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Eden Gardens State Park

181 Eden Gardens Road, Point Washington, FL 32454
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Type: Gardens, State Parks, Historic Sites
Description: Formerly the estate of the William Henry Wesley family, this lovely park features the Wesley mansion, manicured lawns and moss-draped gardens.
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

This property seems like the locals' favorite venue for weddings. Chairs were set up the day we were there. In guess Bellingrath Gardens in Theodore, Ala. has spoiled me, but EGSP just didn't do it for me. Path to read of property to water, but everyone seemed to walk back on the grass. Maybe they should consider a small sidewalk... More

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Victoria, TX
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

While looking for attractions in the area, a photo of the Wesley House caught my attention. I’m a sucker for southern mansions, so I knew I had to visit Eden Gardens. And while the house is beautiful, the grounds are what really make the park live up to its name. Think ancient oak trees covered in moss, beautiful azaleas, and... More

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Central Florida
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62 reviews 62 reviews
29 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

I got there before house was opened (which was great). I did not tour the house. Plenty of parking. They had an iron ranger. Not one of the staff said hello or was in any way friendly or helpful. I was confused about where to park and what to see. I had an rv, so parking is more of a... More

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Sun Prairie, Wisconsin
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51 reviews 51 reviews
19 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

We were staying in Destin and my wife found this state park. Well worth the side trip. Beautiful well maintained gardens, lawn, and trees. They charge a very reasonable rate for the tour of the house. No charge to see the grounds and enjoy the picnic areas. Our tour guide knew her stuff and made it an enjoyable tour. Caution...no... More

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Wichita, Kansas
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66 reviews 66 reviews
11 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

It was a cool cloudy day and not beach friendly, so we opted to go to this state park. The grounds are simply gorgeous, even with the gray day. And there are nice places to picnic along the water. When we were there folks were even picnicking on blankets on the grounds, as well as using the picnic tables/shelter areas.... More

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Panama City Beach, Florida
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43 reviews 43 reviews
34 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

We recently enjoyed a lovely day at Eden Gardens State Park. Located between Destin and Panama City Beach, the park is a charming retreat to “real” Florida. Eden Gardens is an old historic homestead that includes a 1897 mansion, reflection pool, gardens and plenty of moss-draped oaks to transport you back in time. There are also nature trails (although remember... More

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NW Arkansas
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58 reviews 58 reviews
22 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014 via mobile

This park contains hiking trails and picnic areas but the main attraction is a lovely old manor house in a beautiful setting. Tours of the home are given on the hour for a $4 fee. There you will see the 2nd largest collection of Louis XVI furniture in the US. The property has a unique story and is worthwhile for... More

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Small Town ON
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

A lovely quaint state run park. Not much in bloom right now but we plan on going back in the spring. We took the tour of the manor and enjoyed our guide very much. Very interesting history to the home.

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Casselberry, Florida
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91 reviews 91 reviews
42 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2013

The home was gorgeous and all decked out for Christmas. Wish we could have gone inside, but we were there on the wrong day, so we could only wander the grounds. I'm sure it looks better in the spring and summer, but it was beautiful in the winter, too. There isn't much to do if you can't go inside, so... More

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Houston, Texas
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150 reviews 150 reviews
28 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

After two hours on the white sand, I got bored and left my family happily stretched out on the beach while I hit the road. Luckily, a road sign for this state park caught my eye. It's a sleeper...not a lot of visitors, but it was playing host to a wedding the day I was there and I can't imagine... More

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