City of Lake Wales, Florida

Lake Wales is a city in Polk County, Florida. Lake Wales is made up of retirement villages, wildlife preserves, and numerous local attractions, such as Bok Tower Gardens and the Commercial Historic District. Located in central Florida, west of Lake Kissimmee and east of Tampa, Lake Wales is also a choice location for both residents looking to explore what each of these big cities has to offer.

Lake Kissimmee State Park has something for history buffs and nature lovers alike! Home to a variety of beautiful and unique wildlife, visitors at this former Florida cow camp can expect to see white-tailed deer, bald eagles, sandhill cranes, turkeys, and even bobcats. Located on the shores of lakes Kissimmee, Tiger, and Rosalie, there are countless recreational outdoor activities that groups and individuals can embark on. Enjoy boating, canoeing, and fishing in the picturesque lakes, or take in the views while you hike over 13 miles of scenic trails to observe and study the abundant plant and animal life. There are also six miles of trail opened to horseback riding and amenities such as shaded picnic areas, full-facility camping areas, and outdoor pavilions. The park's seclusion and distance from light pollution allows campers to take in dark skies and stargaze. For those looking to learn about some of Florida's history, your more into experiencing history, the park now offers a 1876 first person interpretive Cow Camp where attendees can see what it was like to live as a Florida Cow Hunter in the late 19th century.  

Park Ranger at Lake Kissimmee State Park
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The Bok Tower Gardens makes for the perfect day trip on a bright and sunny Florida day. Not only are there 250 acres of gardens to enjoy, there is also the stunning Bok Tower, also known as the Singing Tower. This tower is definitely the highlight of the grounds, with it's beautiful architecture and ringing carillon bells throughout the day. The structure started construction in 1927 and finished in 1929 and has since been standing tall and ringing its bells proudly. The grounds are perfect for an afternoon picnic and as long as you clean up after them, dogs are allowed in most parts of the historical area. 

Come to Eagle Ridge Mall for all the classic mall stores and so much more. There are no shortage of fun activities your kids can enjoy while you shop, including a Regal Cinema movie theater and a bowling alley.

Footaction USA caters to the people who need to find a new pair kicks. They have shoes for men, women, and kids, plus a few accessories like socks and shoelaces to go with the new shoes. Footaction USA is always located in malls or other shopping centers throughout the state. 

The Vanguard School is an independent boarding and day school for middle and high school students who learn differently.

Warner University is a Christian college in Lake Wales affiliated with the Church of God. It has 36 liberal arts and professional programs for undergraduates and graduate programs in education, business administration, ministry, and management.