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Big Bend Scenic Byway

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Stop #1: Tallahassee Museum

Driving Directions: Exiting the airport, turn left on Capital Circle SW (SR 263), and continue on the Byway for 2 miles to the intersection of Capital Circle SW and Orange Avenue. Turn right at the museum sign on Orange Avenue (CR 371 South) and follow signs for 2.8 miles to the Tallahassee Museum.

Tallahassee Museum

Distance and driving time between this and previous stop: 4.8 miles / 5 minutes.

Minimum time: 1 hour.

Description: A perfect introduction to the natural beauty and rich history of the Big Bend, this museum combines a natural habitat zoo with an interpreted walk through restored farmsteads, buildings, and exhibits of the time when cotton, cattle, and timber were king. Among the collection is Bellevue, the 1840s "cottage" style plantation house and home of the great-grandniece of George Washington. The museum celebrates its Big Bend heritage with a Pioneer Breakfast in March and Big Bend Days in November.

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