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Sugar Mill Botanical Gardens

950 Old Sugar Mill Rd, Port Orange, FL 32119
386-767-1735
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Ranked #1 of 15 Attractions in Port Orange
Type: Gardens, Outdoors
Owner description: Gardens where you can watch butterflies and learn more about flora and fauna native to Florida...
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Type: Gardens, Outdoors
Owner description: Gardens where you can watch butterflies and learn more about flora and fauna native to Florida. Trails leading past a reconstructed sugar mill and statues of dinosaurs.

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TN
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53 reviews 53 reviews
10 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

Even in the winter, worth a stop. Beautiful twisted oaks and Spanish moss, lots of 'surprises' in the way of hidden dinosaur statues, great photo ops. Definitely worth a look and is free.

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South Carolina
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

These free gardens are well worth seeing. They have beautiful palm trees, exotic flowers and nice walk ways. They also have statues of dinasaurs. You can tour an exhibition of the old sugar milk where they actually made the sugar from sugar cane.

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Palm Coast, Florida, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

A beautiful area full of volunteer workers hard labor and love for plants and flowers. The site is historical and interesting to see. Well worth a trip with the family and bring your camera. Plenty of scenic areas to take pics. Also, a small area for weddings is available on site. Bring your bug spray as the mosquitoes come out... More 

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Salt Springs, Florida
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237 reviews 237 reviews
44 attraction reviews
137 helpful votes 137 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Lots of history and beautiful gardens the cost is free and you can walk at your own pace this is a nice place to sit and relax

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Unusual free botanical garden at site of 1832 sugar mill and 1940s amusement park named Bongoland. Loved the old dinosaur statues and artfacts interspersed among the various plants and trees. Bring mosquito repellent!

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Port Orange, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

We held a small wedding ceremony here and were thrilled. The volunteer staff was helpful and accommodating, the grounds beautiful and a great place for wedding pictures. It was perfect for us!

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florida
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33 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 via mobile

Amazing gardens, fun history, and interesting history all rolled into one. I never knew Florida had sugar cane farms! This was an interesting trip.

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Florida
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22 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

I loved this beautiful place. It's a medium sized garden and so lovely to walk through. It's a tropical oasis and the selection of plants are fantastic. They have historic giant oak trees covered with silky spanish moss to shade you as you walk the paths and enjoy the glorious ferns, flowers, and fountains. As you walk the gardens you... More 

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Daytona Beach, Florida
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

this is a small serene area with history of the Port Orange settlement. it was an old mill destroyed by the idisans way back when. As you walk through the gardens there are ruins and artifacts of the old days. Interesting stuff

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Havertown, Pennsylvania
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24 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

I am a big fan of "roadside attractions" such as "the worlds largest rubber band ball" and Roadside America led me to this place while I was visiting my parents in Port Orange. (they didn't even know about it!!) Roadside America has it listed as "Bongoland" because of the quirky dinosaur statues that still dot the terrain. This place was... More 

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