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“It's natural”
Review of Paynes Prairie

Paynes Prairie
Ranked #5 of 73 things to do in Gainesville
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Nature area with woods and swamp as well as an information center describing the wildlife in the area.
Reviewed June 12, 2012

I wouldn't go out of my way to see it but if you drive by, it will get your attention.

Thank cweldon
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Reviewed May 21, 2012

Beautiful place. Great for picnic and understanging history of this part of FL.

Thank bpickard
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Reviewed May 15, 2012

Wow, Horses...WILD I was told. Beautiful! Too Many love bugs. Construction on observation walkway.

1  Thank Karridan
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Reviewed May 11, 2012

Paynes Prairie is simply wonderful! I love going in every season. It is fun to get into nature and experience raw Florida. Every time I go I see something new, weather it is a wild horse, a snake, or a gator. I recommend coming here for jogs, walks, or simply anything suitable to do outside in nature. I come quite often and don't ever have complains! Beware though listen to the rules about bringing your dogs, to a lot of those big Florida predators they look like a yummy treat! Enjoy!

2  Thank thecatwhotravels
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Reviewed May 8, 2012

Payne's Prairie is an excellent opportunity to observe native, Florida wildlife in its natural setting.

Thank melissa c
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