The Haines City area is conveniently located in Polk County, between Orlando and Tampa, and a quick drive to Central Florida attractions and the Gulf and Atlantic beaches. Polk County offers something for everyone, including the popular LEGOLAND Florida resort; and some of Florida’s most historic; including Bok Tower Gardens and Westgate River Ranch Resort & Rodeo (the Southeast’s largest dude ranch). Disney's ESPN Wide World of Sports complex and major theme parks are only a quick 30 minute drive away. The area offers great fishing, adventurous airboat eco tours and exciting water sports with 554 fresh water lakes. Beautiful parks, preserves and nature trails captivate visitors with Polk County’s natural beauty. Nature watching, bicycling, golfing, sports, attractions, local festivals and events…there’s always something fun and exciting going on outdoors!