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Bok Tower Gardens

1151 Tower Blvd, Lake Wales, FL 33853-3470
+1 863-676-1408
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What a great bus trip with a complex

Let me start with an explanation of the title. I am visiting from NH, my sister who lives in... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Merrimack, New Hampshire
via mobile
Gingerbread decorating

I have never been so this sounded fun so I got tickets for my mom and me and my two small children... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Riverview, 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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  • Very good23%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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1151 Tower Blvd, Lake Wales, FL 33853-3470
+1 863-676-1408
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Let me start with an explanation of the title. I am visiting from NH, my sister who lives in englewood FL. Her complex arranged for a bus trip to Bok Tower Gardens. We had a great time. The gardens were great with tons of tropical...More

Thank riprocheleau
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I have never been so this sounded fun so I got tickets for my mom and me and my two small children. We started at visitor center there lady was very nice gave me a map told me where to go for event. So we...More

Thank kristenforgey
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We come every time we are in the area, it's so pretty and peaceful. This visit was as enjoyable as everyone, it was busy but the car park is huge. We paid to go to Pinewood estate which is decorated for Christmas 1936. The house...More

Thank 186400Caroline
Reviewed 1 week ago

Want to get out of the hustle, bustle and tourist attractions? This is the pace! It’s as if you are entering another state. Even in the hot Summer, the gardens offer a lot of cool shade. You want to walk slow and take in the...More

Thank water44
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is always a positive experience for us, especially during the Christmas season. The Pinewood Estate home tour is highly recommended, and the gardens are always a place of quiet beauty.

Thank rtkennedy7
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lake Wales requires a journey through back roads. The Tower has a grand view of the valley below. Visitors do not have access to go into the tower. The gardens themselves were not that well maintained. The Children's Garden is worthwhile. There is a small...More

Thank David T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This Christmas time is a wonderful time of year to visit here. The decorations in the house and on the grounds are so pretty. I love the quietness and the concert with the bells.

Thank peonyrose
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It feels like a place that has been turned into a tourist trap instead of what it is. Beautiful gardens. Cool Bell tower. I was here 30 years ago and the changes of the entrance and FEE to get in the gate have certainly changed....More

Thank camp w
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

These gardens never fail to please me, a stroll around them is a thoroughly uplifting experience best enjoyed before the crowds arrive to interrupt the tranquillity of this peaceful haven. The gardens have recovered from Irma and the labelling of the specimins has improved but...More

Thank Paul H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you want a nice beautiful place for quiet Solitude, to journal and find yourself, this is the place! I highly recommend.

Thank Grace P
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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.
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
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