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Address: 325 S Scenic Hwy, Lake Wales, FL 33853-3873
Phone Number: +1 863-676-5160
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Former railroad station transformed into a museum with railroad and local...

Former railroad station transformed into a museum with railroad and local history items as well as a rotating collections. Fun and unexpected. DDonationscollection of items.

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A jewel of a boutique museum that tells the history of the City in an entertaining and informative manneer.

Newly renovated and modernized, the museum presents the history of Lake Wales with excellent displays and informative narratives. Does a good job of explaining how the city... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 29, 2016
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Lake Wales, Florida

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Lake Wales, Florida
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39 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not much to see but worth a stop. There is a weird smell so beware. Small place but has a few nice features.

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Thank Linda H
Lake Wales, Florida
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15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016

Newly renovated and modernized, the museum presents the history of Lake Wales with excellent displays and informative narratives. Does a good job of explaining how the city developed and its role in the development of the citrus industry and the nearby attractions like Bok Tower and Gardens.

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Thank BocaOpa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2016

The Depot has been through many phases, but right now it is GRAND! Wonderful history shown through photos. Executive Director is a font of information. Definitely go if you are in Lake Wales - don't miss it!

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Thank LadyLawyerTraveler
Manchester, United Kingdom
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14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

love to see culture and history. not everyones taste maybe better for older kids. Enjoyable and interesting

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Thank lewops
Lake Wales, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016

The museum has re-opened and has many exhibits on the history of Lake Wales and the area. They are working on getting the Caboose reopened too. The displays on the Citrus and Naval Stores industries were very well done.

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Thank dublin604
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2016 via mobile

This museum is now a department of the city of Lake Wales, Florida. The changes to the museum are wonderful. With much more to come. There are vast amounts of historical artifacts that are undergoing conservation, cataloging and remain in storage.....but they will be rotated into the permanent exhibit. Visit soon. The LW Museum & Cultural Center is open Tuesday... More 

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Thank Tina P
Avon Park, Florida
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33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2016

Again we are in Lake Wales, not MOSI, so considering that, it is very nice. I was dissappointed the items in the photos were not on display, such as the Victorian clothing and dolls. I mainly went to see them:( The Indian dugout is a awesome along with some of the original photos. Definately worth seeing.

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Thank Chimera-shaman
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48 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2016

my last visit was just prior to Mimi's departure. While we always enjoyed the exhibits, I would really like to visit again!

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Thank Jeri W
Phoenix, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 2, 2016

This museum has just been re-opened after some redesigning. It is a very good chronology of the area from early to current times. The photos are well labeled and provide a good history of events. It is in process of evolving which is exciting. Being set in the old train depot, it is even more interesting. I spend the day... More 

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Roanoke, Virginia
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47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2016

Just happened upon this small museum by checking out some back roads in Florida. It was charming and we enjoyed talking with the keeper and seeing the museum and the caboose which was in excellent shape.

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