Tallahassee is the capital city of Florida and is a Southern town that boasts rolling hills, plantation homes, oak-canopied roads and authentic Southern hospitality. Tallahassee is the home to Florida’s Legislature, Florida A&M University and the Florida State University. There is a gallery on top of the 22-story New Capitol building that offers an expansive view over this hilly city that features tree-lined streets.
Tallahassee also offers a 10-block historic district that has managed to preserve the gracious older homes that run along the linear park. Other attractions include the historic inn, restaurants and bars patronized by students, legislators and a variety of other people. If you are planning a trip to Tallahassee, here are a few places of interest to consider.
1. The Tallahassee Automobile Museum
Located in Tallahassee, Florida, this museum first opened its doors in 1996. The museum came about due to DeVoe Moore’s requirement for a project along with the red-tape in place from government-environmental permitting that was stopping him from building new buildings. Due to the fact that site for the original museum was previously permitted, he focused his energy into the development of a facility dedicated to housing his automobiles made up of 15 cars.
2. Ochlockonee River State Park
This beautiful park has been rated as a fantastic get away when it comes to either weeklong or weekend vacations. The swimming area and picnic facilities can be found close to the scenic-point which is where the Dead and Ochlockonee rivers intersect. The word Ochlockonee stands for “yellow waters” is made up of a combination of tidal surge, fresh and brackish water. Deep and pristine this river flows into the Gulf of Mexico. Trails in this park provide a way for visitors and tourists to explore the diverse wildlife and the park. There is also a boat ramp that offers easy-access into the river. The river contains saltwater and freshwater fish, inclusive of speckled perch, catfish, bream and largemouth bass.
3. The Goodwood Museum And Gardens
When walking around the Goodwood Museum and Gardens you will instantly get the feeling for Old Florida charm. The main house is an 1830s antique filled venue accompanied by sprawling grounds and 16 historic structures. This attraction is a popular spot for meetings, special events, weddings, conferences and tourists. There is also an extravagant antebellum house that offers the earlier fresco ceilings, a collection of fine art and furniture along with glassware, textiles, porcelains and more.