Friday, October 23 continued - After our Capitol building tours, we drove a few short miles to Florida State University. It is one of the most respected research and learning institution in the country. Oh yeah, and they usually have a pretty good football team too!
A few facts provided by the visitors guide:
Student population of 41,773; 30% minority; 55% female; students from all 50 states and 140 countries; 79% graduation rate. FSU is ranked #43 among top public universities. The total cost for Florida residents is $20,173. Out-of-state students pay $35,339.
We spent several hours walking around the campus. According to our phone app... over 14,000 steps and 7.24 miles. We both agreed that it is a beautiful university. The architecture design is maintained throughout the campus.
There are an abundance of green areas, well designed walkways, and beautiful plantings everywhere. Several students stopped to ask if we need directions to any place in particular and all greeted us with friendly smiles and hellos.
The athletic facilities are top notch.
The stadium was closed to visitors – we thought. We accidentally tried to exit the Stadium Visitor's Center by a back stairwell and became locked out of the building. We couldn't re-enter. We banged on every door on every floor…nothing. So we went down to the ground floor and out the door into the locked stadium. Jeesh! Luckily, they are doing some construction work on the one end, so we cut through the construction zone and out to the street. Marsha ran up the ramp and grabbed a few photos of the field.
We walked around the stadium to see the baseball facilities, softball fields, soccer areas, and other athletic areas.
We did see a unique area – the FSU Circus. Yep, you can take classes in areas associated to the Circus. They are one of only two collegiate circuses in the United States.
After a long day visiting Tallahassee, we returned to the Tallahassee Elks Lodge campground to relax and prepare for tomorrow's travel.
Thanks for stopping by. Hope to see y’all back real soon. Have a great day!