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Top Choice Museum in Tallahassee

Tallahassee Museum of History & Natural Science

Occupying 52 acres of pristine manicured gardens and wilderness on the outskirts of Tallahassee, near the airport, this stunning natural-history museum features living exhibits of Floridian flora and fauna and has d…
Top Choice Museum in Tallahassee

Tallahassee Automobile and Collectibles Museum

Adults and kids alike will revel in this fascinating, pristine collection of more than 130 unique and historical automobiles from around the world. Top that with collections of boats, motorcycles, books, pianos and …
Museum in Tallahassee

Southeastern Regional Black Archives Research Center & Museum

Universally referred to by its acronym, FAMU (fam-you), the Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University was founded in 1887 as the State Normal College for Colored Students, with 15 students and two instructors…
Historic Building in Tallahassee

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 then Union troops before the Emancipation Proclamation was read …
Museum in Tallahassee

Florida Historic Capitol Museum

Adorned by candy-striped awnings and topped with a reproduction of the original glass dome, the 1902 Florida capitol building now houses this interesting political museum, including a restored House of Representativ…
Pub in Tallahassee

Madison Social

Nevermind the trend of flipping former transmission shops into hipster locales, this trendy hotspot was built to look that way from go! It swarms with a bold and beautiful mix of locals and FSU students, downing dri…
University in Tallahassee

Florida State University

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 tou…
Notable Building in Tallahassee

Florida State Capitol

The stark and imposing 22-story Florida State Capitol's top-floor observation deck affords wonderful 360-degree views of the city and its edge of rolling green hills that stretch to the horizon. In session the capit…
Chinese in Tallahassee

China Delight

If you've had more Southern cooking and seafood than you can handle, you might find this no-frills downtown Chinese joint a welcome relief. Prices are reasonable, servings are generous and all the usual suspects are…
Modern American in Tallahassee

Cypress

This unassuming spot is the domain of local chef David Gwynn, whose regional Southern outshines expectations. Start with the roasted Brussels sprout salad with poached egg and move on to souped-up classics like pork…