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Welcome to Tallahassee, the capital of Florida. The city is noted as one of the Sunshine State's most prominent college cities, serving as home to Florida State University, Florida A&M University, and many others. Coupled with its reputation as a college town, the city is also building a reputation as one of the fastest-growing manufacturing and high tech economies in the state. Employer National High Magnetic Field Laboratory, the largest and highest-powered magnet research laboratory in the world, is noted for giving the city its magnetic personality.

Residents affectionately call their hometown "Tally." The picturesque roads are lined with live oak trees gently arching above the streets in a city that seems more like South Georgia than sunny Florida, with its understated southern pace, hospitality and charm. Citywide attractions like the Tallahassee Museum of History and Natural Science, Florida State Capitol, and the Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park showcase the capital's effortless hand to marry collegiate affairs with a culture center, politics with performing arts and history with nature.

Naturally, Tallahassee favors the Sunshine State in its abundant natural wonders and year-round outdoor activities. With outdoor treasures like the Apalachicola National Forest offering outdoor enthusiasts their pick of incredible land or water excursions, and breath-taking landscapes and incredible wildlife, it's no wonder that The Nature Conservancy considers the city's area terrain to be one of "America's Last Great Places."

Oh and Tally-ho, let's not forget Tallahassee is the birthplace of the legendary Doors lead singer, Jim Morrison; and from 1940-1945 the city was home to the legendary piano great and entertainer great Ray Charles.

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