From unspoiled lakes and wetlands to historic landmarks, citrus
groves and, yes, theme parks, there is a reason Floridians say that Central
Florida’s Polk County offers everything.
Located between Orlando and Tampa, Central Florida’s Polk County –
anchored by the cities of Lakeland and Winter Haven – offers more than a place
to sleep between theme park visits. If you’d rather be outdoors, that’s easy
thanks to the area’s more than 550
fresh water lakes and 25,000 acres of recreational parks.
Here, you can
enjoy anything from fishing to kayaking or water skiing. For your alligator fix,
visit Circle B Bar Reserve, often dubbed one of the best places to see the
variety of wildlife in Florida, or Lake Kissimmee State Park, whose 13 miles of trails feature
abundant plant, animal and bird life.
a placid outdoor stroll, Central Florida is home to two historic area attractions, Bok Tower Gardens and Frank Lloyd Wright’s “Child of the Sun” architecture at Florida Southern College. Bok
Tower’s world-famous 205-foot art deco “singing” carillon tower is surrounded
by gardens and features the highest elevation in peninsular Florida. Guests can
stroll about the tower while listening to the carillon – a series of bells
played by a keyboard – and viewing scenic Florida vistas.
Polk County is also home to Florida’s newest attractions: LEGOLAND® Florida
Resort and Safari Wilderness
Ranch. LEGOLAND is a theme park built around everything Lego, from roller
coasters and a water park to 4-D movies, a hotel and beach resort, and plenty
of opportunities to build. For a taste of Africa, Safari Wilderness Ranch
offers visitors the opportunity to be amongst Asian and African wildlife
roaming free. You can choose to ride in a canopied bus amongst the beasts, or
opt of a more up-close experience by using a kayak, camel or llama.
For golfers, no visit to Florida is complete without
a stop at bucket list worthy Streamsong Resort. The luxury property overlooks three
highly A-list golf courses, Streamsong Red and Streamsong Blue and the newest
jewel, Streamsong Black. So no matter what you have in mind as you visit The Sunshine
State, a visit to Florida would be incomplete without a visit to Central
Florida’s Polk County. Go
to www.VisitCentralFlorida.org to
plan your vacation in Central Florida’s Polk County.
Visit Central Florida's Vacation Guide provides a full overview of attractions and activities, arts and culture, gold, outdoor adventures, dining, shopping, accommodations and events in the Polk County area.
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