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“Very nicely kept gardens” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park

Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park
3540 Thomasville Rd, Tallahassee, FL 32309
(904) 487-4556
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Ranked #7 of 30 Attractions in Tallahassee
Type: Gardens, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Parks, Hiking Trails, Outdoors
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Albany, Georgia
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25 attraction reviews
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“Very nicely kept gardens”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

The walk through the gardens is very nice. Everything is kept very nicely groomed. Lots of beautiful foliage. Did not get to go through the house because it is only open for tours for part of the year. But, still worth the stop. Glad we stopped in during our shopping trip to Tallahassee. Recommended to all, like us, who typically drive past on the way into town.

Visited July 2014
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Bonnybridge, United Kingdom
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“Gardens.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

This garden is a fairly small attraction, you will not spend any more than a couple of hours visiting.
The house is open for a tour between January until April. There is a large lake that you can sit by.
the gardens are clean and tidy with restrooms around the park, there are also drinking fountains around the garden as well.$6.00 per car to get in so not expensive.
I would not go out of your way to go there but if you are travelling between Thomasville and Tallahassee the gardens are minutes of the main road just before you reach Tallahassee and worth a visit.

Visited June 2014
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Bristol, Pennsylvania
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“One of the best spots in this state”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Wow what a day!
We saw this lake on google map and had to get there
They have everything !
And the water are sooooo clear
We are in the middle of a road trip across the us so we just stopped at the store got some meat and had the best bbq day ever
Very clean very quiet
Go there!

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Wales, UK
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“Pretty and well organised park”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Plenty of benches. some covered, for picnicking. Facilities to bbq. The water is sectioned off for swimming. The grounds are extremely pretty and clean and there are rest rooms available. Plenty of space for children to run around. We had a lovely day there.

Visited May 2014
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Battle Creek, Michigan, United States
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“Maclay Gardens”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

During our trips to Tallahassee each year we always make time to visit the Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park. There are always a variety of trees, bushes and flowers in bloom. The Secret Garden is one of our favorites as well as the gated garden and reflecting pool. It is a wonderful place to walk and see nature at its best. Beautiful, peaceful and refreshing.

Visited February 2014
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