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Things to do in Tallahassee

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Antique Car Museum

The Antique Car Museum presents one of the southeast's finest collections of rare automobiles and unique collectibles, a tribute to an era gone by. The latest addition to the collection is the Alma-Tadema Piano.

  • Location: 6800 Mahan Drive (I-10 Exit 209A: Hwy. 90E)
  • Hours: Monday - Friday: 8:00am - 5:00pm | Saturday: 10:00am - 5:00pm | Sunday: 11:00am - 5:00pm
  • Website:
  • Contact: 850.942.0137
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Cascades Park

The park is situated between South Monroe Street, East Lafayette Street and the railroad tracks. Cascades Park is the newest social center of our community. The 12 acre park offers one venue that brings together arts, entertainment, education, history and wellness. Located in the heart of downtown, Cascades Park offers a variety of outdoor and recreation amenities, including state-of-the-art amphitheater, interactive water fountains, children's play areas, and miles of multi-use trails.


Challenger Learning Center

The Challenger Learning Center of Tallahassee is a 32,000 square-foot facility located at the beautiful Kleman Plaza in downtown Tallahassee. The Center is the K-12 outreach facility of the Florida A&M University - Florida State University College of Engineering and uses aerospace as a theme to foster long-term interest in math, science, engineering and technology; create positive learning experiences; and motivate students to pursue higher education and careers in these fields. To accomplish this mission, the Challenger Learning Center features a state-of-the-art Space Mission Simulator and utilizes the immersiveness of an IMAX® theatre and a domed high-definition planetarium to create a holistic educational and entertaining experience.

  • Location: 200 S. Duval Street
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  • Main Office: 850.645.7780
  • Box Office: 850.645.7796
  • Show Times: 850.645.7827
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Downtown Marketplace

Come and enjoy the best local music while browsing the wares of local Arts & Fine Crafts folks. There are food vendors offering a variety of delicious items. There are also several museums within walking distance and ample free parking.

  • Location: Park Avenue & Monroe Street
  • Hours: Saturday: 9:00am - 2:00pm
  • Website:
  • Contact: 850.631.9542
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Maclay Gardens

These beautiful ornamental gardens were first planted in 1923. A masterpiece of floral architecture, the gardens feature a picturesque brick walkway, a secret garden, a reflection pool, a walled garden, opportunities for swimming, fishing, canoeing and kayaking, two short nature trails and five miles of multi-use trails winding through the woods.

  • Location: 3540 Thomasville Rd.
  • Hours: Daily: 8:00am until sunset
  • Website:
  • Contact: 850.487.4556
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Mission San Luis: A Living History Village and National Landmark

Bring your parents to the 17th century! See, hear, and feel the past come to life at this Apalachee and Spanish village. Relax in our picnic area, see 300-year-old artifacts found on site, watch our Saturday black-powder musket demonstrations, or just shop in our museum store. You may have driven by and wondered what we are. Now is the time to find out!

  • Location: 2100 W. Tennessee St.
  • Hours: Tuesday - Sunday: 10:00am - 4:00pm
  • Website:
  • Contact: 850.245.6406
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The Museum of Florida History

The Museum of Florida History is only a short walk from the FSU campus. The Museum is open everyday until 4:30pm. Permanent exhibits begin with pre-historic Florida and continue through World War II. There is a Gift Shop and Cafe are also located in the Museum.

  • Location: R.A. Gray Building, 500 South Bronough Street
  • Hours: Monday - Friday: 9:00am - 4:30pm | Saturday: 10:00am - 4:30pm | Sunday: 12:00pm - 4:30pm
  • Website:
  • Contact: 850.245.6400
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The Old Capitol

Florida's historic Old Capitol offers the Doorknobs to Domes tour to highlight the unique architecture of the building and its restoration process. Tours are available Sat. from 10:00am - to 4:00pm. The Old Capitol is also open as a museum, with special exhibits interpreting the State's political history, Constitution and the history of the building.

  • Location: Monroe Street & Apalachee Pkwy
  • Hours: Monday - Friday: 9:00am - 4:30pm | Saturday: 10:00pm - 4:30pm | Sunday: 12:00pm - 4:30pm
  • Website:
  • Contact: 850.487.1902
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Riley Museum

The John G. Riley Museum is located at the corner of Meridian and Jefferson Streets in downtown Tallahassee. The mission of the Riley Museum of African American History & Culture is to discover, archive and illuminate the blended interrelationship of African American, Native American and European history and preserve African American landmarks and legacies throughout the State of Florida. Established in 1996, the museum's program provide an environment and means to encourage and empower participants to develop an awareness of and gain an appreciation for the educational and social contributions of African Americans to Florida's history.

  • Location: 419 East Jefferson Street
  • Hours: Monday - Thursday: 10:00 am - 4:00pm | Friday - Saturday: 10:00am - 2:00pm
  • Website:
  • Contact: 850.681.7881
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Tallahassee Museum of History & Natural Science

Visit the Tallahassee Museum's beautiful, lakeside facility of nature walks, Florida panthers and other native animals in natural habitat, pioneer farmstead and village of historic buildings, living-history folk artists in action, and close-up animal encounters.

The Museum offers $25 student memberships for year-round admission, seven days a week, as well as internships and volunteer opportunities.

  • Location: 3945 Museum Drive
  • Hours: Monday - Saturday: 9:00am - 5:00pm | Sunday: 11:00am - 5:00pm
  • Website:
  • Contact: 850.575.8684
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Wakulla Springs

One of the world's largest and deepest freshwater springs highlights the 2,860-acre Edward Ball Wakulla Springs State Park. The bowl of the spring covers approximately 3 acres and the water temperature remains a relatively constant 70 degrees year-round. Visitors may observe the natural beauty of the springs and river from boat tours offered daily. There is a park entrance fee and additional fees for tours. Located approximately 20 miles south of Tallahassee.