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“Who knew?” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Mission San Luis de Apalachee

Mission San Luis de Apalachee
Ranked #3 of 81 things to do in Tallahassee
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Mission San Luis was the western capital of Spanish Florida from 1656 to 1704. Today, the Mission brings the 17th century to life through costumed interpreters, reconstructed buildings, museum exhibits and archaeological demonstrations. The Mission offers special events, camps and workshops throughout the year. The site is open Tuesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission fees: Adults, $5; Seniors, $3; Children, $2; Active duty military are free.
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41 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Who knew?”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 22, 2012

Fascinating presentation of early life in Florida when the Spanish and the natives lives together peacefully. Lovely location and a great hill for kids to roll down!

Visited September 2011
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Tallahassee, Florida
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21 reviews
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“A walk back in time to a joint Spanish and Native American settlement that has arisen again, being not only historical but also ”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2012

We love Mission Luis! It is part of a Spanish-Native American community that has been reconstructed on the original site. It is truly like a walk back into past. Among other things, there's a fort; a gigantic thatched meeting center that kind of looks like an enormous tepee; a church; a Spanish home; a kind blacksmith who will make tools, nails, hooks, etc. right in front of you; a trail; a museum; a cool gift shop; and several folks in proper period attire who can tell you about their lives in colonial times. It really is a beautiful, scenic place that I like to go to to relax and unwind. It is close to a busy area, but when you enter the site, you forget we've living in the 21st century. We have four kids varying in age from 4 to 15, and they all love the place.

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Tallahassee, Florida
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32 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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“Coming along nicely”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 5, 2012

Small, but very well done museum and grounds. Nice area for walk around grounds with good replica areas. Inside museum is small but informative. Nice events such as Cinco de Mayo paseo with pets dressed in period costume along with owners.

Visited February 2012
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Tallahassee, Florida
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44 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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“Serenity at Mission San Luis”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 27, 2012

A wonderful place to stop and slow down. Rich with history and beautifully-kept grounds. Worth checking out.

Visited March 2012
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Tallahassee, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“A trip back in time”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 22, 2012

Top notch amazing site. Worth the trip just to see the great house.

Visited March 2012
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