As the Sunshine State's capital city, Tallahassee offers visitors a veritable bounty of sights, sounds and experiences. Whether you are a historian at heart, a cultural aficionado or love the great outdoors, our charming and laid-back city has a little of everything. And the best part? Most of those attractions and go-to sites are within easy reach of our Wyndham Garden Tallahassee Capitol hotel, so if you are here for work, we hope you will find some time to discover Tallahassee's many delights, and if you are here to play, enjoy and have fun on your northern Florida journey!
Arts & Cultural
John G. Riley House & Museum
A testament to bravery and courage above all, this graciously restored home of a former slave-turned-prominent-businessman is a moving and inspirational journey through the tumultuous times following the Civil War. As one of the most influential black men of his time, John Gilmore Riley's legacy lives on in this museum which pays homage to his never-ending quest to educate his fellow former slaves and their descendants. A beautiful testimonial, and the knowledgeable tour guides underscore the poignancy and quiet determination of this great man.
Knott House Museum
As the former home of Luella and William Knott - also known as the poet and the politician - this historic abode is also renowned for being the acclaimed locale where the Emancipation Proclamation was first declared and proclaimed. Today, the Knott House Museum is touted as one of Florida's best historic homes, and with myriad poems, artifacts, antiques and a delightful locale amidst parks and flora, this museum - minutes from our Tallahassee Capitol hotel - is a delightful way to spend an afternoon.
Museum of Florida History
This crowd-pleaser presents the history of Florida dating back to the time of the dinosaurs through to present day and offers visitors and locals alike a wonderful tour through time. From interactive displays, exhibits and artifacts aplenty and learning par excellence, a wonderfully entertaining and educational experience beckons one and all.
Park Avenue Historic District
Replete with breathtaking antebellum homes that teem with pre- and post-Civil War history and culture, the aptly designated National Register of Historic Places that is the Park Avenue District features 27 beautifully restored homes - many of which are museums - and all can be found just a short drive from our Wyndham Garden Tallahassee Capitol hotel.
Tallahassee Automobile Museum
While it carries a moniker denoting automobiles within - including Abraham Lincoln's carriage, innumerable Batmobiles and more - this charming and quirky destination offers the curious and the quizzical so much more: Steinway pianos, antique brass cash registers, vintage business machines, knives, dolls, golf clubs and a veritable plethora of antiquities that add to the whimsy and delightfully unconventional nature of this very popular spot.
With a well-deserved ranking as one of Florida's top museums, the Tallahassee Museum boasts 52 acres of amazingly lush greenery, abundant wildlife and nature trails aplenty, all of which serve as a scenic and breathtaking backdrop to north Florida's importance vis-à-vis history and culture.
Points of Interest
Challenger Learning Center IMAX Theatre and Planetarium
A world of science, technology and learning is for the asking at this one-of-a-kind facility. Climb aboard the Space Mission Simulator, catch the latest movie in the area's largest IMAX® 3D theatre or look up and gaze at the stars and planets in the 50-foot dome Planetarium. Who says learning can't be fun?
Florida Caverns State Park
With a claim to fame as the only air-filled caves in Florida that are accessible to tourists, it stands to reason that this unusual distinction entices many visitors to explore this phenomenon up-close-and-personal. Explore the limestone caverns that have formed over time, and marvel at stalactites, stalagmites and other eye-popping formations that are the stuff of legend and folklore.
Florida Governor's Mansion
For a glimpse into history and the life of the esteemed governors who have helped shape Florida's history, treat yourself to a tour of the breathtaking Florida Governor's Mansion. With a legacy that dates back to the early 1900's, this stately manor is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and its beautiful Greek Revival-style architecture is a veritable work of art. Whether you are a native Floridian or just passing through, please do take the time to pay homage; you will not be disappointed.
Sports & Entertainment
Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park
Commune with nature and spend an afternoon in complete tranquility in the 1,000+ acre park that boasts azaleas and camellias, butterflies and birds, lush greenery and lakes, ponds and reflection pools: a quintessential retreat after a hectic day, long flight or simply to breathe deeply and appreciate life's simple pleasures. And, if you are feeling active, there are hiking, biking and horse trails, as well as fishing and canoeing.
Bragg Memorial Stadium
Home to the ever-popular and cherished Florida A & M Rattlers football team, the 25,000+ seat stadium carries with it the distinction of being named after J.B. "Jubie" and his son Eugene Bragg, the much revered "fathers" of Rattlers football.
The Don Veller Seminole Golf Course & Club
With a course that is ideal for pro and amateur alike, this 18-hole public course also offers PGA-certified instructors to help you with every aspect of your game, whether it's your putting, driving or chipping.
North Florida Fairgrounds
If you are town for one of innumerable events at the North Florida Fairgrounds, you are in luck, as it located just minutes from our Tallahassee hotel and is renowned in northern Florida for its annual fair, which bursts with vendors, fun and flair, and which attracts over 100,000 visitors.
SouthWood Golf Club
Golf aficionados will find golf nirvana at nearby SouthWood Golf Club, renowned as one of America's best new courses by Golf Digest and voted Tallahassee's best golf course by Tallahassee Magazine. The proof, however, is in playing this challenging 18-hole public course, set among rolling hills with breathtaking oak trees enveloped in Spanish moss as a backdrop. Be sure to pack your clubs; the links are calling your name.
What's Nearby - Airports, Corporations and Educational Institutions
- ACS, A Xerox Company
- Augustus B. Turnbull III Florida State Conference Center
- Capital City Bank Group
- Capital Health Plan
- Capital Regional Medical
- Challenger Learning Center
- City of Tallahassee
- Florida A & M University
- Florida Bar Association
- Florida State Capitol
- Florida State University
- Florida Supreme Court
- Leon County Schools
- Publix Supermarkets
- Tallahassee Community College
- Tallahassee Memorial Hospital
- Tallahassee Regional Airport (TLH) - 7 miles
- Valdosta Regional Airport (VLD) - 64 miles