Florida Southern College

Home to EdCampPolk, Florida Southern is a private college located in Lakeland, Florida. Earning the title of "Most Beautiful Campus" in the country, it is definitely worth visiting just to see the remarkable Frank Lloyd Wright architecture.

Polk Museum of Art

​The Polk Museum of Art is a nationally accredited art museum in Lakeland, Florida and is one of the top art museums in Florida. The Polk Museum boasts a permanent collection of over 2,500 works and a number of traveling exhibits which provide diverse displays.

Lakeside Village

Lakeside Village is an expansive outdoor shopping area that features a variety of stores and restaurants. Lakeside Village is also home to Cobb Theatres, which features the newest movies in 2D, 3D, D-Box, and IMAX.

Hollis Gardens

Located next to Lake Mirror, Hollis Gardens provides a beautiful display of different flora and fauna. After walking around the park, you can grab a bite to eat at the Garden Bistro next door, stop and feed the ducks by the lake, or let your kids loose on the playgrounds located just a few steps away

Things to do

Circle B Bar Reserve

The Circle B Bar Reserve is an area of protected lands in Polk County where you can see several distinct ecosystems on 1,267 acres of land. Circle B Bar Reserve has 9 different trails that you can explore, each varying in length

Safari Wilderness Ranch

Safari Wilderness Ranch is not a zoo or theme park, so there are no crowds and no lines. Here you will enjoy a natural adventure as experienced driver guides tour you through large herds of exotic game over 260 acres of pristine wilderness in customized safari vehicles, fitted with shade canopies and stadium seating. If you'd prefer a different mode of transportation, you can view the wild game by camelback!

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