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Bok Tower Gardens

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Address: 1151 Tower Blvd, Lake Wales, FL 33853-3470
Phone Number: +1 863-676-1408
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Explore the landscaped gardens of Frederick Law Olmsted Jr. and one of...

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. Around the Gardens the curious will find secret garden paths, picture rubbing posts as well as three geocache locations!

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US$16.98*
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Christmas at Bok Tower Gardens with Pinewood Estate Tour
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Bok Tower Gardens and Pinewood Estate Admission

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Interesting day trip

The gardens were interesting and the guides very knowledgeable. The Spanish style house tour was lovely as the house was decorated with a Christmas theme. Got the tickets in... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The gardens were interesting and the guides very knowledgeable. The Spanish style house tour was lovely as the house was decorated with a Christmas theme. Got the tickets in Groupon $24 for 2 instead of $40 gate price.

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Anyone visiting Central Florida MUST go to Bok Tower Gardens. It's an absolutely beautiful treasure to our state - our nation, really! - and you could easily spend an entire day here leisurely strolling the grounds and listening to the lovely music coming from The Singing Tower. We've gone here multiple times since we moved to the Central Florida area... More 

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Bartow, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I have known about this concert for a couple of years but I didn't go until this year. I think this is going to be part of my Xmas traditions. Prepare the picnic and go to this beautiful Place, see the sunset and listening to great music!!! the best.

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Lake Wales, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I went to Bok Tower with some friends for the Symphony Under The Stars event this weekend. Bok Tower was actually included during the concert. It was a beautiful evening with a lot of people enjoying a picnic and drinks while listening to the symphony playing fun music. Bok Tower Gardens has done a lot of work to enhance everyone's... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Booked the groupon tour and enjoyed the gardens and Christmas decor. I visited last year but they said come back during holiday season and glad I did. There are lots of benches throughout to sit and enjoy the views and the bells at 1 and 3 pm. Be sure to watch the 15 minute video at the start also.

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Palm Bay, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Really enjoyed our visit to Bok Tower Gardens. Everything about this place is pleasant. From the Bell Tower to the Children's Garden you won't be disappointed. The Pinewood Estate is decorated for Christmas and the staff that show you around are super nice. I loved it and highly recommend it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My garden club took a two hour trip to Bok Tower Gardens from Tampa and had a great time. After viewing a 15 minute film we joined a free walking tour that ended right at the tower and timed it perfectly to listen to the carillon concert. We sat in a beautiful outdoor concert area with a vantage point to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Walking around the botanical gardens, on your own or with a guide, Mother Nature beckons you! Bok Towers is a quiet retreat and the Singing Tower is a joy to listen to. The gift shop is full of neat treasures and the restaurant offers inside and outside seating and moderately priced sandwiches. Great for families with the opening of the... More 

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Erica S, Public Relations Manager at Bok Tower Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review. We look forward to your next visit. More 

Land O Lakes, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Nestle near the Bok Tower, each year the OPC gives a Christmas concert. Last year, our team won one of the table decorating categories. This year we came early enough to walk some of the lovely gardens and took a nice tour of one of the historic homes. So if you love good music, bring a dinner and some chairs... More 

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Erica S, Public Relations Manager at Bok Tower Gardens, responded to this review

It was an amazing concert and a wonderful evening under the stars! We will have next year's dates and details available in April! Thank you for visiting. More 

Falkirk District, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We visited with my brother and wife. We had all visited before but really enjoyed the new additions to the gardens. We also loved the Christmas decorations to Pinewood Estate - a fabulous day was had by all. The children's garden is so much fun.

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Erica S, Front Office Manager at Bok Tower Gardens, responded to this review

Hammock Hollow is an amazing place for the young and the young at heart! We are so glad you enjoyed your visit. More 

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