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5 Things To Do In Hardee County, FL

Hardee County is named for the 23rd Governor of Florida, Cary A. Hardee. Here is a list of fun and interesting things to see and do in Hardee county.

Heartland Events

This Agritourism Venue is owned and operated by Heartland Events LLC and AG Outdoor World Inc. It is in Bowling Green and is open year-round with some awesome attractions including a jumbo jumper, playground, a blast zone, battle zone, cow train, and more!

Visit their website at Theheartlandmaze.com.


Payne’s Creek Historic State Park

Today, nature enthusiasts and hikers can enjoy walking along trails through the park’s natural areas. Paynes Creek and the adjoining Peace River provide opportunities for canoeing, kayaking and fishing. A museum at the visitor center depicts the lives of Florida’s Seminole Indians and pioneers during the 19th century. The visitor center is open daily during park hours of operation.

Learn more about Payne’s Park at FloridaStateParks.org.

Cracker Trail Museum

Since its beginning in 1967, Cracker Trail Museum has collected over 4,000 items related to pioneer-era Florida history. Each item is maintained either within glass enclosed cases or strategically placed around the floor of the museum. Many of the larger items are provided in a setting that would be reminiscent of pioneer living.

Visit the museum at HardeeCountyFL.gov.

Solomon’s Castle

Unique experience touring an aluminum castle with eclectic art pieces from a variety of different mediums.

Explore the castle at SolomonsCastle.com.

Hardee County Wildlife Refuge

From a few rough cages located around the perimeter of Pioneer Park to a model Refuge, dreams became reality when we relocated to our new facility in 2001. Today the Refuge is home to native Florida wildlife and a few exotic species, each housed in natural-type habitats.

Learn more about the refuge at HardeeCountyFL.gov.

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