Mulberry (Florida)Polk County, Florida.
By carMulberry is at the junction of State Road 60 and State Road 37. S.R. 60 is a major east-west route across Central Florida and connects Mulberry with Brandon, Tampa, and Clearwater to the west and Bartow, Lake Wales, and Vero Beach to the east. Heading north, S.R. 37 becomes the busiest north-south road through Lakeland—signed as South Florida Ave. To the south, S.R. 37 runs into sparsely populated rural area, dotted with many phosphate mines and associated chemical plants. The road passes through the 4-corners border between Polk, Hillsborough County, Manatee County, and Hardee County directly and jumps diagonally from Polk to Manatee County and is the quickest route from Polk County to the Sarasota/Bradenton area (via S.R. 64).
By airThe nearest commercial airport is Tampa International Airport (TPA) on the west side of Tampa. Lakeland Linder Regional Airport (LAL) is roughly 10 miles away, but does not have scheduled, commercial flights (as of November 2012).
By trainThe nearest Amtrak station is in downtown Lakeland (Code: LAK; 600 E. Main St.; +1 863-683-6368).
Checker Cab Co.phone: +1 863 665-8151Serves all of Polk County.
Yellowcab/Maingate Taxiphone: +1 863 292-9166Serves all of Polk County.
Polk County Taxiphone: +1 863 521-2924Serves all of Polk County.
phone: +1 863 425-2823address: 101 S.E. First StAn ode to the area's roots in phosphate mining, the museum building and attached rail cars offer a decent display of fossils, local mining relics, and informational displays. Outside is the massive bucket of a mining crane, filled with mining material which you can sort through to find fossils.
Alafia River ReserveFeatures nature trails and boardwalks extending down to Alafia River.
Loyce Harpe ParkFeatures trails for hiking and mountain biking. Boat ramp. Dog park.
address: 7498 Coronet Rd.
Imperial Lakes Golf and Racquet Clubaddress: 6 Country Club Ln.An 18-hole semi-private golf course, with lessons available and an on-site restaurant. Slope rating: 133. USGA rating: 73.2.
phone: +1 863-425-2823address: 101 SE 1st StreetGalleries are: 1) Story of Phosphate 2) Local History Gallery 3) Fossil Gallery 4) 1949 Seaboard Train Caboose. Kids and adults can have fun digging for their own fossils and sharks' teeth in their dig pile.
Carol's Cafeaddress: 113 W. Badcock Blvd.
Carter's Barbequeaddress: 709 E. Canal St.
Grits & Stuff Caféaddress: 211 N.W. 1st Ave.Southern eatin'. Buffet or order from the menu.
Mulberry Inn & Suitesaddress: 2525 E. S.R. 60Kitchen/efficiencies available. Complimentary breakfast. Pool. Handicapped access. Free wi-fi internet access available. (Formerly Super 8 Motel)
Bradley Post Officephone: +1 863 428-1312address: 6947 Old S.R. 37Post office in the small community of Bradley, a few miles south of Mulberry.
Mulberry Post Officephone: +1 863 425-6033address: 2000 Mulford Rd
Nichols Post Officephone: +1 863 425-3328address: 4805 Nichols RdPost office in the small community of Nichols, a few miles west of Mulberry.
phone: +1 863 425-3246address: 103 East Canal StWebsite does not have information about whether the library has computers or wireless internet access available to the public, but it is very likely they do.
Mulberry Police Department: +1 863-425-1119 (Emergency: 911)
Polk County Sheriff: +1 863-533-0344 (Emergency: 911)