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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’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

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

Lake Wales History Museum

2 females looking at exhibits inside Lake Wales History Museum

Featuring permanent exhibits from Lake Wales history, its industries, a railroad layout and caboose as…

Address: 325 S Scenic Highway
Lake Wales, FL 33853

Phone: (863) 676-1759

Mulberry Phosphate Museum

alligator skull on display at Mulberry Phosphate Museum

Home to an extensive collection of fossils, a phosphate industry gallery, old photographs and memorabilia…

Address: 101 SE 1st Street
Mulberry, FL 33860

Phone: (863) 425-2823

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 x222

Florida Sports Hall of Fame Preview Center

Sports memorabilia from Florida athletes on display at Florida Sports Hall of Fame Preview Center in Davenport, FL

The Hall of Fame Preview Center includes memorabilia from some of Florida's biggest sports stars…

Address: 101 Adventure Ct
Davenport, FL 33837

Phone: (863) 420-2586

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

Fort Meade Historical Society & Museum

Fort Meade Historical Society & Museum

Housed in Fort Meade's first school building, the museum features an extensive collection of area…

Address: 1 N. Tecumseh Ave.
Fort Meade, FL 33841

Phone: (863) 285-7474

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


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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