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Thomas Center

302 NE 6th Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601
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Ranked #10 of 17 Attractions in Gainesville
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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Owner description: Enjoy a delightful visit to The Thomas Center. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the building is a beautifully restored Mediterranean Revival-style hotel. Stroll through the lovely gardens and view the art in the two galleries. You can experience the past through the 1920’s period rooms and local history exhibits. Listen to the interesting history of the property and the Thomas Family with a free cell phone tour.

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Tampa, FL
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54 reviews 54 reviews
3 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

I was told that this was once a large estate, then a hotel, and now a center for large gatherings. We were there for a wedding and the atrium is decorated beautifully for such events. The porch area was excellent for an outdoor bar and seating. The gardens provide backdrop for the photographs that follow such an event. I would... More

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Gainesville, Florida
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14 reviews 14 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Private residence, hotel, government building with a touch of elegance, the Thomas Center is all these things. A portion of the Thomas Center houses city of Gainesville offices is somewhat cramped almost dingy fashion. In stark contrast however are the public spaces. The gardens and public rooms are elegant reminders of turn of the century opulence. This Mediterranean Greek Revival... More

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Hamden, Connecticut
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14 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

Went to a wedding here and it was a wonderful venue. Everything about it was charming, from the gardens to the fountain to the lighting. Staff was great

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Gainesville, Florida
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

Attended a friend's wedding in one of the back courtyards. The grounds were beautiful and the history of the house was very interesting. It's tucked back in one of Gainesville oldest neighborhoods so get your directions straight because you can run into some one way streets on your way there. It's open to the public so walking around the grounds... More

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Gainesville, Florida, USA
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Another little gem tucked away in Gainesville that gives one a glimpse of what life was like in "olden times."

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florida/georgia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

Classy joint that harks back to a time when people wore shirts with collars and shoes made of leather.

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gainesville
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

Over the years, I've been here many times. It's a beautiful old beautiful. The City has offices here. I was there recently for a memorial service for a friend.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

I love the Thomas center they have a great art gallery and it is located in a great location. It is well kept. Most of the exhibition are complimentary so it is easy on the pocket book. Highly recommend visiting for local and visitors. I have been to a few wedding there also was very nice.

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21 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

The old Hotel Thomas is one of Gainesville's unique treasures. It serves many ways at the same time. Beautiful gardens, interesting restored period rooms, the sunlit atrium and even government offices. Space can be rented inexpensively for any sort of event.

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Gainesville, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

This idyllic little setting consists of the picturesque lawn of the old Thomas Hotel -- complete with sputtering fountain at its center. The giant oak trees shade a lot of the yard so if you just want to find a grassy area to lounge, sun or read and need a reprieve, this place is great. The lawn is well-manicured with... More

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