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Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park

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The park was absolutely stunning, I've never seen another park so beautiful. The house tour was... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Tallahassee, Florida
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We visited in mid March and the Azaleas were almost done blooming, as were the Camilias. The... read more

Reviewed July 8, 2019
Jacksonville, Florida
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3540 Thomasville Rd, Tallahassee, FL 32309-3413
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The park was absolutely stunning, I've never seen another park so beautiful. The house tour was really fun!

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank stone0924
Reviewed July 8, 2019 via mobile

We visited in mid March and the Azaleas were almost done blooming, as were the Camilias. The gardens are truly beautiful though, with or without the spring blooms. I was very interested in the house which was built in the early 20th century as a...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed July 5, 2019

Were there for a renewing ceremony of friends. Had a nice little house to have a reception. Reflecting ponds and beautiful walking paths thru many types of plants and flowers.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Vic P
Reviewed June 24, 2019

What a gem of a botanical garden and walking paths! Very well kept, beautiful scenery, very nice walking paths and a bit of history if the 1930's home of Alfred B Maclay is open when you are there. I would spend 2 hours or so...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank jewelekuhar
Reviewed June 1, 2019

If Gardens appeal to you, this is a great stop! Our family loved it. There are two main areas. One consists of a “rec” pavilion with canoe rentals, covered picnic tables, and small-ish playground for the kids. The other is more the main draw- a...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed May 7, 2019 via mobile

This is one of Tallahassee most beautiful and scenic parks. if you want beautiful scenery while you sit out and relax and enjoy yourself at this park. Nature walks with room for fun and games and picnics and family gatherings or just go solo

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed May 7, 2019

Maclay Gardens is a state park in Tallahassee, Florida. The park is most beautiful in the spring when all the plants are in bloom and the greenery has recovered from a mild winter. There are paths to walk, a home to explore, and at various...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank tobybear2014
Reviewed May 6, 2019

Loved it. Note that the house isn’t open in May, but we were happy just to walk outside. Not much else to say.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank MuseumNut215
Reviewed April 26, 2019

Self guided walking tour on beautifully kept grounds. Best time to view gardens is late winter\early spring. Summer months offer swimming, kayaking, hiking etc.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Robert H
Reviewed April 19, 2019 via mobile

I grew up going to the old Cypress Gardens as a kid. Alfred B. Maclay Gardens took me back to that time. We went in April when there is typically an extra charge to see the formal gardens. We went in the evening so the...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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September 11, 2018|
Response from SHenderson850 | Reviewed this property |
This is an interesting question that I don't know the answer to. When the Maclay's bought the property in 1923, there was simply a dirt road leading from Thomasville Road to a "simple hunting cabin" on the shore of Lake... More
February 26, 2018|
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The website states: "Many brides and grooms get married in the beautiful gardens at Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park. For information about weddings in the Gardens, please call." Just google "Maclay Gardens - Weddings... More