Facilities


History


The Great Masterpiece attraction was created around Leonardo da Vinci’s Last Supper. In 1929, August Wagner Company of Berlin created a 300,000-piece mosaic of da Vinci’s artwork.The artwork consists of 10 panels each weighing over 500 pounds. The mosaic was flown from Germany to New York and eventually assembled in Lake Wales, Florida. The original owners donated the mosaic which now adorns the Gustafson Fine Arts Center at Bob Jones University in Greenville, South Carolina.

The 75-acre Christian retreat center is located on the former Masterpiece Gardens tourist attraction, which closed in 1978. In 1985, Peninsular Florida District Council of the Assemblies of God completed a 450-bed dormitory, gymnasium and cafeteria as well as a 65,000-gallon swimming pool on the lush grounds of Lake Pierce.

Masterpiece Gardens has been committed to providing organizations with a safe, clean and exciting environment to hold conferences, retreats and camps. Our goal is to continue to build a tradition of excellence while developing new amenities for guests.
Website


http://www.masterpiecegardensretreatcenter.com/
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"Now that same day two of them were going to a village called Emmaus, about seven miles from Jerusalem. They were talking with each other about everything that had happened. As they talked and discussed these things with each other, Jesus himself came up and walked along with them;"

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About Us

The Walk to Emmaus is a once in a lifetime experience designed to inspire, challenge and equip local church members for Christian Action, and Discipleship in their homes, churches, communities and places of work. ...Read More.

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History

You might say Heart of Florida Walk to Emmaus began April 15, 1999, with HoF menโ€™s Walk #1. But of course the story begins long before that. ...Read More.

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Location

Masterpiece Gardens
3900 Great Masterpiece Road
Lake Wales, FL

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