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