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Bok Tower Gardens

1151 Tower Blvd, Lake Wales, FL 33853-3470
+1 863-676-1408
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Short Trip Lake Wales

I enjoyed the site seeing, lots of natural greenery and history. The Tower was spectacular and the... read more

Reviewed 19 June 2016
Jasmin B
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Miami, Florida
A quiet spot away from all the craziness

A lovely spot, helpful guides and peaceful places to sit and watch wildlife or enjoy the views of... read more

Reviewed 19 June 2016
MaryCSomerset
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Somerset
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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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  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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1151 Tower Blvd, Lake Wales, FL 33853-3470
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Reviewed 19 June 2016

I enjoyed the site seeing, lots of natural greenery and history. The Tower was spectacular and the chimes. It's worth the trip to stop through and it was a inexpensive.

Thank Jasmin B
Erica S, Public Relations Manager at Bok Tower Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 20 June 2016

Thank you for visiting and we look forward to next trip!

Reviewed 19 June 2016 via mobile

A lovely spot, helpful guides and peaceful places to sit and watch wildlife or enjoy the views of the grounds and lakes. A lovely restaurant serving freshly prepared food.

Thank MaryCSomerset
Erica S, Public Relations Manager at Bok Tower Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 20 June 2016

Thank you for posting a review. We agree our Blue Palmetto Cafe is a delicious spot for fresh salads and sandwiches! Please visit again soon!

Reviewed 18 June 2016

I wish that everyone could have the opportunity to visit Bok Tower Gardens because of the beauty and serenity of the grounds. At the same time, I wish that not too many people become aware of the place because I worry that the atmosphere will...More

Thank TexasHawkeye
Erica S, Public Relations Manager at Bok Tower Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 20 June 2016

We are a few short months away from completion of our expansion construction. These new Garden spaces will provide an amazing opportunity for our members, visitors and new guests to discover the magic of Bok Tower Gardens. We will always remain faithful to Mr. Bok's...More

Reviewed 18 June 2016 via mobile

I visited Bok Tower Gardens with my dad and brother today for the first time. It was full of history and gorgeous!! My brother loves to visit historical places and he really enjoyed this visit so if you like history I recommend this place. The...More

Thank kneerc
Erica S, Public Relations Manager at Bok Tower Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 20 June 2016

Thank you for your kind review. Pinewood Estate is a true gem and we are so glad you had the opportunity to explore the historic grounds!

Reviewed 18 June 2016

I really can't find anything bad about Bok Tower. It's a nature preserve meant as a gift to the people of America by Mr Bok. My wife and I go there for the beauty of the place, piece and quit, sometimes we pack our own...More

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Erica S, Public Relations Manager at Bok Tower Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 20 June 2016

Thank you for your kind words! We are so fortunate to have visitors that share their memories and experiences on Trip Advisor.

Reviewed 17 June 2016 via mobile

If you've had enough of the Disney and Legoland mass-offerings, try Bok Tower & Gardens. It's a beautiful location, especially on hot days. You'll leave feeling relaxed, not frazzled. We've been several times and love it. Only current drawback is the expansion and renovations mean...More

Thank ToodleooCaribou
Erica S, Public Relations Manager at Bok Tower Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 20 June 2016

Only a few months remain in our expansion project - this is the largest expansion in our 87 year history! The new garden areas will be open September 10th! Thank you for sharing your review.

Reviewed 17 June 2016 via mobile

A wonderful and relaxing place to visit. Beautiful scenic views and the tower is breath taking. Great place to walk at your leisure and just enjoy nature. Recommend the combo package if you like old historical homes. Lots of picture taking opportunities. The deli has...More

Thank jcpadie58
Erica S, Public Relations Manager at Bok Tower Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 20 June 2016

On a hot day, leave the transportation to our friendly shuttle drivers! We have shuttle stops throughout the Gardens and Pinewood Estate that make visiting a breeze. This service is complimentary and provides a relaxing way to visit all points of our Gardens.

Reviewed 16 June 2016

Excellent for getting out of the hustle and bustle of Florida. Being the highest point in Florida views are good, however it is the peace that you will find enchanting. The peel of bells (made in Loughborough England) chime regularly. They have regular music evenings...More

Thank BHP538
Erica S, Public Relations Manager at Bok Tower Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 20 June 2016

The best way to enjoy Bok Tower Gardens is with a membership! Our packages are reasonably priced and you receive reciprocal benefits at many Gardens throughout the southeast! Membership information is always available inside the Visitors Center. See you again soon.

Reviewed 15 June 2016

This is a lovely place to visit. It's advertised as gardens but there aren't really any gardens, it's more of a park. A lovely one. The food in the cafe was delicious too.More

Thank Di A
Erica S, Public Relations Manager at Bok Tower Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 20 June 2016

Our historical and heritage Gardens were created by famed landscape designer Fredrick Law Olmsted over 87 years ago. His signature landscape design creates many "rooms" throughout the Gardens which provide visitors with many different interpretations. Our newest gardens include the Edible Garden, Wild Garden, Bog...More

Reviewed 14 June 2016

Walked around for hours with my 3 and 5 year old. Highly recommend you rent one of their strollers or bring one that doesn't require paved surfaces. There are paved areas but not all of the trails are paved. I look forward to the children's...More

Thank TJA10
Erica S, Public Relations Manager at Bok Tower Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 15 June 2016

Thank you for visiting Bok Tower Gardens and providing your kind review. We have a continuous paved path throughout the entire Gardens. The Children's Garden opens in September! Please visit again soon.

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adumreb
11 July 2017|
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Response from Doe1329 | Reviewed this property |
I just learned about a beautiful lakeside lodge to stay at in Lake Wales less then 15 minutes from Bok Tower. Check out Capernaum Lakeside Lodge 3111 Masterpiece Road Lake Wales, FL (863)221-0877
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eagle3jesu
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Response from JenJens5 | Reviewed this property |
Can't say I seen any when I was there. You would be best asking the people who work there as they would have more of an insight to creatures that live there.
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Bettybu36
11 April 2017|
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Response from clearlylovesfood | Reviewed this property |
We didn't see any. You might call them to ask. Enjoy.
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