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“Beautiful Bok Tower” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Bok Tower Gardens

Bok Tower Gardens
Ranked #1 of 33 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.
clearwater, fl
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“Beautiful Bok Tower”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 23, 2012

Friendly and helpful visitor center; fabulous tower and carillon bells. Pinewood Estate beautiful at Christmas time.

Visited December 2012
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“As beautiful as ever!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 21, 2012

Made it out to the Gardens and Pinewood estate for the Christmas season to enjoy the holiday displays both natural and man-made. Some early blooming camellias were in full display and the hollies and beauty berries were full of berries! The Pinewood mansion was beautifully decorated for the Christmas season both inside and out. A wonderful place to spend the day and either bring a picnic or eat at the cafe on property. We enjoyed the afternoon carillon concert with seasonal music while the sandhill cranes enjoyed their afternoon stroll behind us. The gardens are a nice place to stroll or sit under the trees and just unwind any season.

Visited December 2012
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Alpharetta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Friendly staff and nice break from the parks”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 21, 2012

Need a break from the theme parks. This is less than an hour from the Orlando Theme Parks. The Bok Tower Gardens are beautiful southern style gardens and the music program is very interesting. There is a video screen so that you can watch the "player" hit the keys for the musical program. The staff here was very friendly and my daughters had a great time.

Visited December 2012
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Trinity, Florida, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Perfect Christmas Attraction”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 21, 2012

Pinewood Mansion on property has elegant Christmas decorations and Carillon in the Tower plays Christmas music.

Visited December 2012
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Lake Placid, Florida
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“Bok Tower is heavenly!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 21, 2012

Bok Tower is a must see when you are in Lake Wales. The gardens are exquisite. The tower music is magical. This is truly a place that makes you leave your troubles behind.

Visited December 2012
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