Lake Placid, FL Town of Murals

The small town of Lake Placid, Florida has garnered a few nicknames over the years. The first is the “Town of Murals,” considering there are nearly 50 murals throughout the small town, each representing a colorful and an important piece of the town’s history. Second, Lake Placid is known as “The Caladium Capital of the World” as it grows around 80 percent of the world’s caladiums, as well as draws thousands of people every year for the annual caladium festival. Finally, the last nickname is from Reader’s Digest, which dubbed Lake Placid, Florida “America’s Most Interesting Town.” Take a look for yourself, and see if you agree!

Lake Placid, Florida, formerly known as Lake Stearns, was officially chartered on December 1, 1925.