Where to find Polk County’s creepiest antique dolls


Look out at Lloyds — you never know who could be watching.

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Tthe LALtoday team loves a good fright every now and then. We’re big fans of things that go bump in the night — especially creepy dolls. In an effort to scope out those dolls of Halloweens past, and also support our local antique shops, we set out on a mission to find the creepiest dolls in Polk County.

Lloyds of Lakeland | 301 N. Kentucky Ave., Lakeland
A local jewel, Lloyds’ downtown location boasts booth after booth of antique items perfect to drum up feelings of nostalgia. If dolls are what you’re after, check the 35 dealers at Lloyds selling everything you can imagine.

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Photo courtesy of Phil Evans | Lakeland Antique Mall

Photo courtesy of Phil Evans

Lakeland Antique Mall | 3530 US Hwy. 98 N., Lakeland

This mall is a behemoth when it comes to antiques. It features items of all eras spread across the store, including, you guessed it, creepy dolls. Theme park fans will get a kick out of the old Disney World relics and memorabilia that you can’t find anywhere else.

Biggar’s Antiques | 140 W. Haines Blvd., Lake Alfred
Dolls or not, Biggar’s is a great place to stop if you’re ever in the Lake Alfred area. According to the shop’s website, it’s “home to the most unique and unusual to be found, possibly anywhere.” Pro tip: If you ever find yourself in Atlanta, be sure to check out their Prop Shop.


Photo courtesy of Sherman’s Antiques

Sherman’s Antiques | 1103 6th St. NW, Winter Haven
If you’re closer to Winter Haven, Sherman’s is a great option to find that next creepy doll to anoint your mantle. In fact, a quick Google search will uncover wall to wall pictures of dolls from history’s past.

Treasure House Antiques & Collectibles | 232 6th St. NW., Winter Haven
Ready for 10,000+ sqft of antiques? Head to Treasure House Antiques & Collectibles for, well, anything. Visit for those one-of-a-kind dolls that you find nestled behind other oddities and collectibles from those before you. Pro tip: Take your time here — there’s so much to look at, we wouldn’t want you to miss your next great find.


Use this map to plan your scary shopping trip.

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