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Dunlawton Sugar Mill Gardens

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A touch of history

We found the Sugar Mills Gardens on tripadvisor and am glad we did! It is beautiful and we enjoyed... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Marsha C

i really loved this place. it is intriguing, beautiful and interesting from the histirical point of... read more

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Gardens where you can watch butterflies and learn more about flora and fauna native to Florida. Trails leading past a preserved 19th century sugar mill ruins and statues of dinosaurs.
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
950 Old Sugar Mill Rd, Port Orange, FL 32129-7624
+1 386-767-1735
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We found the Sugar Mills Gardens on tripadvisor and am glad we did! It is beautiful and we enjoyed reading about the history of it. It is an easy walk around path and love the trees and plants have labels.

Thank Marsha C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

i really loved this place. it is intriguing, beautiful and interesting from the histirical point of view.

Thank Eversleepingbabybear
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I visit this place often. It's quiet and green! I am planning to have my wedding ceremony here! I love the history and the sugar Mill ruins that still stand. If you love nature, you'll love sugar Mill gardens! Check the hours because they close...More

Thank Megan B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was very impressed of all the hidden stuff they have in there it was great I don't want to spoil it fore you but you got to go

Thank dustin B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We weren't sure if this would be worth the drive from Daytona, but we are glad we went. It's free, though there's a donation box in case you want to make a donation. They even have free parking in the lot across the street. The...More

Thank ShaFlorida
Reviewed 27 August 2018

Good way to spend a few hours and see history at the same time. Would not recommend going during the summer as it is very hot!

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Reviewed 26 August 2018

My wife and I recently stopped here while in Port Orange.This is an interesting place to see.It combines historic Florida with the history of the sugar plantation,then switches into the somewhat tacky but fun story if Bongoland of the 1950's.And finally the garden itself.Everything is...More

Thank Richpsv
Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

Not really a big deal, but a free place to take elementary kids to learn some interesting history. Easy to find and park.

Thank Franklin H
Reviewed 10 August 2018

This site,located on a back street in the older section of Port Orange, is a curious blend of a natural, untrimmed nature preserve,the ruins of an old sugar mill and a few concrete statues of dinosaurs left over from Bongoland, a failed tourist attraction of...More

Thank BeachcomberT
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

Interesting, but doesn’t take all afternoon to see. I’d recommend going in cooler weather. It was super hot when I went in the morning.

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8 February 2018|
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Response from cleichhorn | Reviewed this property |
everything was flat, but bathrooms were a little tight for wc, otherwise pretty easy access to most of the main paths
Laura R
13 February 2017|
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Response from carole c | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I do not know the species of the vines. Am confident the gardens would tll you.