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SpringHill Suites Tallahassee Central

1300 Executive Center Drive · Tallahassee, Florida 32301 USA

  • (850) 325-1103

Explore Tallahassee, Florida

  • (850) 325-1103

Welcome to the Sunshine State Capitol! The SpringHill Suites Tallahassee, Florida hotel is conveniently located for exploring our history rich college town, discovering fun and exciting attractions, and enjoying the nature experiences unique to our area.


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Universities

Florida A&M University

 

Just one mile outside of Tallahassee’s downtown is Florida A&M University, commonly recognized as FAMU, one of the oldest colleges in the state of Florida and has the highest enrollment of any historically-black college in the United States. The school offers around 100 student organizations and academic degree programs for nearly 10,000 yearly students to choose from, not including the varsity athletics programs. FAMU has a rich reputation for the school’s social, cultural, and academic contributions by institutions such as TIME Magazine, Forbes Magazine, Black Enterprise Magazine, and is a member school of the Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Fund.

Florida State University

 

Located in central Tallahassee is the nationally ranked Florida State University, a Florida public school of higher education founded in 1851. The school is recognized as an authority on research, academics, and competitive athletic programs by leading institutions such as the Carnegie Foundation and The US News and World Report. The school has a student body size of nearly 41,000 a year with 314 degree programs, counting public figures such as Sara Blakely (founder of Spanx), Richard Simmons (fitness personality), Jim Morrison (former singer for The Doors), and Burt Reynolds (Film Star) as notable alumni. As one of the oldest colleges in the state of Florida, FSU has built a robust school for higher education and have been made responsible for the governance of the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art and the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory.

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Attractions and Activities

Museum of Florida History

 

Take a tour of the newly renovated Museum of Florida History, where guests can peruse exhibits and relics highlighting past and present Florida, such as the museum's newest permanent exhibit "Forever Changed." Focusing on history that is unique to the state and the area’s culture, the museum offers a curated look into events that have had a significant impact to the state throughout history as well as how Florida has impacted the rest of the world.

Mission San Luis

 

Recognized as one of the most unique historic sites in the state of Florida, the Mission San Luis was once a Spanish and Native American mission where the settlers lived and provided educational, military, and religious services. Today, it is a living history museum that has received designation as a National Historic Landmark and it is open to the public. The Mission regularly hosts special events and activities throughout the year.

Governor's Square Mall

 

Spend a few spare hours browsing the large array of store fronts at the Governor’s Square Mall. Located less than two miles east outside of downtown, the mall boasts over one-million square feet of leasing space across two floors with anchor stores such as Sears, JCPenney, Dillard’s, Macy’s, and H&M. The enclosed shopping mall features 120 retail, dining, and entertainment options appealing to everyone.

Challenger Musuem & IMAX Theatre (with A&A section)

 

A family visit to Tallahassee isn’t complete without a stop by the state-of-the-art Challenger Learning Center/IMAX Theatre located in downtown Tallahassee. The center features many hands-on and lecture-style exhibits including a space mission simulator, a space station laboratory, a planetarium, and the largest IMAX 3D theatre in northern Florida. Parents and children will enjoy the exciting displays of the history and development of modern science and technology.

John G. Riley Center/Museum

 

Located in the former downtown African American community Smokey Hollow is the John G. Riley Center/Museum of African-American History and Culture. The museum is the former home of John G. Riley, a Tallahassee educator and civic leader, who built the house in 1890. With a growing fan base, the museum has actively engaged in community education programs with the completion of a new visitor’s center behind the original structure and has become a Tallahassee landmark with its inclusion in the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.

The Florida Capitol

Historic Capitol Musuem

 

As the former House chambers, Senate chambers and Supreme Court, the Florida Historic Capitol Museum was a former government office that was restored to its original 1902 appearance by Tallahassee citizens when the structure was faced with demolition. The campaign to preserve The Old Capitol was highly successful leading to the development of the recognizable stained glass dome, the candy-stripped window awnings, and the new Florida Legislative Research Center and Museum. Guests visit the museum to learn the history of Florida state government from the days as a US territory to present day through the hundreds of artifacts and room exhibits.

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The Capitol Complex

 

The Capitol Complex is a legislative and executive office park that replaced the Historic Capitol after rapid population growth required the expansion of government services for the state of Florida. The office park is part of the government district of Tallahassee commonly referred to as the Capitol Center which includes the primary 22-story Capitol building, Senate and House chambers, the Supreme Court, the Knott Building, the Old Capitol museum, and other state-owned facilities. The main building includes office space for state legislative and executive officials as well as community spaces open to the public such as a memorial to Dr. Martin Luther King, award halls like the Women’s Hall of Fame, the Fallen Firefighters Wall of Fame, the Florida Artists Hall of Fame, the Florida Welcome Center, and public art galleries.