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“Take 15 minutes and enjoy a beautiful walk around the lake” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Lake Mirror

Lake Mirror
Ranked #4 of 53 things to do in Lakeland
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Southampton, Canada
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127 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Take 15 minutes and enjoy a beautiful walk around the lake”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2014

You don't expect such a beautiful experience in a small city like Lakeland. The sculptures, the birds, the gardens are worth the few minutes it takes to walk around the lake. Thanks go out to the visionaries who planned this park for our enjoyment.

Visited January 2014
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Lakeland, Florida
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30 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Great walk”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 7, 2014

Beautiful lake in downtown Lakeland. There is a nicely paved walk around the lake, which has a nice fountain in the center and different varieties of ducks and birds. If you get hungry, there are a few restaurants there as well. The Garden Bistro is one of favorites.

Visited December 2013
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Kutztown, Pennsylvania
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1,882 reviews
1,039 attraction reviews
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“Lovely lake in historic downtown Lakeland”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 25, 2014

This beautiful lake has a wonderful promenade around it named in 1946 for local star Francis Langford. ,Along the way are sights of Lakeland and the magnificent Hollis Gardens. There are benches to sit and enjoy the sights. There is free parking along the streets that go around the lake. Do not miss if you are in the area.

Visited January 2014
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St. Petersburg, Florida
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257 reviews
108 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
“Wish I had my boyfriend to hold my hand”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2014

This place sums up all the quaintness of Downtown Lakeland through one circular walkway. Although there are no swans in this Lake, you admire the lake from the walkway bordering the Lake and pass by several sights along the way (little signs along the way instruct you further)
The Lake itself is simple and beautiful to look at. It’s not surprising to run into many people jogging, strolling, or taking photos on the spacious path. Along the way you’ll run into the Hollis Gardens (Attack of the bridal photo ops), Barnett Family Park (kids will act like monkeys all over the playground), and a handful of artistic sculptures. Luckily there are several public areas to have a picnic or use the bathroom yet the entire walk revealed nothing but clean ground.
Beautiful beautiful walk.

Visited January 2014
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Central Florida
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86 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Our crowning jewel”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2013

If you are in Lakeland for a day or a life time, Lake Mirror and the Frances Langford Promenade are the "must see" stop! This beautiful setting, on the east side of downtown features Hollis Gardens, the promenade, several historic building and a large, grassy amphitheater. All surrounding beautiful Lake Mirror.

Visited October 2013
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