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Mission San Luis


Reconstructed mission from the days when San Luis was the western capital of Spanish Florida during the 17th century and Europeans resided with the native Apalachees.

Maclay Gardens


State park, ornamental gardens planted in 1923 by Alfred and Louise Maclay on the shores of Lake Hall. Tour the gardens, picnic, swim and kayak.

San Marcos de Apalache


In the nearby town of St. Marks, this site features the ruins of a historic fort built in 1679. Self-guided tour, museum, picnic areas, gorgeous views of the Wakulla River.

Battle of Natural Bridge Monument


The battle fought here at the end of the Civil War kept the then-Confederate capital of Tallahassee from falling into the hands of Union troops.

St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge


Among the oldest refuges in the national wildlife refuge system, 68,000 acres of coastal marshes, tidal creeks, and the estuaries of seven rivers. Abundant wildlife, hiking, second-oldest lighthouse in Florida.

Wakulla Springs


One of the largest freshwater springs in the world. Riverboat tours, glassbottom boats, swimming, nature trails, picnic areas, historic lodge and dining room.

Museum of Florida History


The state history museum, focusing on Florida's development from prehistory to present day. Numerous exhibits and collections in the heart of Tallahassee's political district.

Florida Caverns State Park


Near the town of Marianna west of Tallahassee, this is one of the few state parks to feature dry caves.Guided cave tours, hiking, canoeing, picnicking.

Leon Sinks Geological Area


Over a dozen sinkholes comprise the Leon Sinks, portals to one of the most extensive underwater cave systems in the world. Self-guided tour, trails, observation platforms.

Wild Adventures Theme Park


In Valdosta, Georgia. Wild animals, roller coasters and thrill rides, amusement and water parks, music concerts, much more.

Tallahassee Museum


Elevated boardwalk through a cypress swamp featuring exhibits of indigenous animals in their natural setting, aviary, serpent exhibit, Discovery Center, gallery, an old Florida farm, school, church, and railroad caboose.

Bradley's Country Store


Take a scenic ride out one of Tallahassee's oak canopy roads to Bradley's, famous for its smoked sausage and down home charm.

Railroad Square Art Park


Hosting more than 80 studios, galleries and small shops, Railroad Square is the creative haven of many Tallahassee artists and other small businesses.

Native American Burial Mounds



Two of the finest examples of native American ceremonial mounds in Florida, 40 feet high and between 800 and 2,000 years old. Walkways, observation platforms, picnic areas.

World's Smallest Police Station

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Drive down to the town of Carrabelle on the Gulf coast and see the world's smallest police station on your way to the beach. Don't forget to grab some fresh Florida seafood on the way!

St. George Island and Apalachicola


If you are visiting the coast while you are here, this is the way to go. Miles of beautiful beaches and the charming historic port of Apalachicola, famous for its oysters.

Antique Car Museum


1894 Duryea, 1903 Stanley Steamer, 1909 Babcock Electric, Model A, Model T, Desoto, Tucker Torpedo, '55 T-Bird convertible, '56 Corvette convertible, '57 Chevy Bel Air, '66 Mustang Convertible, '67 Shelby Cobra, a Delorean, an Amphicar, Batmobiles, and dozens more, plus motorcycles and all kinds of memorabilia.

Pebble Hill Plantation


Georgian and Greek Revival plantation near Thomasville, Georgia. Over 3,000 acres, magnificent gardens, stables, kennels, 40-room main house, collections of art, 19th Century furniture, porcelain, silver, crystal, and glassware.