Bok Tower Gardens, Lake Wales

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On the National Register of Historic Places, Bok Tower Gardens sits atop one of central Florida's highest points. Spanning nearly 100 hectares (250 acres), this site features winding paths and secluded clearings. The Singing Tower, a 62 m (205 ft) tall Gothic-Art Deco structure, features a carillon with 60 large bells. You can wander through the gardens to find many varieties of blooming flowers, endangered plants, and tranquil pools, many designed by famous landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted, Jr. While in the park, keep your eyes open for the 126 different bird species, as well as tortoises and snakes, which call the gardens home. Make Bok Tower Gardens a part of your Lake Wales vacation plans using our Lake Wales attractions planner .
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  • I was really surprised on how I loved this peaceful, serene lush retreat. It's quiet and beautiful. If you are there for the schedule bell tolling it adds to the tranquility. It's a must experience!  more »
  • My family has been to Bok Tower many times in the past. Its been about 15 years since the last time we went. There used to be a lot of wildlife. Before in the past there were tame squirrels you could ...  more »
  • If you are looking for something great to do in Central Florida that has nothing to do with Disney World and theme parks then Bok Tower Gardens is the perfect place to visit! Over 600 acres of propert...  more »
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  • Lovely gardens. They have a really well done outside kids play area to encourage enjoying nature and engaging their imagination. The tower is very impressive. The entire are is very tranquil and shaded from all the trees, would be easy to sit down with a drink and a book and relax for the afternoon. The cafe has really good food and decently priced. Word to the wise, bring a few quarters so you can feed the fish at the tower.
  • Wonderful place to spend an afternoon! I haven't been here in years, and was amazed by how they have renovated and improved the gardens and other spaces. The outdoor kitchen, the shop, the palmetto cafe, and the Children's area are all new since I was last here, and all were impressive. I think I will look into a membership, as it will save money if I go more than a few times a year. They also had wonderful events. We were there for the Wine Walk, and it was very professionally done.
  • So beautiful, if you love admiring nature perfect space. Tram rides for older people who can't do all the walking, lots of benches to sit and admire the beauty of this wonderful place. Really wish me and my fiance had the money I would seriously love to get married here.
  • This place is amazing. The view from the tower grounds was breathtaking! Rolling hills in central Florida, who knew!! The plants and ponds are beautifully done. The estate is worth seeing too. They had a Celtic band playing at the cafe and a special St. Patrick's day lunch. Admission is very reasonable.
  • Always such a wonderful time here. The kids garden can't be beat! If you have trouble entertaining your kids outside without devices this place will do it for you. The tower itself is so beautiful and serene. But it is just one of many great features they offer.
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