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Dunlawton Sugar Mill Gardens

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950 Old Sugar Mill Rd, Port Orange, FL 32129-7624
+1 386-767-1735
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Fun little excursion

This is a really laid back little park to visit. When the weather is nice it’s a great place just... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Al D
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Port Orange, Florida
Cool little garden off the beaten path

We came here to walk before dinner one night to let the kids burn off some energy. The gardens are... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
TDNY
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Canandaigua, New York
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Gardens where you can watch butterflies and learn more about flora and fauna native to Florida. Trails leading past a preserved 19th century sugar mill ruins and statues of dinosaurs.
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good37%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“amusement park” (16 reviews)
“donation box” (11 reviews)
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
LOCATION
950 Old Sugar Mill Rd, Port Orange, FL 32129-7624
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+1 386-767-1735
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"dinosaur statues"
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"amusement park"
in 16 reviews
"donation box"
in 11 reviews
"oak trees"
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"gardens are beautiful"
in 9 reviews
"interesting history"
in 8 reviews
"for sale"
in 6 reviews
"early florida"
in 6 reviews
"free admission"
in 5 reviews
"history lesson"
in 4 reviews
"nature walk"
in 3 reviews
"kids will love"
in 3 reviews
"quiet walk"
in 5 reviews
"self guided tour"
in 3 reviews
"donations are accepted"
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"plants and flowers"
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"civil war"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a really laid back little park to visit. When the weather is nice it’s a great place just to walk around and relax. It’s free but there is a donation box as you walk in. There is plenty of free parking across the...More

Thank Al D
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came here to walk before dinner one night to let the kids burn off some energy. The gardens are a mix of an old sugar mill and a vintage amusement park with cement dinosaurs. Admission is FREE which is great, and there are lots...More

Thank TDNY
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is the smallest set of Sugar Mill ruins I have ever visited. You cannot even get very close to the ruins because it is surrounded by a fence. I was there 5 minutes at the most. It's a nice piece of History to see...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I had a couple of hours on a Saturday morning and found this place. Go. Great History of the area. The volunteers are most helpful in explaining the sugar mill and it’s function and love to talk about it. Fun to see...More

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Reviewed February 28, 2018

We went there today, and we expected more, somehow. The grounds were not well maintained--many plants were diseased, in poor condition, spindly and not healthy. Hanging plants were very dry. It could be that we visited during the wrong time of year? Dinosaur sculptures might...More

1  Thank Robskaren
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Reviewed February 19, 2018

very nice and peaceful lots to look at and learn but a lot of up keep needed but a great place to RELAX

Thank Mike B
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Reviewed February 13, 2018

My wife and I have driven by these Gardens many times and finally decided to stop. A bigger place then we thought. We went in the off growing season but it was still a very nice place. Alot of history and I bet it will...More

1  Thank John O
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Reviewed February 5, 2018

We like to stop here and learn more about early Florida history. It is a peaceful respite in a busy world. There is a huge Live Oak tree called the Confederate Oak which gets it name because soldiers were supposed to have rested under it....More

Thank peonyrose
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Reviewed January 25, 2018

The historical ruins of the old sugar processing plant are in place with signs noting who owned this place back to the 1800's, peoples dreams shattered, and the county did a quality job constructing a walkway and covered building to preserve the artifacts. It's like...More

Thank Jerry B
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Reviewed January 9, 2018

Every year we make 2-3 trips to these gardens - for there's always something new to see. We begin by taking the perimeter trail through palm trees & other plants, visit Bongoland - a former amusement area - and visit the huge recreated prehistoric dinosaurs,...More

Thank Arline Z
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matthewlynn
February 9, 2018|
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Response from cleichhorn | Reviewed this property |
everything was flat, but bathrooms were a little tight for wc, otherwise pretty easy access to most of the main paths
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Laura R
February 14, 2017|
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Response from carole c | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I do not know the species of the vines. Am confident the gardens would tll you.
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