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Bok Tower Gardens

1151 Tower Blvd, Lake Wales, FL 33853-3470
+1 863-676-1408
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Children's Garden

My family loved our visit here! Great for young children and adults alike. History and beauty for... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Emily D
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Maryland
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Very peaceful

If you ever get tired of the hustle of the theme parks head south about 35 miles to the book... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
JoeCosentino
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Whitesboro, New York
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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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  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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1151 Tower Blvd, Lake Wales, FL 33853-3470
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My family loved our visit here! Great for young children and adults alike. History and beauty for the adults. Run, climb, color for the kids. We will be back!

Thank Emily D
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

If you ever get tired of the hustle of the theme parks head south about 35 miles to the book gardens. We spent a couple of hours walking the trails and listening to the bells of the tower playing. The park guide also said there...More

Thank JoeCosentino
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Bok was the editor of the Ladies Home Journal for 30 years. He left beauty in this National Register of Historic Places. The carillon tower puts on concerts every afternoon from 1-3. They are open 365 days a year. The gardens by a distinguished landscape...More

Thank roseynan
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I was just here few days ago and u really loved the place as i am very nature loving person. Edward bok really did a fantastic job by preserving so many greenery and wildlife around. This place has so much so see that one time...More

Thank MonikaR_1207
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This has been my favorite place to go anytime of the year. They have a great functions, the restaurant is wonderful and the beauty and history of this place is amazing. I am so glad I live close.

Thank sageorgeson
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Susan and I have visited Bok Tower Gardens several times. We have taken the Pinewood Estate tour in the past. Its a 20 room Mediterranean style estate. Edward Bok was a famous Dutch author, an his Bok Gardens is atop Iron Mountain, which is only...More

Thank 387indy
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I took a side trip out to Bok Tower from Tampa (a little over an hour drive) on a rainy day and it was still a lovely trip. The Gardens are beautiful, but the Tower is the really star of the show. We caught one...More

Thank chel-belle
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Such a beautiful place! Would definitely recommend touring Pinewood (the estate) in addition to seeing the gardens. It’s an additional cost, but is worth it. The Mediterranean architecture is beautiful and so neat to tour the house and see how they lived. I loved all...More

1  Thank ArwenElf
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the gardens as part of a church bus trip. The gardens were beautiful. We walked along the paths. Visited the mansion on site and heard the music. We were unable to actually attend the concert. We ate lunch at the restaurant which was...More

Thank Marilyn J
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I took my 12 year old daughter here today, it was so beautiful and peaceful. We really enjoyed all the gardens and listening to the bells. It is a must see!

Thank mtnbamagirl
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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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