Tallahassee

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Flying To Tallahassee With American Airlines

American Airlines flights to Tallahassee make it convenient to explore the capital of Florida. With a rich heritage and natural attributes, there is a wide range of things to do in Tallahassee, from visiting a wildlife habitat and freshwater deep springs to touring the Capitol or historic plantations.  

 

Things to Do in Tallahassee

The city is perhaps best known as Florida's capital, and visiting the Capitol itself is one of the most picturesque activities in Tallahassee. The 22nd floor of the Capitol Complex features an observatory and art gallery that offers a panoramic view of the city. The Historic Capitol (sometimes referred to as the Old Capitol) was built in 1845 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It includes the Florida Historic Capitol Museum, where admission is free.

Visiting the Tallahassee Museum is another of our favorite things to do in Tallahassee, because it's much more than a typical museum. It features an indigenous wildlife habitat on its 52-acre property along Lake Bradford, plus historic buildings and artifacts. Among the species living here are Florida panthers, red wolves, American alligators and black bears. Birds of prey live in the aviary. Most of the animals here were either raised in captivity or injured (sometimes orphaned) in the wild and rescued by licensed personnel. Exhibits at the museum also include an 1880s farm, complete with livestock and crops.

If you enjoy being outdoors, then make plans to visit Wakulla Springs in Edward Ball Wakulla Springs State Park, about 14 miles outside the city. It's one of the most fascinating activities in Tallahassee because it's the deepest freshwater cave system in the world. It's also the site where remains of extinct species have been found, including mastodon. Artifacts found here also indicate Paleo-Indians lived here thousands of years ago. It's easy to picture pre-historic times as you take in the view of the
Springs.

And you simply must dive into the city's historic heritage -- one of our picks for can't-miss things to do in Tallahassee. You'll want to tour the Park Avenue National Register Historic District as well as the Calhoun Street National Register Historic District. Then stop by Beadel House at Tall Timbers, a 4,000-acre former hunting plantation belonging to naturalist Henry Beadel. Next, see Goodwood Museum & Gardens, a fine antebellum plantation featuring centuries-old oaks, beautiful gardens and well-manicured lawns.

With such a diverse range of attractions, you can rest assured there's something to interest everyone in Florida's capital. Fly to Tallahassee with American Airlines and discover which is your favorite. We've made booking your trip simple, so browse our flights and plan your visit today.

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