Davenport Florida is a city located in Polk County, Florida, United States. The city is a part of the Lakeland-Winter Metropolitan Statistical Area. Darlene Bradley is the current mayor of the city.
Davenport was established in the year 1838 when during the Second World War US Military Second Seminole War. The fort was named after Colonel William Davenport; however, it only lasted for few years. The modern city of Davenport saw its beginning in the year 1880 when the South Florida Railroad was stretched to that point.
The area surrounding Davenport in the northeast Polk County was once the center of Circus World amusement park. Later in the year 1987, it was developed into Boardwalk and Baseball and had a small minor league baseball park that would have spring training and minor league baseball team, for Kansas City Royals. Because of this, the area was named as the “Baseball City”. However, the amusement park was taken down in 1990, and the Kansas City Royal moved to Arizona and the Cactus League in 2003. The name “Baseball City is now extinct, and the stadium area has now been restored into Posner Park and outdoor shopping mall.
Major Attraction of Davenport
While Davenport might be small in area, the small city is nothing short of beautiful sites. If you are traveling to Davenport during your vacation in Florida, here are some of the attractions that you shouldn’t miss.
- Downtown Disney in Lake Buena Vista
Downtown Disney is part of the Walt Disney World Resort. Though you don’t need any entry fee to get in, Downtown Disney’s Marketplace is the world’s largest Disney store. It is also home to the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique and various other themed restaurants. There you will get to enjoy flight air balloon ride and get to purchase Disney souvenirs.
- Congo River Golf
Located in Kissimmee, Florida the Congo River Golf offers two enjoyable and adventurous miniature golf course. The miniature golf place features a huge waterfall, dunes, caves, and hills. It also consists of an arcade center and gator feeding station.
- Green Meadows Petting Farm:
Green Meadows Petting Farm is situated in Kissimmee, and it is around 8 miles northeast of Davenport. There you will be able to spend a day with farm animals and learn about their lives. Learn how to milk a cow, and take the tractor-drawn hayride. It also offers pony rides to the children and offers a tour of the entire ground where visitors will learn about the farm animals. Here you will get to see farm animals such as cows, sheep, pigs, goat, sheep, chicken, horse, pony, donkeys, duck, and many other.
- The Celebration Golf Club:
The city of Davenport is quite popular for its adventurous golf courses. The Celebration Golf Club is the town of Celebration in a Disney-owned community. The Celebration Golf Club offers a golf community, adventurous 18-hole golf course, and a pro shop. The celebration coast is located at around 8 miles northeast of Davenport. You can spend a nice afternoon here with you friends and family enjoying golf.
- Fun Spot the USA
Fun Spot USA is located in Kissimmee. The place features 4 unique US patented go-kart, around 18 families, and fun rides. It is also home to the tallest SkyCoaster in the world towering at the height of 300ft. The place also features a large arcade admission and parking is free here.
- Zamunda African Acrobats
The Zamunda African Acrobats is a troupe all the way from East Africa. It shows captivating stunts including Chair hand balance, Human Pyramids, Limbo, Ring Jump, etc. they are quite popular in the city, and your children will absolutely love their show.
- Major City Attraction
Davenport is just a small drive away from the Walt Disney World, Kennedy Space Center, Universal Studio, and SeaWorld Orlando. Other than these famous tourist attractions the city is famous for its adventurous golf courses, sport, and the Green Meadow Petting Farm.
- Nature Attraction
Davenport is a place that will give you a necessary break from the hustle of life. Its untouched and serene beauty will provide you with a relaxed environment. The city is close to natural attraction such as the Nature Conservancy’s Disney Wilderness Preserve, Forever Florida, and Horse World. And don’t forget to explore the city on a ride through the Lake Buena Vista.
Experience the local shops and get your perfect souvenir to remember this city. The Davenport city is home to Downtown Disney’s Marketplace. It is the world’s largest Disney store, and you don’t have to pay anything to get in. The city is also home to Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique and many other themed restaurants. Moreover, the nightlife of this city is quite happening which attract children as well as adults.