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Bok Tower Gardens

1151 Tower Blvd, Lake Wales, FL 33853-3470
+1 863-676-1408
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Old school Florida

My Husband & I bought our admission online the night before. The gates open at 8am. When we got... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Florida B
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florida
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Bok Survives Irma

We have been going to Bok Tower for better than three decades and it is just a wonderful place. It... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
FloridaMeister
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Sebring, 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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  • Very good23%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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1151 Tower Blvd, Lake Wales, FL 33853-3470
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My Husband & I bought our admission online the night before. The gates open at 8am. When we got their we found out it was free admission day. The visitor center doesn't open till 9. There was maps available outside so we walked around the...More

Thank Florida B
Reviewed 2 days ago

We have been going to Bok Tower for better than three decades and it is just a wonderful place. It is with that we went with fear and trembling to see what had happened to it following Irma. It actually came out better than the...More

Thank FloridaMeister
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We live about 10 minutes from this Florida treasure and are sustainer members so we can go anytime and spend as much or as little time on each visit and usually always enjoy a delicious lunch at the Palmetto Cafe. The grounds and scenery are...More

Thank Janice W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had never been to Bok Tower Gardens before and I am SO glad we went! The grounds are beautiful, it's educational, the carillon plays amazing music, and the house is interesting! I cannot say enough nice things about being here! We visited on the...More

Thank KKJBB3
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited Bok Tower Gardens in April. We also paid to tour the house that is adjacent to the gardens. It was unseasonably warm the day we went (low 90's), and, as is normal in Florida, the humidity was high. We didn't let that stop...More

Thank Janet M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful property, building, and history. The gardens and trails are very relaxing. There's a new children's garden that makes it a great destination for the whole family. The views are stunning and the tower is from another world. I cannot express enough great things about...More

Thank Jesse W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were so impressed with the children's garden. We took our daughter-in-law and grandchildren and we had a wonderful day. The children's garden was perfect with plenty of things to do and explore. This is a great addition. The next improvement was a shuttle golf...More

Thank Tami T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Tower is lovely, and the setting spectacular. Every Christmas I take the kids to see the decorations in the Christmas House in which each room is decorated differently each year by local decorators. They now have a really good playground for kids as well,...More

Thank judy m
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited there over 60 years ago as a child. Appreciate the beauty and the plants much more as an adult. For Florida tourist attractions, it's definitely a unique experience. The restaurant is worth the trip in itself--wish I lived closer, I'd eat there at least...More

Thank Marcia L
Erica S, Public Relations Manager at Bok Tower Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We will share your kind words with our Blue Palmetto Cafe staff. Thank you for visiting and sharing your kind review.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Bok Tower Gardens is a beautiful spot to spend the afternoon and just slow down. The Singing Tower is beautiful as are the gardens and views from the “mountain.” There is a lot of history at this location. Philanthropist Bok would resign his position at...More

Thank Robert B
Erica S, Public Relations Manager at Bok Tower Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for sharing your review and visiting the Gardens.

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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.
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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
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adumreb
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
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