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Bok Tower Gardens

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1151 Tower Blvd, Lake Wales, FL 33853-3470
+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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Lakeland, Florida
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279 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

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 

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Thank foodieme26
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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67 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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.

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Thank obiwan205
Shelton, Connecticut
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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.

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Bridgeport, Connecticut
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64 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

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Thank ZeeVenturer
London, Ontario
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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97 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

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Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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159 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
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.

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Thank Bill M
Palm Coast, Florida
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41 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

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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217 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016 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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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
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 33853-3470
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Central Florida  >  Lake Wales
  • Phone Number: +1 863-676-1408

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