Known throughout history for being the home of a number of Native American tribes, Lakeland now houses the Circle B Bar Reserve, an area of protected land.
Nowadays Lakeland is also known for its lakes, from which the city takes its name, and there are several to explore in the city with easy walking trails that lead from one to another.
Fishing, boating, and bird watching are all popular pastimes in Lakeland, and those who want to get out and about will love the tranquil scenery in this part of the United States.
As well as lakes, visitors here will also find engaging museums, local historic points of interest, and sporting venues.
1. Polk Theatre
The Polk Theatre is not just a theatre; it is also on the US National Register of Historic Places and dates back to 1928. The venue has 1,400 seats and a range of gorgeous period features that architecture lovers need to look out for.
These include high balconies, a colorful Venetian piazza, and a painted cloud and star covered ceiling.
Visitors can come here if they want to catch a musical or theatrical performance, and as well as live performances the Polk Theatre also screens all the latest movies.
For confirmed film buffs, there are also classic and independent movie nights.