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Bok Tower Gardens

1151 Tower Blvd, Lake Wales, FL 33853-3470
+1 863-676-1408
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Peace and Tranquility

We live about 10 minutes from this Florida treasure and are sustainer members so we can go anytime... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Janice W
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Lake Wales, Florida
Pleasant surprise!

I had never been to Bok Tower Gardens before and I am SO glad we went! The grounds are beautiful... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
KKJBB3
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Richmond, Virginia
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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.
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  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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1151 Tower Blvd, Lake Wales, FL 33853-3470
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We live about 10 minutes from this Florida treasure and are sustainer members so we can go anytime and spend as much or as little time on each visit and usually always enjoy a delicious lunch at the Palmetto Cafe. The grounds and scenery are...More

Thank Janice W
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had never been to Bok Tower Gardens before and I am SO glad we went! The grounds are beautiful, it's educational, the carillon plays amazing music, and the house is interesting! I cannot say enough nice things about being here! We visited on the...More

Thank KKJBB3
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited Bok Tower Gardens in April. We also paid to tour the house that is adjacent to the gardens. It was unseasonably warm the day we went (low 90's), and, as is normal in Florida, the humidity was high. We didn't let that stop...More

Thank Janet M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful property, building, and history. The gardens and trails are very relaxing. There's a new children's garden that makes it a great destination for the whole family. The views are stunning and the tower is from another world. I cannot express enough great things about...More

Thank Jesse W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were so impressed with the children's garden. We took our daughter-in-law and grandchildren and we had a wonderful day. The children's garden was perfect with plenty of things to do and explore. This is a great addition. The next improvement was a shuttle golf...More

Thank Tami T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Tower is lovely, and the setting spectacular. Every Christmas I take the kids to see the decorations in the Christmas House in which each room is decorated differently each year by local decorators. They now have a really good playground for kids as well,...More

Thank judy m
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited there over 60 years ago as a child. Appreciate the beauty and the plants much more as an adult. For Florida tourist attractions, it's definitely a unique experience. The restaurant is worth the trip in itself--wish I lived closer, I'd eat there at least...More

Thank Marcia L
Erica S, Public Relations Manager at Bok Tower Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We will share your kind words with our Blue Palmetto Cafe staff. Thank you for visiting and sharing your kind review.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Bok Tower Gardens is a beautiful spot to spend the afternoon and just slow down. The Singing Tower is beautiful as are the gardens and views from the “mountain.” There is a lot of history at this location. Philanthropist Bok would resign his position at...More

Thank Robert B
Erica S, Public Relations Manager at Bok Tower Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for sharing your review and visiting the Gardens.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a great place to go to for reflection and beauty. They have a great cafe and the staff...paid and volunteer...are so helpful. Dont forget to visit pinewood estate too.

Thank DONJRN
Erica S, Public Relations Manager at Bok Tower Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting and sharing your kind review on Trip Advisor. We look forward to your next visit.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was nearly 50 years ago that I first visited Bok Tower. I remember going with my family mostly to hear the Carillon concert. My father was a musician so he was naturally drawn to the Tower. My wife and I went recently to take...More

Thank Scott H
Erica S, Public Relations Manager at Bok Tower Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for sharing your fond memories with the Trip Advisor community. We are glad you were able to make the return visit to the Gardens. The carillon concerts are held each day at 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. We look forward to your next...More

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Helen C
24 August 2017|
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Response from Herbert L | Reviewed this property |
That might depend on your level of membership. Some (e.g.) Sustainer, allow you free admissions as part of your membership.
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Dan H
21 August 2017|
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Response from Veronica V | Reviewed this property |
From the website: The Singing Tower carillon concerts are at 1 & 3 p.m. daily with short selections played on the hour and half-hour. The carillon schedule features live concerts by Geert D’hollander mid-October through... More
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adumreb
11 July 2017|
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Response from X1170YUstevenw | Reviewed this property |
On Rte 27 in Lake Wales up by the mall, not in downtown. There is a Hampton Inn and a Holiday Inn express. I have never stayed at either one here in Lake Wales but the parking lots always have cars in them. I pass them... More
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