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Address: 140 E Stuart Ave, Lake Wales, FL 33853-4128
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HAD COOL PAINTINGS ON THE BUILDINGS

We drove around on a Saturday afternoon looking for stuff to do in Lake Wales. We thought the town was cute but really nothing to write home about. The paintings on some of the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
hummerf1
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Vero Beach, Florida
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Vero Beach, Florida
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59 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We drove around on a Saturday afternoon looking for stuff to do in Lake Wales. We thought the town was cute but really nothing to write home about. The paintings on some of the buildings was awesome.

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Thank hummerf1
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Reviewed 15 April 2017

The tallest building in this historical city is waiting for a new life. Centrally located in the heart of the city. US Post office and other institutions are centered around.

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Thank Bluelake M
Lake Wales, Florida
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52 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2017

I use to go down a lot more. When I did go down, there were plenty of interesting little shops. Met some nice people. They were suppose to restore the big tall green building and have shops in the bottom of it. Cliffs Hardware and Drapers furniture are some neat places to visit. I think there are a couple of... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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75 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 January 2017

Just off the main srtreet are a coouple of side streets clearly labeled as an Historic District. It has the feel of old time Florida. The Grand Hotel is closed but hopefully someone will revitalize it and give it new life.

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Thank obiwan205
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96 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2017

We've visited downtown Lake Wales numerous times. It's a fairly shabby downtown with numerous struggling businesses. Sometimes there are farmer's markets in season or other special events.

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Thank Nancy D
Lake Wales, Florida
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47 reviews
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Reviewed 6 January 2017

For a historic town it's inner city is ok, nothing really to pull you into town, the other half of the city is run down, old homes and not recommended for nightlife

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Thank Diane M
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 2016

OK so this is a real bit of proper America, and at least it's being honest about itself and not trying to be something else.

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Thank Viggenboy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2016

Downtown Lake Wales is again thriving, and will be more so when the GRANDE HOTEL re-opens! Shops, dining, murals and great great architecture await visitors. For shops and dining, it is best to come during the week, or on the first Saturday of the month.

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Thank LadyLawyerTraveler
Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 14 September 2016

Not a lot of shops but was nice t browse the ones available. Was hot day so the air-con inside was welcome. managed to buy some trinkets for home

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Thank lewops
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2016

This area is full of surprises. The food is excellent and there are several restaurants. You can dine in or outside in comfort. There are wonderful little shops, the Kitchen Shop is an exciting experience, there are thrift stores as well as fine furniature stores with all sorts of great Floridan finds.

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