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“Take a Trip Out of Florida Without Leaving”

Devil's Millhopper Geological State Park
Ranked #6 of 67 things to do in Gainesville
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Reviewed November 18, 2013

A trip through Devil's Millhopper is like taking a trip out of Florida without ever leaving the state. As a Florida transplant (growing up on Pennsylvania), this was the first time in 15 years living here that I did not feel like I was in the sunshine state. The dense foliage, babbling brooks and waterfalls had the feel of a northern forest and not a Florida State Park. The trip to the bottom of the sinkhole is well work the effort, it is almost a surreal sight and sound at the bottom.

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Reviewed November 10, 2013

Devil's Millhopper is so big that it is hard to get the feel for it being a sinkhole, I felt more like I was in a valley. I recommend watching the very old video in the visitor area before you descend - it gives you more context. The plants, etc. were interesting to look at as I descended, but the most amazing part was the sound of the little waterfalls and water dripping down the sides. It was the most peaceful and relaxing sound!

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Reviewed October 30, 2013

This is definitely worth your time. Beautiful ferns, waterfalls on the climb down and a scenic walk around the sink hole. Check out the directions on maps.google.com since the address did not work on my gps in my car. Millhopper Road is really NW 53rd Ave, and it is located west of NW 43rd Street.

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Reviewed October 21, 2013

MY FIRST TRIP BACK HERE in forty years. Beware, four bucks a person to get in. If you don't want to climb down 10 stories of steps and back up, don't try it. But, everybody should see this--nothing like it in Florida.

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Reviewed October 16, 2013

It's a lovely area complete with a brief hike, and if you're up to it, a 200+-step boardwalk down to the bottom of a natural sinkhole. Along the way, you can stop and enjoy the foliage and waterfalls. Admission is $4 (exact change) per car on the honor system for this well-maintained area that includes bathrooms. It's a great opportunity to stretch your legs.

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