The Polk County Historical Museum is a must for any historical junkie, teacher in search of a worthy field trip, or Polk County resident looking to appreciate how their territory was established. This spot is no small display of artifacts or a simple display of pictures and descriptions profiling Polk’s earliest days. This museum is meant to give visitors the full experience of life dating back to the 1800’s. The museum has been at it for 75 years, so their collection is not small or incomplete. They bring Polk County’s history to life by preserving and telling the story of the area.