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Bok Tower Gardens

1151 Tower Blvd, Lake Wales, FL 33853
863-676-1408
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Ranked #1 of 9 attractions in Lake Wales
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Gardens, Historic Sites, Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. Around the Gardens the curious will find secret garden paths, picture rubbing posts as well as three geocache locations! « less
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Casselberry, Florida
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91 reviews 91 reviews
36 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

There were not many flowers in bloom which was disappointing. I would think that they would plant a larger variety of plants that bloom in different times of the year. We were a month past what they say is "peak blooming season" so I should have realized what would be there. Most of the blooming flowers were around the cafe... More

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Carbondale, Illinois
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40 reviews 40 reviews
19 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

Listened to the carillon and watched the player on a tv outside in a garden area. We also toured the mansion for an extra $3. It was worth it. The gardens and paths are beautiful and have some unique flowers. We were there about 2 hours. Rain was moving in so we didn't take the hike. It was a nice... More

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Pinellas County, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

So peaceful and beautiful. The view from behind the tower is breathtaking. We got to watch some very tiny ducklings through the window by the pond!

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Cordova, Alaska
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

The place is just delightful, relaxing and gardes are brethtaking specially the water lyllies and the lotos in the ponds and finally on the weekends they have the amazing were the different sizes of bells set on the tower along all the different leves at the touch of the organ on the botton floor just stuning.Secret place and affordable acces... More

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Clearwater, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

We visited the gardens for Easter Sunrise service. As a Master Gardener, I was very impressed with the gardens. This was an experience with the variety of plants and cleanliness. I will be back again!

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Winter Haven, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

We live in Winter Haven FL about 25 minutes from Bok Tower Gardens, we have an annual membership and visit 2 - 3x per month. We call the gardens our country club. From the moment you enter the gate to this place you experience large well cared for orange groves, native trees, lots of open areas and in the distance... More

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Frostproof, Florida
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61 reviews 61 reviews
14 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

This is a wonderful place for adults to stroll around and look at the beautiful gardens and the different Florida plants, trees and palms. There is a bell tower where carillon bells are played during the day. On certain nights, concerts are held, featuring various musicians and singers. On several occasions, The Lakeland Philharmonic performs. There is also a Florida... More

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Frostproof, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

what a wonderful piece of Florida. really enjoyed our many visits so peaceful so serene and the most beautiful floral gardens. it was great to step back in time to tour the magnificent house. Where else can you go to hear those wonderful chimes, and view from the highest place in Florida.

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Lake Wales, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

A person will find this a very quiet, serene, & beautiful place. When the bells ring it is a very lovely sound. It also has many interesting things to see. Also free parking for all guest.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Bok Towers offers the most relaxing setting for taking in all that mother nature has to offer. A great get-away for the day.

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