Located in the very center of peninsular Florida, Lake Wales is within a 90-minute drive from the Atlantic Ocean, the Gulf of Mexico, Disney World, Epcot Center, and other internationally popular tourist destinations.
On the highest point in Central Florida, Bok Tower Gardens is a national historic landmark and home of the annual International Carillon Festival. Designed in the 1920's by the Olmsted Brothers, Bok Tower Gardens is now a world-renowned botanical preserve and a sanctuary for endangered plant species.
The Depot Museum features local history
and railroad memorabilia and is located on the City's historic corridor. The Depot sponsors Pioneer Day during the last weekend of October to honor the early days of the community and its pioneer citizens.
Enjoy the Central Florida sunshine from a new perspective. Florida Skydiving Center offers year-round skydiving at the Lake Wales Airport. Tandem, solo, and group jumps are available seven days a week from 8 a.m. to sunset.
Since 1931, the Chalet Suzanne has been welcoming guests to the heart of Central Florida. The storybook inn, a National Register building, is nestled among orange groves on small, sparkling Lake Suzanne. Around-the-world furnishings are enhanced by the Chalet Suzanne's fountains, courtyards, balconies and beautiful grounds.
Sponsored by the Lake Wales Arts Council, the Lake Wales Art Show began in 1971 and is held annually during the last weekend in March on the shores of Lake Wailes, drawing more than 125 artists and thousands of visitors each year.
At Spook Hill objects appear to defy the laws of gravity and physics as they roll uphill. This mysterious phenomenon has become a major attraction for visitors to Central Florida.