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Lake Wales Depot Museum & Cultural Center

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325 S Scenic Hwy, Lake Wales, FL 33853-3873
+1 863-676-5160
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excellent

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

Reviewed April 5, 2018
930Mary
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Tarpon Springs, Florida
Off the beaten track, and SO worth a visit!

This was a great find! We were in the area and just "driving around" exploring Lake Wales before... read more

Reviewed March 12, 2018
OrlandoRick
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Orlando, 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.
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good34%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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325 S Scenic Hwy, Lake Wales, FL 33853-3873
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+1 863-676-5160
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Reviewed April 5, 2018

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

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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

Thank OrlandoRick
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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

3  Thank spk52819
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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

Thank steve s
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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

1  Thank Irish4love
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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.

Thank daddyxl
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Reviewed August 4, 2017 via mobile

Lake Wales is an old town in Central Florida about an hour south of Kissimmee. The museum is housed in an historic railway depot which was central in the growth of Florida early in the1900s. The displays in the museum tell the story of the...More

1  Thank Susan T
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Reviewed July 10, 2017 via mobile

Stopped by just to get out of the heat and were treated to a wonderful historical museum. Donations - no fee. Lots of local history on the development of Lake Wales. Our group - 6 adults and 5 cub scouts were given a 'private' tour...More

Thank Jay M
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Reviewed March 15, 2017

The museum is a really neat place to find out information and history about Lake Wales. It's worth the stop. They also have a few gifts, shirts, etc- that were very reasonably priced. It's free and open most of the week.

Thank Lisa C
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Reviewed January 8, 2017

Nothing spectacular,but a great brief history of the area. Old trains still being refurbished which sadly was what I wanted to see, but the historical information was well worth it.

Thank loreleic2017
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When we went there was no set charge but a donation was welcome. Be generous!
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