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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 wonderful natural-history museum features living exhibits of Floridian flora and fauna – includ…
Fusion in Tallahassee

Kool Beanz Café

It's got a corny name but a wonderfully eclectic and homey vibe – plus great, creative fare. The menu changes daily, but you can count on finding anything from hummus plates to jerk-spiced scallops to duck in bluebe…
Thai in Tallahassee


The real deal, and elegant despite its suburban strip-mall setting, Reangthai serves the kind of spicy, fish saucy, explode-in-your-mouth cuisine so many American Thai restaurants shy away from. Worth the drive.
Museum in Tallahassee

Meek-Eaton Black Archives

The Southeastern Regional Black Archives Research Center & Museum was a forerunner in research on African American influence on US history and culture. Now known as the Meek-Eaton Black Archives, the center and …
Historic Site in Tallahassee

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, especially the soaring Council House. Tours (included with ad…
Museum in Tallahassee

Tallahassee Automobile & Collectibles Museum

If you like motor vehicles, welcome to heaven! This museum houses a pristine collection of more than 130 unique and historical automobiles from around the world. Top that with collections of boats, motorcycles, book…
Modern American in Tallahassee


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 such as p…
Live Music in Tallahassee

Bradfordville Blues Club

Down the end of a dirt road lit by tiki torches, you'll find a bonfire raging under the live oaks at this hidden-away juke joint that hosts excellent national blues acts. Also open some Thursdays from 8:30pm; check …
Barbecue in Tallahassee

Mr B's Real Grill BBQ

A little orange shack in South Tallahassee serves up delicious smoked barbecue – ribs, chopped pork, and all the fixin's – to customers who either take their 'cue to go, or eat at a picnic table.
Museum in Tallahassee

Museum of Fine Arts

Florida State University boasts its own Museum of Fine Arts, which features temporary exhibitions that range from internationally renowned artists to graduating FSU arts students.