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Sugar Mill Botanical Gardens

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Address: 950 Old Sugar Mill Rd, Port Orange, FL 32119
Phone Number: 386-767-1735
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Description: Gardens where you can watch butterflies and learn more about flora and...
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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Fabulous for a family

As a mother of 3 5 year olds, this was fabulous. The kids loved exploring the paths and seeing the wildlife and flowers. They were fascinated by the ruins of the mills. The old... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
Patricia F
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Atlanta, Georgia
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Atlanta, Georgia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

As a mother of 3 5 year olds, this was fabulous. The kids loved exploring the paths and seeing the wildlife and flowers. They were fascinated by the ruins of the mills. The old dinosaur statues added a wonderful whimsy to the outing. We will definitely be visiting on our next trip. We went a second time to take may... More 

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Beautiful park with dinosaurs and history! I'm from Indiana and really enjoyed being able to walk around and take in the Florida flora in this lovely park.

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Lewisville, Texas
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35 reviews 35 reviews
14 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

This was great, we just wanted to check out something cool and free. Great botanical garden to stroll though, there is a small library and plenty of benches to stop and soak in the lush gardens. The history of this site is educational and fun, great for all kinds! Sugar mill history and concrete Dino's to gaze at. Not far... More 

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Port Orange, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The stars of Sugar Mill Botanical Gardens are the recently covered and interpreted ruins of the historic Dunlawton Sugar Mill; the gardens with their magnificent live oaks; and the half-dozen concrete dinosaurs of Bongoland, a roadside attraction once set in the gardens. It's a place where young and old can be surprised and delighted. There's even an outdoors "chapel" for... More 

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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

It is just beautiful and lush in these gardens! Nice walking trail and so close to everything. Some interesting history and lots of beauty!

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Dayton, Ohio
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58 reviews 58 reviews
4 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

This is not some over produced production. Just stop in and take a walk and just work your way thru the park. It is a very interesting trip and you just may learn some information about the plants and the history of the area. It has been a couple of years since I was there, but I am going to... More 

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Fountain Inn, South Carolina
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66 reviews 66 reviews
6 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Where else can you be greeted by giant cement dinosaurs? Nowhere I know of. This gem, a former sugar mill come roadside attraction come botanical garden and wedding venue is a hybrid. Great photo ops. Historic portion of original mill with informational plaques. Plant sales on honor system. Free to visit. Love this oddity. Take 15-30 minutes to check this... More 

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27 reviews 27 reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

This is a place my husband and I visit every year in January. It's come a long way in being cared for. There is a donation box at the entrance and we always put something in. Please do this as it really helps to keep this place a beautiful, quiet sanctuary. The trails and flowers are my favorite. There are... More 

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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25 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

The weather while I was there was not conducive to a real enjoyable time. But we saw enough to know that we would return.

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Port Orange, Florida
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98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Great little Botanical Gardens in Port Orange, FL... off the beaten path on Herbert St. Site of a former sugar plantation, Sugar Mills is a nice little visit with about 1/2 mile of nature trails and a number of interesting plants and the like. Some of the buildings from the original mill are preserved, and there is a "prehistoric" theme... More 

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