Cen­tral Florida’s Ar­chi­tec­tural Gem

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Bok Tower Gar­dens is a gor­geous 250-acre Na­tional His­toric Land­mark just south of Or­lando. The park was founded in the 1920s when Ed­ward Bok fell in love with the nat­u­ral hill­top of Florida’s “Iron Moun­tain” where he of­ten viewed the sun­sets and watched birds. Bok com­mis­sioned fa­mous ar­chi­tect Fred­er­ick Olm­sted, who de­signed New York City’s Cen­tral Park, to cre­ate a per­ma­nent spot of beauty for all to en­joy. Be­sides a haven for birds, the gar­den fea­tures a re­flec­tion pool and a 205-foot, neo-Gothic and art deco car­il­lon tower which plays mu­sic daily at 1 and 3 pm. Spe­cial events are held through­out the sea­son in­clud­ing con­certs, lec­tures and gallery show­ings. Open daily, 8 am–6 pm. 1151 Tower Blvd., Lake Wales, 863.676.1408, www.bok­tow­er­gar­dens.org

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