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Bok Tower Gardens

1151 Tower Blvd, Lake Wales, FL 33853-3470
+1 863-676-1408
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A unique peaceful attraqction

A serene and relaxing respite from most tourist attractions, Bok Tower offers daily bell chime... read more

Reviewed 30 October 2016
BocaOpa
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Lake Wales, Florida
Lovely afternoon away from it all!

Fantastic place to visit. Has a very familiar European feel to it Nice to spend a couple of hours... read more

Reviewed 30 October 2016
TheMooseyCat
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Stockport, United Kingdom
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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 30 October 2016

A serene and relaxing respite from most tourist attractions, Bok Tower offers daily bell chime concerts as well as gorgeous views from one the highest spots in Central Florida (all of maybe 200 feet elevation) and beautiful garden paths to wander and relax on. Historical...More

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Erica S, Public Relations Manager at Bok Tower Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 1 November 2016

Our Blue Palmetto Cafe is the perfect way to recharge after a walk through the Gardens. You can also have our cafe team pack a picnic lunch complete with a bottle of wine to enjoy while taking in a carillon concert. Please visit again soon.

Reviewed 30 October 2016

Fantastic place to visit. Has a very familiar European feel to it Nice to spend a couple of hours here with lots of grounds to wander through and of course the music from the tower to sit and listen to, especially nice with a picnic!!!

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Erica S, Public Relations Manager at Bok Tower Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 1 November 2016

Our founder, Edward Bok created the gardens in tribute to his family and their Dutch roots. The Tower soars above magnificent gardens designed by famed landscape architect, Frederick Law Olmsted, Jr. Please visit again soon.

Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Even if you only came to see the tower, it would be worth the trip. Beautiful grounds. Perfect weather in October. Don't missed the 14 minute intro movie at the welcome center.

Thank Kristy W
Erica S, Public Relations Manager at Bok Tower Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 1 November 2016

Thank you for your kind review. We encourage visitors to make a stop at our Visitor Center to view the introduction film before heading into the Gardens. The film is filled with history and insight into Mr. Bok's vision and legacy. Please visit again soon.

Reviewed 29 October 2016

My husband had never to Bok Tower Gardens. We did not know what we were missing!! A beautiful lush 50 acre garden with beautiful walking paths. Tons of wonderful blooming foilage and very peaceful!! The crillon player in the tower was stunning!! Will def be...More

Thank Crystal W
Erica S, Public Relations Manager at Bok Tower Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 1 November 2016

Thank you for making the visit! We are always delighted to host first time visitors. The fall foliage has been spectacular. See you soon.

Reviewed 27 October 2016

A great place you have to see if you are in the area. The garden/park is really nice and there is a lot to see. The Tower speaks for itself and I could look at it for hours. Hearing the bells ringing is like listening...More

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Erica S, Public Relations Manager at Bok Tower Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 1 November 2016

The weather has been beautiful and a visit to Bok Tower Gardens in the fall is especially magical. Thank you for visiting.

Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

This is a place I can go back too, whenever possible. Relaxing, educational, you can spend hours wandering. Be sure you hear the carillon concerts, regardless of your taste in music, this is an experience!

Thank Phyllis D
Erica S, Public Relations Manager at Bok Tower Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 1 November 2016

Thank you for your kind review! The carillon is a delight for all music fans.

Reviewed 26 October 2016

Bok Tower is a beautiful place! If you have kids they have a play area that is truly amazing. It has a huge sandbox, splash area, music, painting, hammocks, and building blocks. For the romantics, strolling along the beautiful trails and cuddling up near the...More

Thank jahancock2001
Erica S, Public Relations Manager at Bok Tower Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 27 October 2016

Thank you for your kind review and excellent observations. We offer many beautiful visits and encourage romantic picnics. Please visit again soon.

Reviewed 25 October 2016

The botanical garden area was pretty with autumn style decorations, pumpkins, pretty flowers and lots of butterflies. It is a nice area to visit for local travelers.

Thank Marcia A
Erica S, Public Relations Manager at Bok Tower Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 27 October 2016

The pumpkins have been a great addition to our fall foliage! Be on the lookout for our holiday display as Christmas at Bok Tower Gardens gears up November 25- January 8, 2017!

Reviewed 24 October 2016

Allow at least 3 hours minimum for this site. Start in the visitor center to view the film on its history. Many artifacts and information to consume in the museum. Stroll the gardens that include the wild/native plants, endangered plants, edible kitchen gardens, pollinator gardens,...More

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Erica S, Public Relations Manager at Bok Tower Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 27 October 2016

Thank you for sharing your insight and spot on recommendations! We will pass along your kind comments to our Carillon team.

Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

It's a botanical garden that has a huge bell tower and estate to tour. Perfect for photos, pincic, and even weddings.

Thank Mary E
Erica S, Public Relations Manager at Bok Tower Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 27 October 2016

We are one of the most romantic spots in Central Florida. A picnic for two under the oaks is the perfect way to rekindle relationships!

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Helen C
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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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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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