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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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Frostproof, Florida
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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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Lake Wales, Florida, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Bok Tower is a great place to visit! It is a calm and restful place to see the real Florida! The bells in the tower are a joy to listen to. Well worth the admission price.

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Lake Wales, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Defiantly on our must see list for first time visitors and returning visitors. Always something in bloom. listening to the bells as you stroll the gardens, follow nature walks or quietly sit and read. amazing. tea room and gift shop a real treat..

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Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

I live here and we frequently visit the gardens. The flowers are beautiful, the tower is spectacular and if you are lucky enough to visit during a concert or movie under the stars that is an added bonus!

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Lake Wales, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Nature walks are great - lots of history - the sound of the bells are great - nice restaurant to enjoy - they have a store to buy plants - real plus is that it's handicap accessible - they offer golf cart rides to the top - you can walk back down or - by store the offer carts -... More

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Tampa, Florida
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80 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

I really enjoyed my walk through these gardens, I spent half a day at the gardens just wandering around. The carillon bells weren't really my thing, I felt they distracted from the peace and serenity of the garden. There are two 30 minute "concerts", both in the afternoon, so the mornings are definitely a better time if you want a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

Be sure to leave plenty of time to soak in all this place has to offer. We spent a lovely afternoon exploring the gardens - first on a tour and then later on our own, listening to the music, exploring the Buck home and poking through the visitors center and gift shop. There was a pretty cafe but we did... More

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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11 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 NEW

After the flurry of Theme Parks we were ready for a slower pace and wanted to something new. Looking thru the giveaway books we found Bok Tower. It was a very pleasant ride and it felt good to relax. When we got to the location we discovered we should have checked the hours first. They closed earlier than we had... More

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