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Cascades Park, Tallahassee

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4.6/5 based on 170+ reviews on the web
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  • we went the dancing water was not on or working. I didnt see any stores the web site is misleading I was VERY dissopointed 
  • Saw Alabama Shakes - great venue. It rained but we brought a pancho. Good beer selection at the venue. 
  • I walk the park every single morning. I bike over the new canopy bridge. I like to have a drink at the Edison in the early evening. It's beautiful and easy and lovely. The people too are lovely -- a w...  read more »
  • Fantastic park in the heart of Tallahassee. Lots to do even though it isn't an "active park." More than 2 miles of paved trails, beautiful landscaping, an amphitheater and coming soon The Edison Restaurant. Great for a break from downtown and definitely worth a visit if you're nearby. Update May 2015: The Edison has opened offering food options in the park along with Catalina Cafe in the basement for your morning stroll. The pedestrian bridge is almost complete and will connect Cascades park all the way to St. Marks! The Park keeps getting better and better.
  • A gem of a park - instantly our favorite "go-to" public place for being outdoors in TLH. Normally, I try to include something that a locale/establishment could do better - but I just can't think of one such suggestion here. The outer perimeter is precisely one mile. this is great for those coming for the exercise. there are two other recommended circuits as well, with shorter total distances. From the Smokey Hollow Commemorative area at the northernmost point, to the Boca Chuba pond (and fountain) at the southernmost point - and from the South Monroe gate at the westernmost point to the Korean war memorial at the eastern/middle edge, Cascades park has an abundance of options to offer. The bandshell is spectacular, and offers an acoustic experience that is rich as well as subtle to the seated audience as well as those behind on the hillock. There are 13 "history monuments" along Meridian street between E. Gaines and E. St. Augustine that lay out the timeline of Tallahassee's development, from prehistoric times to the near present. Truly, there is too much within this park to be included in a Yelp review, so in the interest of brevity, I'll continue in soundbites: The meridian line, the "point-zero" coordinate for the state's township & range system, "Discovery", Centennial field, etc... The Korean War memorial is exceptional - and predates Cascades park itself. It has been here for years but the Cascades park will surely draw increased attention to this thoughtful commemoration to a sometimes forgotten war. This is one of the most impressive war memorials I have ever seen, and certainly is the most impressive war memorial in TLH. In short, we are very happy with our recent addition to TLH's parks, and look forward to spending plenty of time here.
  • There are so many awesome dogs that people bring to this park! People do a really great job of cleaning up after their pets here. I have not encountered any pet mess and I go 3 or 4x a week. The staff does a fantastic job maintaining the grounds. Please if you visit this park don't litter :( Let's keep this place nice. There's tons of trash receptacles. It really helps when we all clean up after ourselves, and sometimes pick up anything we may see lying around. Let's continue to keep this park a great place, it takes help from the community.
  • I love this new addition! The light show, music, amphitheater during events, kids playground. It's perfect! With a very nice restaurant right across the pond that was renovated from the original power plant in Tallahassee (The Edison). Definitely worth a visit
  • My daughter (age 2) and nephew (age 3) enjoyed playing in Cascades Park's splash area. This is a great place to take your kids when you want them to run off energy and have fun for free.
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