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Things to do in Gainesville

 

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Butterfly Rainforest
Ranked #1 of 19 attractions in Gainesville
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Ranked #2 of 19 attractions in Gainesville
Category: Natural History Museums
Native American and natural history exhibits in this museum at the University of Florida.
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Ranked #3 of 19 attractions in Gainesville
Category: Movie Theaters; Theaters
Owner description: The Hippodrome State Theatre is the architectural centerpiece of Gainesville's Historic downtown and is listed on the... more » Owner description: The Hippodrome State Theatre is the architectural centerpiece of Gainesville's Historic downtown and is listed on the National Registry of Historic Places. The main stage theatre features the work of award-winning thespians and presents some of the best theatre in the country. The Hippodrome also houses a visual arts gallery, a cinema featuring first run artistic and foreign films, and a full service bar. « less
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Ranked #4 of 19 attractions in Gainesville
Owner description: Not for profit exotic animal rescue and endangered species animal park.... more » Owner description: Not for profit exotic animal rescue and endangered species animal park. « less
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Ranked #5 of 19 attractions in Gainesville
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Ranked #6 of 19 attractions in Gainesville
Category: Art Museums

The Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art  builds and maintains art collections and produces many exhibitions and educational programs for visitors to enjoy. It is a part of the University... more »

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Ranked #7 of 19 attractions in Gainesville
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Ranked #8 of 19 attractions in Gainesville
Category: Gardens
Herb and botanical garden displaying unusual plants from around the world.
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Ranked #9 of 19 attractions in Gainesville
Category: Historic Sites; State Parks
Historic home of the author of "The Yearling."
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Ranked #10 of 19 attractions in Gainesville
Category: State Parks
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Ranked #11 of 19 attractions in Gainesville
Category: Zoos
Owner description: The Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo houses 70 species, and 250 individual animals in its collection, including white handed... more » Owner description: The Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo houses 70 species, and 250 individual animals in its collection, including white handed gibbons, red ruffed lemurs, ocelots, bald eagles, Galapagos tortoises, African grey parrots, and Matschie’s tree kangaroo. Days Open: Monday - Sunday 9am – 2pm. The Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo is Gainesville’s community zoo and the training facility for the Zoo Animal Technology Program. Situated on 10 forested acres, students in the Zoo Animal Technology Program provide daily care for the animals as well as tours of the zoo grounds. The personalized tours are designed to give visitors a more educational and enjoyable experience and to give zoo students more experience working with guests. « less
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Ranked #12 of 19 attractions in Gainesville
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Ranked #13 of 19 attractions in Gainesville
Category: Historic Sites
Owner description: Enjoy a delightful visit to The Thomas Center. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the building is a... more » 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. « less
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Ranked #14 of 19 attractions in Gainesville
Owner description: In 1854 the Haile family, from South Carolina, established a 1500 acre Sea Island cotton plantation. The 6,200 sq ft home was... more » Owner description: In 1854 the Haile family, from South Carolina, established a 1500 acre Sea Island cotton plantation. The 6,200 sq ft home was the site of house parties attended by Gainesville’s finest citizens. The Hailes had an unusual habit of writing on the walls. See the "Talking Walls," over 12,500 words written by family and friends in every room. Exhibit on the enslaved builders. On National Register. « less
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Ranked #15 of 19 attractions in Gainesville
Category: Trails
Owner description: A scenic hiking trail that runs continuously from the Big Cypress Swamp in Southwest Florida to the Panhandle west of... more » Owner description: A scenic hiking trail that runs continuously from the Big Cypress Swamp in Southwest Florida to the Panhandle west of Tallahassee. « less
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Ranked #16 of 19 attractions in Gainesville
Category: Parks
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Ranked #17 of 19 attractions in Gainesville
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Ranked #18 of 19 attractions in Gainesville
Category: Parks
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Ranked #19 of 19 attractions in Gainesville
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