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Attractions of Downtown Tallahassee

The following attractions are all located within walking distance of the Challenger Learning Center:

The Capitol

One of four tower Capitols in the U.S., the Capitol building features a panoramic view from the 22nd-floor observatory/art gallery and House and Senate viewing galleries. Group tours available by reservation.

Hours: Monday-Friday 8AM-5PM.
Location: Downtown, S. Duval St.
Contact: 850.488.6167

Legislative Research Center & Museum

This museum features a collection and exhibit of historic Florida legislative memorabilia, including documents, recordings, and other artifacts. A strong educational component will provide citizens with opportunities to research and engage in activities that foster understanding and appreciation of the democratic process.

Hours: Monday-Friday 9 AM-4:30PM, Saturday 10 AM-4:30PM, Sunday and Holidays 12PM-4:30PM.
Location: Downtown
Contact: Check their website for more information.

Old Capitol Museum

Restored to its 1902 appearance with stained glass dome and red and white candy-striped awnings, the old Capitol building now houses the Florida Center of Political History and Governance interactive exhibits along with the restored House and Senate Chambers, Supreme Court and Governor's suite.

Hours: Monday-Friday 9AM-4:30PM, Saturday 10AM-4:30PM, Sunday and Holidays 12PM-4:30PM.
Location: Downtown, S. Monroe St.
Contact: 850.487.1902; Check their website for more information.

Museum of Florida History

The Museum of Florida History collects, preserves, exhibits and interprets evidence of past and present cultures in Florida. Permanent exhibits range from the prehistoric to the 20th century and include a nine-foot mastodon skeleton, the St. Johns Diorama (depiction of an early Timucan Indian village), a recreated 19th century steamboat and a tribute to Florida citizens in World War II.

Hours: Monday-Friday 9AM-4:30PM, Saturday 10AM-4:30PM, Sunday 12PM-4:30PM. Guided tours Monday-Saturday 10:30 and 2:30 pm; Sun 2:30 pm.
Location 500 S. Bronough St.
Contact: 850.245.6400 Check their website for current exhibitions.

For more information on Tallahassee attractions, visit the Tallahassee Area Convention & Visitors Bureau online Visitor Guide.