Are you looking for some fun things for you and your family to do in your new home of Lakeland? We have a few ideas to get you started.
Situated midway between Orlando and Tampa, Lakeland, FL is a vibrant and exciting place to live. Not only do you have the best of both worlds to the east and the west, but Lakeland itself is also home to breathtaking nature with 38 lakes, a stunning college campus, and lots to do.
Find some of the fun Lakeland has to offer.
Polk Museum of Art
Stop by The Polk Museum of Art, one of the most highly recognized art museums in Florida. It is a Smithsonian affiliate and emphasizes art, science, and history. The museum has more than 2,500 works of art, including pieces from acclaimed artists Andy Warhol, Pablo Picasso, and Miriam Shapiro as well as others.
Explorations V Children’s Museum
Head over with the kids to experience the only hands-on children’s museum in Polk County. The Explorations V Children’s Museum provides an educational and cultural experience for children and families.
Geared towards children pre-K through 5th grade this dynamic museum offers three floors of kid-powered exhibits and programs. In-house programs promote skills for academic readiness, problem-solving, creative expression, as well as fine and gross motor skills.
The museum even features a unique interactive orange grove display where kids can pick and pack “Florida oranges.”
Safari Wilderness Ranch
Set out on a wild safari right in your own backyard in Lakeland, FL.
Experience a natural habitat where exotic herds roam freely across 260-acres of pure Florida wilderness at Safari Wilderness Ranch.
See ring-tailed lemurs, African Watusi, Irish Dexter cattle, and a whole lot more. The Safari Wilderness Ranch has some incredible wetland exotic species. Learn about Florida’s history through this educational safari experience.
Florida Southern College Frank Lloyd Wright Visitors Center
Check out the architecture of world-renowned architect Frank Lloyd Wright at the Florida Southern College campus located in Lakeland. Here you will find the world’s largest single-site collection of Frank Lloyd Wright architecture – 13 structures in all.
The visitors center hosts a permanent showcase of photos, paintings, drawings, and furniture of Frank Lloyd Wright. In addition to the permanent collection of Wright memorabilia, the center hosts temporary exhibits of pieces from other Frank Lloyd Wright museums.
Self-guided walking tours, as well as full tours by knowledgeable volunteers, are available.
Bok Tower Gardens
Take the family for a stroll through the renowned Bok Tower Gardens located on the highest point on the Florida peninsula near Lake Wales, FL.
Bok Tower Sanctuary, a national landmark, includes 128 acres of gardens designed by Frederick Law Olmsted Jr. as well as a majestic bell tower housing one of the world’s grand carillons.
Enjoy more than 50 identified varieties of butterflies, nature walks, daily concerts and special events.
Discover Lakeland’s Fun and Beauty
Between lakes, parks, and museums there are so many opportunities to explore the Lakeland community and to get acquainted with the people in it.
If you’re coordinating a move to or from Lakeland, FL soon and would like to know how Browning Moving & Storage can lend a hand, contact us today!