Tallahassee Travel Guide

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Tallahassee Things to Do

  • Tallahassee Historic Buildings: St...

    St John's Episcopal Church is one of many buildings of historical and/or architectural interest in downtown Tallahassee. The original church building was built in 1838 but burned down in 1879. The congregation quickly raised money and had the current building completed by 1880. The building is quite pretty and is listed on the National Register of...

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  • Tallahassee Museum

    They call themselves just the "Tallahassee Museum" which actually seems a bit presumptuous because there are several museums in town. This museum combines the history and wildlife of Florida to become an interesting indoor and outdoor experience all nestled on 52 acres on the outskirts of the city. There are historic buildings, a caboose and other...

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  • John Gilmore Riley House Museum

    John Gilmore Riley was born in 1857 to John and Sarah Riley. He never attended school but was educated by his aunt Henrietta. Riley became the principal of Lincoln Academy, the first black high school in Tallahassee in 1893, and served until he retired in 1926. Riley was a churchgoing man, a Mason, and a lifelong advocate of education for all. He...

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  • LeMoyne Art Center - FREE (But)

    The LeMoyne Art Center is a non-profit art museum located on historic Gadsden Street in downtown Tallahassee. The museum covers the gamut of the visual arts and offers a variety of classes and other activities for kids and adults. The museum was established in 1963 and is located in a restored antebellum home from 1854. The local, regional and...

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  • Lake Jackson Indian Mounds

    Lake Jackson is one of a few state parks in Florida with ancient Indian Mounds. The Lake Jackson Indian Mounds are pretty well preserved and are from a later period of the mounds era. Excavations in the area indicate the main period of occupation of the site occurred 9n the "Fort Walton Period" of Florida's history (between 1000 and 1450 AD). The...

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  • Mission San Luis - Tallahassee's Best...

    Maybe they don't have a huge advertising budget, but there is one attraction in Florida's Capitol City that shouldn’t be missed by visitors from around the globe or right nearby. Namely Mission San Luis. The only reconstructed Spanish mission in the Southeast, this gem of a living history museum brings the stories and spirit of its 17th-century...

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  • Wakulla Springs Boat Ride

    The boats operate on the hour from 10-5. Cost is $8 for the 3 miles ride and that takes 40 minutes, or for the glass bottom boat ride for 30 minutes for $8. That just re-opened after over one year of not being able to see the depth very well due to pollution and sewer irritants is the water that creates much more algae than it can support. UGH. The...

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  • Lake Jackson

    This is a very large lake to the north of the city on Hwy 27. It is low in depth, so many mereican Lotus lily pads are growing on the surface. It is pretty, but I imagine boaters have to be cautious about where they go, so as not to get the motor prop tangled up in the mess. It is a lake that nearly drained out in 1999 sue to low rainfall the year....

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  • Wakulla Springs

    This is a famous spring that gushes out water. The source is over 200 feet deep in the lake area coming from underground rivers/channels. The flow is 15,00 gallons a second, and it keeps the river pristine. Ed Ball, a wealthy person who inherited money as a Dupont heir, moved south for his health bought the spring and 5,000 acres. He had his...

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Tallahassee Restaurants

  • Good Chain Restaurant

    $15 as of December 2015. Village Inn is a chain of restaurants known for well-prepared food and especially their excellent pies. The atmosphere is fine for the family and fairly classy. The menu has some tempting items like steak, seafood and chicken pot pie. My waitress was quite good. Overall always a decent choice. Hours are 6 AM to 11 PM Sunday...

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  • Mediocre Food, Great Waitresses

    $10 as of December 2013. Most people do not come to Hooters for the food you come here to watch sports, drink beer and watch the ladies in the short orange shorts and tight t-shirts. This one was fairly typical with cute girls and mediocre food (I do like the chili though). Hours are 11 AM to 12 AM Monday through Saturday and 12 PM to 11 PM on...

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  • Great Racks and Butts

    $15 as of January 2015. The advertisement for this place says "Our racks and butts will drive you nuts". They leave it open to interpretation if they mean the barbecue or the healthy college coeds in T-shirts and shorts working there (or most likely both). The service is good enough and the food is great. Popular with students from FSU, Florida A&M...

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  • Good Comfort Food

    $13 as of January 2015. This was a typical Cracker Barrel, which to me means it's very good. The atmosphere is homey and the staff almost always efficient and friendly; my waitress, Eva, was better than most. Hours are 6 AM to 10 PM Sunday through Thursday and 6 AM to 11 PM Friday and Saturday. Chicken and Dumplings, with pinto beans, green beans...

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  • Questionable Service / Spotty Food...

    Arrived at 8:35 for dinner, party of 3, Wednesday night, restaurant approximately half full. Was seated and waited 12 minutes for a waiter to present himself to the table. When the waiter arrived, he advised he was not told he had a table. Asked for water and if the restaurant had a wine list (not provided at sitting). 7 minutes later, the waiter...

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  • Tried and True Southern BBQ

    I have eaten at Sonny's at other places, and it is good, and reliable, and cheap. What else did you want? Beer even is only $3 a 24 ounce. Ribs are the best, but they have all the kinds of BBQ meats, and chicken besides, and I think even pasta? All you can eat slab of ribs was the special that night; so why not try it? It cost only $13 and I had...

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Tallahassee Nightlife

  • college street

    potbelly's & the painted lady are two bars in converted houses next to each other. potbelly's is a typical college bar that offers live bands and dancing. the painted lady has more of a bar atmosphere. the cleintele are college students and 20 something locals. a fun place to visit for old folks like me after fsu football games. worth checking out...

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  • tennessee street

    tennessee street just across from the fsu campus has numerous bars and night clubs catering to the college crowd. not for old folks like me but a fun area for 20 somethings. pictured is ken's pub where i enjoyed 25 cent drafts back in the 1960's.

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  • There are plenty of places to...

    There are plenty of places to go out at night, but it really depends on what you like. Most places are typical American bars, with popular music, dance, and cheap beer. Probably, Waterworks is one of the very few exceptions.

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Tallahassee Transportation

  • Parking by Government Area

    There are few places to find to park around the Government complex since most spots are for employees. However, the parking garage is form visitors, and the best choice. YOu can park there for $5 a day, or if you go to the Florida Museum of History, you get a coin pass to get out free

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  • Tallahassee Airport - TLH

    If you fly into Tallahassee, you can travel on one of three airlines:Delta; via Atlanta or OrlandoNorthwest; via MemphisContinental; via Houstion

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  • FSU Bus System

    This is a map of the complete bus route around the Florida State University campus. You pretty much encircle the entire place, which is very beautiful and has some great views of the city.

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Tallahassee Local Customs

  • Wave at people in Bradfodville...

    People are all very friendly in Bradfordville, and it does well to conform to the society as you pass by walkers in the suburbs with their dogs. Naturally, they'll wave to you, and it seems insulting when the people in the cars don't wave back.

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  • MISSION SAN LUIS

    MISSION SAN LUIS - I am very interesting in the history of the american indians. If you wanna know more about the history of indians in Florida you have to go there. Here you can see Site of Spanish / Indian village settled from 1656-1704. Ongoing excavations, exhibits, reconstructions. You can make special tours and living history interpreters...

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  • While Gainesville is a pretty...

    While Gainesville is a pretty hospitable town to 'Noles fans, Tally doesn't reciprocate. Come into town for a Gator football game blaring the fact that you're a Gator fan and you might get your car keyed by some drunk frat boys. Show a bit of discretion.

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Tallahassee Warnings and Dangers

  • Traffic Can Jam

    The loop around the south and east side is CApitol Circle Dr, while the north and west side is US 10, a main thoroughfare through the city. Residents use the loop for nearly every place they go because the city is somewhat laid out on a spoke concept that funnels traffic into the perimeter. it causes traffic delays due to the traffic lights that...

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  • The alligators look like they are...

    The alligators have been found in many of the lakes, rivers, ponds and any swamp area along the road. Daylight hours they are known to stay under water or warming themselves on water shores but after the sun sets they can be found in water with their eyes reflecting light shown on them. We found some near the boat docks in our rv park location....

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  • Low Shoulders on canopy roads!

    The roads may be pictaresque, but be careful while driving through them that you don't steer off the road into the ditch. That's a big thing that Tallahassee has a problem of: ditches, and there are many people who total their cars while driving into ditches while it's raining, or even in broad daylight. The roads are fairly narrow for American...

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Tallahassee Off The Beaten Path

  • Havana-yes in Florida

    This small but quaint town has a large number of antiques stores. After the commerce trade of rolling cigars died off and went to Cuba, little else was left for work. The town struggled for years, and then the concept of those tourists with money to spend and bring back some treasure from the South popped up. The town strip is only one block long...

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  • Bainbridge Georgia

    This is a small town, but has a number of antebellum homes from the good old days of commerce and trade coming up and down the Flint River. Not much commerce is left now, but the homes are intact, and preserved real find for some areas. eare no homes to tour, and the town basically keeps the old homes under control of maintenance. Downtown there...

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  • Thomasville Georgia

    This is a very nice town that is about 35 miles north of the city. Take HWy 319 out the the north part of the city. The historic preservation downtown, as well as scores of homes has kept a real pristine image for the town. There also is a county museum that has a nice complex of old farmstead homes, and a mansion to tour.

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Tallahassee Sports & Outdoors

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    Wakulla Spring Trail Hike

    by BruceDunning Written Jun 14, 2011

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    The hike is 6 miles one way. If you merely want to get exercise, do it. I went 2 miles down the path, and it was utterly boring, going through the tree line along a well worn path. You see not water, especially since it has hardly rained here for a long time.

    Equipment: Sweat

    Map of the trail Path of the hike Dense woods & trees
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    • Hiking and Walking
    • National/State Park

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Tallahassee Favorites

  • The Capitol!

    Make a visit to The Capitol! One of the 5 tower Capitol in U.S. features panoramic view from 22-floor observatory / art gallery, House and Senate viewing galleries.Adress: Downtown, S. Duval St.

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  • You would have to go see the...

    You would have to go see the Museum of Florida History. It shows things and events from back in pre civil war. I missed the Florida State football games. Doak Campbell stadium has really changed in the last 15 years, the most recent change has been the stadium and parking lot themselves.

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  • We made a one-day excursion to...

    We made a one-day excursion to the capital of Florida, but it actually was not worth it. If you intend to go there, just because you believe you should have been in Thallahassee don't do it. It's a lost day, there so many places much better than this in Florida

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