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Bok Tower Gardens

1151 Tower Blvd, Lake Wales, FL 33853-3470
+1 863-676-1408
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Great Way to spend the day

Beautiful Historic place to visit, Gardens are stunning, The tour of the Estate and the history is... read more

Reviewed yesterday
charitaowens
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Tampa, Florida
A must see in the area

You can easily spend 3 to 4 hours here touring the gardens, the estate and enjoying the bells at... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Jim P
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Lake Wales, Florida
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Explore the landscaped gardens of Frederick Law Olmsted Jr. and one of Florida’s natural habitats on the Pine Ridge Trail. You can also discover the history of Edward W. Bok and the building of his 205 foot Singing Tower and tour the historic Pinewood Estate mansion to catch a glimpse of the luxurious lifestyle of the 1930s. Enjoy the all new Children's Garden, Edible Garden and Outdoor Kitchen and Wild Garden. Visitor Center includes exhibits on the life of Edward Bok and the Carillon. Enjoy a healthy meal at the Blue Palmetto Cafe and take home a memento from the Tower shop.
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1151 Tower Blvd, Lake Wales, FL 33853-3470
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Reviewed yesterday

Beautiful Historic place to visit, Gardens are stunning, The tour of the Estate and the history is amazing

Thank charitaowens
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Reviewed 3 days ago

You can easily spend 3 to 4 hours here touring the gardens, the estate and enjoying the bells at the tower. Plan on at least one hour in the visitor center where you will find a tremendous amount of information about all things Bok Tower....More

Thank Jim P
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Dragged here by my wife with the "god another garden" feeling. Then got hit with the $14 each entrance fee.. Then we got inside and I was very pleasantly surprised. What a beautiful place and the tower is really an amazing example of creative architecture....More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Beautiful weather, grounds, flowers..... perfect! Everyone was amazed by the walking tour, and will be return visitors...

Thank Jean D
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I'll have to admit that I gulped at the $14 entry price. Had you paid on the grounds rather than a mile away, I probably wouldn't have gone in. But the place is lovely and one of a kind. Glad my wife badgered me into...More

Thank Wally W
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Designed by Fredrick Law Olmstead known for great urban designs such as Central Park in Florida. Bok Gardens features a spiraling 205 foot singing tower with Carillion that has 2 daily recitals. A National Historic Monument with wonderful wandering walks with beautiful landscaping carefully blended...More

Thank Tim H
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We so enjoyed a great evening seated hillside under a full moon, listening to the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra, and Singing Tower Carillon perform Christmas and Holiday Musical Favorites. Such a wonderful crowd of fellow enthusiasts, leaving the maddening world beyond these Gardens for the night....More

Thank Jim P
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our first visit to the gardens. There were more flowers in bloom than we expected, given the early time of year. The grounds were well kept, and the tower is absolutely beautiful. Wear comfortable shoes for walking around the gardens; however, there are...More

Thank Felicia H
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Reviewed 1 week ago

There were 2 admission offers here, one for the gardens alone and a combined ticket to include a tour of the Pinewood Estate. We chose the gardens alone, but later wished we would have bought the combined tour. The tower and gardens are exquisite, with...More

Thank Linda R
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful gardens, the azaleas were in bloom - just beautiful when you get down the paths. The carillon tower was gorgeous, as was the mansion. Great place to just walk for hours.

Thank Emily R
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