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COOL DOWN AND MAKE A SPLASH!

A joyful jump from the diving platform into the soothing, calm, cool water of Wakulla Springs is sure to delight all ages. The waters of the deepest and largest fresh-water spring in the world remain at a brisk 72 degrees year round, offering both the chill and the thrill of summer memory making adventures. Swim through the clear spring water, enjoy a sights and sounds of the river boat tour or the cool tastes of ice cream delights from the soda fountain cafe.

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Frank Lloyd Wright's Lewis Spring House

Frank Lloyd Wright

Frank Lloyd Wright's Lewis Spring House

Built in 1954 for the Lewis family, this is the only Frank Lloyd Wright-designed private residence in Florida. It has…

3117 Okeeheepkee Road
Tallahassee FL 32303

Tallahassee Helicopters

Tallahassee Helicopters

Tallahassee Helicopters

Ready to do something fun, exciting, and unforgettable in Tallahassee? Take off with Tallahassee Helicopters for a breathtaking and memorable sightseeing…

3240 Capital Circle SW Tallahassee
Tallahassee FL 32310
(850) 841-1111

The Grove Museum

The Grove Museum

The Grove Museum

The mission of The Grove Museum is to preserve and interpret the Call-Collins House, its surrounding acreage, and its historical…

902 N. Monroe St.
Tallahassee FL 32301
(850) 363-5688

Civil War Memorial

Civil War Memorial

Civil War Memorial

On the lawn of the Old Capitol are two marble obelisks. The southern monument is dedicated to Capt. John Parkhill.…

400 S. Monroe St.
Tallahassee FL 32399

Tallahassee Museum

Tallahassee Museum

Tallahassee Museum

The Tallahassee Museum! Set amidst 52 acres of breathtaking Florida flora and fauna, the Museum’s living exhibits of native wildlife,…

3945 Museum Dr
Tallahassee FL 32310
(850) 575-8684

FAMU Eternal Flame

FAMU Eternal Flame

FAMU Eternal Flame

This granite monument stands in the heart of Florida A&M University's campus.

1601 S Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Tallahassee FL 32307

Soul Voices of Frenchtown

Soul Voices of Frenchtown

Soul Voices of Frenchtown

Located in the heart of Tallahassee is a community with history and culture stretching back over a hundred years. The…

435 N Macomb St
Tallahassee FL 32301

Gulf Specimen Marine Laboratory

Gulf Specimen Marine Laboratory

Gulf Specimen Marine Laboratory

A popular attraction offering marine biology experiences through interactive touch aquariums and a variety of demonstration programs.

222 Clark Drive
Panacea FL 32346
(850) 984-5297

Guided Tours in Florida's Capital and the Forgotten Coast

Guided Tours in Florida

Guided Tours in Florida's Capital and the Forgotten Coast

Sightseeing Narrated Guided Tours Take a narrated sightseeing tour on an electric golf cart named Wilma, in our comfy SUVs,…

(850) 212-2063

Jack Hadley Black History Museum

Jack Hadley Black History Museum

Jack Hadley Black History Museum

The museum features more than 3,000 artifacts representing local, state and national African-American history. Open Tuesday-Saturday 10 a.m.- 5 p.m.

214 Alexander St
Thomasville FL 3l792
(229) 226-5029

Governor's Mansion

Governor

Governor's Mansion

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the mansion’s Greek Revival architectural style and the central portico was designed to resemble…

700 North Adams Street
Tallahassee FL 32301
(850) 488-4661

Challenger Learning Center / IMAX Theatre and Planetarium

Challenger Learning Center / IMAX Theatre and Planetarium

Challenger Learning Center / IMAX Theatre and Planetarium

The Challenger Learning Center is the area’s premier “edu-tainment” destination located in downtown Tallahassee. The Challenger Learning Center (CLC) features…

200 South Duval Street
FL 32301
(850) 645-7827

Fort Gadsden Historic Site

Fort Gadsden Historic Site

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this is the site of two forts – a British fort built…

Forest Road 129-B
Eastpoint FL 32328
(850) 643-2282

Bear Creek Educational Forest at Lake Talquin State Forest

Bear Creek Educational Forest at Lake Talquin State Forest

Bear Creek Educational Forest at Lake Talquin State Forest

Bear Creek Educational Forest is a 492-acre tract of Lake Talquin State Forest Programs are FREE for any public or private…

8125 Pat Thomas Parkway
Quincy FL 32351
(850) 627-9064

Taylor House Museum of Historic Frenchtown

Taylor House Museum of Historic Frenchtown

Taylor House Museum of Historic Frenchtown

Built in 1894 by Lewis W. Taylor, a community educator and leader. Today, the home is listed on the National…

442 West Georgia Street
Tallahassee FL 32301
(850) 222-6111

Tallahassee Automobile Museum

Tallahassee Automobile Museum

Tallahassee Automobile Museum

Features more than 170 rare vehicles autos including a 1931 Duesenberg, the Tucker and three Batmobiles. Other collections include antique…

6800 Mahan Drive
Tallahassee FL 32308
(850) 942-0137

Florida A&M University

Florida A&M University

Florida A&M University

Established in 1887, Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU) remains the only historically black university in Florida's 12 member state…

1700 Lee Hall Dr.
Tallahassee FL 32307
(850) 599-3000

Wilhelmina Jakes and Carrie Patterson Historic Marker

Wilhelmina Jakes and Carrie Patterson Historic Marker

Wilhelmina Jakes and Carrie Patterson Historic Marker

On May 26, 1956, Florida A&M University students Wilhelmina Jakes and Carrie Patterson were arrested in Tallahassee because they refused…

1601 S Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Tallahassee FL 32307

Bellevue Plantation at Tallahassee Museum

Bellevue Plantation at Tallahassee Museum

Bellevue Plantation at Tallahassee Museum

Catherine Murat, born a Virginian, moved to Florida with her parents where she met and married a Frenchman, Achille Murat. …

3945 Museum Drive
Tallahassee FL 32310
(850) 575-8684

Tallahassee Segway Tours

Tallahassee Segway Tours

Tallahassee Segway Tours

Tallahassee Segway Tours provides guided tours of local area sights and attractions on Segway i2 SE Personal Transporters. These self-balancing,…

1500 S Monroe St
Tallahassee FL 32301
850.385.6376

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