615 S. Florida Ave., Suite 1110 863-648-5053

Inglenook Antiques and Collectibles – Antiques

Antiques and collectibles, 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. 11a.m.- 4 p.m. June-Sept. - close at 3 p.m. 3607 N. Scenic Hwy. 863-678-1641 Map Grid G-7

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One of the oldest flea markets in Central Florida. Produce, clothes and unique flea market items. Open Sat. - Sun. 6 a.m. - 2 p.m. 2701 Swindell Rd. 863-682-4809 Map Grid C-6 Lakeland Square Mall – Shopping Mall Featuring 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

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 Jones Ave.

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 - 8 a.m to 12 p.m.

Bartow 863-519-0508 Fort Blount Park

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 July and August)

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.- 6 p.m.; Fri. 3 - 7 p.m.; Sat. 1 p.m.- 6 p.m. 325 N. Kentucky Ave. 863-688-9686 Map Grid C-6 Peacock Antiques – Gifts Antiques and gifts with Vera Bradley items, soaps and books. Featuring china, crystal and sterling. Open Mon. - Fri. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Sat. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. 234 N. Kentucky Ave. 863-686-7947 Map Grid C-6

Polk Museum of Art Museum Store – Gifts

Fun stuff for kids, LEGO® products, party supplies and favors, balloons and more. Open Mon.-Sat. 9 a.m.- 8 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. 185 Ave. D., N.W. 863-294-2350 Map Grid F-6 Classic Collectibles & Antiques – Antiques

Unique gifts, jewelry and children’s items. Open Sept.-June: Tue.-Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun. 1-5 p.m. July.- Aug.: Tue.-Sat. 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. 800 E. Palmetto St. 863-688-7743

Antique and collectibles emporium. Featuring art glass, pottery, furniture, fine art, sterling silver and thousands of other items. Large collection of costume jewelry. Open 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. daily; Later by appt. 279 W. Central Ave. 863-294-6866 Map Grid F-6

Map Grid C-6 One-of-a-kind hand-carved swans from the Polk Museum of Art Gift Shop

Country Primitives & Homespun Crafts – Gifts

Reflections of the Past – Antiques

Depression glass, crystal, collectibles and gifts. Open Mon. - Sat. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. 230 N. Kentucky Ave. 863-682-0349 Map Grid C-6 Scrounge Around Shop – Antiques Antiques, collectibles, gifts and furniture Open Tues. - Sat. 10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. 848 Daughtery Rd. W. 863-858-5605 Map Grid C-5 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. 863-688-3269 Map Grid C-6 Traditions Unlimited – Gifts Featuring a variety of unique items, teas, Lakeland Cats Meow, Lakeland items. Open Tue.-Fri. 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sat. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 10 a.m. - 9 p.m. First Friday of each month. 221 N. Kentucky Ave. 863-683-7978 Map Grid C-6

Polk City Fantasy of Flight Gift Shop – Gifts

Nostalgic, aviationthemed merchandise and local Florida souvenirs. Hours: 10 a.m. -5 p.m. daily. Open to the public with no admission fee required. 1400 Broadway Blvd. S.E. 863-984-3500 Map Grid D-5

winter haven Amy’s Cards, Party & More – Gifts

Amy’s Party Source – Gifts

shopping

Lakeland Farmers Market – Flea Markets

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

Blast from the past with homemade items, flowers, mason jars, patchwork purses and more. Open Tues.-Fri. 10 a.m.- 4 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-5 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. 10:30 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. Also offers a selection of small gifts, antiques & furniture. Open Tue. -Fri. 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m. -3 p.m. 314 W. Central Ave. 863-291-4567 Map Grid F-6

Laughing Owl Market – Gifts

Gourmet foods, cheeses, chocolates, coffees and teas, wine and tableware. Open Tues.- Fri. 11 a.m.- 6 p.m.; Sat. 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. 329 W. Central Ave. 863-297-5898 Map Grid F-6 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 Mama’s Attic – Antiques Specializing in jewelry, Victorian and oak furniture and Victorian lamps and glassware. Open Mon. - Sat. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. 273 W. Central Ave. 863-875-4830 Map Grid F-6 Treasure House –Antiques An array of antiques from 40+ dealers. Open Tues. - Sat. 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Sun.-Mon. 1-5 p.m.; Call ahead for Sunday hours. 3309 Havendale Blvd. 863-297-3046 Map grid E-6 Winter Haven Citi Centre – Shopping Mall Belk, Macy’s, Staples, Lowes, Pier 1 Imports, GNC, Crispers and more. 700 Third St. S.W. Map Grid F-6

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Variety and value for every style. Comfortable accommodations and a warm welcome await you in Central Florida’s Polk County. Choose from family owned motels, cozy bed and breakfast inns or spacious vacation rental homes with plenty of room for the whole family. We also have a variety of national hotel chains with the amenities you’ve come to expect. There are downtown hotels within steps of cultural and historical attractions, as well as campgrounds in natural Florida settings. Relax and enjoy your stay in Central Florida’s Polk County!

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Auburndale Best Western Plus Auburndale Inn & Suites

AD PG 60

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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/PLUSauburndaleinnandsuites

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.

\ babson park Hillcrest Lodge, Inc.

241 Palm Ave., Babson Park, FL 33827 863-638-1712, 800-638-1712, Fax 863-638-4154

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bartow

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites

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1565 N. Broadway Ave., Bartow, FL 33830 863-533-8070, Fax 863-519-5035, www.hiexpress.com Experience one of our spacious 66 guestrooms in historic Bartow. Centrally located with easy access to all major attractions. Enjoy complimentary breakfast, wireless Internet and health/fitness center.

101 • • • • • F 1035 N. Broadway Ave., Bartow, FL 33830 863-533-0711, 800-424-0711, Fax 863-533-0924, www.stayinnbartow.com

Stay Inn and Suites

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Coral Ridge Inn 11 • • • F $ 40990 U.S. Hwy. 27, Davenport, FL 33837 863-438-7476 www.CoralRidgeInn.com 54 • 9240 W. U.S. Hwy. 192, Clermont, FL 34714 863-424-6099, 1-800-DaysInn Fax 863-424-5779 www.daysinnclermontsouth.com

Days Inn Clermont South

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104 • • • • F $-$$$ 2425 Frontage Road, Davenport, FL 33837 863-424-2596, 877-424-2596 Fax 863-420-8717 www.gotoorlandohotel.com 44117 U.S. Hwy. 27, Davenport, FL 33897 863-420-9898, 800-HAMPTON, Fax 863-420-9797 www.hamptoninn.com

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Quality Inn Maingate Four Corners 100 • • • F $-$$ 43824 U.S. Hwy. 27, Davenport, FL 33837 863-424-2120, 800-225-3351, Fax 863-424-5317 www.topvaluehotel.com

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

Economy Motor Lodge

25 • F $ 28500 U.S. Hwy. 27, Dundee, FL 33838 863-439-3276 100 •

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Sun Ray Motel

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HAINES CITY Florida FFA Leadership Training Center

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5000 Firetower Rd., Haines City, FL 33844 863-439-7332, Fax 863-439-2995 www.flaltc.org

Rodeway Inn & Suites 49 • • • • F $-$$ 605-B Moore Rd., Haines City, FL 33844 863-614-1498, Fax 863-422-0409 www.rodewayinn.com State Motel 28 • 35509 U.S. Hwy. 27, Haines City, FL 33844 863-422-1331

Days Inn & Suites Davenport

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150 • • • • • F 44089 U.S. Hwy. 27, Davenport, FL 33897 863-424-2811, Fax 863-424-2811 www.HomeSuitesFlorida.com

FROSTPROOF

America’s Best Inn and Suites

Hampton Inn - Orlando Maingate South

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Traveler’s Inn 28610 U.S. Hwy. 27, Dundee, FL 33838 863-438-9800, 800-424-6423, Fax 863-439-6422

disney area/DAVENPORT

4095 Hotel Dr., Davenport, FL 33897 863-353-4510, Fax 863-353-4511 www.choicehotels.com/hotels/fla64

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

Monticello Motel

Spacious well-appointed rooms await you in the historic location of Bartow. Recently renovated and offering non-smoking rooms with exterior corridors. Free high-speed Internet in the lobby and Denny’s restaurant on property.

Comfort Inn & Suites Maingate South

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Stay Plus Inn 120 • • 33224 U.S. Hwy. 27, Haines City, FL 33844 863-422-8621, Fax 863-422-8623 www.stayplusinn.com

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LAKE ALFRED

Lakeside Villas Motel

1255 S. Lake Shore Way, Lake Alfred, FL 33850 863-956-1504

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LAKE wales A Prince of Wales Motel

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513 S. Scenic Hwy., Lake Wales, FL 33853 863-676-1249, Fax 863-676-1249 www.princeofwalesmotelfl.com

Camp Mack’s River Resort

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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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20 • F $-$$ 1224 E. Memorial Blvd., Lakeland, FL 33801 863-683-7954, Fax 863-688-5355

Economy Inn C $$-$$$

14900 Camp Mack Rd., Lake Wales, FL 33898 863-696-1108, 800-243-8013, Fax 863-696-1500 www.campmack.com

Hampton Inn Lakeland

4420 N. Socrum Loop Rd., Lakeland, FL 33809 863-816-2525, 800-426-7866, Fax 863-816-2727 www.hampton-inn.com/hi/lakeland

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

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117 • • • F $$$ 3630 Lakeside Village Blvd., Lakeland, FL 33803 78 • • • F $$-$$$ 863-603-7600, 800-HAMPTON, Fax 863-603-7601 www.hamptoninn.com

Hampton Inn & Suites Lakeland South

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

Hilton Garden Inn Lakeland

3839 Don Emerson Dr., Lakeland, FL 33811 Holiday Inn Express 82 • • • • F $$-$$$ 863-647-0066, 800-782-9444 Fax 863-646-5195 2953 Ridge Way, Lake Wales, FL 33859 www.lakeland.stayhgi.com 863-949-4800, 800-HOLIDAY, Fax 863-949-4811 www.hiexpress.com/lakewalesnorth

Royale Inn Lake Wales 48 • 19071 U.S. Hwy. 27, Lake Wales, FL 33853 863-676-7963, 877-747-8713, Fax 863-676-2569 www.magnusonhotels.com

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AD PG 60 87 • • • F $$-$$$ 4500 Lakeland Park Dr., Lakeland, FL 33809 863-595-4500, Fax 863-595-1700, www.holidayinnexpress.com/lakelandn

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Lakeland North I-­4

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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.

Super 8 Motel 62 • • • F $-$$ 541 W. Central Ave., Lake Wales, FL 33853 Holiday Palm Inn 79 • 863-676-7925, 800-800-8000, Fax 863-676-6662 508 E. Memorial Blvd., Lakeland, FL 33801 www.super8.com 863-682-0303, Fax 863-683-0800 www.holidaypalminn.com

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Comfort Inn & Suites 3520 U.S. Hwy. 98 N., Lakeland, FL 33809 863-859-0100, Fax 863-859-0106

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601 E. Memorial Blvd., Lakeland, FL 33801 863-683-5961, 866-234-6360, Fax 863-683-7723 www.lakelandsbestmotel.com 1601 George Jenkins Blvd., Lakeland, FL 33815 863-683-5611

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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

$$$

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

Imperial Swan Hotel & Suites

Courtyard by Marriott Lakeland 78 • • • F $$$ 3725 Harden Blvd., Lakeland, FL 33803 Jameson Inn 67 • • • • F $$-$$$ 863-802-9000, 800-321-2211, Fax 863-802-5300 4375 Lakeland Park Dr., Lakeland, FL 33809 www.marriott.com/tpalk 863-858-9070, 800-526-3766, Fax 863-858-2491 www.jamesoninns.com Crestwood Suites 122 • • • • • F $$-$$$ 4360 Lakeland Park Dr., Lakeland, FL 33809 La Quinta Inn & Suites – Lakeland East 103 • • • • F $$-$$$ 4315 Lakeland Park Dr., Lakeland, FL 33809 863-904-2050, Fax 863-904-2051 863-815-0606, 800-531-5900, Fax 863-815-9711 www.crestwoodsuiteslakeland.com www.laquinta.com

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48 • • • F $-$$ 119 • • • • F $$-$$$ Sleep Inn & Suites 1024 Crevasse St., Lakeland, FL 33809 4321 Lakeland Park Dr., Lakeland, FL 33809 863-859-2866, 800-531-5900, Fax 863-859-2956 863-577-1170, Fax 863-577-1180 www.LQ.com www.choicehotels.com/hotel/fl728

La Quinta Inn & Suites - Lakeland West

46 • 244 N. Florida Ave., Lakeland, FL 33801 863-687-2530, Fax 863-688-1961

Lake Wire Inn

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LeMans Apartment Suites 50 • • $$ 1501 Shepherd Rd., Lakeland, FL 33811 863-647-2929, 800-647-7929, Fax 863-644-7655 www.lemanssuites.com Motel 6

171 • • 3405 S. Florida Ave., Lakeland, FL 33803 863-646-5731, Fax 863-646-5215 123 • • • C $ www.theavenuelakeland.com

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

144 • • 4645 Socrum Loop Rd., Lakeland, FL 33809 863-858-1411, Fax 863-858-2977, www.qualityinn.com

Quality Inn & Suites

Ramada Hotel & Conference Center

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

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

Suburban Extended Stay

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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

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

• • F $$$

The Avenue Hotel Lakeland

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The Terrace Hotel 88 • • • F $$$ 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.travelodge.com

Travelodge Lakeland

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Value Place Lakeland 121 • • F $$$ 4000 N. Florida Ave., Lakeland, FL 33805 week 863-284-5760, Fax 863-284-5761 www.valueplace.com 63 • • • • F $-$$ 1817 E. Memorial Blvd., Lakeland, FL 33801 863-688-9221, Fax 863-687-4797 www.WestmontInn.com

Westmont Inn

Mulberry

Mullberry Inn & Suites

2525 E. S.R. 60, Mulberry, FL 33860 863-425-2500, Fax 863-869-9354

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River Ranch Westgate River Ranch Resort

3200 River Ranch Blvd., River Ranch, FL 33867 863-692-1321, Fax 863-692-2332 www.wgriverranch.com

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Banyan Beach Motel

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Best Western Plus Park View

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1630 Sixth St. N.W., Winter Haven, FL 33881 863-293-3788, 888-663-5244, Fax 863-291-4868

5665 Cypress Gardens Blvd., Winter Haven, FL 33884 863-324-5950, 800-247-2799, Fax 863-324-2376 www.bestwesternparkview.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 www.booking.com Citrus Inn 51 • F $ 2275 Eighth St. N.W., Winter Haven, FL 33881 863-401-8211, Fax 863-292-9297 www.citrusinn.com Cypress Inn & Trailer Court 5651 Cypress Gardens Rd., Winter Haven, FL 33884 863-318-1246 www.cypressinnusa.com

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112 • • • F $$$ 200 Cypress Gardens Blvd., Winter Haven, FL 33880 863-292-2100, Fax 863-292-2101 www.holidayinn.com/winterhavenfl

Holiday Inn Winter Haven

Howard Johnson Inn Winter Haven 90 • • • • • F $-$$ 1300 Third St. S.W. (Hwy. 17 N.) Winter Haven, FL 33880 863-294-7321, 800-446-4656, 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

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Lake Roy Beach Inn & Suites

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1823 Cypress Gardens Blvd., Winter Haven, FL 33884 863-324-6320, Fax 863-324-2750 www.lakeroybeachinn.com

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Auburndale Town Manor on the Lake B & B

The Stanford Inn

Ranch House Inn & Suites

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Chalet Suzanne Country Inn & Restaurant

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1911 Cypress Gardens Blvd., Winter Haven, FL 33884 863-324-5994, Fax 863-324-4358 www.ranchhousemotel.com 3525 U.S. Hwy. 17 N., Winter Haven, FL 33881 863-299-1860, Fax 863-299-1860

238 • 1150 Third St. S.W. (Hwy. 17 N.) Winter Haven, FL 33880 863-294-4451, Fax 863-293-9829 www.daysinnwinterhaven.com

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

Noah’s Ark Bed & Breakfast

312 Ridge Manor Dr., Lake Wales, FL 33853 863-676-1613

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

Lakmar Resort Motel

2520 U.S. Hwy. 92 W., Winter Haven, FL 33881 863-956-1867, Fax 863-229-1173

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AD PG 60 Hampton Inn 88 • • • F $$$ 202 Cypress Gardens Blvd., Winter Haven, FL 33880 863-299-9251, Fax 863-401-9388 www.hampton-inn.com/hi/winterhaven

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Eagle Management 90 2 • • F 99+D 863-420-3332, 866-377-4645, Fax 352-432-3972 650+W 17 5 • F 79+D www.rentavilladisney.com 2000+M 407-396-2233, 888-658-8535, Fax 407-396-4474 500+W www.floridadreamhomes.com Excel Villa Rentals 30 5 • • F 100+D 407-344-2007, 866-899-8661, Fax 407-344-2006 1st American Leisure 15 3 • • F 100+D www.excelvillarentals.com 877-247-5032, Fax 321-234-9200 700+W www.1stamericanleisure.com Excellent Vacation Homes 10 3 • • • F 88+D 1st for Orlando Vacations 38 3 • • • F 75+D 407-870-2242, 800-441-1834, Fax 407-870-2125 616+W 863-424-0008, 877-600-1664, Fax 407-787-0100 www.excellentvacationhomes.com 1850+M www.1stfororlando.net Fairways Property Management 100 2 • F 90+D A.1 Vacation Villas, Inc. 10 3 • • • F 99+D 863-420-3535, 877-420-3535, Fax 863-420-2004 863-427-7664 www.fairwaysflorida.com www.a1vacationvillas.com #1 Dream Homes

First Class Florida Villas 20 4 • F 112+D AAA Sunstate Management 80 • • 99+D 321-251-5021, 866-681-4977, Fax 863-547-4903 352-242-0351, 866-492-5049, Fax 352-241-0583 www.firstclassfloridavillas.com www.sunstate-rentals.com 9 4 • C 80+D 863-242-8550, 800-626-7695

Absolutely Fabulous

30 2 • 109+D 407-396-2262, 800-527-2262, Fax 407-396-6628 700+W www.advantagevacationhomes.com 2000+M Advantage Vacation Homes

6 3 • • F 100+D 407-933-5896, 866-203-2840, Fax 407-933-8871 www.allfloridavillas.com

All Florida Villas

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Amazing Vacation Homes Orlando

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Flamingo Properties, Inc. 35 6 • • • F 75+D 863-420-9152, 800-501-1880, Fax 863-424-4904 500+W www.floridavillas.com Florida 5 Star, Inc.

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

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Florida Group Vacation Homes

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Bahama Bay Resort & Spa

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15 3 • • F 100+D 407-201-1521, Fax 863-424-7027 www.orlando4ever.com 407-459-7878, Fax 407-429-3798 www.myfloridavisit.com Florida International Homes 70 3 • • F 90+D Coast 2 Coast Management 6 3 • • F 65+D 863-421-6357, Fax 863-421-9226 610+W 407-997-9312, 866-394-2593, Fax 407-997-9599 www.floridainternationalhomes.com www.coast2coastvacationshop.com Florida Preferred Properties Group 45 3 • F 115+D Contempo Florida Holidays 224 5 • • F 106+D 863-420-9651, 866-322-0560, Fax 863-268-0555 750+W 863-424-2226, 800-475-1694, Fax 863-424-9564 www.florida-villas.com www.contempovacationhomes.com Florida Spirit Vacation Homes 100 3 • • • F 120+D D.S. Property Management, Inc. 10 4 • • F 125+D 407-396-4441, 800-996-4314, Fax 407-396-4481 863-420-6041, 800-704-6377, Fax 863-424-1771 www.floridaspiritvacationhomes.com www.dspropertymanagement.com Florida Vacation Villas, Inc. 65 3 • F 149+D Disney Vacation Villas 5 3 • F 99+D 863-424-2578, 800-424-3380, Fax 863-424-4395 863-424-8837, Fax 863-420-1816 776+W www.myfloridavacationvillas.com www.disneyexecutivevillas.com 2300+M

Celebration Home & Garden Property Management

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Florida Villa Homes 6 • • F 44+D 863-232-9240, Fax 863-438-4014 305-480-7931, Fax 305-480-1854 280+W www.floridavillahomes.com www.dvacationgetaways.com

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407-787-4800, 877-448-8722, Fax 407-390-0663 www.floridavillas-direct.com

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Price

Minimum Night Stay Pool Handicapped Access Pets Allowed Wireless Internet

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accommodations

Vacation Homes & Condos

5 5 • F 115+D 407-704-8986, Fax 407-704-8988, www.JeevesForidaRentals.com 805+W

Jeeves Holiday Homes 20 5

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30 5 • • F 130+D 863-420-4092, Fax 863-420-4038, www.kwvacationhomes.com 945+W

K & W Vacation Homes

8 2 • • F 105+D Liberty Vacation Homes 15 2 • F 100+D 321-319-0802, 877-486-8226, Fax 321-319-0807 407-965-5091, 800-919-1226, Fax 407-238-4490 www.florint.com www.libertyhomesusa.com

Florint Vacations, Inc.

21 3 • • F 90+D Lifestyle Magic, Inc. 863-438-4334, Fax 863-438-4327 www.flynnsofflorida.com 630+W 407-847-8988, Fax 407-847-8969

Flynns of Florida

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Orlando Property Services 38 3 • • F 149+D 25 5 • • F 650+W 863-420-6555, 866-398-0434, Fax 407-374-2123 1000+W 863-421-0641, 866-812-8470, Fax 863-422-6742 www.opsetc.com 2500+M www.frontlineflorida.com Frontline Florida Property Management, Inc.

Personal Touch Vacation Villas 15 3 • • • F 100+D 15 2 • F 70+D 700+W 863-438-4007, Fax 863-438-4007 407-397-1215, 800-635-1130,Fax 407-397-1244 1800+M www.geminiworldwide.com www.personaltouchvacationvillas.com Gemini International Vacation Villas

Personalized Property Management Services 50 3 • • F 85+D 10 4 • • F 105+D 407-957-4988, Fax 407-957-9203, www.ppmsvacations.com 407-612-6139, Fax 775-521-2576 600+W www.gofloridausavillas.com Premier Home Management 70 3 • • • F 100+D 863-421-6115, Fax 863-419-2934 700+W Hayes Vacation Home Rentals 6 3 • 109+D www.homesbypremier.com 407-932-0388, 800-847-8110, Fax 407-932-0518 750+W www.hayesvacationrentals.com 2200+M Really Florida Vacation Homes 6 3 • • F 100+D 863-588-1680, Fax 863-588-2178, www.reallyflorida.com Homes 4UU Vacation Homes 100 3 • • F 99+D 407-847-5330, 888-746-5446, Fax 407-847-5466 AD PG 62 Regal Palms Resort & Spa 300 • • F 74+D www.homes4uu.com 863-424-6141, 877-477-2567, Fax 407-264-8109 www.regalpalms.com Homes of America 60 • F 100+D 863-420-7775, Fax 863-420-6363 18 5 • F 99+D www.floridavipvacations.com RMG Vacation Villas 352-394-3894, 866-552-2764, Fax 866-908-5537 www.rmgvacationhomes.com IPG Florida Homes Direct 250 3 • • • F 90+D 863-547-1050, 800-311-7105, Fax 863-547-1060 Southern Select Villas Vacation Homes 30 3 • • • F 99+D www.ipgflorida.com 863-420-1488, Fax 863-420-9848 700+W www.southernselectvillas.com Go Florida USA

Climate in Polk County Average high and low temperatures and rainfall High Low Rain ( __F_) ( _ __F_) _ _( _in.__)

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

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21 3 • • • F 99+D 407-408-9602, Fax 863-439-5275 www.stonemanvacationvillas.com 65 4 • • • F 120+D 863-424-6193, 800-505-1359, Fax 863-424-1359 700+W www.sunsplash.com 2200+M

Sunsplash Vacation Homes

Sunstate Vacations 6 3 • • F 100+D 407-925-8013, Fax 866-571-0740 www.sunstatevacations.com 8 3 • F 100+D 407-267-1123, 877-906-8898, 352-201-3185 www.timeoutfloridavillas.com

Time Out Florida Villas

863-256-1024, 866-409-8598, Fax 866-713-2574 www.tropicalescapevacationhomes.com

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John Wood Realty, Inc.

Stoneman Vacation Villas

Tropical Escape Vacation Homes

5 • • • F 1200+M 440-946-9044, Fax 440-953-4473 www.flcondos4rent.com

flcondos4rent.com

Village at Lake Ned 813-657-2769, 866-222-3822, Fax 813-643-7077 www.villageapt.net

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winter haven

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50 5 • • 863-588-1437, 888-486-4132, Fax 352-243-3852 www.special-dreams.com

Special Dreams Management

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33 6 • F 59+D 407-348-9166, 800-908-8116, Fax 413-403-4641 www.sovereignvacationvillas.com

Sovereign Vacation Villas

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auburndale

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Fish Haven Lodge Mobile Home & RV Park

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

54 • • • F 99+D 863-424-3835, 866-242-9922, Fax 863-424-3844 Hickory Oaks 17 • • www.usa-vacation-homes.com 267 Chipman Ln., Auburndale, FL 33823, 863-984-4150

USA Vacation Homes

7 5 • F 100+D 863-227-5281, www.vacationhomes-pools.com

Lake Juliana Boating and Lodge

Vacation A Way, Inc.

28 • • • F 119+D 863-256-5020, 800-905-4712, Fax 863-256-5021 www.victoriaparkresort.com

407-965-5093, 877-613-6263, Fax 407-238-2735 www.villa4uflorida.com

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6815 S.R. 60 E., Bartow, FL 33830 863-537-1971, Fax 863-537-2687

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Deer Creek RV Golf Resort 50 • • • • • • • 863-420-1999, 866-33VISTA, Fax 863-424-0736 42749 U.S. Hwy. 27, Davenport, FL 33837 www.vistaparkresort.com 863-424-2839, 800-424-2931, Fax 863-424-3336 www.deercreekrv.com Welcome Homes USA 51 4 • F 70+D 407-390-9000, Fax 407-390-9020 500+W Encore Lake Magic 400 • • • • • • • C www.welcomehomesusa.com 1600+M 9600 W. U.S. Hwy. 192, Clermont, FL 34714 863-420-1300, 877-570-2267, Fax 863-420-1400 www.RVontheGo.com Lake wales Florida Camp Inn 503 • • • • • • • Kissimmee Adventures 9 • F 120+D 48504 Hwy. 27, Davenport, FL 33897 863-696-4438, 877-944-4438, Fax 863-696-4034 825+W 863-424-2494, Fax 863-424-3599 www.kissimmeeadventures.com Mouse Mountain RV Camping Resort 299 • • • • • • • • C 7500 Osceola Polk Line Rd., Davenport, FL 33896 lakeland 863-424-2791, 800-347-6388, Fax 863-420-9104 Lakeland Rental Properties 40 7 • F 425+W www.mousemountainrvresort.com 863-709-8400, Fax 863-646-5068 Orlando SW/Fort Summit KOA 248 • • • • • • • • F 2525 Frontage Rd., Davenport, FL 33837 Native Palm Properties 40 7 • • • F 425+W 863-424-1880, 888-562-4712, Fax 863-420-8831 863-647-1679, 866-241-7566, Fax 863-701-8309 1600+M www.fortsummit.com www.nativepalmonline.com

Village at Lake Highland

813-657-2769, 866-222-3822, Fax 813-643-7077 www.villageapt.net

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6300 W. 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

3700 U.S. Hwy. 17/92 N., Davenport, FL 33837 863-424-1286, 888-293-3020, Fax 863-424-3877

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Greenfield Village RV Park

1015 S.R. 542 W., Dundee, FL 33838 863-439-7409, Fax 863-439-6921

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Camp Inn RV Resort

10400 U.S. Hwy. 27, Frostproof, FL 33843 863-635-2500 877-622-6746, Fax 863-635-4822, campinnrvresort.com

Southern Pines Resort

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1622 U.S. Hwy. 630 W., Frostproof, FL 33843 863-635-5713, southernpinesresort.net

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Oak Harbor Lodging and RV Park

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

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

Gator Creek Seniors RV Park

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14400 Reese Dr., Lake Wales, FL 33898 863-696-1123, Fax 863-696-2415

15860 U.S. Hwy. 27, Lake Wales, FL 33859 863-638-1015, 888-446-1015, Fax 863-638-2508 www.campnaire.com

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3929 U.S. Hwy. 98 S., Lakeland, FL 33812 863-665-1726, Fax 863-665-0604, www.sanlan.com

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Grape Hammock Fish Camp 65 • • • • • • F

10511 Monroe Ct., Lake Wales, FL 33898 863-696-1194, 888-805-4124, Fax 863-696-4000 www.harbor-rv-marina.com

4411 Hwy. 542 E., Lakeland, FL 33801 863-665-9631, Fax 863-665-9631

Sanlan RV Park

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32000 U.S. Hwy. 27, Haines City, FL 33844 863-439-1350, Fax 863-439-7815

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Lake Wales Campground

900 Old Combee Rd., Lakeland, FL 33805 863-687-6146, 888-622-4115, Fax 863-682-4115 www.carefreervresorts.com

Central Park of Haines City 1501 W. Commerce Ave., Haines City, FL 33844 863-422-5322, Fax 863-421-6733 www.centralparkofhainescity.com

Harbor RV Resort and Marina

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4325 Jennings Fish Camp Rd., Lake Wales, FL 33898 863-439-3811, Fax 863-439-3811, www.jenningsresort.com 15898 U.S. Hwy. 27, Lake Wales, FL 33859 863-638-9011, www.lakewalescampgroundrvresort.com

1801 U.S. Hwy. 17 S., Fort Meade, FL 33841 863-285-9560, Fax 863-285-9560, www.hammocklakeestate.com

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Jennings Resort

26397 U.S. Hwy. 27, Lake Wales, FL 33853, 863-439-5205

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Rainbow Chase RV Resort

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Lu Ha R.V. Park

315 N. Commonwealth, (Hwy 33), Polk City, FL 33868 863-984-2826

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3400 River Ranch Blvd., River Ranch, FL 33867 863-692-1116, 800-266-2927, Fax 863-692-9707 www.riverranchrv.net

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East Haven RV Park

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Lakeshore Palms Travel Park

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7400 Cypress Gardens Blvd., Winter Haven, FL 33884 863-324-7400, 800-858-7275, Fax 863-324-2418 www.cypresscampground.com

4320 Dundee Rd. (S.R. 542), Winter Haven, FL 33884 863-324-2624, Fax 863-324-2624, www.easthavenrvpark.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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DiOGi Park Located on 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

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 of 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 Emergency Clinic

863-665-3199 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.

Veterinary Healthcare Associates

accommodations

Traveling with your

863-324-3340 www.vhavets.com 24-Hour Emergency Care 3025 Dundee Road , Winter Haven

and Facebook for up-to-the-minute information on fun, family friendly vacations in Central Florida’s Polk County.

Twitter.com/VisitCentralFL Facebook.com/VisitCentralFlorida For the insider’s guide visit our tourism blog at SunnyCentralFlorida.com and our sports blog at CatchCentralFlorida.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

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Winter Haven Suites & Conference Center

Winter Haven Suites & Conference Center is dedicated to family, sports and business travel. We are centrally located to Polk County sports facilities as well as family oriented attractions. Call for special group rates or to plan your next event.

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Hampton Inn Winter Haven

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.

& CONFERENCE CENTER

1150 3rd Street SW Winter Haven, FL 33880

863-294-4451

202 Cypress Gardens Blvd., Winter Haven, FL 33880

or e-mail: daysinnwinterhaven@yahoo.com

daysinnwinterhaven.com

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.

863-299-9251

www.hampton-inn.com/hi/winterhaven

Best Western Plus Auburndale Inn & Suites

Camp Mack River Resort

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

The 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.

1008 U.S. Hwy. 92 West Auburndale, FL 33823

14900 Camp Mack Rd. Lake Wales, FL 33898

Lakeland North I-4

4500 Lakeland Park Dr., Lakeland, FL 33809 reservations@hielakeland.com

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Preferred Hotel

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. Only 5 minutes from Legoland® Florida.

Convenient central Florida location, nestled in tall pine, oak trees and more than 120 acres on Lake Pierce – perfect site for a company meeting, training activity, retreat, wedding or social outing. Center features more than 57 sleeping rooms and many meeting rooms. We look forward to hosting your group!

200 Cypress Gardens Blvd. Winter Haven, FL 33880 Fax: 863-292-2101

863-292-2100 www.holidayinn.com/winterhavenfl

Downtown Celebrations 1st Friday

Winter Haven’s “Pickin’ in the Park” brings local

musicians together for a great time of music in Central Park – 6:30-8 p.m. (Sept. - May) 863-291-5656, www. MyWinterHaven.com 1st saturday

Lake Wales opens the streets for antiques, art and oddities – Between Stuart and Park Ave. 8 a.m.-2 p.m. www.LakeWalesMainStreet.com 863-412-6960

Winter Haven streets rumble with Car Cruisin’ – Downtown

Central Park 4- 9 p.m. (not held in Dec.) 863-291-5656 2 nd Friday

Winter Haven’s Drum Circle – Brings local musicians 555 E Stanford Street Bartow, FL 33830

863-533-2393 www.thestanfordinn.com

together for a great time of music in Central Park. 6:30-8 p.m. (Sept.-May) 863-291-5656 www.MyWinterHaven.com 2

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863-439-7332 www.flaltc.org

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each month. Food, live music, shopping. –6 -9 p.m. 863-513-3669, www.downtownlakelandfl.com

Unique Victorian Ambiance All rooms include a private bathroom, cable TV, WiFi, air conditioning and gourmet breakfast. Enjoy the shaded porch and swimming pool. Pet-Friendly Accommodation Available

5000 Firetower Road Haines City, FL 33844

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.

Lakeland’s “First Friday” event has a different theme

The Stanford Inn Bed & Breakfast

Florida FFA Leadership Training Center

saturday

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.-Oct., (2-6 p.m. Nov.-Mar.) 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. 9 a.m.- 3 p.m. 863-519-0508, www.mainstreetbartow.com 3 rd Friday

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.) www.mainstreetbartow.com 4 th FRIday

Winter Haven’s Dulcimer Night concert and instruction with hammered and mountain dulcimers in Central Park. 5:30 p.m. 863-291-5656 www.MyWinterHaven.com 4 th saturday

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

Lake Alfred’s Downtown Showcase is a street fair with vendors, food and music. 8 a.m.-4 p.m. (Last Sat.) 863-956-4333 www.LakeAlfredMerchant.com

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Annual Fun 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.

JANUARY

Alafia River Rendezvous

Homeland www.floridafrontiersmen.org/Alafia.html

Pre-1840s living history encampment organized by the Florida Frontiersmen.

Bluegrass Bash

Lake Alfred, 863-291-5275 www.MyLakeAlfred.com

Arts in the Park

Florida Flywheelers Antique Engine & Tractor Show

Haines City, 863-421-4100 www.HainesCityMainStreet.com

Fort Meade, 863-285-9121 www.floridaflywheelers.org

Street Painting Festival

Antique engines and tractor parts, antiques flea market, old cars and saw mill.

Lake Wales Art Show

On the shores of Lake Wailes, 863-676-8426 www.LakeWalesArtsCouncil.org Juried show with more than 100 exhibitors, food, entertainment and children’s activities.

Clogging and bluegrass music at Mackay Gardens and Lakeside Preserve.

Ribs on the Ridge

Festival of the Buffalo Pow-Wow

Florida BBQ Association sanctioned contest and entertainment.  

Auburndale, 863-665-0062 www.intlmarketworld.com

Native American music, dancing, storytelling and arts & crafts.

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

Peace River Folk Festival

Fort Meade, 863-285-8253 www.FortMeadeChamber.com FEBRUARY

Mardi Gras Festival

Lake Wales, 863-638-2686, 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

Lake Eva Park, Haines City, 863-421-3700

Smoke on the Water

Winter Haven, 863-287-3075 www.BoysandGirlsBBQ.com

Major League Baseball Spring Training – Detroit Tigers Lakeland, 863-686-8075 www.detroittigers.com

Barbeque cook-off with great entertainment and prizes.

MARCH

RussMatt Baseball Central Florida Collegiate Invitational

Polk County, 800-828-7655, 863-420-2586 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

The Lakeland Center

Davenport, 863-419-3300 www.MyDavenport.com

The artists credited for the beginning of the “Indian River School” art movement, created paintings of Florida landscapes. See demonstrations and enjoy Florida food.

The Center of Entertainment in Polk County! For A Full Schedule of Events: www.thelakelandcenter.com

Florida Strawberry Festival Plant City, 813-752-9194 www.flstrawberryfestival.com

Annual celebration of the strawberry in Central Florida.

Kathleen Area Heritage Day Festival Lakeland, www.kahsatsocrum.com

Sugar cane grinding & syrup making, quilting, crafts, entertainment & kids games.

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

863-834-8111

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annual events

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 & BBQ Festival Auburndale, 863-665-0062 www.intlmarketworld.com Clogging, music and food.

Bach Festival

Lakeland, Winter Haven and Lake Wales, 863-299-2555 www.bachfestivalofcentralflorida.org

Some of the most outstanding musicians in central Florida including the Bach Festival Orchestra and soloists.

Admiral Eycleshimer’s Boat Races

Winter Haven, 863-293-2138

Cardboard boat races celebrating community’s 16 canal-connected lakes.

Easter Sunrise Service, Bok Tower Gardens Lake Wales, 863-676-1408 www.boktowergardens.org APRIL

Mustangs & Mustangs

Sun ‘n Fun’s Splash-In at Fantasy of Flight Polk City, 863-984-3500 www.fantasyofflight.com/splash-in

A variety of seaplanes and amphibious aircraft splash in for this competition on Fantasy of Flight’s Lake Agnes.

Child of the Sun Jazz Festival and Urban Triathlon

Lakeland, www.cotslakeland.com MAY

Concert Under the Stars

Bok Tower Gardens, Lake Wales, 863-676-1408 www.boktowergardens.org

Fantasy of Flight, Polk City, 863-984-3500 www.fantasyofflight.com

Florida State Square Dance Convention Lakeland, 863-648-5044 www.FloridaSquareDance.com JULY

Christmas in July Craft Fair

Lakeland Center, Lakeland, 863-834-8100

Fourth of July Celebrations

Countywide community celebrations. Contact local Chambers of Commerce (see pg. 66)

Thunder on the Ridge Haines City, 863-421-3700 www.ci.haines-city.fl.us

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), florida.legoland.com

The only Mustang event in Florida that features beautifully restored P-51 Mustang war birds from WWII and Ford and Mustang automobiles.

Special 3-D glasses turn ordinary fireworks into millions of exploding bricks on July 4.

OCTOBER

Grillin’ and Chillin’ BBQ Competition Lake Alfred, 863-291-5275 www.MyLakeAlfred.com

Mayfaire-by-the-Lake

Lakeland, 863-688-7743, ext. 237 www.PolkMuseumofArt.org

Sun ‘n Fun Fly-In

Lakeland, 863-644-243, www.sun-n-fun.org

Daily airshows, warbirds, ultralights, helicopters, seaplanes and more on display. International aviation convention and fly-in and the nation’s 2nd largest air show.

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One of Florida’s premier outdoor art festivals showcasing nearly 200 artists.

Pops By the Lake

Lake Mirror, Lakeland, 863-688-3743 www.imperialsymphony.org Concert presented by the Imperial Symphony Orchestra.

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Annual BBQ competition, entertainment and vendors at Lion’s Park.

Fall Fest

Polk State College, Winter Haven 863-297-1010, ext. 3526 www.polk.edu/businessandcommunity/fallfest Craft show, kids zone, music, food, haunted house and more.

Fine Swine at the Pit

Mulberry, 863-559-2409, www.fineswine.org

Teams from throughout the US compete in a Bar-B-Que cook-off at this “chop licking” family event.


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

Red, White & Blue Veteran’s Salute Sun ’n Fun Florida Air Museum, Lakeland 863-644-2431, www.sun-n-fun.org

Bartow Craft Fair

Downtown Bartow 863-519-0508, www.MainstreetBartow.com

Octoberfest celebration and plant sale.

More than 100 craft booths, children’s activities, classic car show and food.

Polk NatureFest

Quilts & Tea Festival (2012)

Polk County, 800-828-7655, 863-420-2586 www.VisitCentralFlorida.org/NatureFest Nature weekend packed with excursions led by area wildlife experts.

Davenport, 863-422-4507, www.quiltsandtea.com Biennial festival with quilts, vendors, tea and accessories, classic cars and more.

Water, Wings & Wild Things A nature-based family event with music, food, fun educational activities for children and more.

Crafts in the Park

Auburndale City Park, 863-967-3400 www.AuburndaleFL.com

Craft vendors from all over the state gather to sell their goods at this annual event.

Pioneer Days Festival

Lake Wales, 863-678-4182, ext. 270

Crafters’ and vendors’ show with day-long attractions.

Fall Festival

Haines City, 863-421-3700

Crafts, food, entertainment, children’s costume contest, auction and more.

Brick-or-Treat

LEGOLAND® Florida, Winter Haven 877-350-LEGO (5346), florida.legoland.com

Spooky, kooky event features themed treat stations with candy, snacks and a few surprises along the way. Every Saturday and Sunday in Oct.

NOVEMBER

Horse Creek Festival

Davenport, 863-419-3300 www.horsecreekfestival.org

Heritage festival and invitational Florida art show.

Mistletoe Marketplace Eagle Lake, 863-293-4141

Christmas crafts, music, hayrides, food, lights, train display and Santa.

Glitter, Glisten and Snow!

Chestnuts, cider, pictures with Santa, entertainment and a chance to play in snow!

George Street Christmas Lane Various neighborhoods of homes and yards decorated with holiday allegories and lights.

Fort Meade, 863-285-9121 www.floridaflywheelers.org

All types of classic and collectible automobiles on display at Lake Mirror Park.

Featuring the Holiday Home Tour at Pinewood Estate, a 20-room Mediterranean Revival mansion.

Bartow, 863-533-2333

Florida Flywheelers Fall Fuel Up

Lakeland, www.lakemirrorclassic.com

Lake Wales 863-676-1408 www.boktowergardens.org

Lake Eva Park, Haines City, 863-421-3700

Lakeland, 863-668-4673 www.VisitCentralFlorida.org

Lake Mirror Classic Auto Festival

Christmas at Bok Tower Gardens

annual events

Annual Cracker Storytelling Festival

Antique tractors and engines, flea market.

Lakeland’s Holiday Lights

Wings ‘n Things Family Fun Fest

Light displays in historic Munn Park and around Lake Mirror and Lake Morton.

Lakeland, 863-834-2233

Sun ‘n Fun Florida Air Museum, Lakeland, 863-644-2431, www.sun-n-fun.org Weekend aviation fun and activities for students, scouts and families.

Countdown to Kid’s New Year’s Eve

LEGOLAND® Florida, Winter Haven 877-350-LEGO (5346), florida.legoland.com

Sunset & Symphony

Lake Wales, 863-676-1408 www.boktowergardens.org

Outdoor concert with the Orlando Philharmonic in the shadow of Bok Tower.

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

DECEMBER

Christmas Bricktacular

LEGOLAND® Florida, Winter Haven 877-350-LEGO (5346), florida.legoland.com

Weekends in December, ’tis the season to celebrate with a 270,000-brick Christmas tree, festive decorations and Santa Claus.

The giant LEGO brick drops at a very kid-friendly midnight KST (Kid Standard Time) – otherwise known as 7 p.m. Includes fireworks and a dance party DJ.

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.

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visitor services

VisitorServices CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE

Auburndale

863-967-3400 245 E. Lake Ave. (fax) 863-967-0880 Auburndale, FL 33823 w ww.myauburndalechamber.com

Bartow

INFORMATION SERVICES

Polk Outpost 27 Visitor Information Center

800-828-7655 101 Adventure Ct., 33837 863-420-2586 www.VisitCentralFlorida.org Davenport

Central Florida Visitors & Convention Bureau

800-828-7655 2701 Lake Myrtle Park Rd., 33823 863-551-4750 www.VisitCentralFlorida.org Auburndale AIRPORTS

Lakeland Linder Regional Airport

3900 Don Emerson Dr., 33811 www.lakelandairport.com

863-834-3298 Lakeland

Orlando International Airport 407-825-2142 Greater Orlando Aviation Authority One Jeff Fuqua Blvd., 32827 www.orlandoairports.net

Orlando Sanford International Airport

1200 Red Cleveland Blvd., 32773 www.orlandosanfordairport.com

Tampa International Airport 4100 George J. Bean Pkwy., 33607 www.tampaairport.com

800-626-6244 Orlando

863-439-3261 310 Main St. (P.O. Box 241) (fax) 863-439-3261 Dundee, FL 33838 www.dundeechamber.org Fort Meade 863-285-8253 214 W. Broadway, Ste. B (P.O. Box 91) (fax) 863-285-6968 Fort Meade, FL 33841 www.fortmeadechamber.com

Frostproof

15 E. Wall (P.O. Box 968) Frostproof, FL 33843

863-635-9112 (fax) 863-635-7222 www.frostproofchamber.com

Haines City – Northeast Polk County Regional 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

407-585-4500 Sanford

Lake Wales

800-767-8882 Tampa

Lakeland

863-676-3445 340 W. Central Ave. (P.O. Box 191) (fax) 863-676-3446 Lake Wales, FL 33853 www.lakewaleschamber.com 863-688-8551 35 Lake Morton Dr. (P.O. Box 3607) (fax) 863-683-7454 Lakeland, FL 33802 www.lakelandchamber.com

Jack Brown’s Seaplane Base

863-956-2243 Winter Haven

Winter Haven

Chalet Suzanne Country Inn & Restaurant

863-676-6011 800-433-6011 Lake Wales

MEDICAL CENTERS

Lake Wales Airport

863-678-0080 Lake Wales

2200 Osprey Blvd. www.bartowregional.com

South Lakeland Airport

863-701-0000 Mulberry

Westgate River Ranch Resort

863-692-1321 River Ranch

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

Winter Haven Municipal Airport 863-298-4551 2073 U.S. Hwy. 92 W., 33883 www.mywinterhaven.com

Winter Haven

863-422-3751 (fax) 863-422-4704

35610 U.S. Hwy. 27 (P.O. Box 986) Haines City, FL 33845 www.hainescity.com

Mulberry

400 Bartow Municipal Airport, 33830 www.bartow-airport.com

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863-533-1195 Bartow

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863-533-7125 (fax) 863-533-3793 www.bartowchamber.com

510 N. Broadway Ave. Bartow, FL 33830

863-425-4414 400 N. Church Ave. (P.O. Box 254) (fax) 863-425-3837 Mulberry, FL 33860 www.mulberrychamber.org 863-293-2138 401 Ave. B, N.W. (P.O. Box 1420) (fax) 863-297-5818 Winter Haven, FL 33881 www.winterhavenchamber.com

Bartow Regional Medical Center 863-519-1800 Heart of Florida Regional Medical Center 40100 U.S. Hwy. 27 www.heartofflorida.com

Lake Wales Medical Center

410 S. 11th St. www.lakewalesmedicalcenter.com

Lakeland Regional Medical Center

1324 Lakeland Hills Blvd. www.lrmc.com

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Bartow

863-422-4971 Davenport 863-676-1433 Lake Wales 863-687-1100 Lakeland

Regency Medical Center

863-294-7010 Winter Haven

Winter Haven Hospital

863-293-1121 Winter Haven

101 Ave. O, S.E., www.winterhavenhospital.org 200 Ave. F, N.E. www.winterhavenhospital.org

WALK-IN CLINICS Hours subject to change.

Jay Care Walk-In Clinic

863-421-7400 131 Webb Dr., Suite D Davenport Mon., Wed. 8 a.m.- 11:30 a.m.; Tues., Thurs. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. (closed Noon-1 p.m.) Fri. 2 p.m.-4:30 p.m.

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.-Fri. 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

863-419-1428 Davenport

Dundee Medical Walk-In Clinic 863-439-7377 28055 U.S. Hwy. 27 Mon.-Fri. 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.

Dundee

Lake Wales Medical Walk-In Clinic 863-676-6007

1611 State Road 60, E. Lake Wales Mon., Tue., Thu. 8 a.m.-3 p.m.; Wed., Fri. 8 a.m.- Noon

Doctor Today Walk-In Clinic

863-687-0200 1429 Lakeland Hills Blvd. Lakeland Mon.-Fri. 8:30 a.m.- 5:30 p.m.; Sat. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. www.DoctorTodayTLC.com

Jay Care Walk-In Clinic

135 E. 1st St. Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m.- 7:30 p.m.; Sat. 8 a.m.- Noon

863-687-9527 Lakeland

Nite Owl Urgent Care

863-644-7337 3242 S. Florida Ave. Lakeland Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m.- Noon and 2 p.m.-11 p.m.; Sat. Noon-11 p.m.; www.NiteOwlUrgentCare.com Sun. 1 p.m.-9 p.m.

Premier Walk-In Clinic

863-644-3400 5676 Florida Ave. S. Lakeland Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m.- 6 p.m.; Sat.-Sun. 8 a.m.-3 p.m. www.PremierWalkinClinic.com

Watson Clinic Urgent Care

www.watsonclinic.com 1600 Lakeland Hills Blvd. 863-680-7271 Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m.- 8 p.m.; Sat. 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Lakeland 2176 E. County Rd. 540A 863-393-9472 Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m.- 8 p.m.; Lakeland Sat. 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun. 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

First Help Urgent Care Clinic 863-984-8000 235 N. Commonwealth Ave. Polk City Mon.-Fri. 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.; Sat. 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. www.UC-walkin.com 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


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.) www.UC-walkin.com

Skip’s Taxi Service

877-660-0148 Davenport, Four Corners 863-420-8425

Polk County Taxi

Urgent Care – Cypress

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

863-521-2924 All of Polk County 800-TAXI-CAB

CHARTER BUS SERVICE

Annett Bus Lines

800-282-3655

www.annettbuslines.com

RENTAL CARS

Avis Rent A Car

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

810 Magnolia Ave., Auburndale 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 www.enterprise.com

Dynamic Tours & Transportation 863-294-2925 800-331-1212 863-687-4332 863-295-9285

Holiday Coach Lines

www.holidaycoachlines.com

800-270-9093 863-688-2114

J B Enterprises Coachline Inc.

863-293-7808

Preston USA, Inc.

863-688-8611

Small World Tours & Cruises

863-420-0156

www.jbcoachline.com

800-527-7000 863-682-1415 863-299-9375 800-RENTACAR 863-968-1600 863-533-5167 863-420-1180 863-419-1394 863-678-0933 863-682-0153 863-647-0866 863-815-7642 863-294-8090

Hertz Rent A Car

800-654-3131 117 E. Memorial Blvd., Lakeland 863-683-2003 3900 Don Emerson Dr., Lakeland Airport 863-683-2003 460 Cypress Gdns. Blvd., Winter Haven 863-298-0651 www.hertz.com

www.smallworldtoursandcruises.com

LIMOUSINE/SHUTTLE SERVICE

A & E Transportation

863-438-5758 Davenport www.AETransportation.com

Action Limousine Lakeland

1248 George Jenkins Blvd., Lakeland www.ridecitrus.com

863-688-7433

863-859-9711 Lakeland www.handhtransport.net

Kat and Son Transportation

863-534-5500 863-298-5566

Greyhound Bus Lines

800-231-2222 863-682-3107

555 Ave. E, N.W., Winter Haven www.polk-county.net

303 N. Massachusetts Ave., Lakeland www.greyhound.com

TAXI SERVICE

Checker Cab Co. All of Polk County 863-665-8151 Imperial Cab LLC Winter Haven, Auburndale, Haines City 863-968-9494

Luxury Cab Haines City, Davenport 863-421-2360

Yellow Cab/Maingate Taxi

All of Polk County 863-292-9166

Shooting Star Taxi

Lily’s Limo Service

863-207-4200 www.KatandSon.com

863-651-3010 www.lilyslimoservice.com

Luxury Limousines International Winter Haven

863-293-9559 877-600-4653

Polk Airport Transportation

800-967-6212 863-287-4074

Auburndale

Skip’s Transportation Davenport

Winter Haven Area Transit

Davenport, Haines City, Lake Alfred, Dundee 863-420-0108

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

800-LIFESTEP www.lff.com 933 E. Lemon St., Lakeland 863-688-6696 4764 S. Florida Ave., Lakeland 863-644-3030 1164 Havendale Blvd., Winter Haven 863-299-5575

LAWN BOWLING

Lakeland Lawn Bowling Club Lakeland Lake Parker Park, corner of E. Robson St. and Lakeland Hills Blvd. www.lakelandlawnbowlingclub.com

863-816-7500

H & H Transportation

Winter Haven

Citrus Connection

863-419-9100 863-853-7177 863-299-3777

BOWLING 863-614-7661 863-683-9611 Imperial Lane at Eagle Ridge Mall 863-949-4830 Lakeland www.EddiesLimo.com 950 Eagle Ridge Dr., Lake Wales www.TheImperialBowl.com ET Limousine Service 863-430-8979 Lakeland 888-556-7377 AMF Lakeland Lanes 863-646-5791 www.etlimo.com 4111 S. Florida Ave. Lakeland

U-Save Car & Truck Rental

PUBLIC BUS SERVICE

877-287-8374

Eddie’s Limousine & Transportation

Priceless Rent A Car

800-441-3741 3900 Don Emerson Dr., Lakeland Airport www.usave.com

Curves For Women www.curves.com 50 Maxcy Plaza Circle, Haines City 2917 Duff Rd., Lakeland 1126 1st St. S., Winter Haven

Lifestyle Family Fitness

www.prestoncoaches.com

Lake Wales

863-420-3388 121 Ridge Center Dr. (in Roseberry Plaza), Davenport

Crossfit Lakeland

www.CrossfitLakeland.com 3111 U.S. Hwy. 98 S. #110, Lakeland 863-737-8052

visitor services

First Help Urgent Care Clinic

863-420-8425 877-660-0148

Sundance Limo & Airport Shuttle

863-512-3334 863-647-5466 Lakeland www.SundanceLimoFL.com

863-858-3878 Lakeland

Cypress Lanes

863-294-3295 Winter Haven

4318 U.S. Hwy. 98 N. www.orangebowllanes.net 2010 Dundee Rd. www.cypresslanes.com

Cinemas

Regal Cinemas, Eagle Ridge Mall 12

955 Eagle Ridge Dr., 33859 www.regmovies.com

www.amtrak.com 800-872-7245 Lakeland 600 E. Main St. 863-683-6368 Winter Haven 1800 Seventh St. S.W. 863-294-9203

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

4100 New Tampa Hwy. www.silvermoondrivein.com 920 Havendale Blvd., N.W., 33881 (Spring Lake Square) www.cobbtheatres.com

HEALTH CLUBS/GYMS

Anytime Fitness

863-965-4695 863-439-8202 863-546-6010 863-421-3481 863-678-9999 863-937-9783

863-676-6990 863-676-8894 Lake Wales

Lakeside 18 Cinemas & IMAX

4226 Old Hwy. 37, www.carmike.com

AMTRAK

www.anytimefitness.com 444 Havendale Blvd., Auburndale 7982 Lake Wilson Rd., Davenport 36 W. Wall St., Frostproof 515 U.S. Hwy. 17-92 W., Haines City 1318 S.R. 60, Lake Wales 6914-6928 S. Florida Ave., Lakeland

Orange Bowl Lanes

CURRENCY EXCHANGE

Community Bank (inside Walmart) 863-419-9224 36205 U.S. Hwy. 27 Haines City Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Sat. 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

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Liquid Sunhine

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

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

Polk Museum of Art

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

Explorations V Children’s Museum

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

Florida Air Museum

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

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Capital of the World, so come on over and see everything there is to learn about this high-adventure sport.


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