There are so many fun things to do in Plant City – whether you’re a family or just looking for something to do on the weekend! We love making a day trip to Plant City, it’s full of small local businesses, huge farms, and delicious strawberries! Need some recommendations? Check out our master guide below on the best things to do in Plant City, then let us know which you are going to visit first!
Enjoy some wine at Keel & Curley
If you’re looking for something to do this weekend, you should definitely check out the activities at Keel & Curley! You can make a whole day out of Keel Farms – from berry picking to having a nice dinner, why choose? Join Keel & Curley on Saturdays from 10am-1pm for their Organic Strawberry U-Pick and fill up for your home.
Then after, enjoy some wine at their on-farm restaurant! Join their amazing staff for either their wine tasting of blueberry wine or have a delicious dinner on their outdoor patio. With the fresh air, gorgeous view and Keel & Curley’s menu, you’re going to have a super relaxing time. Check out their Blueberry BBQ Wings!
Cow Creek Farm
Cow Creek Farm is a hidden gem in Plant City! Come and see some fluffy cows in Tampa – you heard us right! Cow Creek trains and pampers Scottish Highland cattle, priding themselves on the happiest cows in town.
Stop by this local Plant City farm for a tour! Their tours are very affordable and come with so much to do and see. Fluffy cow tours include a tour of the farm, cattle feeding and photo opportunities, and a smooth tram ride to the pasture to see the whole herd!
For the best treats on a sunny day or to brighten up a gloomy one, you need to make a visit to Parkesdale! Parkesdale is a local farmer’s market for strawberries, citrus, and veggies. But their standout items have to be their Strawberry Shortcake and Strawberry Milkshakes. Also, if you’re looking for Dole Whip and other tropical soft serve flavors – they have that too! It’ll be difficult to pick one dessert, we recommend you visit with friends so you can swap and share!
Roots of Plant City was created to be a beautiful gathering place for friends and family. This tap room and wine bar has a very relaxing ambiance, plus a cool outdoor patio. Not only is their beer and wine selection perfect to make everyone in your group happy, but also their eats are delicious too! Check out their charcuterie platter, perfect for Instagram, and their gourmet grilled cheese!
Check out Dinosaur World
Dinosaur World is always a great idea for a fun day with the kids! This dinosaur theme park has been delighting and educating the Tampa Bay area for years. This park features over 150 life sized dinosaur sculptures, go on a walk to see and learn about all the dinosaurs. Dig for fossils at the Fossil Dig, where you can actually take a couple fossils home – perfect for kids! Or if you love crystals, crack your very own at the Geode Cracker!
For more details on the fun things you can do at Dinosaur World, check out this article here!
Take a tour on the water with Canoe Escape
Escape from the busy hustle required of daily life with Canoe Escape. Deep in Plant City is a hidden treasure canoe trail of nature and wildlife. Paddle through a 16,000 acre swamp reserve – far away from any computer screens! Canoe Escape is perfect for those who love the great outdoors or bird/wildlife fanatics. Check out their website for more details on their self-guided and guided trips!
Grab a beer from Keel Farms Agrarian Ale and Cider
Formerly known as Two Henrys Brewing, Agrarian Ale and Cider is Keel Farms’ in-house brewery. This hidden bar has tons of house made beer and wine options. They even have some delicious cider options! We recommend ordering a flight of their brews – like their Blueberry Vanilla Wheat and Coffee Stout beers. Order them with a few of their delicious snacks, like their perfectly soft pretzel.
Visit the Robert W. Willaford Railroad Museum
For a blast to the past, take a trip to the fun Robert W. Willaford Railroad Museum! Here you and the family will learn about railroad history and its effect on Plant City. See restored trains from the 1960s and the 1940s! After moving through the museum, you’ll love to visit their Train Viewing Platform – whether you’re a train enthusiast or just want a relaxing activity! The museum’s train viewing center was rated one of the top 75 places to view trains in the United States!
Started in 1974, Fancy Farms is one of the original strawberry farms in Plant City! One taste of Fancy Farms strawberries and you’ll understand why they’re such a hit in the Tampa Bay community. Make a trip out of a trip to the farms! Find fresh product, daily fresh picked strawberries, and plenty of strawberry desserts! Hang out in their open air dining area with plenty of desserts to share. Check out their signature strawberry shortcake, milkshakes, and chocolate covered strawberries!
Look for the 10 statues in downtown Plant City
Downtown Plant City is a hotspot for architecture, local shops, and their signature statues! They’re unlike anything you’ve ever seen before, as each statues has tons of character. These lifelike statues hang out all around Plant City, on benches or in parks! Can you find the Marilyn Monroe statue in Downtown Plant City? Check out a guide to all the statues in Plant City here!
Plant City Farm and Flea Market
The Plant City Farm and Flea Market is one of the largest independent farmers markets in the south! Held weekly, this is the best local spot to get fresh produce and goods. Now this is no ordinary market! Each year, this market does over 1 million dollars in business! Locals, grocery stores, restaurants, all get their fresh fruits and vegetables from this local market.