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Tallahassee, Florida

Well known for its picturesque scenery and natural wonders, Tallahassee, Florida is also a cultural and historical melting pot.

Students will fall in love with the vast amount of natural parks, museums, exhibits and other exciting activities the city has to offer.

Visit the Mary Brogan Museum of Art and Science for a comprehensive hands-on look at various scientific activities interspersed with art exhibits for an experience that is both educational and highly enjoyable.

Students will learn how science and art connect to one another through a variety of exhibits and activities.

The Old CapitolFor a personal look at the history of Tallahassee, make it a point to visit the Tallahassee Museum, which currently celebrated its 50th anniversary. The museum offers a variety of things to see and do, including an extensive display of native Florida animals some of which are extinct in the wild. The museum makes great effort to display these creatures in their natural habitat – it’s definitely worth a look.

Additionally, the museum also hosts a large collection of historical exhibits, giving students an in-depth look at the history of the city.

For a bit of exercise and sightseeing, don’t miss an opportunity to visit the Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park. The gardens were first planted in 1923, and continue to delight residents and visitors alike.

In addition to the gardens, students can embark on a modest walk on one of the two nature trails present in the park.

Students will also be captivated by the stunningly beautiful productions offered by the Tallahassee Ballet Company. The company hosts 11 productions per year, so plan your students’ trip around one of them.

You also don’t want to miss a production at the Theatre A La Carte, where students will get to relax and enjoy a wonderful musical theater performance. After a long day of sightseeing and educational exhibits, this will be an excellent way to unwind.

Stop by the Tallahassee Automobile Museum for an exciting look at their extensive collection of antique cars, including such rarities as the 1923 Packard, the 1909 Babcock Electric, and the 1948 Lincoln Continental Convertible, to name a few.

While the museum is well-known for their antique cars, it also houses a variety of additional antiques ranging from sports memorabilia to antique toys, cash registers, and historic artifacts. Don’t miss it!

Don’t miss a visit to the Railroad Square Art Park either, with touts itself as Tallahassee’s “greatest cultural resource.”

Students will enjoy spending time looking at the various galleries set up around the park, where many artists and other small businesses display their wares.

After viewing everything the park has to offer, students can go shopping and dine at a café that was built out of an actual railroad caboose – it’s something you have to experience to believe!

A city rich with cultural, natural and historical significance, Tallahassee, Florida will afford a beautiful educational experience to every student. Not only will the various attractions enlighten and teach students; they will be enjoyable experiences that are not soon forgotten.