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Eight attractions in Tallahassee that are fun for all ages. Wochit

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2020年欧冠赛程表If you’re outdoorsy, indoorsy, into history, a culture vulture or just plain want to chill, there’s a Tallahassee attraction for you. Here’s a quick look at eight great ones. And there are so many more - get out there and find your favorite!

1. Tallahassee Museum

Want to see Florida panthers playing, watch a black bear snoozing in the sun or be beguiled by otter antics? Head for the Tallahassee Museum, 3945 Museum Drive, where an elevated boardwalk takes visitors on a stroll through displays of native animals in natural habitats.

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2. John G. Riley Center/Museum of African American History & Culture

Educator and civic leader John Gilmore Riley was one of the few African Americans in Tallahassee to own property at the turn of the century. He built what became known as the Riley House in 1890 on the edge of the historic Smokey Hollow community, 419 E. Jefferson St.

The home has been renovated and refurbished and was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1978. It’s now a repository of African American history and culture and is included on the Florida Black Heritage Trail. The Riley Center offers individual and group tours of the house and sponsors tours of other sites significant to the area’s African American history.

2020年欧冠赛程表It also offers an array of educational and living history programs, art exhibits, community events such as the Blended Lives cultural exchange program, archival resources and much more.

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3. Mission San Luis

Native American and early Florida colonial history come together at Mission San Luis, 2100 W. Tennessee St., a National Historic Landmark that recreates the village where the Apalachee Indians and Spanish colonizers lived together in the late 17th and early 18th centuries. The majestic reconstructed Apalachee council house is the largest historic-period Indian building in the Southeast.

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4. Cascades Park

2020年欧冠赛程表The 24-acre Cascades Park, 1001 S. Gadsden St.,  is a community gem that serves as a gathering place and festival grounds for all Tallahasseeans. The Imagination Fountain splash pad is a water play area by day and a spectacle of lit-up water jets dancing to music by night on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The Capital City Amphitheater hosts national and regional musical acts and provides a stage for the annual Shakespeare in the Park performances and other events.

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5. Florida Historic Capitol Museum

Built in 1845, just before Florida’s entry into the Union as the 27th state, the Historic Capitol was almost demolished in the late 1970s to make way for the new Capitol Building that towers behind it. A citizens initiative saved the classic building, which has been restored to its 1902 appearance.

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6. Museum of Florida History

Florida’s long and colorful history — from its prehistory to the time of the earliest Native American residents to the present day — is showcased in ingenious displays and interactive exhibits at the Museum of Florida History in the R.A. Gray Building, 500 S. Bronough St.

One of the museum’s showpieces is its mastodon skeleton, which never fails to stun small visitors into open-mouthed admiration. Children also love exploring Grandma’s Attic. The museum also operates the historic Knott House on Park Avenue. Visit .  

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7. Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park

2020年欧冠赛程表New York financier Alfred B. and Louise Maclay first planted these ornamental gardens for their winter home on the shores of Lake Hall in 1923. Today, the 1,176-acre park at 3540 Thomasville Road, which was donated to the state in 1953, is a lush oasis with brick pathways, a charming secret garden (a popular site for weddings), a reflection pool, a walled garden and gorgeous masses of camellias and azaleas.

It’s an oasis that draws cyclists, hikers, paddlers, swimmers, geocachers, gardening enthusiasts, picnickers and birdwatchers. The park also hosts events such as the annual Moon Over Maclay jazz concert.

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8. Edward Ball Wakulla Springs State Park

2020年欧冠赛程表Just a short 14-mile drive south of Tallahassee, one of the world’s largest and deepest first magnitude freshwater springs is the centerpiece of the 6,000-plus-acre state park named for DuPont family financial manager and Florida mover-and-shaker Edward Ball. Visitors can leap from the diving platform into the clear 70-degree water, take jungle boat cruises down the Wakulla River (where manatees, alligators and many species of birds can be seen), hike or cycle the park’s trails and stay overnight in the historic Wakulla Springs Lodge, 465 Wakulla Park Drive.

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