Tallahassee

Population

2009: 172,574, #136 in U.S.

1950: 27,237

2009 Metropolitan Area: 360,013, #140 in U.S.

Setting

Tallahassee was founded in 1824 as the capital of the U.S. Territory of Florida because it was midway between the population centers of St. Augustine and Pensacola. Florida State University is on the west side of downtown.

Buildings

Tallest building: State Capitol Tower (1977), 322 feet.

Number of buildings over 150 feet: 8

The State Capitol Tower has a public observation area on the top (22nd) floor.

The historic State Capitol (1845) is 136 feet tall.

Stores

Tallahassee has no downtown department stores.

Trains

Amtrak service between Los Angeles and Orlando, through Tallahassee, has been suspended since Hurricane Katrina in 2005.




Downtown Tallahassee

Museums

The Brogan Museum of Art and Science and the Museum of Florida History are located downtown.

Theaters

Tallahassee has no downtown movie theaters. The Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra has its concerts at two churches in suburban Tallahassee. The Tallahassee Civic Center (1981) has touring Broadway shows.

Sports

Tallahassee has no professional sports teams.


Map of Downtown Tallahassee

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