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Address: Lake Wales, FL

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Not An Attraction: A Derelict Building

This is not an attraction. It is simply a derelict, abandoned building. I cannot imagine who thought it would be a proper addition as an attraction.

1 of 5 bubblesReviewed 9 January 2017
Nancy D
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

This is not an attraction. It is simply a derelict, abandoned building. I cannot imagine who thought it would be a proper addition as an attraction.

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Thank Nancy D
Lake Wales, Florida
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43 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

Empty building in the middle of a run down neighborhood. Lots of small businesses , no real attraction at all. Sadly in a run down part of town that the city seems to have forgotten about. :(

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Thank Diane M
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110 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

This building has been abandoned for decades. The past few years a small group of people have been trying to restore it. Not much visible progress yet

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Thank Bob A
Winter Haven, Florida
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29 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016

This building is condemned! Has a big fence around it and boarded up. The only thing I have heard is occasionally there is "Ghost Tour", but haven't seen it advertised in a long time. I live in this area and drive by it every day.

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Thank 4Bill7
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

This hotel that was built in 1927 and served people from aroumd the country and world back in the day did very well. Too bad today, the people of Lake Wales have no taste or class to help this building move along. Maybe you poor people may want to save a Chinese WalMart in your area,

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Thank Chris R
Lake Wales, Florida
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189 reviews
64 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2016

This hotel has been in the middle of renovations for at least 10 years. The only progress I have seen is the outside has finally been painted. Progress is SLOWWWWWW. Once the project is complete I believe it will be worth while, cannot understand why the City of Lake Wales has not held the owner to the agreement.

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Thank tom4cats
Winter Haven
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324 reviews
181 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2016

This is an eyesore right in the heart of down town Lake Wales, it was once a premier hotel, but has long since been left to rot away. The area around it has been cordoned off and the fire stairs taken away so no one can enter. The hotel was built in 1927 and originally called the Dixie Walesbilt Hotel... More 

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2 Thank Joanne H
Lake Wales, United States
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2015

Owners have been trying for many years to restore this 1920's era hotel. It is no where near ready to be occupied or used. Considered an eye sore by many residents.

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Thank Robert A
Winter Haven, Florida, Usa
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19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2015

Judging by how long it has sat there untouched and vacant, I'd say it is probably more costly to repair the hotel than to destroy and rebuild. rumor has it the place was elegant in its day, but its day is very long gone.

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1 Thank Deborah H
Lake Wales, Fl
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142 reviews
56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2015

The Grand Hotel is long past it's prime. The building is currently closed and has been under some type of renovation for several years.

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