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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.


Med (Mediterranean) Instead of Meds

Interested in eating the Mediterranean way but not sure where to start? The Med Instead of Meds class series will help you “go med” by…

April 18, 2024

Apr 18, 2024

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April 19, 2024

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April 20, 2024

Apr 20, 2024

Polk County History Center Architectural Tour

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April 25, 2024

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Introduction to Urban Agriculture: Composting (Part 3 of 4)

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