Leon County is located in Northwest Florida in the Panhandle bordering Georgia and Wakulla, Liberty, Gadsden and Jefferson Counties.
Leon County was established from a portion of Escambia County in 1824 and named for the Spanish explorer, Juan Ponce de Leon. On the second voyage of Columbus, Ponce de Leon sighted Florida in the spring of 1513 and named the land "Pascua Florida," after the Feast of Flowers being held at that time. Present-day Leon County was the center of the Apalachee Indian culture when Hernando de Soto arrived in 1539.
Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park is one of the most unique and exquisite state parks in north florida. The garden itself is beautiful, especially during the months of January through April when the garden is in high blooming season making it absolutely stunning. The park however, features much more than just the garden itself. There are two lakes within the park, offering all sorts of water enjoyment throughout the year including swimming, kayaking, boating, and fishing. If that wasn't enough, this park is put over the top with several miles of walking, biking, and equestrian friendly trails that overlook both lakes making the possibilities at Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park endless.
Bobby Bowden Field at Doak S. Campbell Stadium, popularly known as "Doak" is located at Florida State University in Tallahassee. Home to the university Florida Seminoles football team, the stadium has a seating capacity of 79,560, and is known as one of the more intimidating places to play.
Donald L. Tucker Civic Center, located at Florida State University campus in Tallahassee, Florida is home to the FSU Seminoles Men's and Women's basketball teams. The venue also hosts concerts and events and is the largest arena in the panhandle of Florida.
Hiking, wildlife viewing, and picnicking may be the most traditional activities observed at Lake Jackson Mounds Archaeological State Park, but families might be interested in taking a guided tour of the park's earthen temple mounds as well. A journey into Florida's Territorial Period and early statehood is just a short drive north of Florida State University, on the wildlife-rich southern border of Lake Jackson.
Lake Talquin State Park is a true one-of-a-kind state park. Unlike most areas in Florida, Lake Talquin State Park is nestled in between bluffs that overlook the lake. Lake Talquin itself is close to 10,000 acres in size and guests are welcome to fish, picnic, hike, and go bird watching.
Leon County School District is headquartered in Tallahassee, Florida and is educates students in over 50 public schools. The school district to the Challenger Learning Center of Tallahassee, which is a 32,000 square-foot facility located on beautiful Kleman Plaza in downtown Tallahassee and is meant to create positive learning experiences and long-term interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).
Encompassing Florida's tallest Native American ceremonial mound that was built around 1,800 years ago, Letchworth-Love Mounds Archaeological State Park offers a wide array of activities for the entire family to enjoy. Some of the activities include bird watching, hiking a half-mile nature trail, picnicking, and touring the numerous wildlife roaming around. While it's nice to explore the nature in the heart of Florida's capital, the state park also serves to educate on the Swift Creek Culture, whom were the people that built the mound between 200 and 450 A.D.
Found in Tallahassee, Natural Bridge Battlefield Historic State Park is the site of the second largest Civil War battle in Florida. A monument located at the park honors the Confederate soldiers who defended Natural Bridge. There are picnic tables available as well as fishing areas surrounded by nature for visitors to relax and enjoy the historical beauty of the park.
St. Marks River Preserve State Park is a hiking and equestrian trail located off of Tram Rd in Tallahassee. The park is ideal for wildlife viewing, with an array of animals in the air and on the ground, ranging from small critters like opossum, to larger beings such as deer, black bear, or bobcat. The park is free to enter and great for those looking to roam and tour the beautiful scenery.
We are a private school with a public mission. This means we treat parents as partners, teachers as leaders, and students as individuals. We aim to be a model for what schools can be, both in terms of engagement with the broader community and in cultivating professionalism in the education field.
CyPress Publications is a private publishing company that has been active since 1995. They offer three types of publishing services: traditional, self-publishing, and cooperative publishing. By doing this, CyPress's goal is to assure its authors that their dreams of publishing are possible.
Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU) was founded in 1887 as a small college of only 15 students. After over 120 years, FAMU has grown to over 9000 students and is one of twelve colleges part of Florida's State University System. It is located in Tallahassee.
Founded in 1851, Florida State University is the oldest continuous institution of higher education in Florida. It is located in Florida's capital, Tallahassee. FSU is an elite university with high GPA and SAT expected scores for incoming freshmen. With over 40,000 students, FSU offers students a welcoming environment, challenging courses, and personal attention to students.
Birds and butterflies oh my! This is the county that lets the beauty of North Florida soar and takes its park goers with them. Leon is home to the heart of the capital city, but the green plant trees and the blue fountains are given an equal spot in its great park locations. Sports and other activities have equal place too. Come check out a few of the programs and activities here in Leon.
Maclay School is a private, independent, non-sectarian college preparatory school located on 100 beautiful acres in northeast Leon County, Florida, about ten miles north of the state capitol building. It is dedicated to providing a liberal arts education, enabling each student to develop the inherent ability to the fullest extent with a balance of discipline and freedom.
Soul Vegan Express Restaurant & Catering in Tallahassee has a fully vegan menu. Delivery and catering is also available. Gluten-free options are available and most common allergens are not found in the menu items.
Ranked as one of Florida’s top museums, the Museum’s living exhibits of native Florida wildlife, nature trails, and native gardens are renowned by visitors of all ages. The museum encourages guests to learn about North Florida’s rich history, wildlife, and culture.
Formally the Tallahassee Mall, The Centre of Tallahassee transformed the space into a center of retail and culture in the panhandle. In addition to great shopping it is also home to an AMC movie theater and The Pavilion, a live performance venue.
Located in Tallahassee, The Junction at Monroe is a dining, arts, and music showplace where people go to enjoy the atmosphere, food, and performances. The business opened in 2014 but the building they are located in is a 1936 warehouse that was slightly refurbished for the performances that The Junction at Monroe wanted to put on. On any given day of the week, there could be an acoustic artist, karaoke where anyone can join in, country music, rock 'n roll performances, and many others. There's quite a bit of enjoyment to be had here so be sure to check it out the next time you're in Tallahassee!