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Bok Tower Gardens

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1151 Tower Blvd, Lake Wales, FL 33853
+1 863-676-1408
08:00 - 18:00
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very beautiful relaxing place. I come here all the time. Very good place to take photographs for any occasion. The food is delicious! Everyone is very friendly! :)

Thank katiebugg13
Haines City, Florida
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We live about 30 minutes from the gardens and visit several times a year. Both my husband and I highly recommend a visit to the gardens when friends or relatives are in the area, or when you just want to spend a glorious day in amongs. Tt the flowers, trees and ponds in Florida. The trails are easy to walk... More 

Thank Birdjs
Lakeland, Florida
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280 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed our visit....watch the movie in the museum first and see the exhibits to get a better idea of why this place was created. Eat at the cafe...inside or out. Good choices. Everything was very good. Chicken salad, veggie wrap, etc. Lovely gift shop and you can buy plants there too. Take a guided tour if you can. Visiting... More 

Thank foodieme26
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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68 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

The gardens and winding paths of the Bok Tower grounds are good for your peace and well being. The music is inspriring and th architecture of the tower is amazing. See the small museum at the visitor center and the nice gift shop there also.

Thank obiwan205
Shelton, Connecticut
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

Good service order at counter and food is delivered to you table. If weather is good sit at outdoor table. Ordered cranberry turkey wrap was large and very good. Price in line with what was served. Would eat there again.

Thank Bill M
Bridgeport, Connecticut
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66 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

It's just a casual snack bar where you order at the counter and they bring you the food, but they do a good job. The food is tasty. It can be quite busy at peak times, but they are pretty fast. And Bok is not a place for hurrying. Depending on your preference and the weather, there's a nice outdoor... More 

Thank ZeeVenturer
London, Ontario
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

The Gardens are so peaceful and beautiful. I thought that the children's garden was magical and creative. The carillon played regularly throughout the day which added more to the whole experience. I enjoyed the visitor center and reading about Bok's life. He certainly was an impressive man. I also appreciate that this organization has a program to protect Florida native... More 

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Rockledge, FL
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96 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

Plan on walking a lot (or use shuttle to go to tower and house from Visitor Center. Loads of flowers, water features, and plants to see and of course, hear the carillon music at 1:30 and 3:30 each day. Hidden in orange groves on back roads, it is a treat for the whole family. The café offers soup, sandwiches, and... More 

Thank camelette
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51 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

This was just a great day. The gardens are just beautiful, even though there was not much in bloom. The free guided tour of the gardens is the way to go. There is a 15 movie with an overview of the gardens that was recommended but we'll do that next visit. Great for picture taking and the views are awesome.... More 

Thank FloridaTraveler1997
Madison, Wisconsin
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173 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

Orlando Philharmonic Jazz orchestra played a varied group of new and old jazz holiday tunes under the stars and a Carillon concert was included.

Thank Bill M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1151 Tower Blvd, Lake Wales, FL 33853
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Central Florida  >  Lake Wales
  • Phone Number: +1 863-676-1408

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