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Bok Tower Gardens

1151 Tower Blvd, Lake Wales, FL 33853-3470
+1 863-676-1408
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Wow what an amazing place, beautiful views and flowers, along with the tower. Musical performance... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Timbuktu, Mali
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The place is amazing. The tower is absolutely beautiful and very tranquil. It is lovely hearing... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Montrose, United Kingdom
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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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  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
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1151 Tower Blvd, Lake Wales, FL 33853-3470
+1 863-676-1408
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Wow what an amazing place, beautiful views and flowers, along with the tower. Musical performance was top notch and last exactly 30 minutes, don’t dare miss. Also take an outdoor blanket and lay under the trees while the performance is taking place and just enjoy....More

Thank TravelFamily11
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The place is amazing. The tower is absolutely beautiful and very tranquil. It is lovely hearing the music and there was a lovely lily pond. The house in the area is also a hidden gem. We took a guided tour and the guides were very...More

Thank Bumby2015
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We went to Bok Tower recently for the day and were very pleasantly surprised. The only minor disappointment was the estate that is on the property was closed for Christmas decorating. We would have liked to have toured that as well. There is a short...More

Thank SunAndBeachSeekers
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

What a legacy treasure! If you haven’t been to Bok Tower in years, go! They just finished a five year plan to improve the grounds and new amenities! They succeeded! I love to go and wander the paths taking photos while listening to the birds....More

Thank Sunshine31LG
Reviewed 5 days ago

Bok Tower and Gardens are a lovely place to walk, sit and reflect or just visit with friends. Beautiful plants and wild life. The restaurant also serves some very good food.

Thank Diane H
Reviewed 5 days ago

The tower is a gorgeous masterpiece. The gardens and surrounding areas are quite, serene, beautiful. You even see rolling hills in the surrounding landscape. Staff is friendly and even the food in the cafe is delicious. A great place to commune with nature and enjoy...More

Thank Bear904
Reviewed 6 days ago

This was our first time to Bok Tower Gardens. Beautiful gardens, the tower is amazing and the bells are wonderful. Admission is very reasonable and a visit is well worth the trip.

Thank knb78
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visit all the time. All the time. Sometimes just for a walk in the gardens. Sometimes I walk further out past the gardens. Sometimes I bring the kids, but usually just me... when I want total quiet and don’t want to see anyone. We...More

Thank H800ELchristineb
Reviewed 1 week ago

I remember visiting Bok Tower many years ago and thought it was a peaceful place to stroll for an hour or two. Boy has it changed! It is even better than before. There is a visitor's center, which has an exhibit on the construction and...More

Thank mma536
Reviewed 1 week ago

You can see Bok Tower many miles away. It has a natural and captivating charm. I myself, almost see it like a castle. The gardens within the place are absolutely beautiful. Music is played on the bells in the tower. You can see swans swimming...More

Thank Michael B
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Helen C
24 August 2017|
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Response from jksunnygirls | Reviewed this property |
Since you are a volunteer just stop and ask the ladies at the admissions reception desk or give them a call.
Dan H
21 August 2017|
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Response from jksunnygirls | Reviewed this property |
The bells ring every 1/2 hour. The bell concert takes place at 1 and 3 PM daily. You get a map and the ladies at the reception desk are very helpful. If the bell schedule has changed, they will let you know. Hope this... More
11 July 2017|
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Response from jksunnygirls | Reviewed this property |
MCO is the closest airport; however, it will take you about 2 hours to reach Lake Wales. I stayed at my time share resort in Kissimmee thus I do not have any information about area hotels near Bok Towers. This is a... More