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Bok Tower Gardens

1151 Tower Blvd, Lake Wales, FL 33853-3470
+1 863-676-1408
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A detour to Bok Tower Gardens

A beautiful stop and a great place to stretch your legs in a multitude of gardens. Something for... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Debbie G
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Montana
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February Visits

This is such a nice inexpensive place to go in Mid to Late February with Camellias, Gardenias and... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
bwc3
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Columbus Oh
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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.
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good23%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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1151 Tower Blvd, Lake Wales, FL 33853-3470
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+1 863-676-1408
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A beautiful stop and a great place to stretch your legs in a multitude of gardens. Something for everyone. Beautiful flowers and even a children’s garden for exploring and play. The Singing Tower is amazing to see. The marble and intricate carvings are stunning. There...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is such a nice inexpensive place to go in Mid to Late February with Camellias, Gardenias and Azaleas in full bloom. My actual travels were back in 1996 and 1998. The drop down below is NOT able to reflect the years I went.

Thank bwc3
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We enjoyed the afternoon walking around the property and especially enjoyed the tour of the estate on the property.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First time visiting in a while..added some new areas. Very enjoyable..indeed. Children have a nice area..water area and sandbox..much lower key than some Florida attractions..Beautiful flowers and tower..is lovely. Will be back again soon..

Thank Patricia M
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Erica S, Public Relations Manager at Bok Tower Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for visiting!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Bok Tower Gardens is a peaceful place. A great place to turn off your phone for a couple hours to get away. If you go bring bug spray, My girlfriend & I were lunch lol. (No seriously... spray yourself down head to toe) Key points...More

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Erica S, Public Relations Manager at Bok Tower Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Built in 1929, the Singing Tower is not open to the public.. We offer our sustaining members the opportunity to tour the Founder's Room on select dates as one part of the comprehensive membership package. Thank you for sharing your great travel trips and we...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were looking up a dog park in the area and found out you can take your dog into the gardens here. They are very nice and have great trails to walk. It is very hot so be prepared in clothing and water.

Thank DonnaKronmiller
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Erica S, Public Relations Manager at Bok Tower Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for visiting during our Dog Friendly summer promotion. The Gardens are welcoming well-behaved, leashed dogs June 1 through August 31. Please visit again soon.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoy a family membership at the gardens, and have for years. It is a beautiful sanctuary full of life. Bring a picnic and enjoy a carillon concert. Take your kids to or just stroll through the interactive children's garden. It's no ordinary play park....More

Thank Mary Ann M
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Erica S, Public Relations Manager at Bok Tower Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for visiting and taking the time to post a kind review.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We made this winding, non-city drive out here for our senior guests and younger one who enjoys taking pictures. The entrance where payment is taken is edged by a newer neighborhood (seemed odd but oh well). The fee depends on whether or not you tour...More

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Erica S, Public Relations Manager at Bok Tower Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have visited this place a few times over the years and love seeing how this places continues to grow and get better and better with each visit. Our kids love this place! plenty of shaded areas for the kids, craft area under the trees,...More

1  Thank TroyAnd G
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was my first time at Bok Tower Gardens and it was for my nieces wedding. It was like we where in a fairy tale! So Beautiful! The employees that helped with the wedding were amazing!! We didn't have a ton of time to look...More

1  Thank Sheryl S
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Erica S, Public Relations Manager at Bok Tower Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for visiting and congratulations to your family. Please visit again soon.

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Traveler292929
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Response from Irish4love | Reviewed this property |
Please contact a staff member who is actually employed at Bok Tower. They can answer very specific questions, such as these. I'm a frequent patron, but honestly the things this student is curious about, are things I'd never... More
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