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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.


Festival of Wreaths

Herald the arrival of the holiday season at the History Center with the 13th Annual Festival of Wreaths and Silent Auction. The wreaths will be…

December 8, 2023

Dec 8, 2023

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December 9, 2023

Dec 9, 2023

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December 9, 2023

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December 11, 2023

Dec 11, 2023

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