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Dunlawton Sugar Mill Gardens

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950 Old Sugar Mill Rd, Port Orange, FL 32129
+1 386-767-1735
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We never get tired of going here

Every year we make 2-3 trips to these gardens - for there's always something new to see. We begin... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Arline Z
Metuchen, New Jersey
Charming -- Absolutely Charming!

What a great setting for about any time of garden-type background you could ever want in a photo... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ormond Beach
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Gardens where you can watch butterflies and learn more about flora and fauna native to Florida. Trails leading past a preserved 19th century sugar mill ruins and statues of dinosaurs.
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good37%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“amusement park” (14 reviews)
“donation box” (11 reviews)
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950 Old Sugar Mill Rd, Port Orange, FL 32129
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Every year we make 2-3 trips to these gardens - for there's always something new to see. We begin by taking the perimeter trail through palm trees & other plants, visit Bongoland - a former amusement area - and visit the huge recreated prehistoric dinosaurs,...More

Thank Arline Z
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a great setting for about any time of garden-type background you could ever want in a photo. We use this place occasionally for family photos, and we've never had two that even resemble each other--except for the people in them.

Thank IndianJerry
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you have some time on your hands and you are in the area, the Dunlawton Sugar Mill Gardens is a nice place to stroll and see well preserved sugar mill ruins. Oh, and let's not forget the life size sculpted dinosaur remains from a...More

Thank lavida1994
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

About 10 minutes south of nDaytona beach is this attraction. It is free, a nice walk through time! There’s are huge dinosaurs from the 1950s, and ruins of a sugar mill. Beautiful natural setting. We were sitting on. A bench and an orange fell off...More

Thank R T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Interesting history, lovely park, and even some dinosaur statues as a fun little surprise. Easy walk for all ages!

Thank Tammy J
Reviewed December 6, 2017

Not worth a whole day, but definitely worth a stop if you have a long time in the area. Filled with historical facts. Just my husband and I went. I can't imagine our children enjoying it much.

Thank Mandolinmoon
Reviewed December 3, 2017

We visited here after learning history of the Ximenez-Fatio house in St. Augustine (Sarah Anderson bought after her Dunlawton home burned down). Volunteers run this place, and there are pretty walking trails and beautiful plants and flowers. There is a rustic bathroom on site. Ruins...More

Thank cleichhorn
Reviewed December 3, 2017

Just stumbled upon this even though we pass by the sign all the time. It is a super interesting place to take a walk. It is very Zen and has some interesting things like the dinosaurs.

Thank Jo-AnnAlbano
Reviewed November 21, 2017 via mobile

If you are interested in industry during the 1800's, this is a really cool place to visit. There is no charge and the volunteers make the whole place work on donations. We were more than happy to leave a donation. In addition to the incredibly...More

Thank Pat S
Reviewed October 29, 2017

We were looking for a place to walk and this was recomended by our waitress at Hardee's. There were beautiful plants and flowers of all kinds, along with many birds and butterflies.Kids would love the dinosaurs. It made for a very pleasant afternoon.

Thank janw00
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Laura R
February 13, 2017|
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Response from carole c | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I do not know the species of the vines. Am confident the gardens would tll you.