The Carriage House Suite is a separate free-standing building on the property that is devoted to total complete privacy! The Louis Phillipe king sized bed is extravagant in design. Pure white with full headboard and footboard carvings of massive quality and thick padded tufts to exemplify richness and romanticism. The Sealy 14” hybrid memory foam mattress is fully encased with a protective mattress liner. Suite has a mounted Smart TV (Live Stream) for the pleasure of our guests. The suite has a dining space for two which means this is the only bedroom that offers its guests the option to have breakfast served to your room daily, if so desired. From the wood flooring to the ceiling beams, this suite is adored by many. The suite contains a Victorian fainting couch, antique crystal table lamp with fringed shade, an electric fire place, and its own climate controlled air conditioner. The décor of sand and grey tones with sequins in the bedding, draperies, and pillows simply screams luxury. The bathroom has a walk in shower and double vanity sinks with warm colored marble and tile. This suite is often booked for special occasions such as anniversaries, planned proposals, Valentine’s weekend, and is the room offered in The Sparkman House wedding packages for the happy couple. Guests leave this suite happier than when they arrived!
Unfortunately, children and pets are not allowed.
Visit the Historic Downtown area and Union Station Welcome center with its mini-railroad museum. You will find antique and specialty shops along with food, candy and ice cream offerings. Events include Plant City Bike (Motorcycle) Fest on the first Sat. of every month. The Strawberry Classic Car Show the third Sat. of every month. The Plant City Pig Jam, a professional barbecue cookoff, is held annually in November.
Robert W. Willaford Railroad Museum
102 N Palmer St, Plant City, FL 33563
If you happen to be especially interested in trains, the Robert W. Willaford Railroad Museum is found in the historic train depot in downtown Plant City. It’s a great place to visit with kids who want to learn more about this transportation from the CSX to Amtraks that pass by on a daily basis. There are also photos and memorability of past and present railroads including a well-maintained and restored Seaboard Airline Caboose and a small model railroad that children can check out. The museum has no entrance fee and is open seven days a week, even up to late in the evening.
Taste the famous strawberry shortcake of Parkesdale Farmers Market
3702 W Baker St, Plant City, FL 33563
The Parkesdale Farmers Market, which is the largest family-operated strawberry and citrus market in Florida. Every year, the farm produces about 3 million pounds of strawberries. You can even handpick your own basket while you’re there. The market is especially famous for its strawberry shortcake. The farm is open every day from November to April.
Keel & Curley Winery
5210 Thonotosassa Rd, Plant City, FL 33565
Do you ever wondered how wine is made? If you don’t have the luxury of going to Europe or even California, don’t fret. The Keel & Curley Winery, an award-winning fruit winery, offers four daily tours every Saturday and Sunday of the week. You’ll have to call and book the tour at 5 USD per person. These wine flights let you sample four different types of wine. They also have beer flights that offer five different beers or ciders. If you should decide, you can also upgrade to make it a wine and food pairing.
The founder, Keel, was a blueberry farmer before he turned to blueberry wine. Today, Keel & Curley produces about 20,000 cases of wine a year, specializing in blueberry wine in the sweet, semi-dry and dry variety. The winery also has fun fusion wines such as Strawberry Riesling, Wild Berry Pinot Noir, Key West - Key Lime, and Peach Chardonnay. At the end of the day, you can enjoy all these at their spacious deck that lets in the Eastern Hillsborough County country air.
Go Skydiving with Jump Florida
Skydive from 14,000 feet (4,267 meters). Step out of that aircraft door to a 60-second free-fall at 120 miles (193 km) per hour. You can jump with an instructor or by yourself. The whole jump involves an hour of training. With an instructor, you can also get the photo and video package so you don’t have to worry about capturing this thrilling adventure.
Two Henrys Brewing Co.
Started in October 2013, Two Henrys Brewing Co. began as a division under Keel & Curley Winery, in Plant City, FL. Joe Keel and his son Clay were interested in making craft beer, and after much study and research, Two Henrys Brewing Co. was formed. Two Henrys Brewing Co has six flagship beers with many others continuously rotating on tap, and select beers being canned. In addition to craft beer, Two Henrys Brewing Co. produces a variety of hard ciders. Made with 100% apple cider (not concentrates or added water filters) from a cider company in Lansdale, Pennsylvania, the hard ciders have been a great addition to the business, adding a light and bubbly drink to the business' product lines. There are now eight flavors of had ciders on tap today. In 2016, a restaurant was added to the tasting/taproom, adding the icing on the cake for the company! Live music is offered throughout the week, in addition to a Biertoberfest in the fall, and a Blueberry Festival and Peach Festival in the spring. Located on 23 acres of blueberry farm, our taproom/tasting room is family friendly, and has a 4000 sq foot outside covered patio.
Go back in time - see over 200 life size dinosaurs at Dinosaur World! Dig for fossils and keep three at the Fossil Dig. Pan for real minerals and gems at the Dino Gem Excavation and crack your own geode with the Geode Cracker. Learn what it's like to be a Paleontologist at the Exploration Cave Show and later test your knowledge at the Triviasaurus Rex Game Show. Put your paleontology fieldwork knowledge to the test at the Boneyard and uncover a life size stegosaurus skeleton from under the sand. At the Touch-and-Tell guess the dinosaur inside a hole without sight. Visit Mammoths: Giants of the Ice Age and see woolly mammoths as they appeared during their time. Be sure to make a stop at the Florida Fossil Museum and learn about fossils native to the area, and stop at the Prehistoric Museum. Here you will find real artifacts and an animatronic dinosaur display at the end of the museum. Play on the dinosaur themed playground - and don't forget your picnic lunch to Dine with the Dinos. Open everyday of the year.
Bing RoomingHouse African American Museum
Plant City Bing Rooming House, a National Historical Site anchoring the former Historic Laura Street African American District is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, primarily for its role as a domestic hotel for people of color during the period of segregation. The facility, which is located at 205 South Allen Street, now operates as a museum to emphasize the Plant City community’s triumph over segregation. Hours of operation are Monday through Saturday 9am to 2pm. The Museum is adjacent to Plant City's Downtown, Midtown Development, Wilford Railroad Museum and Plant City Photo Archives & History Center (walkable). We also maintain a listing of 25 historic sites and places of African American Significance within City of Plant City. See the Plant City African American Selfie Tour on our website. The Bing Rooming House Museum is dedicated to collecting and preserving the history of African American culture and lifestyle during this period. The museum strives to accurately interpret, present and preserve Plant City’s African American history from an African American perspective. Displays of artifacts, storyboards, and written documents help both American and international visitors better understand the experiences of African Americans during the segregation era. Please stop by for an experience of Plant City's culture.
East Hillsborough Historical Society Museum
Located in the restored 1914 Plant City High School building, the East Hillsborough Historical Society is dedicated to the preservation of the historical and cultural heritage of Plant City and eastern Hillsborough County. The Society maintains a museum and the Quintilla Geer Bruton Archives Center which contains an extensive collection of books, census records, newspapers and other documents, as well as historic photographs. On the building's grounds is a Confederate "Cow Cavalry" unit monument erected in 2007 by the United Daughters of the Confederacy. Formed to defend Florida cattle herds from Union raiders, the names of area residents who served in the unit are listed on the monument.
Metals and Nature Garden
1501 State Road 60 West, Plant City, FL 33567
These craftsmen specialize in iron gates, railings, furniture, and decor for homes. But if you don’t really need any of these things, you can still visit their “showroom,” a garden with original wrought iron work in Plant City. The garden has beautiful trails with mossy oaks interspersed with handcrafted iron designs by the company. They also have charming peacock decor, fountains, and other items in the garden.
Diamond Hill Golf and Country Club
13115 Sydney Rd, Dover, FL 33527
Golf Course Amenities
Clubhouse, Driving Range
Golf Course Information
Course Designer: Chic Adams, Number of Holes: 18
Golf Cart Rental
Championship Par: 72, Championship Rating: 72.9, Championship Slope: 127, Championship Yardage: 6920, Men's Par: 72
Bed and breakfast
Plant City, FL, United States