Museum of Florida History#7 in Best Things To Do in Tallahassee
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Some artifacts in the Museum of Florida History date as far back as 12,000 years ago, but others are more modern like the museum's various World War II memorabilia and the model collection of naval ships. But the property's showcase item greets you at the door: an 11-foot mastodon skeleton that was originally found in Edward Ball Wakulla Springs State Park. His name is Herman.
Be sure to budget plenty of time to wander around this downtown museum. Recent visitors recommended at least three hours to thoroughly see each of the museum's four permanent and more than 15 traveling exhibits. And for those who are feeling a bit famished, check out the property's restaurant, The Egg Express, which offers a variety of light breakfast and lunch dishes.
The museum closes daily at 4:30 p.m. and opens at various times throughout the week and weekend. On Monday through Friday, the museum opens at 9 a.m., while on Saturdays it opens at 10 a.m. and on Sundays at noon. Admission is always free, but donations are encouraged. Parking can be found at the adjacent lot or any of the metered spaces on Martin Luther King Boulevard. For more information on exhibits, visit the museum's website.
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