Located in the heart of downtown Lakeland is Lake Mirror and its Promenade. Its design was envisioned by Tom Appleyard, the manager of Lakeland's Chamber of Commerce in the 1920s. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Lake Mirror Promenade has been a source of pride within the community. Since its original construction, Hollis Garden has been added as well as a new amphitheater. The Promenade stands as grand as ever—take a stroll around Lake Mirror and experience it for yourself.
The International Sport Aviation Museum displays a wide variety of aircraft and the history of almost 100 years of flight. Year round programs bring aviation to life with imagination and energy. More than just a collection of airplanes, the Museum holds testament to the men and women aviators of the past, present and future; to those who dedicated their lives to the dream of flight. The International Sport Aviation Museum tells their stories and shares the thrill of flight with its visitors.
The Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) holds its annual Sun 'n Fun Fly-In every April at the Lakeland Lindner Regional Airport. With numerous activities that include forums and workshops, member gatherings, news conferences and one-on-one discussions, EAA offers information and opportunities for fellowship among EAA members and other aviation enthusiasts throughout the grounds during Sun 'n Fun. The fly-in, which began in the 1970s with critical leadership and support provided by EAA chapters, has since assumed its own identity as one of the country's most significant aviation events.