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Tallahassee Sights and Landmarks Guide, Florida

Tallahassee, FL US - Sights: An attractive variety in sightseeing opportunities

Tallahassee houses an attractive variety of museums, historic buildings and sightseeing opportunities. There are options for afternoon retreat, simple picnic, round-of-golf, technical hike or adventurous sport.

Apalachicola National Park

The Apalachicola National Park is one of the finest places to spend the afternoon. Camping, fishing and hiking are some of the many activities that are offered here. There are peaceful areas in the park to enjoy a relaxing picnic. You can even get access to fishing spots by renting boat ramps. To spend the weekend, camping sites are also available in the area.

St. Marls Railroad

The St. Marls Railroad was the first railroad both in Florida and the nation to get a Federal land grant. Primarily used to transport cotton, the railroad was completed in 1837.

River Bluff Picnic Site

The River Bluff picnic site situated 25 kilometers from Tallahassee offers a lot of family and friendly activities. One can enjoy Canoeing to explore the park from an altogether different angle. Picnicking, fishing and other relaxing hobbies are also offered at this site.

Alfred Mac Lay Gardens

The Alfred Mac lay gardens, spread over an area of 300 acres, have a wide variety of flowers and trees that are native to the place. Mr. Alfred Mac Lay created this garden as a tribute to his wife. The area is open to public. The garden includes boat rentals, picnicking spots and fishing.

City Hall Art Gallery

City Hall’s second floor houses the City Hall Art Gallery. This beautiful place has collections which includes work by both regional and local artists. Almost 50 different pieces are displayed in a single show and exhibits get changed after 2 months.

Florida A&M University fern art gallery

Florida A&M University fern art gallery is found in Claude pepper center. It is a mark of respect to the legendary Claude Pepper. The gallery has collections of artifacts and historic photographs, which date back to early 1900s.

Park Avenue historic district

The Park Avenue historic district is seven linear blocks. It is named in the National Register of Historical Places. Here, one can get to see some of the city’s finest homes, buildings, churches, parks and tree-lined streets.

Governor’s Mansion

The Governor’s Mansion is open to the public via conducted tours. The mansion has an elegant interior and collections of 18th and 19th century antiques. The ‘Oglesby gallery’ has a wide range of collections crafted by local artists. The exhibits, features artists and art mediums change every month to match the changing style and demand.

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