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Bok Tower Gardens

1151 Tower Blvd, Lake Wales, FL 33853-3470
+1 863-676-1408
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Pinewood Estate , Bok Tower Gardens

A National Historic Landmark that is surrounded by beautiful gardens , trees , various palms and... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Noe G
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Houston, Texas
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Best thing to do in Polk County, Florida

If you need a day to walk through a sanctuary to recharge your batteries, this is probably what you... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Scott N
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Lakeland, Florida
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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 3 days ago via mobile

A National Historic Landmark that is surrounded by beautiful gardens , trees , various palms and natural Florida animal habitats such as birds, butterflies the walk along trails with chimes from Bok Tower offer a piece of serenity. While you are there enjoying beautiful views...More

Thank Noe G
Reviewed 3 days ago

If you need a day to walk through a sanctuary to recharge your batteries, this is probably what you are looking for. This isn't an amusement or theme park with characters, but rather a series of quiet paths with character for walks in the woods...More

Thank Scott N
Reviewed 4 days ago

Visited when in central FL. Visitor center is nice and does a good job of explain who Mr. Bok, was and how the tower was constructed. The tower is very impressive. I found the gardens to be not as interesting as some of the others...More

Thank Richard R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you get a chance to come to Bok Tower. You really should experience it. We always bring a picnic lunch and go later in the day so it's not too hot. Bug spray is a good idea. There can be some mosquitoes along the...More

Thank Genevacarman
Reviewed 1 week ago

Just what the doctor ordered. Beautiful, quiet gardens and estate. Flew from Atlanta to Orlando on Spirit airlines and went straight there from the Airport, about 30 miles.

Thank Nancy B
Reviewed 1 week ago

You start by paying at the gate. The cost for the combo ticket (Pinewood Estate and Bok Tower Gardens) is only $20 per adult. If you are coming from out of state stop at a Florida welcome center and grab a brochure for $2 off...More

Thank Joey M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We love to go to Bok Tower. It is such a nice place to get away from the hustle & bustle of the world. This time we went at Christmas. There are the usual flowers but also the holiday flowers such as pointsettias. For an...More

1  Thank MommamurphyFlorida
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Bok Tower Gardens is a must visit for everyone who wants to escape from the crazinest of the world today. Located in central Florida, 45 minutes from the major theme parks, and 15 minutes from Legoland. Situated on the highest natural point above sea level...More

Thank Pat T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My Husband & I bought our admission online the night before. The gates open at 8am. When we got their we found out it was free admission day. The visitor center doesn't open till 9. There was maps available outside so we walked around the...More

Thank Florida B
Erica S, Public Relations Manager at Bok Tower Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting and supporting Bok Tower Gardens. We participate in the national Smithsonian Museum Live day that offers free admission with a downloadable voucher. This day is usually held in late September. We are glad you enjoyed your visit and look forward to...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have been going to Bok Tower for better than three decades and it is just a wonderful place. It is with that we went with fear and trembling to see what had happened to it following Irma. It actually came out better than the...More

Thank FloridaMeister
Erica S, Public Relations Manager at Bok Tower Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hurricane Irma delivered quite the wallop to Central Florida and we are glad to report the Gardens was spared from most of the storm damage. A few trees were lost and the clean-up continues; however, we are moving forward with our new season and offering...More

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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
22 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
12 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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