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Things to Do Indoors

Yes, it’s true. Sometimes it rains, and sometimes it’s really hot in the Sunshine State. We still have plenty of ways for you to enjoy your upcoming vacation.

Here are some of our favorite indoor things to do in Central Florida.

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Things to Do on a Rainy Day or Hot Day in Central Florida

Vacationing with kids? DEFY Lakeland is an indoor playground featuring giant trampolines and obstacle courses. Escapology, iPanic Escape Room Lakeland and Lakeland Escape Room offer fun for families as well as small and large groups of adults.

Go bowling at Cypress Lanes in Winter Haven and paint pottery or create mosaics at PicassoZ Art Café in Lakeland.

See more of what indoor fun Central Florida has to offer.

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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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Polk County History Center

3 women looking at citrus themed Polk County exhibits inside Polk County History Center in Bartow, FL

Housed in a 1908 courthouse, this museum showcases the history of Polk County. Galleries rotate…

Address: 100 E. Main St.
Bartow, FL 33830

Phone: (863) 534-4380

iPanic Escape Room Lakeland

iPanic Escape Room Lakeland

iPanic Escape Room is located inside Lakeland Square Mall. Immerse yourself in one of their…

Address: 3800 US Hwy 98 N
Lakeland, FL 33809

Phone: (863) 797-9099

The Back Nine

Golf simulator at the Back Nine in lakeland

The Back Nine in Lakeland is a restaurant that serves lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch.…

Address: 124 S Tennessee Ave
Lakeland, FL 33801

Phone: 863) 510-5723

Family Fun Center

Family Fun Center in Lakeland, FL

Eighteen-hole miniature golf, laser tag, more than 100 arcade games, a laser maze and an…

Address: 4825 Florida Ave S.
Lakeland, FL 33813

Phone: (863) 644-1728

DEFY Lakeland

Open floor at DEFY Lakeland showing trampolines and agility boxes.

Home to giant trampolines, obstacle courses and foam pits, this indoor park is ideal for…

Address: 6220 US Hwy 98 N
Lakeland, FL 33810

Phone: 863-333-0445

Lakeland Escape Room

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Lakeland Escape Room offers fun and challenging puzzles to escape a locked room before time…

Address: 308 E Pine St
Lakeland, FL 33801

Phone: (863) 450-3232

AX-Caliber Axe Venue & Coffee House

3 lanes at AX-Caliber Axe Venue in downtown Lakeland

AX-Caliber Axe Venue & Coffee House, located right in the heart of Downtown Lakeland, is…

Address: 204 E. Orange St., Suite 102
Lakeland, FL 33801

Phone: 863-592-3500

Cypress Lanes

Cypress Lanes

Cypress Lanes is a bowling house that has been bringing family fun to Central Florida…

Address: 2010 Dundee Rd.
Winter Haven, FL 33884

Phone: (863) 294-3295

Rec Room Lakeland

3 men playing video games at Rec Room Lakeland

Rec Room Lakeland is a family-friendly bar with arcade games, video games, skee-ball and more.

Address: 202 N Massachusetts Ave
Lakeland, FL 33801

Phone: 863-213-4073


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Polk Museum of Art

Polk Museum of Art is one of the top-ten art museums in Central Florida, featuring educational programs, diverse exhibits and…

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Florida Air Museum

Enjoy historic and informative displays, along with interactive learning stations and simulators for all ages.

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3 women looking at citrus themed Polk County exhibits inside Polk County History Center in Bartow, FL

Polk County History Center

Housed in a 1908 courthouse, this museum showcases the history of Polk County. Galleries rotate exhibits every two months. Includes…

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Guide to the Florida Children’s Museum

The ALL-NEW Florida Children’s Museum in Lakeland, FL is the perfect place for children of all ages and abilities to...

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Best Kid-Friendly Rainy Day Fun in Central Florida

When rain keeps your family inside during a Central Florida vacation, it can be hard to keep young kids entertained....

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