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Are you ready to explore Central Florida?

Looking for fun? Central Florida’s Polk County has you covered. A wide array of things to do and see, including attractions, local restaurants, nature parks and hiking trails, boutique shops and museums.

Central Florida’s Polk County is conveniently located between Orlando and Tampa, and an easy drive to Central Florida attractions and the Gulf and Atlantic beaches. Polk County offers something for everyone, including Florida’s newest attractions, LEGOLAND Florida Resort and Safari Wilderness; and some of Florida’s most historic; including Bok Tower Gardens, Westgate River Ranch Resort (the Southeast’s largest dude ranch), and Frank Lloyd Wright’s 13 structures at Florida Southern College. With 554 fresh water lakes, the area offers great fishing, adventurous airboat eco tours and exciting water sports. Wonderful parks, preserves and trails captivate visitors with Polk County’s natural beauty.

Let’s explore Central Florida.

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Welcome to Polk County, Florida’s Sweetest Spot for epic outdoor adventures, incredible eats and Sunshine State attractions! Here, you can experience the best that Lakeland and Winter Haven have to offer while escaping the crowds found in larger cities. From wide open spaces to exhilarating thrill rides at nearby theme parks, we have it all. Let us help you plan a Central Florida vacation.

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SEE & DO

From incredible outdoor adventures to legendary attractions, there’s always something fun to explore in Florida’s Sweetest Spot.

  • Arts & Culture

    family walking way from carillon tower at Bok Tower Gardens
  • Attractions

    Kids on Dragon Ride at LEGOLAND Florida Resort in Winter Haven, FL
  • Family Fun

    two kids walking on narrow logs at Hammock Hollow, a children's play area at Bok Tower Gardens in Lake Wales, FL
  • Gardens & Parks

    Hollis Garden
  • Nature & Hiking

    Hiking Trail, Circle B Bar Reserve in Lakeland, FL
  • U-Pick, Farm & Food Tours

    Proctor's Goat Farm

EVENTS

Looking for even more fun in Florida’s Sweetest Spot? Check out our upcoming featured events for 2020.

May

01

Bok Tower Gardens

Carillon Classic 5k

Carillon Classic 5K is an all-terrain race at Bok Tower Gardens in Lake Wales, FL.

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May

01

young girl with 4 LEGO Friends outside at LEGOLAND Florida

LEGO Friends Weekends

Help Stephanie, Andrea, Olivia, Emma, and Mia save Heartlake City during LEGO Friends Weekends at…

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May

08

R.L. Alexander, 'Procession of the Swan Queen,' Oil on panel, 2021 Mayfaire by-the-Lake Featured Image

Mayfaire by-the-Lake Art Festival

Held on Mother's Day weekend each year, Mayfaire by-the-Lake is 2-day art festival hosted on…

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May

15

Cypress Gardens Water Ski Team

Cypress Gardens Water Ski Show

Cypress Gardens Water Ski Team hosts a free, monthly show-ski event at Lake Silver in…

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Jun

05

Legoland Florida Resort Ninjago

LEGO NINJAGO Days

Kids join their favorite heroes and "become a ninja" during LEGO NINJAGO Days at LEGOLAND…

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