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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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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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Great gardens, paths, dinosaurs, and it is still all free

I was born in the area, and as a child, my memories are mainly of a the dinosaurs. In the fifties, they were pretty new, and so was I. Fast forward fifty years, and I am... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Daytona Beach, Florida
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Daytona Beach, Florida
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was born in the area, and as a child, my memories are mainly of a the dinosaurs. In the fifties, they were pretty new, and so was I. Fast forward fifty years, and I am returning with camera in hand to do some macro photography of the residents of the botanical gardens. I got there early, when there was... More 

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Port Orange, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have lived near the old sugar mill my whole life and have frequently enjoyed walking through the park and I remember playing on fake dinosaurs more than 40 years back? And we also chose it a a perfect place to get married.

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Thank Jeffrey W
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our 17 year old daughter found this place online as we dedicated a day to her on our vacation. We visited on a Thursday midday. Even though it was cloudy we were still able to enjoy our surroundings. Beautiful location and layout. We enjoyed reading up on the different spots and history of the area. Totally recommend taking the time... More 

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Thank Rod M
Johnston, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a nice botanical garden, but botanical gardens in January are not very impressive. What makes this special anytime is its history as a sugar mill and an amusement park. It features sugar mill ruins, concrete dinosaurs, and pleasant foot paths.

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Thank Dalekd2013
Port Orange, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

This is the home of Bongo Land unpack built in the 1950's you will find concrete dinosaurs in the woods along with an old sugar mill.

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

Bring some bug spray, because the mosquitoes are biting and stopped us from lingering longer. The garden has a good story and taught me a little more about early Florida history and the interaction between the different people who lived on the land. The sundial clock is pretty cool and was very accurate for us. Being northerners, we were also... More 

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Thank reluctantraveler8
Appleton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

This botanical garden in the middle of the urban area includes ruins from a 19th century sugar mill and a 1950s amusement park called Bogoland. They are restoring the sugar mill and provide information about the mill's prior function. The Bogoland dinosaur statues are truly a relic from the not-so-distant past. The grounds include native flora and theme gardens. There... More 

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Thank Jane K
Port Orange, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015 via mobile

It's a beautiful spot to just walk around and look at the many different flowers. There is an old sugar mill museum. It's a great place for a family outing, a wedding, or just sit and meditate

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Guangzhou, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

If you like botanical gardens and maybe getting a little of the area's history, this quiet and peaceful spot is worth the short drive from the beach to spend an hour enjoying the well laid out gardens--there are even a few dinosaur replicas from an earlier incarnation of the place! It's also interesting to tour the ruins of the sugar... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

This historical site is very cool. It has a nice historical display and short, beautiful walking trail. I absolutely loved it.

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