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Since 1993, Toby's clowns have been bringing smiles to life in Highlands County, Florida. Keith "Toby" Stokes began spending time in Lake Placid, but missed being a Shrine clown when he was down south.
He organized the first class of clowns and graduated 6 clowns. Now we are proud to say more than 1500 clowns have graduated from the American Clown School.
Our mission is to teach the art of clowning and to spread Smiles, Love & Laughter, but there's more to see at the clown house. First of all, on the exterior walls, you will discover two of Lake Placid's famous murals. One is "Toby's First Clown Class", by Keith Goodson. The other is "The Art of Clowning", by Monica Turner.
A trip inside isn't complete until you visit our gift shop...for clowns big and little, you'll find souvenirs, clothing, costumes and clown memoribilia to take or send home. Read more about the gift shop...