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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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Elegant gardens preserved

The donation by Mrs. Maclay of her home and gardens was a great benefit to those of us who enjoy... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Richard M
Naples, Florida, United States
An Old Florida gem

Visited spontaneously with out of town guests recently, in the early evening. They were as... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Tallahassee, Florida
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3540 Thomasville Rd, Tallahassee, FL 32309-3413
+1 904-487-4556
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Reviewed yesterday

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 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago 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.

Thank Fraeulein_Cornelia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a gorgeous park. We all loved walking the grounds of the home, the secret garden was out of a movie and the reflection pool, pond, trees....they were all amazing as if you were transported back to that time period.

Thank ColeJonesTraveler
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We walked around in the gardens and then took a ~3 mile loop walk on the "Overstreet trail". The gardens were pleasant but not sensational; although it did have some of the thickest Spanish Moss I have ever seen...swaying hypnotically in the light breeze. The...More

Thank Choguy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was the perfect park for a quick hour and half walk! The trees and Spanish moss were amazing as were the flowers! The ponds and gardens each held a surprise and were so well maintained! If I was living here I would be in...More

Thank Deborah B
Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

But was beautiful either way. It was very relaxing and nice, we enjoyed the area but hated to keep crossing paths with people. It costs 6 bucks to get in, so be ready to pay, we had cash but I believe they took cards so...More

1  Thank tavaroo
Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

Peaceful and well maintained with many views of park, lake, and buildings. The trees were still covered with Fall leaves. Provides a shaded walk.

Thank Stjamesoutfitters
Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

Pond with water lilies, reflecting pool and many old live oaks with Spanish moss along shaded trails.

Thank Doc J
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Can you fish and do you need fishing license
2 June 2017|
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Response from HappyTracys | Reviewed this property |
Yes, My husband takes the kids fishing there for fun.
Are pets allowed?
29 May 2017|
Response from Fraeulein_Cornelia | Reviewed this property |
Think so, but only on a leash.
Crystal B
How far time wise are you off of I10?
28 February 2017|
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Response from FamilyU86 | Reviewed this property |
About a mile North of the exit 203, Hwy 319 / Thomasville road.