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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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Quiet place to walk around

My husband and I first stopped at the lake side where you can bring your family to play in the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Candace M
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In the city state park

Maclay Gardens is a State Park inside the city limits. There is a beautiful garden as well as... read more

Reviewed 11 July 2017
Tallahassee, United States
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3540 Thomasville Rd, Tallahassee, FL 32309-3413
+1 904-487-4556
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Reviewed 3 days ago 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
Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

This is a gem of a park, with beautiful gardens and winding paths. Popular wedding spot or a place to take visiting parents.

Thank Lydia N
Reviewed 26 June 2017 via mobile

This is a beautiful park to walk through and enjoy the sounds and sights of nature. The reflecting pool, garden, pond, and all other "attractions" were great, but it was the peace and quiet of simply walking around that was my favorite part. A great...More

Thank Benjamin S
Reviewed 24 June 2017 via mobile

Great place to relax and chill. The best time to visit January to April (so I was told) when the gardens are in bloom. Whilst we went in June we still found it to be a beautiful and tranquil place and you can come and...More

Thank Barry K
Reviewed 21 June 2017

The donation by Mrs. Maclay of her home and gardens was a great benefit to those of us who enjoy gardens and gardening. The variety of horticultural choices she chose make this a very naturalized setting. We enjoyed strolling through the gardens on a pleasant...More

Thank Richard M
Reviewed 30 May 2017

Visited spontaneously with out of town guests recently, in the early evening. They were as enchanted by the gardens, the lake, and tranquility as I remember from childhood visits. A very special place. Special events at Christmas and spring time are wonderful, and this is...More

Thank OldeFlorida
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

I've visited Tallahassee many times and this is my first visit to the Garden State Park and I must say, I wish I had discovered it sooner! Lots of scented flowers, beautiful wildlife ( I love bunnies), and nice welcoming staff. There is a $6...More

Thank AbundantLove
Reviewed 26 May 2017 via mobile

A wonderful park area with flowers, a lake and many paths for exploring. There is a small fee (4 usd I guess) to enter the park. Definitely worth it.

1  Thank Fraeulein_Cornelia
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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.
Crystal B
27 February 2017|
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Response from FamilyU86 | Reviewed this property |
About a mile North of the exit 203, Hwy 319 / Thomasville road.