Area Attractions: Museums, Art, Culture and More

  • Canals in Winter Haven, Fla.

    Published 01/15/14 in Places
    Canals in Winter Haven, Fla.

    The City of Winter Haven is home to more than 50 lakes that either touch city limits or are located within them, with 24 of them connected by a series of canals. Thousands of water enthusiasts travel…   See the Image

  • Ritz Theater in Winter Haven, Fla.

    For more than 50 years, this historic theater has been a celebrated icon of Winter Haven’s heritage and site for special film and music events, fundraisers, weddings, school reunions and more. Since…   See the Image

  • Central Park of Winter Haven, Fla.

    Winter Haven hosts more than 100 special events annually in downtown and in Central Park, which serves as host to display selected art sculptures year-round in partnership with the Polk Museum of Art…   See the Image

  • Pinewood Estate in Lake Wales, Fla.

    For an additional charge, visitors to Bok Tower Gardens can also embark on a historic home tour, exploring the elegant 20-room Mediterranean-style mansion “El Retiro,” built in the early 1930s.   See the Image

  • Bok Tower Gardens in Lake Wales, Fla.

    With 50 acres of rich Olmsted gardens and a 205-foot neo-Gothic Singing Tower carillon, this unique Lake Wales attraction has provided a serene backdrop for many events over 85 years, including Live…   See the Image

  • Atlanta's Center for Puppetry Arts, Dark Crystal

    This character from The Dark Crystal is just one of the puppets to be in residence in the new Jim Henson Collection at Midtown's CPA.    See the Image

  • Atlanta's Center for Puppetry Arts, Ernie

    When the museum is completed, visitors can pop over and see Sesame Street's beloved Ernie anytime they want.    See the Image

  • Atlanta's Center for Puppetry Arts, Big Bird

    Big Bird is part of the permanent Jim Henson Collection and the new museum is set to open in 2015.   See the Image

  • Atlanta's Center for Puppetry Arts, Fraggle Rock

     CPA displayed the original puppet characters from Fraggle Rock in their exhibition Jim Henson: Wonders from his Workshop. Fraggle Rock made its debut in 1983.   See the Image

  • Atlanta's Center for Puppetry Arts, Liberace & Rolf the Dog

    Over time, celebrities from all over the world have appeared alongside Jim Henson's lovable creations. Liberace appeared with Rolf the Dog in April of 1978.    See the Image