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Bok Tower Gardens

1151 Tower Blvd, Lake Wales, FL 33853-3470
+1 863-676-1408
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I'll have to admit that I gulped at the $14 entry price. Had you paid on the grounds rather than a... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Wally W
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Portland, Oregon
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This is a must stop when visiting Florida. Natural Beauty Created and Preserved

Designed by Fredrick Law Olmstead known for great urban designs such as Central Park in Florida... read more

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Tim H
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Hobe Sound, 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 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 yesterday

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 5 days 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 6 days 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 6 days 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 6 days 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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Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited Bok Tower on a Sunday afternoon around 2pm. Park closed at 5pm I felt we had ample time but as it turned out it wasn't. To get the full experience you need to see the short video on the gardens then take one of...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Started our Valentine's Day visit with lunch in the cafe. Highly recommend the tuna cranberry salad and cold brew coffee. Enjoyed walking the paved trails, hearing the bells chiming in the distance, and seeing wildlife and birds. Modern restrooms, shuttle for those with disabilities, lovely...More

Thank Cindy S
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Magnificent gardens and an awe inspiring carillon Tower. Shuttle access provided. Don’t miss the Pinewood Estate, worth the extra few dollars. I wish I had had more time to spend there, but I just stopped on my return trip from the Space Coast.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Good walking trails, some would be more difficult for walkers, but most are doable. Nice 'blind' for watching wildlife along one trail. Great vistas of the surrounding area. Well planned visitor center. Great bell music. Even a closed circuit tv to watch the musicianat the...More

Thank steve s
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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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