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Bok Tower Gardens

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Address: 1151 Tower Blvd, Lake Wales, FL 33853-3470
Phone Number: 863-676-1408
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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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Wonderful children's garden/play area

The new children's garden/play area at Bok Tower Gardens is very nice. It is a "natural" play area with trees and rocks for climbing and a water play area. There is also an old... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Kathleen M
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Davenport, Florida

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Davenport, Florida
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40 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The new children's garden/play area at Bok Tower Gardens is very nice. It is a "natural" play area with trees and rocks for climbing and a water play area. There is also an old pump where children can fill sprinkler cans, pots and pans and play. There are big hammocks, balance beams, and a spider web climbing activity. My grandson... More 

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Thank Kathleen M
Erica S, Public Relations Manager at Bok Tower Gardens, responded to this review

We have made a note of your suggestions - the summer heat has been brutal this year. In time, the plantings will grow larger and provide a better shade cover in the River Walk. Thank you for visiting and we look forward to your next visit! More 

Portland, Oregon
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

One of my relatives who lives in central Florida recommended this as a day trip outing while I was visiting mainly to go to Walt Disney World. I'm so glad we went! My mom and I enjoyed walking the paths, seeing the plants and hearing the carillon concert at 1:00pm. The have just opened a children's area a few weeks... More 

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

A trip to Bok Tower Gardens is the perfect way to unplug after visiting the attractions. Thank you for making time to visit the authentic Florida. We look forward to your return. More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Worth the trip to see an architectural gem from yesteryear in the Florida Highlands. Aside from Florida's springs, this is the most beautiful Florida inland location I've seen. You wouldn't expect the restaurant there to be worth the trip alone. Great fries! and the best vegetable wrap. Don't miss the Pinewood Estate to get into the 1920s period. Underlying the... More 

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Erica S, Front Office Manager at Bok Tower Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting and enjoying our delicious cafe! We will pass along your kind comments to Chef Fulwood. Please visit again soon. More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is worth the ride and admission fee! Been wanting to come here for 5 years. We arrived early on a Saturday and not a crowd. We walked the paths then went to tour the house on the grounds. It was an additional charge but the history and the house itself was very interesting. Then we went and got some... More 

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

We were delighted to read your review. Thank you for spending time in our beautiful Gardens. We look forward to you next visit. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were unsure about going with three kids, but I couldn't have been more pleased! The children's garden was huge hit. The tower and gardens were amazing and the kids loved the Koi. The staff was so kind and helpful,giving us tips and kids friend maps with activities.

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

Thank you for visiting our Hammock Hollow Children's Garden. This new garden experience offers nearly 3-acres of nature play! We will pass along your kind review to our front line staff. More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

While on a visit to Lake Wales, I was determined to visit Bok Tower Gardens. My daughter, who recently moved to Lake Wales, agreed to come with me. We were delightfully surprised by the expanse and beauty of the gardens. We spent an hour walking just some of the paths and could have spent so much more time there. The... More 

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

Membership is a great way to be a part of Bok Tower Gardens. Our membership packages start at $45. In addition to unlimited admission at Bok Tower Gardens members also receive reciprocal admission benefits at over 300 public gardens and museums across the nation. Thank you again for visiting and we encourage you to make plans to join us for... More 

Fredericksburg, Virginia
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51 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a place to go if you want to get away from the crowds. We didn't know this existed until my sister-n-law told us about this place when they visited. Such a delight to see all the gardens and there was this big Koi pond where the fish were big as my arm!! The Tower itself is a site... More 

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

Thank your sharing your fond experience with Bok Tower Gardens. We look forward to your next visit. More 

Hobe Sound, Florida
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85 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you like gardens and you like landscape and nature. If you want to enjoy a quire walk listening to one of the countries great corrilions. See nature up close at the looking glass pond and visit one of the works of one of Americas greatest landscape architects then this is a must. Wonderful place to relax, meditate, and see... More 

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

Thank you so much your kind review and including Bok Tower Gardens in the 10 ten things to do in Florida! We couldn't agree more. Please make plans to visit again for the holidays. More 

Valrico, Florida
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19 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The place is conveniently located from both Tampa as well as Orlando. Must have things to visit the garden includes camera, cooler, UV protective things (damn hot) .Of all the attractions, The tower is absolutely amazing. The point where the tower's reflection is seen is an excellent place for photo lovers. The garden is well maintained. You can take wheel... More 

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Erica S, Front Office Manager at Bok Tower Gardens, responded to this review

We are hoping for a break from the summer temperatures! It has been a brutal summer. Thank you for the five star review and sharing your visit to our Gardens. We look forward to your next visit. More 

Central Florida, Florida
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38 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the gardens yesterday for a look at the new changes that have been made over the last year and they were beautiful. The paths are improved, have new signs directing you, and it is so peaceful there. The cafe has wonderful food choices and we especially love the chicken salad with blueberries and glazed pecans! You can eat... More 

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

We will pass along your kind words to our Blue Palmetto Cafe and Gift Shop. We are so glad you enjoyed your visit to the Gardens. Please visit again soon! More 

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