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Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park

3540 Thomasville Rd, Tallahassee, FL 32309-3413
+1 904-487-4556
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Great walking area

A wonderful scenic place for walking. They have many varieties of plants—our January trip gave us... read more

Reviewed 22 January 2018
Mary Ann M
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St. Louis, MO
Lovely

Beautiful estate of the Maclay family. Mr. Maclay loved camellias and the grounds are full of... read more

Reviewed 17 January 2018
Morris N
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Travellers talk about
“reflecting pool” (20 reviews)
“swimming area” (12 reviews)
“blooming season” (10 reviews)
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3540 Thomasville Rd, Tallahassee, FL 32309-3413
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+1 904-487-4556
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"brick path"
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"winter home"
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"the secret garden"
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"family photos"
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"gardens are beautiful"
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"peaceful walk"
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Reviewed 22 January 2018

A wonderful scenic place for walking. They have many varieties of plants—our January trip gave us so many varieties of camellia. Paths are wide, smooth so the walk is good for all ages.

Thank Mary Ann M
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Reviewed 17 January 2018 via mobile

Beautiful estate of the Maclay family. Mr. Maclay loved camellias and the grounds are full of them. If you are looking for winter blooms and a historic upscale estate you’ll enjoy this.

Thank Morris N
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Reviewed 5 January 2018

Have Visited here for Years. Always recommended. Not great but a very good afternoon garden experience when in the area.

Thank 22emmettf
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Reviewed 27 December 2017

Though near the city, once you enter the park you are in another peaceful place. Beautiful gardens. Ranger helpful.

Thank Karen B
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Reviewed 22 December 2017

From the pretty walk along Lake Hall to exploring the lovely home of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred B. Maclay, this is a very nice way to spend a few hours on a nice day. The camillias and azalias bloom in the winter and are mature...More

Thank Peacock Susan P
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Reviewed 22 December 2017

The grounds are amazing. The deeper you get into the gardens the more beautiful it is and the more it takes you away to another time. It is easy to forget the hustle and bustle of everyday life and lose yourself in the peaceful tranquility...More

Thank MrkV2015
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Reviewed 15 December 2017

Nice place to take a walk in the middle of December. Florida Camellia's in Bloom and very quiet and peaceful. Takes about 45 minutes to complete a walk through the garden and the entry is only $3.00 per person. Looking for peace and quiet? I...More

Thank Martin G
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Reviewed 6 December 2017 via mobile

Our FSU daughter turned 21 and in addition to lunch she picked the Gardens for a visit. Our son was on another trip but my wife and I enjoyed the quietness of the Gardens. The reflecting pond was my favorite. It going to get busy...More

Thank DJJJp
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Reviewed 20 November 2017 via mobile

We stumbled upon this place driving around checking out beautiful Tallahassee. Wow. Absolutely gorgeous grounds with trees and greenery everywhere. It was Sunday so we weren't able to go into any of the buildings on the estate, but we could walk around freely and looked...More

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Reviewed 19 November 2017

Super spot for outdoor weddings and family photos. one of the first places I visited after moving to Tallahassee

Thank Linda L
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27 February 2018|
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The website states: "Many brides and grooms get married in the beautiful gardens at Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park. For information about weddings in the Gardens, please call." Just google "Maclay Gardens - Weddings... More
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Yes, My husband takes the kids fishing there for fun.
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