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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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The gardens were a pristine example of beauty to endure for generations to come! The trees were... read more

Reviewed 13 October 2017
Michelle R
Wimauma, Florida
via mobile

I have definitely come here since childhood. My parents would bring my siblings and I here to go... read more

Reviewed 12 October 2017
Julie B
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3540 Thomasville Rd, Tallahassee, FL 32309-3413
+1 904-487-4556
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Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

The gardens were a pristine example of beauty to endure for generations to come! The trees were magnificent specimens and joys to behold! We witnessed one proposal and even in September the blooms were plentiful! Hidden pathways and natural treasures around every conceivable corner lead...More

Thank Michelle R
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

I have definitely come here since childhood. My parents would bring my siblings and I here to go swimming when I was a kid. And they still have the area to go swimming. The gardens are beautiful. My High school senior class had our 10...More

Thank Julie B
Reviewed 25 September 2017

As a State Park this place is incredible. Bring your canoe and a picnic, and the kids will love it. Waterfront and Garden attractions adorn this beautiful place. Very relaxing.

Thank tkanjas
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Visited the Gardens many times over the years, including a sister's wedding. Always beautiful. This most recent visit with a friend was a day trip during the azalea blooming season. Wow, absolutely gorgeous. Spent several hours enjoying the beautiful flowers and grounds. I believe it...More

Thank DragonflyGirl58
Reviewed 30 August 2017

Beautiful place to have an outdoor wedding. Go while it's cool and warn the guests about getting too close to the trees, bushes. Chiggers are terrible. May wedding was too hot. Otherwise, beautiful place for photographers and just a leisurely stroll.

Thank A9316UQrobertar
Reviewed 25 August 2017

This was such a beautiful place. The gardens are delightful. Only 6 dollars to get into the country park and it would be a great day with the kids for a picnic or BBQ- the BBQ and picnic tables are already there and swimming pool...More

Thank Debbie L
Reviewed 17 August 2017

Visited Maclay twice during a recent trip to Tallahassee at the recommendation of my daughters. Maclay has a wonderful launch area for rowers & kayakers. We watched a few minutes then went on to the gardens, our main focus. The first day was rainy but...More

Thank krjmal
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

My husband and I first stopped at the lake side where you can bring your family to play in the water and picnic. You can even bring a canoe or kayak to paddle around the lake. In the gardens, there are some nice brick paths...More

Thank Candace M
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Maclay Gardens is a State Park inside the city limits. There is a beautiful garden as well as recreational opportunities such as hiking, swimming and boating. Look for seasonal highlights in the garden, like the annual camellia blossoms in December and Christmas decorations and lights.

Thank J3682BLcharlottel
Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

My husband and I took our engagement pictures at this park, and we love coming during Christmas time for their event! It's super close to where we live and is well kept and clean! The foliage is always beautiful and makes you want to go...More

Thank Cathryn F
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14 October 2017|
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Response from Candace M | Reviewed this property |
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
2 June 2017|
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Response from HappyTracys | Reviewed this property |
Yes, My husband takes the kids fishing there for fun.
29 May 2017|
Response from Fraeulein_Cornelia | Reviewed this property |
Think so, but only on a leash.