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“Wonderful place to wander and explore” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Bok Tower Gardens

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
Type: Gardens, Historic Sites, Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
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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!
Sarasota, Florida
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“Wonderful place to wander and explore”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2012

We spent several hours at Bok Garden. It's a great sensory experience -- enjoy the music; smell the flowers; walk barefoot in the grass. There was a wedding taking place near the tower on the day we visited which added a little excitement. My children appreciated the backpacks available from the visitor center to borrow which included a compass, magnifying glass, and several nature books. And, bubbles which were useful for keeping the kids busy while the adults enjoyed the carillon tower concert. In addition, there are three geocaches on an adjacent nature trail. We found two out of three. Great day out!
http://boktowergardens.org/

Visited February 2012
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Haines City, Florida
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“A moment of solace”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2012

We were married here in 1982 and it is still a well maintained sanctuary of botanical splendor. If we need to run away, it is here. Their outdoor concerts are excellent and their horticultural expertise is top notch

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Cherokee, North Carolina
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“Serenity Found”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2012

Great escape, especially mid-week. Beautiful botanical gardens with bonus feature of the Singing Tower carrillon. Currently (second week of February) much of the garden is in bloom. Pine Ridge Estate tour is on site,too. Great place to detox from your regular life.

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New Hartford, New York
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“Take the time to go here-you will be delighted!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2012

WOW! Loved this beautiful garden and tower. What an amazing landscape and the sound of the bells so peaceful. If you aren't sure if this is worth the short drive from Orlando don't be afraid-it is! From the moment you enter the drive and see all the orange trees to the moment you step out of the car in the parking lot you will be happy. So many pretty flowers and the trees are magnificent. So glad we took the chance! Will definitely go back next time we're in the Orlando area.

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“Bok Tower Gardens”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2012

It's a very tranquil place, very relaxing, situated in one of the highest points, if not the highest, in the area.

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