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“Interesting local attraction, family fun, no cost” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Sugar Mill Botanical Gardens

Sugar Mill Botanical Gardens
950 Old Sugar Mill Rd, Port Orange, FL 32119
386-767-1735
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Ranked #2 of 20 attractions in Port Orange
Type: Gardens
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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.
daytona beach
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“Interesting local attraction, family fun, no cost”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

Interesting free park, donations accepted. Beautiful grounds, full size dinosaur statues in natural settings, remnant of a real sugar mill carefully preserved. Walking trails and scenic sitting places. I would advise that you visit on a day that is not too hot and humid.

Visited October 2012
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“Best Kept Secret”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013

Where can you go for "free" and see a wonderful botanical garden, a sugar mill, and a place to let your worries fly away for the time you are there.

Visited January 2013
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Liberty, South Carolina
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“Love this place!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2013

Our daughter was married at the sugar mill ruins, it was beautiful!!!!! Its a botanical garden, a dinosaur haven, a history lesson and a fantastic place to just take a walk!!!! Every time we visit the port orange area we have to go to the sugar mill, its a tradition!!!!!!!!

Visited April 2012
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New Smyrna Beach, Florida
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“Fun & Free Family Afternoon”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

We discovered this attraction on a website of roadside oddities. I guess the cement dinosaurs are a bit of an oddity as is the history of this location, but the botanical gardens are quite lovely and we can't wait to come back and visit again in the spring when the place should be in full bloom.

Visited January 2013
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Lyons, NY
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“Beautiful Historic Attraction the whole family can enjoy! FREE!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

While touring the area with family, we stumbled upon the Sugar Mill ruins in Port Orange. The preservation of the area along with its lush flowers and plants made this a day to remember for everyone in the family! There's a walking trail that coordinates with a free map at the site explaining each thing in detail. It offers large trees to play on and old dinosaurs to be found by the kids (you have to go to the park to find out why they are there!) The time and care taken to offer this to the public is extraordinary! This diamond in the rough has a story to tell full of history and richness of the area! A "donation" box is also available and worth anything one can contribute! A MUST SEE in old Dunlawton!

Visited February 2012
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