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Address: 950 Old Sugar Mill Rd, Port Orange, FL 32129 (Formerly Sugar Mill Botanical Gardens)
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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Gardens where you can watch butterflies and learn more about flora and...

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.

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Nice to get a history of this area.

My husband and I took our kids (8 and 10) here. We were able to meander the paths for about an hour and a half. It isn't super exciting, but they had fun and considering the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Sarah U
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Central Florida, Florida
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Central Florida, Florida
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25 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My husband and I took our kids (8 and 10) here. We were able to meander the paths for about an hour and a half. It isn't super exciting, but they had fun and considering the cost, who can complain.

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Thank Sarah U
Oviedo, Florida
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37 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We saw the sign for the on Rte1 and didn't know what to expect. This park offers walking trails, plants, Memorial Gardens and ruins of and old sugar mill. I found the ruins and history really interesting. The sugaring process was easily imagined with the placards by the pavilion. I do not see this holding teenagers attention for long. Middle... More 

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Port Orange, Florida
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Walking through the gardens was more than I expected. The sugar mills and how they operated was good along with history of who, various tribes, operated them. Walk way to the back of the gardens to see large statues of prehistoric animals. Worth going to and parking is easy.

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Thank FKVAN
florida
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6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We Love Sugar Mill Gardens and have been going there off and on for about 30 years. It's well maintained by volunteers and is just a lovely place to walk, sit and relax, enjoy some local history.

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Thank irishgirl21
Brevard, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have returned three times and continue to learn more each trip. Very interesting to us. Nothing fancy worth strolling through and snapping some pictures.

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Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

Looking at options for 'things to do' in Port Orange, we found the historic sugar mill listed #1 on TripAdvisor. We didn't realize that the property was converted to a botanical garden. I was more amazed to find the remnants of a one-time dinosaur park attraction. The sugar mill ruins are quite interesting, whether you're a long time Floridian or... More 

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Oxford, Maine
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

We had spent several months looking for an outdoor spot to get married. It seemed that spots were either way too expensive or not pretty enough for us. That is until we found this little gem just two miles from our house! There are several areas to choose from and the price was surprisingly affordable. I would definitely recommend this... More 

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Stuart, Florida
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4 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

Went in December cold weekend was not crowded. Well cared for by volunteers. No flowers in bloom at the time of our visit but it was still a very relaxing walk through the trees and a few dinosaur statues. The sugar mill was an interesting history lesson. Very quiet and peaceful. Amazing huge oak trees. Great place to relax and... More 

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Thank maugeri22
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34 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

Very relaxing place, always quiet and never crowded. There were a lot more plants in bloom of course when I went in the hotter months.

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Brentwood, California
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6 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

Cute little place to stop in and leisurely walk through. Gain so history of the area. Loved learning about the plants and history of the Sugar Mill.

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