Polk County is home to a wide variety of wonderful attractions the whole family will enjoy. From theme parks and outdoor adventures, to incredible restaurants, world-class shopping, and fantastic entertainment – they’re all in Polk County.
Here are some of our favorites:
- Circle B-Bar Reserve
4399 Winter Lake Rd, Lakeland, FL
Get a taste of Central Florida’s unique outdoor adventures at the Circle B-Bar Reserve. Comprised of over 1,267 acres of protected marshland, the reserve is home to an impressive array of wildlife. The reserve features plenty of paved and unpaved walking trails and bicycle paths. Look out for a variety of magnificent bird species. Ride or walk along the Alligator Alley Trail and catch a glimpse of these reptiles, or enjoy fishing and boating in Lake Hancock.
- Hollis Garden
702 E Orange St, Lakeland, FL
For those who want something a little less extreme, Hollis Garden is a botanical oasis that boasts over 10,000 flowers. Located along the scenic waters of Lake Mirror, it makes for a relaxing family outing. Check out the beautiful neoclassical fountains and grand staircase. Enjoy soothing music while walking along the butterfly trail and rose garden, and more.
- The Bok Tower Gardens
1151 Tower Blvd, Lake Wales, FL
The Bok Tower Gardens, also known as the Singing Tower, is a historic Gothic Revival and Art Deco-style bird sanctuary and contemplative garden built in 1921. Located on top of Iron Mountain, it features an array of outdoor activities and services such as guided tours, hiking, bird watching, dining, shopping, and more.
- Polk County Historical Museum
100 E Main St, Bartow, FL
Housed within the historic Polk County Courthouse, the museum features exhibits and curated collections that give visitors a glimpse into Polk County’s history and heritage. Browse military relics, fossils, and artifacts such as vintage household items, handmade crafts, art, clothing, and more.
Fun for the family
- Legoland Florida Resort
1 Legoland Way, Winter Haven, FL
Take the whole family out on an incredible adventure at Legoland Florida Resort. Featuring more than 50 Lego-themed rides, attractions, and shows, the resort is one of the most fun places in Central Florida. Swim and slide at the Legoland Water Park and Beach, dare to ride the roller coasters, meet your favorite Lego characters, and more. Go shopping then take a breather at the restaurants within the area.
- Fantasy of Flight
1400 Broadway Blvd SE, Polk City, FL
Fantasy of Flight is one of the biggest aviation-related museums in the world. It’s home to the largest private collection of vintage aircraft on display in the planet. In fact, Fantasy of Flight features more airworthy fixed-wing aircraft than the entire British Royal Navy. Tickets to fly on real vintage biplanes are offered and there are new aerial demonstrations every day.
Where to eat
- Downtown Lakeland
Main St., Lakeland, FL
Dining in Downtown Lakeland is an adventure thanks to its diverse array of mouthwatering restaurants. On Main Street, right around Lake Mirror, you’ll find a wide range of international flavors, from Creole-style seafood and Cuban sandwiches, to Mexican and Brazilian bistros, to classic and contemporary American eats.