Winter Haven is a city in Polk County, Florida, United States. The population was 33,874 at the 2010 census. According to the U.S. Census Bureau's 2015 estimates, the city had a population of 37,689, making it the second most populated city in Polk County. It is a principal city of the Lakeland-Winter Haven, Florida Metropolitan Statistical Area.
Restaurants in Winter Haven
5 based on 654 reviews
Capt Freds world famous airboat tours are the best nature tours in central Florida. Our tour will offer sightings of a wide range of wildlife, from alligators to bald eagles. Great family fun, Hold baby alligators IN OUR OFFICE(we are licensed) Holding baby alligators in the WILD is a Federal offence. This airboat tour offers the best value and fun for your money. Seven days/wk by reservations See true old Florida. Established 1995
Captain Fred's is such a lovely day trip.The whole staff was warm and welcoming. Our captain Wayne was frendly and reassuring us ladies that the airboat ride we were about to take was not like the screaming coming in sideways kind of ride you see on TV. Being leary of this put my mind at ease. Our party of four really enjoyed ourselves seeing lots of wifdlife which didnt seem to mind us being there at all. Lots of fun!
4.5 based on 62 reviews
we went here everyday for a walk and workout and it was wonderful! lots of paved walkways and workout equipment
5 based on 694 reviews
Nice visit. The folks at the volunteer centre are friendly and helpful with identifying birds and turtles in the reserve. The walks are not long. One can do a loop in about 2 hours and there are more trails so you could walk probably 5 hours to see every possible trail. Lots of signage on the trails and people photographing wildlife with huge camera lenses. There are many stores and herons and cranes and ducks. Also aligators are easy to see (of all ages and sizes). There are a number of turtles as well. Nice easy walk and lots to see.
5 based on 92 reviews
THEATRE WINTER HAVEN has been called “one of the best community theatres in America” by the Tampa Tribune, the Lakeland Ledger and the Winter Haven News Chief. Since our founding as a non-profit organization in 1970, TWH has worked to fulfill our Mission Statement: “We inspire, challenge, entertain and educate our community by creating exceptional theatrical experiences” Each year, TWH produces a six-play Mainstage subscription season, a Tribute concert series, two Academy Musical productions, a dance program, a free community choir, a summer musical, two touring productions and a three-play staged reading series called StageRead.
This was my first time at Theatre Winter Haven. I saw The Hunchback of Norte Dame. The building is not fancy, but the production was superb. Excellent acting, singing, dancing, choreography, set design and orchestra. Truly exceptional community theater. I have seen many Broadway productions, and this was as good, plus much more up close and personal, and at a fraction of the price.
5 based on 1 reviews
Freshwater Guide service specializing in bass and crappie fishing as well as all other freshwater species. We cater to any size party.
My family and I did a 6 hour bass charter with Central Florida Bucketmouths today and had an amazing experience. Our guide, Shea, was excellent. Very informative and helpful. And we caught awesome largemouths! We'll definitely be back for another trip!
4.5 based on 4 reviews
Through out the park their are rides and attractions but this area of the park is the most fun for kids. Their are several attractions in Lego City that include Fire Fighter Rescue, 3-5 year old Driving School, 6-12 year old Driving School, Flight School, Boating School, places to eat, places to rest, and places to play like the indoor Lego Imagination and discovery center. Your kids can complete the Driving School and than get their picture taken and receive a license. Their is a really god chicken diner and Burger place along with the Fire fighters Ice Cream store. Kids love this area of the park because it is spaced out and their is some more for them to do. Recommend that you skip the other areas of the park and do this first because you will spend most of the time in this location. Parents and kids can both ride the rides like the boats and even race a fire truck while putting out a fire. Just be warned that if the park is busy the lines could be long and you might have to wait awhile.
3.5 based on 2 reviews
We came here with high expectations and very sadly it is not what we expected. The park is dirty, there are no many bathrooms along the park, very far awa one from each other, there was a problem with one of the rides 20mins late, so we lost time and even if the park closes at 6pm the restaurants closes at 5pm??? We came from Miami (3hrs ride) and wanted to take advantage of the day since we arrived at 1pm but only 2 ninjago were available to take the picture, they run out of papers with the times of the show, the lines moves slowly... very dessapointed, my kids are huge fans of LEGO, like crazy fan (LEGO City, ninjago, etc). A few of The workers act like tired all the time...
Will love to comeback and have another experience
4.5 based on 12 reviews
The Estate was built by Alexander Mackay, a Scottish entrepreneur & investor who bought the property on Lake Rochelle in 1915 and began construction of the Mackay family estate which he called La Rochelle. The estate’s 8,000 sq ft residence is an outstanding example of Craftsman style architecture,with sleeping porches and large porch columns,open interior spaces and a staircase in main room.
In the quaint town of Lake Alfred in Polk County, Florida you will find the beautiful and pristine Mackay Gardens & Lakeside Preserve, just off of Highway 17/92. The city had the opportunity to purchase the property from a developer and did so, thereby preserving this remarkable property with its lovely Mackay winter homestead and 110 acres of land. Driving up Mackay boulevard about 1/2 mile from 17/92, you will find the gated entrance, and single lane road bordered by mature hedges and an assortment of plants and trees scattered on either side.
The Mackay family used the property for years as their winter getaway, and planted the property with flora from around the world. Just now are the folks who maintain it finding the unbelievable nest eggs of beauty throughout. A grotto, a bridge across a canal that connects two lakes that border the property and a walled arbor with arched openings. A gazebo has been added overlooking Lake Rochelle on a sweeping lawn from the home down to the water's edge.
There is a canoe launch, and in the cooler months of the year, there are tours along the trails with experienced guides making the walk both informative and fun. There is a playground and a shelter for family gatherings, bathroom facilities and plenty of parking.
The wedding I attended was just fantastic. The outside area looking down to the lake was the perfect venue for the nuptials. The Home gave the wedding party a place to do that last minute curl on the hair or makeup touch up, and the Groom and his entourage kept cool in another part of the home. After the ceremony, the main room had ample space for the guests and couple, and separate preparation and kitchen space did the trick for all the delicious food offerings. The back porch that goes the entire length of the Home was the ideal space to take a smoke break or get away for a few minutes.
There are so many things to see at Mackay Gardens & :Lakeside Preserve, I need to return to enjoy all the natural beauty.
The 7,000 square foot estate residence is an outstanding example of Craftsman style architecture, with sweeping porches with large columns, large main room with a staircase to the upstairs, and can be used for meetings, weddings and other functions.
4.5 based on 3 reviews
I had to hold my wife back from calling the Ambulance after I saw the prices at this Antique Store. Killer Antiques but ALL priced over-the-top to today's market. Considering Lake Albert is the epitome of Small Town America, it was just too much to take. Perhaps we are spoiled shopping in Mount Dora, FL. all the time because this city bragged on being a 'great value' in Antiques. We didn't see it. After over an hour + drive, we followed the lead of 'other ' websites and sought out this antique shop first (besides The Barn). First thing that caught my eye was some old business marque signs. Then, 2 old restored Mobilgas Gas Pumps, they were priced at $14,500 for the pair ( I have about 14 gas pumps and a working knowledge of value). Just as the chest pains were setting in, I saw small PAPER SIGNS priced at $75-$150 and 1/3 (that's One Third) of an old Sherwin Williams paint sign at $250. When I asked to bring it down off the wall, the shop manager said, "I don't have anybody to get it down today (Sat.)!!". Pretty much that's the story throughout this venue. No REAL desire to actually SELL anything here. Great antiques, stellar prices. I took an aspirin and sat on the bench outside the store to recover.
Thank you Unreality Cable Tv and American Greed for ruining a great hobby.....if this is a current example- you now have to be a millionaire or Spiderman to shop and retrieve a decent buy in antiques.....
4 based on 6 reviews
LEGOLAND(R) Florida Resort is a 150-acre interactive theme park dedicated to families with children between the ages of 2 and 12. With more than 50 rides, shows and attractions, LEGOLAND is geared towards family fun. Located in Winter Haven, FL and just 45 minutes from the Orlando theme parks and downtown Tampa. LEGOLAND is a brand of interactive theme parks dedicated to families with children between the ages of 2 and 12.
If your child loves legos, then enjoy!
Otherwise, I was very disappointed in LEGOland. My 12 yr old grandson was bored, however my 9 yr old granddaughter played somewhat throughout the park. Really for much younger children.
I thought the price to get in was way too high. After all it is not Disney. Water ride was fun, but rest mediocre. Lots of things made out of legos. Lost interest.
We have food allergies and I liked that they list where to go for which food. However, they need to update this listing since my son in law and grandson had to visit 5 different food places before they could get something to eat. Each place said they didn’t carry that anymore. They have dairy, soy and gluten allergies.
Stick with Disney!
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