Florida State University

Florida Panhandle

A liberal-arts school of more than 35,000 undergraduate and graduate students, Florida State University specializes in sciences, computing and performing arts (and football). From September to April, free campus tours depart from Visitor Services (850-644-3246; 100 S Woodward Ave) Monday to Friday. Call for a schedule.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Florida Panhandle attractions

1. Museum of Fine Arts

0.81 MILES

Florida State University boasts its own Museum of Fine Arts, which features temporary exhibitions that range from internationally renowned artists to…

2. Mission San Luis


This 60-acre site is home to a 17th-century mission that housed Spanish colonists and Apalachee tribespeople. The compound has been nicely reconstructed,…

3. Museum of Florida History

1.22 MILES

Florida's history is splayed out in fun, crisp exhibits, from mastodon skeletons to Florida's Paleo-Indians and Spanish shipwrecks, the Civil War to 'tin…

4. Florida State Capitol

1.37 MILES

The stark and imposing 22-story Florida State Capitol's top-floor observation deck affords 360-degree views of the city. In session the capitol is a hive…

5. Florida Historic Capitol Museum

1.42 MILES

Adorned with candy-striped awnings and topped with a reproduction of its original glass dome, the 1902 Florida capitol building now houses an interesting…

6. Knott House Museum


This stately, white, columned 1843 house, affiliated with the history museum, is a quirky attraction. Occupied during the Civil War by Confederate and…

7. Meek-Eaton Black Archives

1.56 MILES

The Southeastern Regional Black Archives Research Center & Museum was a forerunner in research on African American influence on US history and culture…

8. Tallahassee Museum

3.35 MILES

Occupying 52 acres of pristine manicured gardens and wilderness on the outskirts of Tallahassee, near the airport, this wonderful natural-history museum…