Top 5 Attractions in Tallahassee, Florida

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Florida - Tallahassee - Attractions

Tallahassee is the capital of Florida and is a terrific city filled with exciting attractions. With places like the Edward Ball Wakulla Springs State Park about 16 miles to the south of the capital city, there is a lot to experience while enjoying the fresh air. However, if you’re planning on traveling here, let’s not waste your time looking. Below we’ll detail the Top 5 Attractions in Tallahassee, Florida. 

#1 Tallahassee Automobile Museum 

Located on Mahan Dr in Tallahassee, The Tallahassee Automobile Museum, also known as the Tallahassee Automobile and Collectibles Museum, is a fun place for any age. Owned by Tallahassee businessman DeVoe L. Moore, the museum mostly displays items of Americana from Moore’s personal collection. 

Here you’ll find a special section on the vehicles used by Batman including one from the hit movie Batman Returns and the other from Batman Forever. Other objects displayed here include, but are not limited to boats, boat motors, Case knives, fishing lures, and adding machines. Prices range from $8 for children and $20 for adults. 

Hours:  

  • Wednesday 8 AM–5 PM 
  • Thursday 8 AM–5 PM 
  • Friday 8 AM–5 PM 
  • Saturday 10 AM–5 PM 
  • Sunday 11 AM–5 PM 
  • Monday 8 AM–5 PM 
  • Tuesday 8 AM–5 PM 

 Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park 

If horticulture is your bag, Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park is a must-see. Check out the park’s display of azaleas, camellias, dogwoods, and magnolias creatively placed throughout the park.  

Located on Thomasville Rd in Leon County, Florida, this park is also a wonderful place to go walking, biking, or horseback riding. You can also rent or bring a kayak and paddle around Lake Hall, central to the park. The park is open from 8 AM to 6 PM daily. The cost is the standard $6 vehicle fee. 

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#3 Cascades Park 

South of downtown Tallahassee sits Cascades Park. Once the site of a gasification plant, the park is now a sea of green that has become a top attraction for visitors to the capital city. Stroll down pathways that follow the contours of the park, passing vibrant gardens and beneath majestic trees adorned with Spanish moss. 

Midway through the park, you’ll encounter a Korean War Memorial and, at different times throughout the year, you may discover a concert going on at the Capital City Amphitheater on the west end of the park. 

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#4 Mission San Luis de Apalachee 

Mission San Luis de Apalachee is a Spanish Franciscan mission built in the Florida Panhandle in 1656. It’s located two miles west of the present-day Florida Capitol Building in Tallahassee. 

Visitors are encouraged to explore the mission where costumed interpreters interact with them, answering questions when asked. In the main exhibit gallery sits priceless artifacts, Roman Catholic devotional objects, and topographical displays. They’re open 10 AM to 4 PM every day but Monday and the price is between $2 and $5. 

#5 Tallahassee Museum 

The Tallahassee Museum isn’t what one might expect from a museum. With ziplines, animal exhibits, and nature trails, the museum is a strange intersection of an adventure park, zoo, and traditional museum. 

Located on Museum Rd, roughly 6 miles southwest of downtown Tallahassee, this museum features enough outdoor adventure activities and rare wildlife experiences to more than justify the $9 – $12 cost of admission. The museum is open daily until 5 PM. It opens at 9 AM Monday through Saturday and 11 AM on Sundays. 

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