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Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park

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Address: 3540 Thomasville Rd, Tallahassee, FL 32309-3413
Phone Number: (904) 487-4556
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Beautiful!

Absolutely beautiful any time of year, but can be crowded on holidays. A great place for family photos, or to just break away from capital city life.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Tallahassee, Florida
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Tallahassee, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely beautiful any time of year, but can be crowded on holidays. A great place for family photos, or to just break away from capital city life.

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Tallahassee, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been to the gardens and parc several times and these have never disappointed. The gardens have an additional entry fee at certain times of the year when most of the flowers are in bloom. It's really great for a nice walk and if you are into photography.

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Thank Nicolle T
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23 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

An old favorite. Great place to spend a lazy day in good weather. Bring a blanket, a picnic, a camera. Come alone or with children, parents or a sweetheart. Best times are any time but the hottest days of summer. Camellias bloom in Fall and Winter. Spring brings azaleas, Japanese magnolias. And as long as you keep moving to avoid... More 

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Thank D M
Tampa, Florida
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7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2016 via mobile

Spent the day just relaxing & studying for an exam...the beach was kind of weird though...the water was VERY warm & had little tiny green balls floating in it...

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Thank Ardena B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2016 via mobile

It was very beautiful and quiet. Me and my children got some nice pictures there. It was nice to get out of the hotel and see this place I'm glad we went.

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Thank Terrie T
Central Florida, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2016

My wife and I went to the gardens for the morning. We found it very relaxing and peaceful. It was an easy walk on a brick path. There were no steep hills to climb. Sadly we were there in August and there were no flowers to enjoy. But the grounds were quite well kept. Also on the bright side there... More 

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Tallahassee, FL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2016

Lovely way to spend a Sunday afternoon, well kept gardens to enjoy a peaceful walk through. Perfect place to take photo's of your family or a special event.

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Thank andy890
Tallahassee, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016

I entered Maclay Gardens State Park with a friend for a walk. I had never been there before and was quiet pleased with the park and its features. i three simple words, "It was Beautiful". I found it to be well taken care of with pristine gardens and flowers everywhere. The trails were easy to follow and the views were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

This beautiful state park is located close to shopping and restaurants, but once inside, you feel the quiet beauty of nature all around you. The first section of the park contains a picnic area, a playground, bathroom facilities, covered pavilion, and a small beach along the shore of Lake Hall. The lake is great for canoeing and kayaking. At the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016

We went here a few months back to have a fun walk for mothers day. The gardens will take your breath away!! Such lush greens, and pretty flowers. Right on the lake, the estate will just make you want to take it all in. My favorite part were the old brick roads trailing all through the park. Loved it and... More 

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