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“Boring !” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park

Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park
Ranked #7 of 81 things to do in Tallahassee
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Tallahassee, Florida
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40 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Boring !”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2012

It would be nice if the flora had identifying tags with reasonable information etc. The museum house should also have enthusiastic help from the keepers .

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Tallahassee, Florida, United States
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Azaleas!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2012

I have visited Maclay often since moving to Tallahassee, but the gardens are in full bloom during March and April .... and it is breathtaking! I took pictures of 3 generations of family with backdrops of azaleas over 6 feet high, all in perfect bloom. We walked through a rain of blossoms from over-hanging trees by the pond that were like soft pink snow falling and enjoyed sitting under large shade trees with the smell of daylilies and wisteria floating in the air.
We love this place and even took our "Christmas" photos there in late November, too.

Visited March 2011
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Orlando
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Perfect way to spend a few hours”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2012

Great time with my family, let the little one run.

Visited January 2012
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Grand Junction, Colorado
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51 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Nice nature walk”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2012

It is a very nice garden. It would probably be beautiful in spring.

Visited January 2012
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Tallahassee
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57 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“A hidden GEM in Tallahassee to go visit.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2012

What a great place for getting away from the rat race. A hidden gem in middle of town.

We got married in the park and it is a very special ;ace to hundreds of couples. IMO They do need to add a small RV campground by the lake. It would stay full and support park operations. It is right off of I-10 on Thomasville Road and near lots of good places to eat.

The gardner's cottage is a great place for a special party and can be booked by reservation at the gate house. Pops in park and other events are well worth seeing.

Visited December 2011
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