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Bok Tower Gardens

1151 Tower Blvd, Lake Wales, FL 33853-3470
+1 863-676-1408
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Nice day outdoors

We spent an enjoyable day walking in the gardens, feeding the coi and looking at the tower. They... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Heather U
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Sooo serene!

We visited on the last day with the Christmas decorations. It was beautiful! Many paths wind... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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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 5 days ago via mobile

We spent an enjoyable day walking in the gardens, feeding the coi and looking at the tower. They have a nice cafe and gift shop as well. If you can't walk to the tower or if the weather is bad, they offer a shuttle.

Thank Heather U
Reviewed 6 days ago

We visited on the last day with the Christmas decorations. It was beautiful! Many paths wind through the gardens. The Tower is a truly magnificent structure and the music is terrific. A must see if you in the area.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Day trip from Orlando about 1hour drive. The tower is one of a kind and the chimes add an air of peacefulness to the entire gardens. The grounds were beautiful even in January. It must be spectacular in the spring and fall. The cafe is...More

1  Thank John L
Reviewed 1 week ago

Such an interesting place. A millionaire in the 1920's built his winter home here. And another millionaire built a stunning Carillion Tower. (the singing tower) History, flora and fauna, very nice people (docents). Very fun time. Oh, yes. It does take some time to do...More

Thank tiger141442
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The gates don’t look pearly but don’t be deceived! You are entering a little piece of heaven! This is one of the most peaceful places on earth. We were on a tight schedule but so grateful we took the time. Watching his daughter join him...More

Thank Wendy H
Reviewed 1 week ago

We completely enjoyed our visit. If I lived in central Florida, this would be my happy place. We didn't tour the house as we only had a couple of hours and wanted to relax in the gardens and photograph the tower. We did walk around...More

Thank Gloria K
Reviewed 1 week ago

A plesent escape from the commercialism of Orlando, and a chance to learn about the Carillon, something you have never thought about before. Simply stated it is like an organ made up of bells at the top of the singing tower.Great low key escape for...More

Thank somefun
Reviewed 1 week ago

I've lived in FL for the past 13 years and this was my first visit to Bok Tower Gardens, it won't be my last. We had a wonderful experience touring the Pinewood Estate decorated for the holidays and the bells of the tower playing Christmas...More

Thank Ken R
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife had taken my daughter down to visit in November and she wanted me to go to see the gardens, the tower and Pinewood Estate

Thank Firefighter17
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The tower sits on the highest point of Florida and is architecturally stunning, but even better, the grounds were landscaped by Frederick Law Olmsted who designed the grounds of Central Park, the Biltmore Estate and the US Capitol. It’s all very beautiful and well worth...More

1  Thank Morris N
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Helen C
25 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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