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Address: 950 Old Sugar Mill Rd, Port Orange, FL 32129 (Formerly Sugar Mill Botanical Gardens)
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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Gardens where you can watch butterflies and learn more about flora and...

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.

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Looking at options for 'things to do' in Port Orange, we found the historic sugar mill listed #1 on TripAdvisor. We didn't realize that the property was converted to a botanical... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Looking at options for 'things to do' in Port Orange, we found the historic sugar mill listed #1 on TripAdvisor. We didn't realize that the property was converted to a botanical garden. I was more amazed to find the remnants of a one-time dinosaur park attraction. The sugar mill ruins are quite interesting, whether you're a long time Floridian or... More 

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Thank ML T
Oxford, Maine
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had spent several months looking for an outdoor spot to get married. It seemed that spots were either way too expensive or not pretty enough for us. That is until we found this little gem just two miles from our house! There are several areas to choose from and the price was surprisingly affordable. I would definitely recommend this... More 

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Thank eagleye1977
Stuart, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

Went in December cold weekend was not crowded. Well cared for by volunteers. No flowers in bloom at the time of our visit but it was still a very relaxing walk through the trees and a few dinosaur statues. The sugar mill was an interesting history lesson. Very quiet and peaceful. Amazing huge oak trees. Great place to relax and... More 

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Thank maugeri22
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

Very relaxing place, always quiet and never crowded. There were a lot more plants in bloom of course when I went in the hotter months.

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Thank India H
Brentwood, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

Cute little place to stop in and leisurely walk through. Gain so history of the area. Loved learning about the plants and history of the Sugar Mill.

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Hebron, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

This self guided tour of an old sugar mill and botanic garden was awesome. Had no idea really what to expect but this was one of my favorite activities while on this trip. Wear comfortable shoes and take in all this place has to offer. There are lots of benches if you need to rest. Oh and bring a camera.... More 

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Groton, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

A real special treat within a neighborhood. No admittance fee but a donation box by the garden entrance. Learn of the Old Sugar Mill and see remnants of same. A lovely garden filled with a wonderful variety of plants and an Audubon Trail. Serenity within encourages meditation and peacefulness. Please do observe the many rules in respect of the gardens... More 

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Catonsville, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

The Dunlawton Sugar Mill Gardens are located a short distance east of Nova Road and I doubt many people know they exist. The ruins and their history of operation from 1804-1856 are nicely presented. Sugar cane, along with cotton,rice and indigo were produced here until the mill was burned down for the last time in the Third Seminole Indian War.... More 

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Tysons Corner, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

Very interesting location in Port Orange. Must see, for a quiet time nice for a stroll. Pretty location not commercial at all, natural.

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Port Orange, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

I took 2 kids to walk the Sugar Mill gardens. They loved the dinosaurs scattered throughout the pathways and the great signs posted giving the history of the sugar mill. Excellent FREE park for kids and adults alike.

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