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8 Things To Do In Highlands County, FL

Highlands County is a county located in the Florida Heartland region of the U.S. state of Florida. Here is a list of some fun and exciting things to do while out and about in Highlands County, FL.


Lost Mines of Atlantis

Become a “prospector” for a day and hunt beautiful gems from all over the world. It is an amazing experience for all ages. Good luck and happy mining!


Learn more: lost-mines-of-atlantis.myshopify.com


Military Sea Services Museum

Welcome to the only museum in the U.S. to honor the Military Sea Services of the United States of America (The U.S. Navy, Marine Corps, and the Coast Guard). We dedicate this building to the memory of those gallant men and women who honorably served their country protecting our seas, shores, and air space from those attempting to deprive us of our freedom.


Visit the museum: milseasvcmuseum.org


Children’s Museum of the Highlands

The Children’s Museum of the Highlands purpose is to provide a safe area for children (ages 1 – 12) to learn and explore. Through exhibits and ongoing programs, the museum provides interactive ways for kids to enhance their curiosity, develop their imagination and learn about a variety of experiences.


Explore the museum: childrensmuseumhighlands.com


Mon Cirque Wine Bar

Did you know that Mon Cirque is the only place in town that adults are encouraged to dress up and dress out in our sassy circus boudoir, complete with vintage shoes + dresses and scarves? In this swanky downtown lounge, we want our guests to feel like they have been transported back in time to a 1920s French circus.


Learn more: facebook.com/MonCirqueWineBar


The Murals of Lake Placid

The Mural Gallery is housed in the Chamber Building at 18 Oak Avenue, Lake Placid ~ we have all the original renderings in the Gallery. We show a 9-minute film explaining the creation of the Mural Society and how the murals are selected, painted, and maintained. The Gallery is open Monday through Friday 9-4 January through December and on Saturday 9-12:30 January through March. There is no charge to view the Gallery and the video.


Check out the murals: lpfla.com/visit/the-mural-of-lake-placid


Lake Placid Historical Society Depot Museum

Full of great information on the history of Lake Placid. Something for everyone to see and learn about.


Check out the museum: lakeplacidhistoricalsociety.org


SFSC Museum of Florida Art & Culture

The Museum of Florida and Culture collects, research, exhibits, and preserves the natural and cultural history of Florida, and contemporary art form.


Learn more: mofac.org


The Depot Museum of Avon Park

The museum features several ever-growing exhibits that tell the stories of Avon Park and environs in a people pleasing manner.


Visit the museum: avonparkhistoricalsociety.com

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