Econo Lodge Sebring
2511 US 27 S
Avon Park, FL 33825
Phone: (863) 453-2000
Fax: (863) 453-0820
Arts & Museums
The Military Sea Services Museum, located in Sebring, Florida was established in 1998 and features artefacts and exhibits associated to the U.S. Marines, U.S. Coast Guard and U.S. Navy. It has the distinction of being the only museum dedicated to the Military Sea Services of the United States of America. One can also find displays dating back to World War II, donated by army officers.
The Fort Meade Historical Museum is located inside a school at Fort Meade. This building was also used as a private residence and boarding home for people. The museum features a great collection of artifacts, pictures and memorabilia of historic homes in the city. It features on the National Register of Historic Places. A visit here offers a glimpse into the local history and culture.
A wide range of art exhibitions and concerts ranging from classical music to Broadway musicals are featured at this art center that also offers a variety of activities for adults and children such as workshops, music classes, lectures, and visual arts. The center is located in a historic circa 1927 building that was originally built to house the Holy Spirit Catholic Church and is one of the most striking examples of Spanish Mission Style architecture in Florida. The building is also listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Sixty miles east of Tampa on the highest point of land on the peninsula lies the Historic Bok Sanctuary. Named a National Historic Landmark, the gardens offer a wildlife observatory, endangered plant exhibit, woodland garden and butterfly and bird watching. The highlight of this magnificent cultivated area is the bell tower, housing one of the world's great carillons. Fifty-seven bronze bells entertain visitors with daily concerts. The lush gardens were designed by Frederick Law Olmsted.