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Plant CityUnited States of America

Snap photos of the fascinating buildings in the historic residential district and try the fruit from the Winter Strawberry Capital of the World.

Plant City is a historic town with fun family activities and extensive shopping options. It is known for its high production of winter strawberries that account for a large percentage of the nation’s harvest. Explore this welcoming town and enjoy the world-renowned succulent strawberries.

Visit the city in March for the annual Florida Strawberry Festival. Enjoy the range of entertainment at the 11-day festival, including musical bands and beauty pageants. Browse the flea market stalls, purchase strawberry shortcake and let kids enjoy the fairground.

Bring children to Dinosaur World, which has more than 200 life-size dinosaur replicas. Embark on a self-guided tour of this museum and try the Triviasaurus Rex Game Show. Learn the history of dinosaurs in the region and pan for minerals and gems. Another town highlight is the Metals & Nature garden. Inspect its array of wrought iron statues and see colorful peacocks and parrots.

Get a sense of the local culture by chatting with friendly residents and wander through the charming streets of the Downtown Plant City Historic Residential District to see almost 200 historic buildings. Go to the Bing Rooming House Museum to learn about its building, formerly used to lodge African Americans who were prohibited from staying in whites-only hotels and restaurants.

Note that the region has a Gulf Coast climate, consisting of hot and humid weather that leads to spectacular summer storms. Plant City was named after railroad contractor Henry B. Plant, rather than the strawberry plants, as you might expect.

The town is between Tampa and Lakeland in the western part of central Florida. Arrive at Tampa International Airport and rent a car to drive east for 37 miles (60 kilometers) to get here. Alternatively, fly to the smaller Plant City Airport or ride the Amtrak Silver Star train to Tampa or Lakeland.

Plant City is a busy hub of entertainment that provides background on the region’s history of dinosaurs and strawberries.

Top Hotels in Plant City

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Hampton Inn by Hilton Plant City
Hampton Inn by Hilton Plant City
2.5 out of 5
2702 Thonotosassa Rd, Plant City, FL
The price is CA $111 per night

Situated in Plant City, this hotel is 2.1 mi (3.4 km) from Robert W. Willaford Railroad Museum and 2.4 mi (3.8 km) from Dinosaur World.

4.7/5Exceptional! (280 reviews)

"The attention to cleanliness was great and the staff was very friendly."…"

Reviewed on May 19, 2020

Hampton Inn by Hilton Plant City
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Plant City
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Plant City
2.5 out of 5
2102 N Park Rd, Plant City, FL
The price is CA $122 per night

Situated in Plant City, this hotel is 2.1 mi (3.5 km) from Robert W. Willaford Railroad Museum and within 9 miles (15 km) of Dinosaur World and Florida Air Museum. ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (286 reviews)

"I liked the staff very accommodating and friendly. I liked the cleanliness of the room and the property."…"

Reviewed on Mar. 10, 2020

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Plant City
Comfort Inn Plant City - Lakeland
Comfort Inn Plant City - Lakeland
2.5 out of 5
2003 South Frontage Road, Plant City, FL
The price is CA $102 per night

Situated in the business district, this hotel is 5.5 mi (8.8 km) from Dinosaur World, and within 12 mi (20 km) of Florida Air Museum and Lakeside Village. Publix ...

3.7/5Good! (313 reviews)

"Overall a good budget place. Reasonable pool. Good location"…"

Reviewed on Mar. 15, 2020

Comfort Inn Plant City - Lakeland

Popular places to visit in Plant City

Dinosaur World
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Dinosaur World

5/5(1 review)

With more than 200 life-size dinosaur models and many interactive games and activities, this educational theme park is great for families.

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay
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Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

4.5/5(77 reviews)

Exotic animals and thrill rides all on the one site at this theme park and zoo designed for the whole family.

Florida Aquarium
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Florida Aquarium

4/5(62 reviews)

Embark on a colorful exploration of Florida’s ecosystems and aquatic habitats at this popular aquarium.

Top things to do in Plant City

Busch Gardens Tampa Park Tickets
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Busch Gardens Tampa Park Tickets

86% of travellers recommend
CA $140
Per adult
The Florida Aquarium - General Admission Tickets
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The Florida Aquarium - General Admission Tickets

84% of travellers recommend
CA $41
Per adult
ZooTampa at Lowry Park Admission Ticket
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ZooTampa at Lowry Park Admission Ticket

90% of travellers recommend
CA $52
Per adult
Tampa Bay CityPASS: Admission to Top 5 Tampa Attractions
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Tampa Bay CityPASS: Admission to Top 5 Tampa Attractions

86% of travellers recommend
CA $164
Per adult
Museum of Science & Industry Admission
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Museum of Science & Industry Admission

76% of travellers recommend
CA $18
Per adult
Skip the Line: ZooTampa at Lowry Park Admission Ticket
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Skip the Line: ZooTampa at Lowry Park Admission Ticket

CA $53
Per adult

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