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Bok Tower Gardens

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1151 Tower Blvd, Lake Wales, FL 33853
+1 863-676-1408
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08:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 18:00
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Palm Coast, Florida
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36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Bok Tower, with its beautiful pink granite from Georgia, is a magnificent sight against the clear blue sky! We enjoyed listening to the carillon bells playing Christmas music. This National Historic Landmark is a hidden gem off the beaten path just south of Central Florida. The gardens were designed by Frederick Law Olmsted. Note that I would not recommend this... More 

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Indialantic, Florida
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208 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We just went on the spur of the moment today. We live about two hours from Lake Wales, a fun drive across rural Central Florida. The mansion was closed today because, I think, they are decorating for Christmas, but the rest of the complex was open. Plenty of parking. A beautiful visitor center with gift shop and restaurant. For those... More 

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Lake Wales, Florida
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39 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The new outdoor kitchen is amazing and so is the new kids play area. You could spend all day there with the kids and have a great time. The river walk will cool the kids on a hot day and then you can get a rest on the hammocks under the trees. There is so much to do here that... More 

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Thank Linda H
Lake Wales, Florida
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

The tower is magnificent, rising up on top of one of the tallest places in Florida. We visited their new gardens just opening this past weekend. Great area for kids to play and have fun with nature.

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Thank Lynn H
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34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

We were running late to tour the house. The staff could not have more accommodating. We got a private tour through a charming house. We walked the gardens and saw the views from the highest point in the Florida peninsula. The tower is amazing.

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Thank Kathi G
Altamonte Springs, Florida
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233 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

This is a nice place to spend a couple of hours and enjoy the outdoors with paths and wild flowers everywhere. There is a visitor's center with a small museum and a theater and a tower that at 1 pm and 3 pm has carillon music that can be heard all over the gardens. We couldn't enter the tower, not... More 

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Cary, North Carolina
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105 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

Lived in Florida almost my whole life and never knew this place even existed. If you like nature, serenity, amazing views, and natural beauty then definitely come here. You will not be disappointed.

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Thank Juan D
Lauderdale by the Sea, Florida
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115 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016

This was a large, clean, modern, restaurant with a friendly staff, a variety of selections, and reasonable prices. It's in a complex with the Visitors Center and Gift Shop. It featured a variety of salads, sandwiches/wraps, soups, and beverages including beer and wine. I had the soup and chicken salad sandwich and both were excellent. My wife had a salad... More 

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Miami, Florida
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34 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

A very nice visit on your way north or south. The clarion concerts are something different to enjoy. The garden itself is very pretty and the story of the Bok family snd their legacy quite moving.

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Thank Annath1
Lake Wales, Florida
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85 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016

have enjoyed Bok Tower many times and now have annual passes.- love to listen to the bells from the tower, easy to push stroller, beautiful gardens, always see something new- great for families

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Cafe, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 18:00
Monday
08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 18:00
Thursday
08:00 - 18:00
Friday
08:00 - 18:00
Saturday
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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