Plant City, Florida blends the best of big-town amenities and small town charm. It is located between Tampa and Lakeland in west central Florida, about 42 miles west of Disney World. Plant City is the Winter Strawberry Capital of the World.
In this tour of Plant City we start with the historic downtown area, which has a small town feel to it. A relaxing stroll down McCall Park with a stop at The Whistle Stop Cafe which has some great gourmet coffee. Check out the old Telephone booth on the outside of The Whistle Stop. Further up WJ Arden Mays Blvd is the vintage State Theatre. On Reynolds St is some great seafood at Linda’s Crab Shack. Several impressive church buildings are located in downtown Plant City.
The Robert W. Willaford Railroad Museum is a popular tourist spot located at the Junction of perpendicular train tracks. Across the east-west tracks is the Train View Station. 2 Amtrak lines, The Silver Star & Silver Meteor make 2 passes a day (total of 4 trips). As well as the Amtrak trains, you can view the CSX Trains using the north-south tracks.
It was Strawberries which has made the town of Plant City and specifically The Strawberry Festival. We show the festival grounds which hosts a half a million visitors from around the world in the popular Strawberry Festival.
The Walden Lakes Community is home to many of Plant City residents with plenty of bike paths and park areas.
If you are looking a place to have a wedding, one of the most beautiful wedding venues you will find is located in Plant City, The Florida Rustic Barn.