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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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The First Visit

My first visit was not a disappointment. Beautiful beautiful site.💆💕💕🕶 🌷⚘🌻🐝🐝🌺🌳🌳 Some of the most beautiful flowers you have seen!!!! This is perfect for a wedding... read more

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Atlanta, Georgia
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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My first visit was not a disappointment. Beautiful beautiful site.💆💕💕🕶 🌷⚘🌻🐝🐝🌺🌳🌳 Some of the most beautiful flowers you have seen!!!! This is perfect for a wedding👰 🎥📽 filming or taking pictures 📷📸 It's a nice lake 🏞 it so relaxing. They have a tree branch that's kind of low to the ground not that low. But you have to jump... More 

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a large area with a long, winding brick driveway that is now a walkway leading to the house. Lots of interesting gardens with a variety of plants. Good way to see nature and birds. Very pretty flowering plants and trees. Lake for swimming or fishing and playground and picnic areas near the garden area.

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Bozeman, Montana
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121 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you want to get away from the stress and noise of the rat race come to this lovely place. While the park itself is wonderful, we loved the gardens. The walk down the brick pathway to the old Maclay house is so beautiful, and the song birds were serenading us along the way. The gate attendant had great information... More 

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Thank xckier
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3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Such a beautiful place to explore. I've been twice now in late winter/early spring and the flowers have been beautifully in bloom. Don't be afraid to walk off the paths, you can walk all over the grass and explore!

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Thank Kitty T
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I don't think I went in the right time of year.. I went around October/November And not much was in bloom. It was well kept and still a beautiful park none the less. Might have to give it another chance and update my review. :)

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Tallahassee, Florida
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful gardens for a wedding. Plan early for our door. May was HOT! Caution your photographer and videographer. The bushes are loaded with chiggers.

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Annapolis, Maryland
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Maclay Gardens are one of Tallahassee's real treasures. For a minimal entrance fee ($5), you get so much. After parking in the large parking lot, we checked out the visitor center which gave us an overview of the property. There are short trails going around the property in maze-like fashion. The main trail takes you to the historic Maclay... More 

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Thank Steve C
Tallahassee, Florida
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Maclay Gardens is a wonderful place for many reasons... all seasons are pretty. It's not manicured (Disney-like), but well maintained. Beautiful North Florida. There are walking paths, gardens, a big lake, a beach... perfect for all ages!

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Saratoga Springs, New York
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a beautiful and peaceful place for relaxation. I absolutely fell in love with spanish trees all over the park. A little minus of the park is lack of signs for each section, but with a map in our hands we were able to see everything we wanted.

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Such lovely sights and smells await you in this park. Its an ode to camillias and mossy oaks. There are a couple of lakes that you can lose time with.

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