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    The Winter Haven area was first settled in the 1860s by some veterans of the Seminole Indian War who were impressed with the local climate and beauty. Early pioneer families established themselves in the area and began to grow strawberries, eggplant, guavas, tomatoes, peaches and peppers.

    Today Winter Haven is proud to be a premier city and a popular destination whether for a visit or permanent relocation. Local economy benefits from tourism, agriculture, economic expansion and redevelopment.

    Winter Haven is 146 feet above sea level. Its city limits touch or surround 23 lakes. Water skiing is both a sport and a business in Winter Haven and is enjoyed on many lakes. World champion barefoot skier, Ron Scarpa, operates a barefoot skiing school on the chain.

    Tour Cypress Gardens
    This family vacation adventure park features over forty thrill rides, big park shows, animal parks, dining, shopping village and their world famous plantation gardens and Southern Belles. In addition to their regular attractions, Cypress Gardens will also get you dazzled by an exciting lineup of all-star concerts and special events throughout the year.

    Chain of Lakes Park Cleveland Indians Baseball Spring Training Camp
    Winter Haven, Florida;
    Baseball Spring Training runs six weeks from Febr to March;
    Stadium Built: 1966 - Capacity: 7,000;

    The Indians mover their spring training camp here in 1992 after Hurricane Andrew wrecked their nearly completed modern facility in Homestead Florida. You'll see the Chief Wahoo logo prominently displayed all over Winter Haven.

    Chain of Lakes - Winter Haven FL
    Winter Havenís Chain of Lakes is a boaterís paradise and premier water ski destination. The famous chain is a unique series of 16 lakes connected by navigable canals. Public boat ramps are scattered along lakeshores, some in conjunction with beaches, fishing piers, recreational facilities and picnic grounds. Lake Shipp Park, an 18-acre city park, has a boat ramp, a swimming beach and picnic tables. Picnic tables and boat ramps draw people to Lake Cannon Park during the summer.

    Legoland Florida - Opens Oct 15, 2011
    Theme Park Website;
    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.

    Winter Haven Gilbert Airport [GIF]
    Gilbert Field is a general municipal aviation facility located 3 miles northwest of Winter Haven.
    Runway 4/22 - Asphalt surface 5,006 x 100 ft.
    Runway 11/29 - Asphalt surface 3,999 x 100 ft.


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Cypress Gardens Best Western Florida Family Vacation Resort Hotel Cypress Gardens Best Western
5665 Cypress Gardens Boulevard, Winter Haven, FL 33884 US
This vacation resort hotel is located within walking distance of Cypress Gardens and offers an Olympic-size swimming pool, an exercise room, hot tub, valet laundry service, and overnight security. Ask at the desk about discounted tickets to Cypress Gardens theme park.

Dundee Quality Inn Hotel
339 US Hwy. 27 North Dundee, FL 33838 US
This 100-room hotel has amenities that include an outdoor pool, restaurant/bar, 24-hour front desk, safe deposit boxes, and free parking. Standard room amenities include an alarm clock radio, cable TV, coffeemaker, dataports, hairdryer, and telephone.

Winter Haven Howard Johnson Inn
1300 3rd St. Southwest Winter Haven, FL 33880 US
The Howard Johnson of Winter Haven is located three miles from Cypress Gardens and within walking distance of the Cleveland Indians' Spring Training site. For the recreationally inclined, there is an outdoor heated pool.

Cypress Gardens Holiday Inn
1150 3rd St. SW, Winter Haven, FL 33880
This newly renovated hotel offers 228 beautifully appointed guest rooms with king or two queen-size beds and parlor suites. Ask at the desk about discounted tickets to Cypress Gardens theme park.

Haines City Grenelefe Golf and Tennis Resort
3200 State Road 546 Haines City, FL 33844 US
The 1,000-acre Westgate-Grenelefe Resort enjoys three distinctive championship courses. 750 villa suites are spaced liberally throughout the property, each providing the ultimate tranquil setting for the perfect vacation getaway.

Winter Haven Scottish Inns
1901 Cypress Garden Blvd Winter Haven, FL 33884 US
22 room property with swimming pool, family rooms, parking, and free local calls.

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