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Bok Tower Gardens

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Address: 1151 Tower Blvd, Lake Wales, FL 33853
Phone Number: 863-676-1408
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: Explore the landscaped gardens of Frederick Law Olmsted Jr. and one of...
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!
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A place to contemplate

We were driving close by and I had seen this listed as an attraction, it's not really for kids but for couples of any age i think it's a great place to visit, "The Singing Tower... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

We were driving close by and I had seen this listed as an attraction, it's not really for kids but for couples of any age i think it's a great place to visit, "The Singing Tower" is a marvellous piece of architecture I just would have liked to see inside the large brass door. It's good for around 2 hours... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Beautiful gardens and Carillon. Nice to wander through the gardens and be able to hear the bells playing to add to the atmosphere and relaxation. Amazing flower displays and the exhibit at museum of what is in bloom helps you to know what you are seeing. Museum has good history and some interesting gifts and artifact. The house is very... More 

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Salina, Kansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

The serenity and beauty of the gardens are amazing, and the bell tower is majestic. Don't miss this place if you just want a relaxing day!!

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London
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

We decided to go to Bok Tower as a spur of the moment decision having picked up a leaflet at the local tourist office. We were therefore unaware of the building and restoration work currently being undertaken which, for us, completely spoilt the visit given the tower has a lot of scaffolding on its upper parts and a lot of... More 

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boktowergardens, Public Relations Manager at Bok Tower Gardens, responded to this review

The Gardens is under construction and we’re so excited about the new spaces opening to the public in Summer 2016. We certainly understand your disappointment, and would love to issue you complimentary passes to come back when our projects are complete. Please let us know your home address via email (Brian Ososky, bososky@boktower.org) and we’ll send those right out to... More 

Orlando, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

My biggest tip is get there before 3pm! You can tour the old house on the property, but the last tour is at 3. This place is SO beautiful. Wear your walking shoes because you will want to explore the whole place. It's honestly stunning.

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Fleet, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Listening the Carillon play creates a relaxing opportunity away from the bustle of Disney (Orlando) The carillon tower, located in the Bok Tower Gardens, is at a high point in Florida from which a long distance views can be seen. Also located at the site is an interesting and well furnished New Yorkers winter Mediterranean house which can be toured... More 

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Clearwater, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Lots of pretty flowers to photograph along the walk to the tower. Tons of colors and nature all around.

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

The grounds are simply beautiful, we loved the trees and the landscaping. The tower itself was gorgeous, we really enjoyed our visit, I would recommend this for a nice little afternoon road trip.

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Orlando, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Bok Tower was relaxing and beautiful and I want to go again. It was serene and calm and sweet and happy.

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Winter Haven, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

We've been members for years, this is hands down one of our favorite spots in central Florida for outdoor relaxation. Should not miss this amazing icon of old Florida

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