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Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park

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Address: 3540 Thomasville Rd, Tallahassee, FL 32309-3413
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Very pretty and everything in bloom!

This was a lovely little garden area with some walking trails and beautiful flowers. Was surprised that so many flowers were in bloom in February. For how small the gardens are I... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was a lovely little garden area with some walking trails and beautiful flowers. Was surprised that so many flowers were in bloom in February. For how small the gardens are I was surprised to pay a $6 fee for about an hour there.

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Brookfield, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great for a short walk thur the garden or long walks on the hiking trails. Lodge is full of nice antiques and the docent very knowledgable.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The gardens at Maclay State Park are so beautiful. I have visited often over my lifetime. As a child enjoyed swimming in Lake Hall. Our folks would take visiting family there. I recall picnics, grilling out maybe even an Easter egg hunt or two! As I grew I had the rare opportunity to canoe and even water ski but that... More 

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were staying near the university, researched this state park, it decided to give it a go. Delighted that we did! It was a very pleasant few hours. The hiking trails are advisable. We went for about a 3 mile hike and enjoyed it thoroughly. They seem to offer multiple options in terms of hiking trails. There was at least... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I was lucky enough to visit the park when the trees were in bloom and they were gorgeous! You are allowed to wander around the park, viewing the gardens, the pond, a reflection pool, and there's even a secret garden! A staff member happened to tell me the history of the brick walkway and it's too bad that information isn't... More 

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Tallahassee, Florida
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

As a family annual park pass holder we visit a lot of Florida state parks and Maclay gardens is right around the corner from us, we go often. We actually purchased our pass at Maclay and over the summer (2016) we visited several times and felt welcome when we were greeted by the gate keeper on our way to enjoy... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Many flowers are in full bloom now because of the mild winter Florida is having. We saw Camilla japonicas that were not only solid colors (pink, red, white) but also striped colors and even branches with two different color blooms growing side by side. There is a pond and a reflecting pool to enhance contemplation. The Maclay house is open... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Slap bang in the middle of Tallahassee these stunning gardens and grounds make for a gorgeous and quiet family afternoon. Great history, a beautiful lake and ponds, and the most glorious trees and other flora for miles around. Nature trails abound and plenty of space for the kids to run off excess energy. Despite its super close proximity to restaurants... More 

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Tallahassee, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

In February, the gardens are in full bloom with beautiful flowering shrubs. Even without the gardens, it is such a lovely park. We hike on the wonderfully maintained trails. Lake Hall is always a pretty place, whether you drive to it or hike beside it. We hear and see wildlife often on our walks. It is a non-commercial, natural get... More 

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Tallahassee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful park, very walkable with nice lake. Great Gardens and trails to walk in the woods. Great escape of the urban concrete.

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