Tallahassee Museum

#1 in Best Things To Do in Tallahassee
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3945 Museum Drive

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Museums, Zoos and Aquariums Type
2 hours to Half Day Time to Spend
4.3scorecard
  • 3.5Value
  • 4.0Facilities
  • 5.0Atmosphere

Located about 6 miles southwest of downtown Tallahassee near Lake Bradford and Cascade Lake, the Tallahassee Museum is the perfect attraction for those looking to have some fun outdoors. Moved to its current location in the 1960s, the museum has evolved to include 52 acres of nature trails, living exhibits of flora and fauna, historical buildings, and a zip line and aerial adventure course.

Prior travelers said the outdoor adventure activities and rare wildlife living throughout the property more than justify the museum's admission price. However, even though the on-site parking lot does offer handicapped spots, the absence of paved pathways and accessible ramps makes the property difficult for visitors with mobility limitations to traverse.

To visit the Tallahassee Museum, visitors should expect to pay between $7.50 and $10.50 per person, depending on age. The admission fee does not include access to the zip line and adventure course, but course tickets and combo packages that include museum access and tickets to the outdoors activities are available for purchase. With the exceptions of Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year's Day, the museum is open daily until 5 p.m. It opens at 9 a.m. Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m. on Sundays.

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