A "city" in between Tampa and Orlando intersected by I4 which lacks in any originality and consists of only chain resturants and stores such as McDonalds and Waffle House. This is where Publix originated and is it's only claim to fame. The swan is Lakeland's symbol, no matter where you are in Lakeland, you can see a swan wether it be a real one being slaughtered by one of the local hicks
or a statue of one colored or dressed to fit its particular location. Kau Kau Koner is a racist
bar which is the only one in the area where you aren't as likely to be stabbed as the other shitty bars in the area. The reason for this is because it is the only one that the students of Florida Southern College can go to and make it back to school after a long nights drink. The downtown area is not entirely bad as long as you stay away from places such as Memorial Blvd, where you will be stampeded by homeless people
morning, noon and night.