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Lake Wales Depot Museum & Cultural Center

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Hope town: how little we knew!

Really enlightening glimpses of the way we were, 100 years ago. I learned so much about our... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Winter Haven, Florida
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Nice museum

It's an old railroad museum full of nice antiques. It pleasant just to stroll thru taking your... read more

Reviewed September 19, 2018
Tim E
Lake Wales, Florida
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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.
325 S Scenic Hwy, Lake Wales, FL 33853-3873
+1 863-676-1759
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Really enlightening glimpses of the way we were, 100 years ago. I learned so much about our origins outside of the citrus industry. Also gives visitors snapshots of other places one should see in the area.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In this converted retro railroad station we came to see the presentation of the historic Hwy. 27, that was at one time the main artery into Florida, going from Indianapolis to Miami. Quite enjoyable.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Razorczech
Reviewed September 19, 2018 via mobile

It's an old railroad museum full of nice antiques. It pleasant just to stroll thru taking your time. No restaurant or beverages, but a nice museum.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Tim E
Reviewed September 16, 2018 via mobile

Fantastic small museum that takes you back to the pioneer days of Lake Wales. Love the exhibits and the friendly and welcoming curator, Bart.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Sue-Ellen C
Reviewed April 5, 2018

nice little museum with some surprises. I liked the gift shop too. go here and enjoy the local history.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank 930Mary
Reviewed March 12, 2018

This was a great find! We were in the area and just "driving around" exploring Lake Wales before heading back towards Orlando. Came across this place and discovered a wonderful museum inside. Trains are a fascination and this place is loaded with railroad info, as...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank OrlandoRick
Reviewed March 4, 2018

My interest is rail history goes back to my infancy. This is a small, but very nice museum, located next to the rail line passing through Lake Wales. It is worth the visit if you are in the area and are interested in rail as...More

Date of experience: February 2018
3  Thank spk52819
Reviewed February 11, 2018

Free but donation recommended. On going expansion to include caboose. Worth a stop if you are going to Bok Tower & Spook Hill

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank steve s
Reviewed January 23, 2018 via mobile

We love libraries and history. Lake Wales is rich in both. The historic section of downtown boasts a small railroad museum run by the Library staff. It’s open Tues -Sat 9-5. Lots of great info on Lake Wales beginnings and a few souvenirs to purchase....More

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank Irish4love
Reviewed September 6, 2017

If you are someone who is into local histories then please stop by and check this little tr s sure out.

Date of experience: August 2017
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February 1, 2015|
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When we went there was no set charge but a donation was welcome. Be generous!