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Lake Wales Depot Museum & Cultural Center

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Address: 325 S Scenic Hwy, Lake Wales, FL 33853-3873
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+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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Great Renovations!!

A friend and I decided to stop in, and we are so glad we did!! The renovations are amazing! The new director has done a fantastic job redoing all the exhibits and educating... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed December 30, 2016
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Melbourne Beach, Florida
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5 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles 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.

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91 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2016 via mobile

A friend and I decided to stop in, and we are so glad we did!! The renovations are amazing! The new director has done a fantastic job redoing all the exhibits and educating visitors about the city. WELL DONE!!

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Thank pyprchik
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 November 14, 2016

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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17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 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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24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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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78 reviews
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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
2 reviews
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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74 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 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
13 attraction reviews
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

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