Things To Do In Lakeland Highlands

Cirque Italia for a Child or Adult at Joker Marchant Stadium on January 23–25 (Up to 41% Off)

Cirque Italia

Joker Marchant Stadium

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Capering clowns, mesmerizing balancing acts, and death-defying acrobats perform atop a water-filled stage during a two-hour spectacle

$37 $22

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"Sister Act" at The Lakeland Center on January 5 at 7:30 p.m. (Up to 40% Off)

"Sister Act"

The Lakeland Center

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A Broadway musical now on national tour transports the story of the 1992 Whoopi Goldberg film to the disco era with songs from Alan Menken

$68.50 $41

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$45 for a Safari Wilderness Vehicle Tour at Safari Wilderness Ranch ($75 Value)

Safari Wilderness Ranch

Lakeland

Experienced guides lead up to 40 riders through a 260-acre game reserve filled with African herd animals including springboks and elands

$75 $45

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Admission for 2 or 4 or 1-Year Family Membership to Aerospace Discovery at Florida Air Museum (Up to 48% Off)

Florida Air Museum

Lakeland Municipal Airport

Aviation museum displays homebuilt and military planes, plus artifacts from the largest collection of Howard Hughes memorabilia in the world

$24 $15

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Instructional Flight for One or Scenic Flight for One or Two at KingSky Flight Academy (40% Off)

KingSky Flight Academy

Lakeland

30- to 45-minute aviation lessons are led by experienced pilots who take students on instructional or scenic flights

$259 $155

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Paintball Package for Two, Four, or Six from Paintball Promos (Up to 79% Off)

Paintball Promos

Multiple Locations

Paintball Promos packages include choice of several area fields, admission, and all necessary equipment

$120 $25

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Three-Week Fitness Program with Two or Three Sessions Weekly at Holistic Renaissance (51% Off)

Holistic Renaissance

Lakeland Highlands

Fitness classes designed to burn fat, accelerate weight loss, and improve strength and overall health

$294 $145

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$29 for $65 Worth of Martial Arts — Women's Brazilian Jiu-jitsu and Self Defense

Women's Brazilian Jiu-jitsu And Self Defense

Lakeland

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$65 $29

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The licensed skydive veterans of Skydive Tampa Bay have accompanied customers soaring from the bellies of airplanes since 1978. These plummetologists have earned national and international championship titles and multiple world records, and now start beginners on a path to their own air-bound accolades with introductory tandem jumps. Lessons begin with on-ground instruction before instructors securely attach students to their torsos like thrill-seeking mother kangaroos and freefall for two miles. After students learn the basics through tandem dives, instructors put them through the Accelerated Freefall Program, which includes classroom time, ground training, solo jumps, and post-dive critiques of freefall techniques and maneuvers.

7498 Coronet Rd
Mulberry,
FL
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As a conglomerate of paintball facilities, Paintballtickets.com is a one-stop shop for weekend warriors seeking some chromatic outdoor combat. Partnering with fields across the country, the company helps players live out their battlefield fantasies, whether they're sneaking up on an enemy installation, executing tactic strategies, or painting Water Lilies on the chest of a charging opponent.

2055 Shepherd Rd.
Lakeland,
FL
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Though their flight school has racked up some impressive recognition—including the prestigious 2012 President's Award from the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA)—John Amundsen and his Tailwheels, Etc. team eschew pomp and circumstance in favor of fun. According to Jill W. Tallman of Flight Training magazine, you won't "see flight instructors in epaulets. In the summertime, everybody wears shorts and T-shirts—instructors and students alike." The crew hosts weekly cookouts to promote a welcoming, social atmosphere and has created a community room where budding aviators can learn from private pilots and former military and airline pilots.

As Tallman reported, Amundsen meant to retire in Florida after his aviation career but now finds himself happily running the family business. His son Jonathan has been flying since the age of 2 and heads up the aircraft-maintenance department with the help of his wife—flight instructor and mechanic Liz Amundsen. The couple restored their 1940 Stearman Kaydet so people could experience the thrill of flying an open-cockpit biplane. Their infant son Riley is currently training for an aviation career by plotting flight paths for the airplane mobile above his crib.

Tailwheels, Etc. is one of the first flight schools in the country to be accredited by the Flight School Association of North America (FSANA). The school specializes in an accelerated, two-week private pilot-training program that gets students into the air quickly and safely.

3131 Flightline Drive
Lakeland,
FL
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Kids learn with all five of their senses?that's literally what puts the V in the name of Explorations V Children's Museum. Spread across three floors, the museum brims with hands-on activities in a range of permanent exhibits. And the organization's interactive approach to learning has helped it earn accolades, such as a grant from Disney's Helping Kids Shine award program.

On the lower floor, an exhibit charting the journey of the Florida orange begins with local history and ends with a look at global ecosystems. On the first floor, the exhibit Marvelous Me! teaches about the human body with an interactive skeleton and memory tests; Water Matters teaches water conservation with interactive stations. At the top of the museum, check out the temporary exhibits and the Dragon of Toys, a colorful sculpture of plastic trinkets. It's also here that instructors conduct daily programs ranging from open art studio sessions to nutritional cooking classes.

109 N Kentucky Ave
Lakeland,
FL
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Golf Etc. Lakeland helps golfers through the entire process of upgrading their arsenal, from finding brand-name equipment to adjusting their current gear to fit their game. Brothers Luke and J.J. Miller—the latter of whom coaches golf at Southeastern University—run the shop and personally oversee the custom club-fitting process. In the hitting bay in the back of the store, visitors are likely to see Luke—who fits and maintains clubs for many local pros—analyzing a client's swing with technology that helps him prescribe the right club or zone in on any modifications, such as adjusting the length of the shaft or replacing the club head with a jai-alai basket. Golf Etc. also features an indoor putting green for golfers to test out prospective flatsticks, and J.J. and Luke regularly perform club re-gripping and repair services.

1527 Town Center Drive
Lakeland,
FL
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Adults and kids alike can learn the traditional striking techniques of muay thai and the grappling of Brazilian jujitsu from experienced instructors at High Performance MMA. During martial-arts, boxing, and Fighting Fit courses, the studio caters to a wide range of clients, ranging from professional fighters looking to hone their techniques to casual exercisers just aiming to lose weight.

6948 S Florida Ave
Lakeland,
FL
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