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Whether you’re coming from hundreds of miles away, or looking for a staycation close to home, Central Florida’s Polk County is your crossroads of opportunity. Nestled in the heart of the Sunshine State, you are close to top Central Florida attractions that include LEGOLAND® Florida Resort, Bok Tower Gardens and Safari Wilderness. Culture, lakes, trails, history and hospitality…you’ll find it all here as you explore Florida’s Sweetest Spot.

History Center

Showcasing, informing and inspiring residents and visitors with Polk’s rich history is the mission here. The History Center provides interesting programming, genealogy exploration, opportunities to discover heritage trails and experience fun special events. Exhibits and artifacts tell fabulous stories about Polk's past.


Parks and recreation

With more than 60 recreational parks, a historical-oriented venue, resource centers, five campgrounds, boat ramps and an ATV park, your biggest challenge will be deciding what to do.


Environmental Reserves

Polk County’s Environmental Lands Program acquires, preserves, protects, manages and restores endangered and environmentally sensitive lands, water resources and important wildlife habitats.


Bone Valley ATV Park

Bone Valley is an all-terrain vehicle (ATV) park on a 200-acre tract of land with 15 trails, hill climbs and open riding areas.



EVENTS

Reeling ‘Em in with Cousin Bait: 10 Ways to Connect with Family (Genealogy Speaker Series)


Want to connect with those who may have information about your family? Learn 10 strategies to help you connect and collaborate with family members, including…

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Jul 27, 2024 - Jul 27, 2024

Jul 27, 2024 - Jul 27, 2024

Polk County Sheriff’s Back to School Bash

Polk County S...

				

September 25, 2024

September 25, 2024

Capacitación Mejores Prácticas de Manejo-Industrias Verdes (GI-BMP)

Capacitación...

				

October 30, 2024

October 30, 2024

Green Industries Best Management Practices (GI-BMP) Training

Green Industr...

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