City of Tallahassee Florida
Tallahassee is the capital city of Florida, a state of the United States of America. As of 2004, the population recorded by the U.S. Census Bureau is 156,512, while Tallahassee metro is estimated at 255,500. It is the county seat of Leon County.
Tallahassee is the home of Florida State University, Florida A & M University, and Tallahassee Community College and Pat Thomas Law Enforcement Academy; Barry University, Embry Riddle and Flagler also have branches in Tallahassee. It is also a regional center for trade and agriculture.
The city is served by Tallahassee Regional Airport.
The city is a Tree City USA and Tree Line USA.
Tallahasse FL Attractions
Best known as Florida’s capital, Tallahassee is an intimate neo-metropolitan city where the power of state government, the academic and the artistic are complemented by subtle, old-fashioned charm. It is the perfect two- or three-day diversion for the more than 41 million annual visitors to Florida.
The Tallahassee area touts a menagerie of sights including one of the world’s deepest freshwater springs, a wildlife habitat, Capitol buildings, fascinating museums of history, sprawling plantations, highly acclaimed fishing and hunting adventures, nearby beaches and more.
The region’s rich hunting plantation tradition was carefully recorded by the former Historic Tallahassee Preservation Board of Trustees. The organization’s "LEON COUNTY HUNTING PLANTATIONS An Historical & Architectural Survey," published in 1988, explores in detail factors that culminated in the region’s rich plantation heritage.
Six of the area’s plantations have been lovingly restored and maintained, and are open to the public: Bellevue, Goodwood, Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park and Tall Timbers Research Station (Beadel House), in Tallahassee; and Pebble Hill and Melhana the Grand Plantation in nearby Thomasville, Georgia.
Capitol Downtown Cultural District
More than 25 historic and cultural sites encompass approximately 10-square blocks surrounding the Capitol building and City Hall. Free full-color brochure with map identifies individual locations and takes you easily from one site to the next; fun children’s brochure also available.
Museum of Florida History, 500 S. Bronough St. 245-6400
Tallahasse Visitor Information Center, 106 E. Jefferson St. 413-9200 (800) 628-2866