Plant City is a city in the state of Florida,approximately midway between Brandon and Lakeland along Interstate 4. Plant City has a population of 34.721 residents. Many people believe it was named for the flora, especially vegetables and fruit, as well as tropical houseplants, grown at plant nurseries in its tropical Gulf Coast Climate. Plant City is known as the winter strawberry capital of the world and hosts the annual Florida Strawberry Festival in the late winter, usually February or March, which is attended by people from all over the US, as well as many people from around the world.
Dinosaur City is the name of an outdoor city in Plant City, where visitors can see up close and life size the amazing creatures that once ruled the Earth. There are life sized models of dinosaurs, which welcome families and classes to learn, have fun or just enjoy a quiet encounter with the lifelike animals. The dinosaurs are eighty feet in length and based on the latest scientific discoveries, made from fiberglass, steel and concrete. The venue provides free parking and free admission for children.
Fred's Southern Kitchen is a wonderful restaurant in Plant City that takes prides in the family tradition of honest cooking and genuine hospitality. Every family recipe used here is over 50 years old. These recipes are prepared each day using only the freshest ingredients. The lunch and breakfast buffets feature the finest homemade Southern fare like fresh fruit and vegetables, homemade casseroles, slow-cooked barbecue ribs and hot desserts.
Carraba's is the best Italian restaurant in Plant City that offers flavorful, handmade Italian dishes prepared to order in a lively exhibition kitchen. Guests enjoy Carraba family recipes handed down for generations, including crispy calamari, homemade lasagna and a variety of fresh fish, seafood and meats cooked over the wood fired-grill. The restaurant has even got a special menu for children, with hot dogs, corn dogs, hamburgers, fries and soda.