Posted by: RasmaSandra | May 25, 2018

Terrific Tallahassee



Tallahassee is the capital of Florida.

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Tallahassee Museum of History & Natural Science consists of 52 acres of manicured gardens and wilderness and is located on the outskirts of the city.

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The museum offers living exhibits of flora and fauna native to Florida.

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Here you can see the rare Florida panther and red wolf and the otters have found a new home.

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Mission San Luis is a mission that once was home to Spanish colonists and the Appalachian tribespeople. The compound includes the soaring Council House. Tours are available. There are costumed interpreters. You can get an idea of how life was 300 years ago.

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Knott House Museum has found its home in a white-columned 1843 house. During the Civil War, it was occupied by the Confederates and later Union troops before the Emancipation Proclamation was read here in 1865. Free tours are available.

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Florida State Capitol is most impressive rising up 22-stories. At the top floor is an observation deck from which you can get 360-degree views of the city.

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Florida Historic Capitol Museum has made its home in the former Florida capitol building dating from 1902. It is a political museum that includes a restored House of Representatives chamber and governor’s reception area. There are many portraits and exhibits on immigration, state development, and the infamous 2000 U.S. presidential election.

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The Florida State University is a liberal arts school with over 35,000 undergraduate and graduate students. There are free campus tours.

Lake Ella and Fred Drake Park

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Lake Ella is situated right in the center of the Fred Drake Park.

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Here you can enjoy fountains, shaded picnic areas and walking trails. You can walk, bike or skate. There are ducks, geese, and turtles.

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The Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park is a lovely botanical garden. This is a U.S. Historic District named the Killearn Plantation Archeological and Historic District. There are many historic buildings and the park was first opened to the public in 1823.

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You can see lovely flora and fauna including azaleas and camellias. There are Japanese maples and dogwoods. You can enjoy walking, cycling, hiking, and fishing.

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The Lake Jackson Mounds Archaeological State Park is located on the south shore of Lake Jackson. This park has an archaeological significance in the area. The mounds are thought to date from 1950 to 1500 A.D. Two of the mounds can be visited and are listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.

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The park has many wonderful walking trails and you can enjoy the lovely Florida landscape.

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The St. Marks Wildlife Refuge opened in 1931 and is one of the oldest wildlife refuges in the U.S. It stretches for 68,000 acres with plant life from the Gulf of Mexico area and marshlands, inlets, creeks, and estuaries.

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Among the wildlife making their home here are coyotes, bobcats, and black bears. If you like you can also go fishing and boating. All through the refuge are hiking trails and if you like you can go cycling.

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St. Marks Lighthouse dates from 1831 and is also part of the refuge. It is the second oldest lighthouse in Florida and registered on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.

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The Goodwood Museum and Gardens has a plantation house that was built in the 1830s.

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The gardens surround the house and there are rolling lawns and lush foliage. It still has the original features like glass work, antique furniture, period porcelain, textiles and vintage artwork including paintings and etchings. The plantation house is also known for its fresco ceilings.

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The Lake Talquin State Forest has an amazing 17,000 acres of land. Here you can hike, horseback ride and bike and if you wish you can camp in the forest.

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There is a lot of local flora and fauna. Among the animals, you might see are bobcats, deer and wild turkeys. There are also lovely oak trees and maples.

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  1. Very beautiful pictures and inspiring. Keep up the good work

    • Thank you, Beverly. I always try to find the best photos when putting this blog together. Glad you enjoyed the tour.

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