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Review of Bok Tower Gardens

Bok Tower Gardens
Ranked #1 of 34 things to do in Lake Wales
Certificate of Excellence
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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. Enjoy the all new Children's Garden, Edible Garden and Outdoor Kitchen and Wild Garden. Visitor Center includes exhibits on the life of Edward Bok and the Carillon. Enjoy a healthy meal at the Blue Palmetto Cafe and take home a memento from the Tower shop.
Reviewed November 12, 2012

I have been here two times with out of town guests. None of them have ever been sorry. The gardens are beautiful and the bells remarkable. So many people don't even know about this place. You can go on tour or by yourself either way take the time to see the house. The view from the top breath taking. I felt like I was in God's Country. with the trees, birds so quiet and peaceful. Try their little cafe the lunches are good and very reasonable priced.

Thank Dolores W
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Reviewed November 11, 2012

We had no intention on visiting Bok tower , we didn't even know it existed. It stands on the highest point in florida and is a joy to behold. It was built in the times when people could afford to make a personal statment.

Visit it and the garden and you will have a great time and can relax away fromt the theme parks.

Thank cejsmith
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Reviewed November 6, 2012

I read reviews that it was beautiful, but out of the way. I decided to go ahead and make the drive, and I'm so glad I did. It was beautiful! We only spent an hour and a half here, but I'm sure you could spend much more time if you have it. It's quiet and peaceful, birds singing, many squirrels running around, and the grounds are gorgeous. The tower is definitely something to see, too. If you enjoy nature, you'll enjoy Bok Gardens.

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Reviewed November 2, 2012

If you live in the area, a membership is a great value. The gardens are beautiful. Also, they have reciprocal memberships, which yield half price entrance, to many other attractions in central Florida.

Thank James T
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Reviewed October 30, 2012

Lots of walking and interesting plants. Bought quite a few plants and the foods was great. The band was good and funny at times.

1  Thank Donna H
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