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Bok Tower Gardens

1151 Tower Blvd, Lake Wales, FL 33853-3470
+1 863-676-1408
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Beautiful and relaxing

What a great place to go to for reflection and beauty. They have a great cafe and the staff...paid... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
DONJRN
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winter haven,fl
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Rekindled Memories

It was nearly 50 years ago that I first visited Bok Tower. I remember going with my family mostly... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Scott H
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Apopka, 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
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

What a great place to go to for reflection and beauty. They have a great cafe and the staff...paid and volunteer...are so helpful. Dont forget to visit pinewood estate too.

Thank DONJRN
Erica S, Public Relations Manager at Bok Tower Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for visiting and sharing your kind review on Trip Advisor. We look forward to your next visit.

Reviewed 1 week ago

It was nearly 50 years ago that I first visited Bok Tower. I remember going with my family mostly to hear the Carillon concert. My father was a musician so he was naturally drawn to the Tower. My wife and I went recently to take...More

Thank Scott H
Erica S, Public Relations Manager at Bok Tower Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for sharing your fond memories with the Trip Advisor community. We are glad you were able to make the return visit to the Gardens. The carillon concerts are held each day at 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. We look forward to your next...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is amazing! Had a great time with family. The children's garden was my favorite part. Lots of things to do with the kids.

Thank Billy684
Erica S, Public Relations Manager at Bok Tower Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for visiting and sharing your kind review on Trip Advisor. Hammock Hollow is one of the best places in Central Florida for families to engage with nature. We look forward to your next visit.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On a recent outing to Lake Wales Florida we spent the afternoon at Bok Tower Gardens. We timed our visit to hear the Carillon concert which is recorded during the summer months. We rode the tram to the Tower to save some time although the...More

Thank Susan T
Erica S, Public Relations Manager at Bok Tower Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for sharing your fond memories with the Trip Advisor community. Hammock Hollow has quickly become one of our most popular garden features. We offer daily concerts at 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. and several special events throughout the year. Be sure to check...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you are in the Lake Wales area make sure to stop at the Bok Tower Gardens. What a beautiful place! We were there today with out 8 year old and 6 year old kids. We all had a great time!

Thank Rosa B
Erica S, Public Relations Manager at Bok Tower Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

The opening of Hammock Hollow has been instrumental in our efforts to usher in a new generation of fans. We love seeing so many families engaging with our Gardens. We look forward to your return visit. Thank you for sharing your memories with Trip Advisor.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Book Tower Gardens is a must see here in Florida. While you are there a visit to the Pinewood Estate is a look into the past of the family's who have lived there . The visitor center has a auditorium with a movie that plays...More

Thank davjan1010
Erica S, Public Relations Manager at Bok Tower Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for visiting and sharing your kind review on Trip Advisor. We look forward to your next visit and will share your kind words with our Blue Palmetto Cafe team.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Bok Tower gardens on a fairly hot day, and did a short track through the gardens. The whole atmosphere is very nice and pleasant. We enjoyed the enthusiasm of the staff, and found it great to explore the various gardens that Bok Tower...More

Thank Erik N
Erica S, Public Relations Manager at Bok Tower Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

We are ready for a break from the Florida heat! The cooler fall temperatures will be here shortly along with new seasonal foliage. Thank you for visiting and sharing your kind words.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were there on a Saturday and did buy the combo ticket which is the Bok tower and gardens, and pinewood estate. I feel it was well worth it. The place is beautiful and is kept very clean. When you head up to the tower...More

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

Thank you for visiting and sharing your kind review on Trip Advisor. We look forward to your next visit.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Bok Tower Gardens in Lake Wales, Florida, was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1972 and declared a National Historic Landmark in 1993. Pretty impressive credentials. The property, which was built in 1927-1929 by Dutch immigrant Edward W. Bok, editor of the...More

Thank Taylor B
Erica S, Public Relations Manager at Bok Tower Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for sharing so much detail with your review. Recently, we installed a new exhibit in the Visitor Center that illustrates the Tower construction and the artists responsible for the iconic design. The exhibit will be on display until after the holidays. We look...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was looking for things to do in the Central Florida area on Trip Advisor and Bok Tower Gardens popped up. I had never even heard of this place, but had a free afternoon and decided to go see it. And I am very glad...More

Thank Veronica V
Erica S, Public Relations Manager at Bok Tower Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to visit our lovely Gardens. The Lake Wales area is filled with great restaurants, parks and shopping. Thank you for sharing your kind comments and we look forward to your next visit.

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Dan H
22 August 2017|
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Response from Susan T | Reviewed this property |
I believe that the concerts are 1:00 and 3:00 pm. However the carillon plays on the hour and can be heard throughout the attraction. Hope that helps.
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adumreb
12 July 2017|
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Response from Doe1329 | Reviewed this property |
I just learned about a beautiful lakeside lodge to stay at in Lake Wales less then 15 minutes from Bok Tower. Check out Capernaum Lakeside Lodge 3111 Masterpiece Road Lake Wales, FL (863)221-0877
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eagle3jesu
20 April 2017|
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Response from JenJens5 | Reviewed this property |
Can't say I seen any when I was there. You would be best asking the people who work there as they would have more of an insight to creatures that live there.
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