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winter haven

winter haven is a small town located in polk county in central florida. winter haven is best known as the home of cypress gardens. cypress gardens was founded by dick and julie pope in 1936 and was one of florida's oldest tourist attractions. cypress gardens was a beautiful botanical garden and for decades was known for it's water ski shows. when disney world opened near orlando in 1971 attendance at cypress gardens began to decline. several companies tried to revive the attraction but it finally closed in 2009. the park has recently been bought by the company that owns legoland. they plan to build the largest legoland on the site in the world. the new legoland park is to open in late 2011. today of interest to the tourist is winter haven's downtown historic district which has a number of stores, restaurants, and bars.

  • Last visit to Winter Haven: Apr 2008
  • Intro Updated Jan 24, 2010
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