Tour Our Awesome Town
Fun and excitement is what our visitors find in beautiful "Uptown" Lake Placid, Florida. There are forty-four beautiful internationally-known historic outdoor murals, with hidden items for the visitor to find, and some murals have sound. Seventeen one-of-a-kind whimsical trash containers, all companion pieces to the murals. But, that is not all.
Our American Clown Museum & School is filled with clown memorabilia that will take you back in time to those wonderful days at the circus. Over 2,000 clowns graduated from the clown school since 1993. It is not unusual to find clowns walking our streets, entertaining our guests and spreading smiles, love and laughter.
If you enjoy arts and crafts, shopping at our Caladium Arts and Crafts Cooperative is a must . Their 10,000 sq. ft. building is filled with the finest arts and crafts Highlands County has to offer. There is something for everyone.
Lake Placid is rich in history. Dr. Melvil Dewey, of Dewey Decimal System fame, came to Lake Stearns 85 years ago this year, 2012, and named us Lake Placid after his Lake Placid Club in the Adirondacks of Lake Placid, N. Y. Our Historic Society in the old train depot that Dewey had built is filled with his history and much more.
Some of the best wood carvers anywhere can be seen working at the Lake Placid Art League on certain days of the week.
We are the Caladium Capital of the World, where in 1,200 acres of rich black lake bottom muck, about 95% of the worlds caladiums are grown.
All this and more is rolled up into one beautiful unique small town where every one is happy to greet our visitors
A visitor summed it up in one phrase. "A little bit of awesomeness". We invite you to visit our awesome town and see for yourself. We know you will enjoy it.