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Museums in Central Florida

Art, History & Aviation

At historic landmarks and museums in Central Florida, you can explore our rich history, exceptional art displays and aviation collections. From Smithsonian affiliate museums, like Polk Museum of Art at Florida Southern College in Lakeland to murals and local art found on area businesses and public spaces, Central Florida’s art scene is constantly growing.

Tour Local History

Explore our history when you visit Polk County History Center in Bartow and Lake Wales History Museum. Schedule a tour of L.B. Brown House Museum in Bartow, a house turned museum built by a former slave in 1892.

Aviation Museums

There are a number of aviation museums in Central Florida. Whether you’re visiting for SUN ‘n FUN Aerospace Expo, a family vacation or weekend getaway, aviation enthusiasts will enjoy Florida Air Museum in Lakeland, Bartow Airbase History Museum in Bartow, and Fantasy of Flight in Polk City.

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Florida Air Museum

Multiple airplanes on display at Florida Air Museum in Lakeland, FL

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

Address: 4175 Medulla Rd
Lakeland, FL 33811

Phone: (863) 644-2431

Polk Museum of Art

Male and female looking at art hanging in gallery at Polk Museum of Art at Florida Southern College in Lakeland, FL

One of the top-ten art museums in Central Florida, featuring educational programs, diverse exhibits and…

Address: 800 E. Palmetto St.
Lakeland, FL 33801

Phone: (863) 688-7743 x223

L. B. Brown House Museum

Exterior of LB Brown House Museum and historical marker sign in Bartow, FL.

Former slave, L.B. Brown, built this house turned museum in 1892. Guided tours are held…

Address: 470 L.B. Brown Ave.
Bartow, FL 33830

Phone: (893) 944-6136

Explorations V Children’s Museum

Child playing in costume and on stage at Explorations V Children's Museum in Lakeland, FL

A fun and educational children's museum that gives you a taste of what Lakeland is…

Address: 109 N Kentucky Ave.
Lakeland, FL 33801

Phone: (863) 687-3869

Bartow Airbase History Museum

Bartow Airbase History Museum

See memorabilia from WWII when this complex was the Bartow Army Air Field, and from…

Address: 5993 Airport Blvd
Bartow, FL 33830

Phone: (863) 533-1195

Fantasy of Flight

2 airplanes on display at Fantasy of Flight in Polk City, FL

Fantasy of Flight takes visitors back to the pioneering days of early flight, World War…

Address: 1400 Broadway Blvd. SE
Polk City, FL 33868

Phone: 863-984-3500

Polk County Sports Hall of Fame

Sports memorabilia and exhibits inside Polk County Sports Hall of Fame in Auburndale, FL

The Polk County Sports Hall of Fame was founded in 2000. After 16 years, we…

Address: 2701 Lake Myrtle Park Road
Auburndale, FL 33823

Phone: (863) 551-4750

Margaret Kampsen Historic Depot

Margaret Kampsen Historic Depot

This train depot was the first on the Haines City to Sebring line of the…

Address: 202 E. Main St.
Dundee, FL 33838

Phone: (863) 419-3145

Florida’s Natural Grove Store

2 women shopping in citrus themed gift shop, Florida's Natural Grove Store in Lake Wales, FL

Learn how Florida’s Natural oranges journey from crate to carton and sample the different varieties…

Address: 20205 US Highway 27 North
Lake Wales, FL 33853

Phone: (863) 676-1411

LEARN & DISCOVER

Carillon Tower at Bok Tower Gardens in Lake Wales

Bok Tower Gardens

Historic Bok Tower Gardens, a national historic landmark, features two hiking trails, 50 acres of gardens, the 20-room Pinewood Estate…

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4 people inside Annie Pfeiffer Chapel, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, on the campus of Florida Southern College in Lakeland, FL

Frank Lloyd Wright Architecture at Florida Southern College

Explore the genius of America’s greatest architect through his most fully articulated vision: the National Historic Landmark campus of Florida…

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Exterior of 3-story Wonder House in Bartow, FL

Wonder House Historic Tours

The rebuilding and remodeling of the Wonder House was covered by episode 9 of the Netflix show Amazing Interiors. Owners…

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