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BOK Tower Gardens and Pinewood – Great Day Trip

Bok Tower Gardens with Pinewood Estate

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Views like this at Bok Tower make the day trip in Florida worthwhile!

This is a beautiful garden estate that is unequaled it it’s beauty and variety of plants and fauna. The 200 foot Bok Tower Gardens was built on top of Iron Mountain which is one of the highest points in all of Florida at 295 feet above sea level.

Spectacular views of the countryside are only superseded by the beauty of the gardens surrounding the tower.

Bok Tower Gardens FloridaNext to the Bok Tower property is Pinewood Estate. The Pinewood property is a mansion built in the 1930’s for a vice president of Bethlehem Steel. The mansion remains much as it was in 1930. The furnishings and living quarters remind us of the limitations of life almost one hundred years ago.

You can easily get lost in another time period for a half day in Polk county about 60 minutes away southwest of Orlando in Lake Wales, Florida for a great day trip.

The location of the Bok Tower, high on a hill, makes the view of the valley below very unique in Florida. 

Bok Tower Gardens day trip from Tampa are would be about 90 minutes, and from Ft. Myers about a 90-minute day trip. A Melbourne, Florida Day trip would be 90 minutes due west

All in all, this day trip in Florida is relaxing, interesting, and full of tropical plants. Bok Tower is worth the visit.

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