Bok Tower Gardens

Bok Tower Gardens

Bok Tower Gardens

Bok Tower Gardens “Singing Tower” is 205 feet high and is located just north of downtown Lake Wales Florida.  The Tower is on a 50 acre garden, a botanical garden and sanctuary and is built upon one of the highest points in florida.

This National Historic Landmark was dedicated in 1929 as a gift from a Dutch immigrant named Edward Bok. Mr. Bok was a Pulitzer Prize winning author.

The tower is not open to walk through however you can enjoy daily concerts from it’s carillon bells. Bok tower gardens is open to visitors and has 250 acres of gardens and nature to enjoy.  Locate just north of downtown Lake Wales.

Hotel Grand

Hotel Grand

Hotel Grand

The Dixie Walesbilt Hotel is a historic hotel in Lake Wales. It is also know as the Grand Hotel in downtown Lake Wales Florida.

The hotel was built in 1927 and was added to the US National Regiser of Historic places in 1990. With an ornate interior detailed with marbel italian ceilings and wrought iron, shopping acades, and a central atrium the hotel opened January 1927 two years before Bok tower was completed.

In 1995, it was closed after being sold at auction. The interior of the hotel was to be renovated and reconstructed but was never completed.

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