Lake Placid Tower

Lake Placid TowerThe Lake Placid Tower opened in 1961. The tower is 270 feet tall (27 stories) and at the time of completion was said to be the tallest concrete block tower in the world.

The Lake Placid Tower is located just to the east of downtown Lake Placid Florida on highway 27. The tower instantly became a landmark for Lake Placid as it can be seen from miles away as you approach the town. The view from the tower is breath taking and is the best way to see all of Lake Placid.

The tower complements Lake Placid which is know as the “Caladium Capital of the World”.

 Lake Placid Tower

Scrub Park

Scrub ParkLake June in Winter Scrub State Park is located about 2 miles north west of Downtown Lake Placid and was opened to the public in 1999.

This park protects sand scrub, one of Florida’s most endangered natural communities.  The park is full of virtually unaltered flora and fauna and is a great place to hike and take in the beauty of nature.

The park has white sand fire lanes for hikers as well as a half mile nature trail. In addition to hiking, visitors can also canoe or kayak on Lake June or fish from lakeshore.

Scrub Park

Downtown Lake Placid

Sebring Thunder

North of Lake Placid is Sebring where motorcycle riders from all over gathering around the downtown circle.

An annual event brings hundreds of riders and motorcycle enthusiast to the downtown area in October of each year.

Caladium Capital Lake Placid FL

Caladium Capital

Lake Placid Florida is often referred to as the “Caladium Capital“.  Lake Placid is located on on Highway 27 in Highlands County Florida.

Caladium growers and the city now celebrate this distinction with an annual “Caladium Festival” with many caladiums on display. The Festival offers many things to do – food and fun.

The Caladium Festival is held in downtown Lake Placid and offers bus tours.

Caladium Capital

 

Courthouse

 

The Highlands County Courthouse  was built in 1927.  The courthouse is at 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida.

The courthouse was added to the United States National Register of Historic Places on August 14, 1989.

It is a magnificent building full of character.

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