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The Arcadia Opera House

106 West Oak Street, Arcadia, FL 34266
941-456-5602
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Ranked #4 of 12 attractions in Arcadia
Type: Antique Shops
Owner description: The Arcadia Opera House, built in 1906, is a museum and enormous antique shop. It houses an amazing collection of historical items and the theater is... more » Owner description: The Arcadia Opera House, built in 1906, is a museum and enormous antique shop. It houses an amazing collection of historical items and the theater is in near original condition. Several paranormal investigations have taken place there and the Opera House is a well know haunted location. « less
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Okeechobee
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Lots of antique stores on Oak street. I was enjoying shopping until the fact that too much coffee caught up to my bladder. A word of advice...don't ask to use any one of these stores restrooms. Surprisingly they don't have any, really.....that is the answer you'll get. I'm not sure what they do when nature calls. Don't ask in the... More

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Florida
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73 reviews 73 reviews
17 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014 via mobile

This is an easy place to pass by, it is on the second floor right in the middle of other stores. Look for it or ask anyone, it is really great. Tons of old stuff in so many rooms you will spend an hour or more browsing through them. Make sure to go up on the old stage to see... More

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Seminole, Florida
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36 reviews 36 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

The Arcadia Opera House might be one of the best attractions in Arcadia to see but I will never know, to get to it you have to climb up a long steep staircase so as I am disabled I could not do the climb.

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Seminole, Florida
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

The Old Opera House Museum and antique stores are well worth a visit in spite of the long staircase to climb to get there. Once at the top there are many rooms of antiques to browse through and then you come across the museum part which includes many historical memorabilia about the cowboys of years gone by, and cattle king... More

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rhode island
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46 reviews 46 reviews
3 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

As previous readers have stated, "if you are into antiques, this is the place". Honestly, I like to browse, but it is not my cup of tea. However, the architecture of the movie house is mesmerizing. The bank with the original vaults (stuffed with buys) was amazing. I did browse, but mostly at the history and structures. It was a... More

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Hamburg, Germany
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

Spooky! Beautiful, quite extra ordinary. You can imagine the cattle barons shooting outside and dancing inside. Mustve been a real fantastic location. The termites eat this place alive so I am pleasantly surprised its still standing! You must pay this place a visit if you can!

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Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

If you are into antiques, you must visit Arcadia, FL. Oak Street is filled with shop after shop of antiques with something for everyone. Regardless of what kind of collector you may be, there has to be at least one of that item in Arcadia!! And one of the best places to browse for whatever you collect would The Opera... More

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Hertford, United Kingdom
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132 reviews 132 reviews
45 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2013

This is an interesting and enjoyable place to visit. You never know what treasures you might discover. As other reviews have said, it is like antiques shops used to be. The new owners have greatly improved the Opera House over the last couple of years - it's well worth a visit whenever you are in the Arcadia area.

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Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
13 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013 via mobile

this is not your typical antique shop. all the other antique shops on Oak Street are neat and tidy. not this place, this reminds me of antique shops from years ago. trash to treasures, all jumbled together, on tables, on shelves, on the floor, on the walls, hanging from the ceiling, you name it. this place is huge. you name... More

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Sarasota, Florida
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

I am originally from Arcadia and have been here many times and seen many things come and go over the years....On a whim while visiting for the day, I decided to take my husband and mother-in-law here. I loved being able to brag about the history of my home town while showing off the Opera House Museum. There are many... More

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