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FSU Legacy Walk through Campus
Eppes Statue, Westcott Building | 850/644-1000

Florida State University has been paving the way since 1851. In October 2004, the university unveiled the first of four phases of Legacy Walk, a historical tour of campus that focuses on its architecture, sculpture and green spaces. The first segment of the Walk, the Eppes Phase, is named for the founder of the University, Francis Eppes. Encompassing the easternmost portion of campus, the Walk begins at the Eppes statue located near the entrance to the Westcott Building. The path is embedded with symbols and lined with bricks and banners guiding visitors past many of the oldest and most historic buildings on campus before terminating at Dodd Hall. Raised brick podia containing maps and important information about people and events are located at intervals along the walk. The second phase, the Student Legacy Walk, begins at the Landis Green Legacy Fountain Sculptures. As the name suggests, the Student Legacy Walk passes through the core of student activity, highlighting student leaders of the past and serving as a living legacy to current and future students. Lined with banners depicting campus life, the Student Legacy Walk guides visitors from Landis Green north toward the Bellamy Building, around to newly renovated grounds behind the Crenshaw Building and Moore Auditorium, and circles the Integration Statue before wrapping around the Student Services Building and ending back at Landis. Legacy Walk 3 encompasses an area of campus dedicated to science and advances in scientific research. The Walk follows Call Street from the Integration Statue past the Paul Dirac Science Library and nearby Duxbury Hall, home of the College of Nursing, to the remodeled College of Education building and the new College of Medicine. Over $800 million worth of new construction and renovations, including state-of-the-art chemistry, biological science, psychology and medicine buildings have transformed the northwest corner of campus into a research quadrangle. Points of interest include statues of former presidents Sandy D'Alemberte and Dale Lick, a statue of Nobel Laureate Paul Dirac, and a beautiful walkway honoring FSU's Nobel Laureates.

For more information on the FSU Legacy Walk, contact the Office of University Relations at 850/644-1000.

Oglesby Gallery
Krentzman Lounge, Oglesby Union 850/644-4737
M-F 8am - 10pm, S-SU 12noon - 10pm
(Friday October 9 6:00pm-8:00pm, Reception/Refreshments)

The Oglesby Gallery is an exhibition space that provides Florida State University students and the FSU community with opportunities to exhibit their work.

Seminole Reservation
3226 Flastacowo Rd. 850/644-6892
Hours: 12:00pm-7:00pm

Canoe, kayak, play beach volleyball, relax by the lake or visit our Outdoor Pursuits program office for trips and rental gear. All of this is available at the FSU Seminole Reservation, located southwest of campus on Lake Bradford Road.

Leach Center
210 Bobby E. Leach Center 850/644-0650
Closed on Saturdays on game days
Hours: 11:00am-9:00pm Sundday

Participate in a fitness class or workout on the machines at the Bobby E. Leach Center. Guest passes are available.

The Old Capitol
Monroe Street & Apalachee Pkwy 850/487-1902
9:00am - 4:30pm Monday - Friday, 10:00pm - 4:30pm Saturday, 12:00pm - 4:30pm Sunday

Florida’s historic Old Capitol offers the Doorknobs to Domes tour to highlight the unique architecture of the building and its restoration process. Tours are available Sat. from 10:00am – to 4:00pm. The Old Capitol is also open as a museum, with special exhibits interpreting the State’s political history, Constitution and the history of the building.

Challenger Learning Center
200 S. Duval Street 850/654-7827
8:30am - 5:00pm Monday - Saturday

This venture of the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering presents a space mission simulator, IMAX theatre, planetarium and laser theatre, an observatory, aerospace and engineering exhibit hall and a distance-learning classroom.

The Kirk Collection
1600 Red Barber Plaza 850/487-3086
8:00am - 5:00pm Monday - Friday

This museum includes a 3000-piece collection of antique radios, televisions, microphones and other sound equipment from the turn-of-the-century through the mid-50s. Highlights include a 1950s RCA Nipper Dog, 1933 Emerson Mickey Mouse radio, vintage Hopalong Cassidy items and much more.

Wakulla Springs
550 Wakulla Park Drive   850/224-5950
8:00am - Sundown Everyday

One of the world’s largest and deepest freshwater springs highlights the 2,860-acre Edward Ball Wakulla Springs State Park. The bowl of the spring covers approximately 3 acres and the water temperature remains a relatively constant 70 degrees year-round. Visitors may observe the natural beauty of the springs and river from boat tours offered daily. There is a park entrance fee and additional fees for tours. Located approximately 20 miles south of Tallahassee.

The Mary Brogan Museum
S. Duvall Street    850/513-0700
10:00am - 5:00pm Monday - Saturday | 1:00pm - 5:00pm Sunday

An interactive experience for all ages, this museum provides a variety of educational exhibits that focus on math, science and technology, as well as art.

The Museum of Florida History
R.A. Gray Building
500 South Bronough Street
9:00am - 4:30pm Monday - Friday | 10:00am - 4:30pm Saturday | 12:00pm - 4:30pm Sunday

The Museum of Florida History, R. A. Gray Bldg., 500 S. Bronough St., downtown Tallahassee, is only a short walk from the FSU campus. The Museum is open everyday until 4:30 p.m. Permanent exhibits begin with pre-historic Florida and continue through World War II. There is a Gift Shop and Café also located in the Museum.

Tallahassee Museum of History & Natural Science
3945 Museum Drive
850/576-1636 9:00am - 5:00pm Monday - Saturday

Wildlife and History Every Day
Welcome to Tallahassee! The Tallahassee Museum invites students and parents to visit our beautiful 52-acre compound and enjoy the area's beautiful wildlife and history. Open seven days a week, the Museum's nature trails and lakeside boardwalks wander through pristine habitat, a pioneer farmstead brimming with life, and a small village of historic buildings. In our "Wildlife Florida" area, endangered Florida panthers and red wolves live in spacious natural-habitat enclosures, near other native wildlife such as river otters, black bears, gray foxes, bobcats, turkeys, white-tail deer and birds of prey, such as hawks, owls, vultures and eagles. Open Monday-Saturday 9 a.m. — 5 p.m. and Sunday 12:30-5 p.m. 575-8684. www.tallahasseemuseum.org

Seminole Golf Course
2550 Pottsdamer Road    850/644 2582
7:00am - 7:00pm Everyday

Play a round of golf on FSU’s newly remodeled course. Be sure to call ahead to reserve tee-times. Fee charged.

Mission San Luis
2021 West Mission Road   850/487-3711
10:00am - 4:00pm Tuesday - Sunday

A visit to Mission San Luis transports you back in time. Your destination is a community where Apalachee Indians and newcomers from Spain lived in close proximity and were drawn together by religion, as well as military and economic goals.

Maclay Gardens
3540 Thomasville Rd.   850/487-4556
10:00am - 5:00pm Monday - Saturday | 1:00pm - 5:00pm Sunday

These beautiful ornamental gardens were first planted in 1923. A masterpiece of floral architecture, the gardens feature a picturesque brick walkway, a secret garden, a reflection pool, a walled garden, opportunities for swimming, fishing, canoeing and kayaking, two short nature trails and five miles of multiuse trails winding through the woods.

Antique Car Museum
6800 Mahan Drive (I-10 Exit 209A: Hwy. 90E)     850/942-0137
10:00am - 5:00pm Monday - Saturday | 12:00pm - 5:00pm Sunday

The Antique Car Museum presents one of the southeast's finest collections of rare automobiles and unique collectibles, a tribute to an era gone by. The latest addition to the collection is the Alma-Tadema Piano.