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The Arcadia Opera House

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Address: 106 W Oak St, Arcadia, FL 34266-3914
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The Arcadia Opera House, built in 1906, is a museum and enormous antique...

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.

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Great place to visit.

This is a great place to visit, even if you aren't an antique collector. The entrance could be an obstacle for many people. It is a very steep and long walk up stairs. If you can... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed January 11, 2017
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Bradenton, Florida
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Bradenton, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2017

This is a great place to visit, even if you aren't an antique collector. The entrance could be an obstacle for many people. It is a very steep and long walk up stairs. If you can do it, iy is worth the effort. Many interesting rooms full of treasures. The old opera stage is interesting. Worth the effort.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2016 via mobile

Wonderful, Wonderful Place. We loved it, James I believe was his name, answered all of our questions, even gave us a little bit of history. This was our second time here and I would definitely return.

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Venice, Florida, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 21, 2016

I lived in Arcadia in the 80s for 10 years. Its changed but not for the better. Many people in North Port and PC and Punta Gorda make fun of Arcadia call it little Mexico. Its went down hill a lot over the past 20 years. Used to be a nice town. The old historic part of town used to... More 

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Croydon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2016

We are staying nearby and saw reviews of Arcadia on trip advisor so made a detour on a trip out. Arcadia has some nice old buildings which is a change from the normal strip malls. Lots of antiques shops to browse, the opera house has a number of vendors contained within so quite a lot of choice. We visited on... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 1, 2016 via mobile

We stopped in Arcadia and checked out the antique shops and this one had some nice things. Would like to try to get there again sometime.

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Fort Myers, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 25, 2016

spent a sunday afternoon visiting all the old antique shops in downtown arcadia was a neat n interesting experience. If you only visit one place the opera house is the place to see!!1 Many old items with history behind em

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Riverview, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 10, 2016 via mobile

The hubby and I took a road trip to Arcadia on a perfect Saturday in April. We had never been to this hidden gem of a town and we were happy we made this journey. We stopped in the Opera House Museum and we were amazed with the treasures we saw. Each room held many treasures for sale. We had... More 

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Henderson, Nevada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 10, 2016

treasure hunters: be prepared for a wow experience! prices are quite ok...amazing 1800s variety from Europe and China.

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Naples, FL
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 9, 2016 via mobile

We visited Arcadia for some antique shopping. The historical Opera House built in 1906 is a combination museum and antique shop. Seeing the space and reading about it's past was a great experience.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 27, 2016

Stopped at the Opera House after spending some time at the outdoor antique fair. An interesting gathering of all sorts of collectibles but nothing "high end". The second floor museum has some nice bits of history you should take a look at while visiting. Loads of antique and misc. stores fill Oak Street.

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