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Amazing art work to beautify city

Looks like a professional artist did all the paintings. They offer a history of the city, and have... read more

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M Richard M
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Livermore, Colorado
Murals of Lake Placid are Something Special

First go on a Sunday when the traffic is a little less, second take the time to explore you... read more

Reviewed October 14, 2018
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Reviewed February 24, 2013

It's a fascinating city, small town charm with a few hidden treasures. A must is to stop at the Visitor Center early in your visit and watch the 10 minute video and you'll likely meet one of the clowns from Toby's Clown School. For first time visitor's, a nominal charge ($3) is well worth the directory of all the murals with descriptions and even hidden features to look for in each mural. If one of the clowns is on site, they'll even sign the directory if you like. The murals represent the town history ie: side of the Post Office has the old horse wagon delivery to postman collage. The artwork is professional. Be aware on the weekends, most of the stores like the Caladium co-op closes by 3,. many other storefronts close earlier around 1p.m.. We stopped at the Caladium Bulb superstore where you can buy most all the bulbs the growers offer. Lake Placid supply's 95% of the world's Caladium's. The fields are east of the Winn Dixie on Interlake Blvd and in the growing season, the fields are colorful. They are being planted now (February) and the soil is a rich black for premium growing. The last weekend of July is their festival for 2013 and you'll be able to buy plants or bulbs in town where they all set up their booths. We'll return many more times - this is a neat rural old town charm place to visit and can't be seen all in a day.

Date of experience: February 2013
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Reviewed February 21, 2013

Spent a few hours walking around town following the map of the murals. Start at the visitor center to view the video. Some of the murals are business or individuals specific, but most are representative of local history. Several murals also have sound, the one down by the train station museum sounds like a train. The largest mural in town, on the side of the Winn Dixie, is of the local cattle industry, and has sounds of a cattle drive. The booklet you buy tells you what hidden objects to look for in a mural, which was fun. Only negative in downtown was the lack of local restaurants, we finally asked a local to point one out to us.

Date of experience: February 2013
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Reviewed February 18, 2013

We've been staying in Sebring, and looking for something nearby to do with a free afternoon. I really liked the idea of seeing the murals but have a hard time walking around town so went with some trepidation. Even for a handicapped person, this is a great way to spend a couple hours. It's important to begin at the visitor's center for the film and $3 book with map. Most every mural can be viewed from the car because the town is quiet and there are pull offs by many of them. Lake Placid is a beautiful little town and these tributes in paint were a treasure to learn about
Learning that there is a school for clowns was a bbonus..

Date of experience: February 2013
1  Thank Carol L
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Reviewed February 5, 2013

We spent a good three hours walking around Lake Placid taking pictures of the murals in the town. I have never seen a town with so many beautiful murals. If you are ever in the area you should make a point of making a stop just to see the murals. There is also a clown museum that was interesting and a history museum located in the old train station that was very good.

Date of experience: January 2013
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Reviewed November 8, 2012

We were heading to Sebring to golf and stopped in Lake Placid along the way. These murals are amazing to see. We stopped in the visitors center first to see a quick video on the murals and headed out to walk around town inspecting the artwork. In the magazine that can be purchased for just a few dollars, you get a brief description of each mural. Also included are hidden pictures to look for, which we found fun and challenging. It was a nice stop in a very nice, friendly town.

Date of experience: November 2012
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