Sleep Inn & Suites Waldo
17230 NE US Highway 301, Waldo, Florida, 32694, United States
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waldo antique & flea market
Travel Tips for Waldo
Historic Tours of Waldo
The Waldo Historical Society conducts fully narrated historic tours of Waldo in their air-conditioned van for groups of 5 or more. This is a 90 minute tour that shows you the Waldo speeders never see. Off the beaten path. You'll see the old cigar factory, flowing well, drive along the Waldo Canal and experience life as it was in the early 1900s.
waldo florida was founded in 1820. waldo began as a plantation village known as bellamy station. later the town was renamed waldo after dr. benjamin waldo. waldo was a thriving community in the late 1880's. at one time waldo had several hotels, two theaters, an opera house and was the home to the el toney cigar factory. waldo's decline began after the great freeze of 1889 which destroyed it's citrus industry. the great depression of the 1930's also had a severe economic impact on the town. today waldo is just the intersection of CR 24 from gainesville and highway 301. waldo hosts a large flea market and is best known as an infamous speed trap.