#1 St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge
If you want to spend a few hours, or even an entire day outdoors, breathing in the nature and the landscape of Tallahassee, the St. Marks Wildlife Refuge is the place for you. It is one of the oldest ones in the United States, founded in 1931 as a habitat for birds that migrated. It is the home of many indigenous animals, including numerous species of birds, mammals, amphibians and reptiles. Apart from the wildlife and the plant life, visitors can go fishing, hiking or biking and enjoy the beautiful landscape as well. One particular sight that people like to visit is the St. Marks Lighthouse, which is said to be the second oldest in Florida.
#2 Mission San Luis de Apalachee
This Spanish Franciscan mission building, built in 1633 and declared a National Historic Landmark in 1960, offers visitors a step back in time, to the 17th century when the Spanish and the Apalachee Indians lived there. There are over 300 artifacts on display that were excavated from that site. Visitors can tour the grounds, explore the area and visit the tribal council house, church and the fort, among other things.
#3 Florida Historic State Capitol Museum
For those interested in a little bit of political history, there is the Historic Capitol Museum, situated in the Old Capitol building first built in 1845, and restored throughout the years. It also allows the visitors to see some beautiful original architectural structures that were preserved. Touring the building and different rooms, such as the Governor’s office and the Supreme Court, with antiques, photographs and exhibits on display, visitors can learn about the history of Tallahassee. We love this museum at Griner Moving Services, the top movers in Tallahassee, FL.
#4 Tallahassee Automobile and Collectibles Museum
There is something for everyone in Florida’s capital, and this one is for all the car lovers out here. The Tallahassee Automobile Museum offers a wide range of vintage cars, mostly made in America, since the museum tries to promote American history. Some of the historical gems that are on display are the original funeral hearse of the former President Abraham Lincoln, the 1911 Ford Model T Torpedo Runabout, the 1966 Cherry Twister Mustang and a few versions of the Batmobile from the movie.
#5 Edward Ball Wakulla Springs State Park
This park, located just 16 miles south of Tallahassee is a 6,000-acre park with plenty of wildlife and beautiful nature. The water in the park is said to be so clear that you can see as far as a 100 feet deep. That is why the park offers glass-floor boat rides and excursions that have amazed many visitors. Those who come can enjoy walking along any of the three trails, explore the waterways, have a swim in the cool water, and, along the way, enjoy the flora and fauna. Some of the animals that can be seen there are white-tailed deer, wild turkeys and American alligators.