Lake Wales is a very beautiful city in the state of Florida, United States. With a population of around 10.100 residents and an area of 14 square miles (36.3 square kilometers), Lake Wales is one of the most important cities in central Florida. The city is situated in Polk County, in the west side of the beautiful Lake Kissimmee. Lake Wales was settled in the 1870s, but incorporated as a city only in 1912. One of the most important events to affect the city has actually managed to cause a lot of the damage to the area, being of course the hurricane that passed through Lake Wales in 2004.
Top Attractions within Lake Wales
The Grassy Lake Preserve is one of the most important sights of interest located in Lake Wales. The preserve includes impressive species of rare plants and rare species of animals. The Grassy Lake Preserve is located behind the Janie Wilson Elementary School. Visiting this place while being in Lake Wales is really a must, as there is no way you are not going to be charmed by the unique beauty you will find here.
Bok Tower Gardens are perfect places to visit for a spectacular day out in the nature. The gardens cover an area of 250 acres and were listed on the National Register of Historic Places due to their great importance. The gardens are opened for visits every day and within this place you will also be able to visit the Singing Tower and the Pine Ridge Trail. The botanical gardens have been hosting various events since the moment when they first opened in 1921. The species of plants featured here include tree ferns, spider lily and camellias. The park also hosts the Exhibt Hall And Museum, dedicated to Edward W. Bok, but displaying at the same time the history of the botanical gardens .
The Lake Wales Commercial Historic District is formed by 16 historic buildings, being listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The buildings here are really impressive and important examples of the architectural style of the 1920s, telling the story of the forming and development of the city and there is no way you can miss the downtown constructions if you are going to visit Lake Wales.
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