Bok Tower Gardens, a Fairytale come to life

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Did you know that Lake Wales in central Florida has a magical fairyland, other than Disney?

Bok Tower, seated in the Florida mountains, is a beautiful construction dedicated to the preservation of wildlife by Edward W. Bok. Bok worked very hard to become a successful publisher and Pulitzer Prize winner. Originally from the Netherlands, he realized his dream and built Bok Tower, a 205-foot neo-Gothic and art deco Singing Tower carillon. Walking through these gardens and hearing the singing tower is truly a magical experience. It’s like a fairy-tale, and I never wanted to leave. It is built on one of the highest points of peninsular, FL. The grounds offer many breathtaking vistas.

Open 365 days per year from 8am – 6pm, tickets cost $18 per adult. The Singing Tower carillon concerts are at 1 & 3 p.m. daily with short selections played on the hour and half-hour, in-between.

Check out my video and pictures for inspiration, and create your own adventure!

If you want to learn about more places, check out The Five Treasures of Florida, Volume I, on the iTunes Store.

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