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Bok Tower Gardens

1151 Tower Blvd, Lake Wales, FL 33853-3470
+1 863-676-1408
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We arrived at 4:00 and was told they closed at 6:00 but we still had to pay full price. We drove... read more

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barbarawaters52
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Gorgeous serenity

There are no words that can do this place justice. The entire area has a serene quality lingering... read more

Reviewed 4 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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  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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1151 Tower Blvd, Lake Wales, FL 33853-3470
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Reviewed yesterday

We arrived at 4:00 and was told they closed at 6:00 but we still had to pay full price. We drove about an hour and a half to get there so we were very disappointed. We drove in turned around and left.

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

There are no words that can do this place justice. The entire area has a serene quality lingering throughout. We arrived at 8am on a fog drenched morning and were virtually the only visitors. The winding wooded paths branch off into many hidden areas. Some...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Arrived on a beautiful afternoon. Carillon porgram on Thurs-Sun at 1 and 3 PM. Plays for 30 minutes. Short program at 12 and 12:30. Beautiful peaceful grounds and very user friendly. Best sandwich I had in 3 days available at their Cafe. Salads looked excellent...More

1  Thank duffydog100
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Did not have as much time to explore as I would have liked, but what I did see was beautiful. Many butterflies in that garden. The children's garden was a low-key spot for play that would probably be a welcome respite from the over-the-top stimulation...More

1  Thank Cawl1125
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Reviewed 1 week ago

What a beautiful place to visit! It only takes a few hours but, it is beautiful!! Make sure you see the PInewood estate it is well worth it!! You will love this place!!

1  Thank kimmie61hale
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Neighbors told us this was a great place to visit - and they were right. Lovely gardens to wonder through, the Pinewood estate is stunning and the music of the singing tower was beautiful.

1  Thank Freedbeach2
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The tower and gardens are beautiful, and fun. The children’s area is a new addition, and very well done.

1  Thank USHistoryTeacher
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went to the gardens before a trip to Legoland. We went to the estate and walked through the gardens and my 4 and 11 year old children had a great time. They appreciated the 1930’s estate and really liked all the beauty the grounds have...More

1  Thank markus2300
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great time here w 8 and 9 year olds. They found plenty to do between the practically brand new kids garden and the irresistible urge to roll down those hills The adults enjoyed the beauty and peace immensely. Well worth the $60 for...More

1  Thank deenaat
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We watched the informational video first and highly recommend doing that. The museum was also very interesting. The highlights were listening to the bells and walking the paths to view the flowers and bushes. We also were very impressed with the Pinewood Estate tour; the...More

1  Thank CiaraRapidCity_SD
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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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