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Dunlawton Sugar Mill Gardens

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950 Old Sugar Mill Rd, Port Orange, FL 32129
+1 386-767-1735
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Nice place for a stroll

We were looking for a place to walk and this was recomended by our waitress at Hardee's. There were... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Winsted, Connecticut
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No way to call to see if open... you want more words but I don’t have more to say. Would need to... read more

Reviewed 6 October 2017
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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.
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good37%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“amusement park” (14 reviews)
“donation box” (11 reviews)
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
950 Old Sugar Mill Rd, Port Orange, FL 32129
+1 386-767-1735
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were looking for a place to walk and this was recomended by our waitress at Hardee's. There were beautiful plants and flowers of all kinds, along with many birds and butterflies.Kids would love the dinosaurs. It made for a very pleasant afternoon.

Thank janw00
Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

No way to call to see if open... you want more words but I don’t have more to say. Would need to take Uber there and do not want to go if not open.

Thank MED1500
Reviewed 15 September 2017

This is a nice place for a nature walk. Quiet & secluded. They have dinosaurs! Just some cement replicas in the garden, but my small grandchildren liked visiting them. While I don't know how it works, occasionally they have plants for sale. I believe there...More

Thank Captjet
Reviewed 9 September 2017

Sugar Mill Gardens is a delightful place for a stroll through the historical sugar mill factory and the lovely gardens.

Thank Drew K
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Lots of beauty and history packed into a small package. The grounds are excellently maintained and are just plain beautiful. The dinosaurs, built of concrete in 1950 are just plain special. The sugar mill archeological site is well presented and very interesting. All of this...More

Thank Tony R
Reviewed 4 September 2017

I love classic Florida roadside weirdness, history, and nature, and this place hits all three. Wandering this park is like walking through an amusement park after the apocalypse. Concrete dinosaurs of different degrees of realism in different states of preservation hide in oak trees. There...More

1  Thank amenicycinema
Reviewed 4 September 2017

This botanical garden will fascinate nature lovers, history buffs, and romantics alike. Completely and beautifully maintained by volunteers, this center was once the site of a quirky roadside attraction and early theme park called "Bongoland," remnants of which remain in the form of five concrete...More

Thank jaccirizzo
Reviewed 14 August 2017

This is less than a mile from my home. Moved here 4 years ago and recently just got arround to visiting the site. It takes you back to the early days of trying to grow sugar here in florida. Great gardens and well preserved. When...More

Thank scotttM6281BP
Reviewed 13 August 2017

A beautiful garden in the middle of Port Orange. Lovely walking paths, sweet flowers and plants adorn the views. Quiet, simple, natural. If you have an hour to give, worth the time. We will return again and again. Simply lovely.

Thank Jnowak1205
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

3.5 stars because the dinosaurs and tiny library save this park from being average. It's a cute little park to walk around and it's taken care of nicely. Not a place I would go back to, but it's good for a quick visit.

Thank xJuniper
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Laura R
13 February 2017|
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Response from carole c | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I do not know the species of the vines. Am confident the gardens would tll you.