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Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park

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Address: 3540 Thomasville Rd, Tallahassee, FL 32309-3413
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A beautiful few hours

We were staying near the university, researched this state park, it decided to give it a go. Delighted that we did! It was a very pleasant few hours. The hiking trails are... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Miami, Florida
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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We were staying near the university, researched this state park, it decided to give it a go. Delighted that we did! It was a very pleasant few hours. The hiking trails are advisable. We went for about a 3 mile hike and enjoyed it thoroughly. They seem to offer multiple options in terms of hiking trails. There was at least... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I was lucky enough to visit the park when the trees were in bloom and they were gorgeous! You are allowed to wander around the park, viewing the gardens, the pond, a reflection pool, and there's even a secret garden! A staff member happened to tell me the history of the brick walkway and it's too bad that information isn't... More 

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Tallahassee, Florida
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

As a family annual park pass holder we visit a lot of Florida state parks and Maclay gardens is right around the corner from us, we go often. We actually purchased our pass at Maclay and over the summer (2016) we visited several times and felt welcome when we were greeted by the gate keeper on our way to enjoy... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Many flowers are in full bloom now because of the mild winter Florida is having. We saw Camilla japonicas that were not only solid colors (pink, red, white) but also striped colors and even branches with two different color blooms growing side by side. There is a pond and a reflecting pool to enhance contemplation. The Maclay house is open... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Slap bang in the middle of Tallahassee these stunning gardens and grounds make for a gorgeous and quiet family afternoon. Great history, a beautiful lake and ponds, and the most glorious trees and other flora for miles around. Nature trails abound and plenty of space for the kids to run off excess energy. Despite its super close proximity to restaurants... More 

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Tallahassee, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

In February, the gardens are in full bloom with beautiful flowering shrubs. Even without the gardens, it is such a lovely park. We hike on the wonderfully maintained trails. Lake Hall is always a pretty place, whether you drive to it or hike beside it. We hear and see wildlife often on our walks. It is a non-commercial, natural get... More 

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Tallahassee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful park, very walkable with nice lake. Great Gardens and trails to walk in the woods. Great escape of the urban concrete.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Nearby for another event, we spent the afternoon strolling through the well maintained gardens. Indeed, the week before, heavy thunderstorms with tornadoes came through the area, but there was not a trace of evidence of it. The azaleas and camillias were out in abundance. Both bricked and grassy trails were accessible. A bit hilly, some trails may require some exertion,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I came here to take shots with my new camera and was astonished by the beautiful grounds. From what was to be a short trip, turned into a half a day.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Doesn't have a lot of flowers like you would think. This place has a lot of green shrubs and there's a lot of WALKING. No place to buy items for souvenirs.

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