The history of the city comes alive through the Lake Wales Depot Museum & Cultural Center. The exhibits about the early days of Lake Wales give you glimpses into how life was 100 years ago in the town. If you want to see some art with local flavor, visit Beans-N-Brushes, and have some fresh coffee before you peruse the gallery. Art meets history and commerce at Downtown Main Street in Lake Wales. The buildings appear in their original Art Deco style from the 1920s, and make a major contribution to the city’s charm with restaurants and antiques.
Gear up for Great Fun
One of the biggest outdoor attractions in Lake Wales is the thrill of Spook Hill. If you put a car in neutral at the bottom, the attraction pulls it uphill. Although it is a natural phenomenon, which is a magnetic field, it still gives visitors a jolt the first time. After you experience the rush of Spook Hill, head to one of the favorite of locals and visitors alike: Bok Tower Gardens. This beautiful garden and reserve has picturesque winding paths to walk along among the flowers and trees. Those who prefer high-energy thrills can take a spectacular skydive and get their adrenaline pumping.
Sweet, Spicy, and Sav
With so many exceptional restaurants available in Lake Wales, your biggest problem will be deciding where to eat. At lunch, satisfy your seafood cravings with a mahi-mahi sandwich at Crazy Fish Bar & Grille. For the best Italian, look no further than the cuisine at L'incontro, a local favorite for risotto and ravioli. The South is rightfully synonymous with barbecue, and Fat Boy’s B-B-Q is about the best you can get in the city. Your plate comes piled high with tender meat and heaping helpings of sides. A stop at Yofresh Frozen Yogurt Cafe will deliver some sweet, make-your-own sundae-style dessert.