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Downtown Main Street

Lake Wales, FL
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Ranked #8 of 9 attractions in Lake Wales
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Activities: Shopping, City walk sightseeing
Most recent review
- Jul 14, 2014
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Orlando, Florida
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40 reviews 40 reviews
5 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We were there between 2 & 3 p.m. on Saturday the 12th of July. The area has the old southern charm of a small town . The old buildings are great to look at. But most of the store were closed early so we cruised around the streets. Of course a major thunderstorm was brewing and this also cleared out... More

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Lake Wales, Florida
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

If people want tourist and business then people need a reason to go there. Stores need to be professional and open and close when they say they will. There is so much potential. Yes there's a hotel they let die. Instead of A sign saying felony for trespassing it wouldn't cost hardly anything to put up pics in front of... More

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Sarasota, Florida
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Quaint little downtown center that is a step back in time to the 1920's and 1930's. Good for a nice stroll down memory lane.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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74 reviews 74 reviews
57 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

We downloaded the historic walking tour map from Lake Wales' website and hoped for interesting architecture. There is some, especially the Arcade building, but we did not find the few buildings to be very special. The hotel, once an elegant building, is terribly dilapidated. Most of the old buildings are on two streets; our walk lasted no more than 45... More

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Top Contributor
128 reviews 128 reviews
66 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

Walking downtown is relaxing, but to go shopping is not my recommendation. I have been here a few times and every time I regret wasting my time thinking of buying anything. You must understand that there are very rich people in this area and from other place that come to visit, so the prices to them seem reasonable. However, rarely... More

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Largo, Florida
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

It definitely seems like it has seen better days. And it's seems like all of the businesses are dying, so try to spend a little at the downtown merchants to keep the small businesses afloat. Small town America is dying before our eyes.

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Harrington, Maine
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

For those who have an interest in Deco and 1920's style Florida development this is a well preserved area with some antique shops, hardware, offices, arcade and food available.

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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013

Cute little town but nothing to do. Was disappointed in lack of restaurants. Was hoping to eat downtown, but ended up at beef OBradys I could eat there any time...

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London, United Kingdom
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87 reviews 87 reviews
45 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2013

If you are in Lake Wales it is worth a look but do not go out of your way to get there. It is supposed to be an old town but I guess old is subjective... We walked around the whole downtown area in approximate 10 mins without finding anywhere open that we wanted to go into.

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Lake Wales, Fl
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70 reviews 70 reviews
28 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013 via mobile

OK, if you want a cool old time hardware store like they had in days gone bye, then yes, Cliff's is the place to stop and shop. Jerry at the barber shop does give nice hair cuts on a walk-in basis. Max at the jewelry store has an extensive collection of estate pieces. While there a couple worthwhile stops, I... More

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