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2517 Timberlane S, Lakeland, FL 33801
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2501 S Crystal Lake Dr, Lakeland, FL 33801
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1601 Havendale Blvd NW, Winter Haven, FL 33881
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321 Villa Sorrento Cir, Haines City, FL 33844
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102 Oak Crest Dr NW, Winter Haven, FL 33881
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2817 Jersey Rd, Winter Haven, FL 33881
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930 N Iowa Ave, Lakeland, FL 33801
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4815 New Tampa Hwy, Lakeland, FL 33815
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2751 Bella Vista Dr, Davenport, FL 33897
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1105 Cypress Gardens Blvd, Winter Haven, FL 33884
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3770 Davis Rd, Mulberry, FL 33860
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603-617 Jamestown Ave, Lakeland, FL 33801
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120-141 Rebecca Ln, Auburndale, FL 33823
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1017 Caroline Ave, Auburndale, FL 33823
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210 Avenue D NE, Winter Haven, FL 33881
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2819 Balfour Ave, Lakeland, FL 33803
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915 Ariana St, Lakeland, FL 33803
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Polk County, Florida

In the heart of central Florida between Tampa Bay and Orlando, Polk County doesn’t have the major theme parks or the beaches that make tourists flock to its neighbors. What it does have is a quiet charm and an unspoiled Florida landscape.

Polk County used to be the home of Cypress Gardens, a theme park that celebrated Florida’s natural beauty. It opened in 1936 as a botanical garden and grew to become one of Florida’s major attractions. It contained Southern Belles, water ski shows, roller coasters, and water rides. It closed in 2009. Legoland Florida, the world’s largest Legoland park, opened in 2011 on the Cypress Gardens site.

One of the most beautiful locations in Polk County is Bok Tower Gardens. Lush gardens, reflecting pools, swans, winding pathways to hidden nooks, and a magnificent carillon make this historic landmark a lovely place to spend the day. Bok Tower is located in Lake Wales, which is also home to the famous Chalet Suzanne, a famous inn that opened in 1931. Catering to its wealthy and famous clientele, the chalet has its own airstrip and a five-star restaurant that is famous for its soup.

The largest city in Polk County is Lakeland and the county seat is Bartow. Aptly named Lakeland is home to 38 named lakes and several others that are unnamed. Lakeland is the headquarters for Publix supermarkets. Other industries include citrus, cattle, transportation, phosphate mining, and tourism. Bartow was settled in the late 1800s and contains three districts on the National Register of Historic Places. Bartow also contains several historic districts. Bartow’s economy is based in government. Tourism, phosphate mining, and agriculture are also major industries.

Universities and colleges in Polk County include the University of South Florida Polytechnic, Polk State College, Florida Southern College, and Southeastern University.

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