Gainesville Activities

TripWhat's travel guide to Gainesville; our list of the best attractions, including Devil's Millhopper Geological State Park, Florida Museum of Natural History and Curtis M. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts.
  • The best activities in Gainesville: Devil's Millhopper Geological State Park

    Devil's Millhopper Geological State Park

    4732 Millhopper Road
    A bowl-shaped cavity 120 feet deep which contains a miniature rain forest. Visitors can enjoy picnicking and learn more about this sinkhole through interpretive displays. $4 per vehicle or $2 per pedestrian/bicyclist.
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  • Florida Museum of Natural History

    Florida Museum of Natural History

    SW 34th Street & Hull Road
    M-Sa 10AM-5PM, Su 1PM-5PM. Nice Butterfly Rainforest exhibit (extra charge). Suggested donation: Adult $6, seniors, students, children $4, under 3 free. Current Exhibits Temporary Exhibits Everglades Double Feature | Feb. 7 - May 31, 2009Women's Medicine: Traditions of the Florida Creek Indians | Dec. 11, 2008 - April 12, 2009Charles R. Knight: Studies of Lost Worlds | April 21, 2007 - Jan. 31, 2010Butterflies and Moths in Contemporary Zuni Art | Dec. 3, 2007 - Jan. 3, 2010 Permanent Exhibits Butterfly Rainforest: Where Science Takes Flight!Northwest Florida: Waterways & WildlifeSouth Florida People & EnvironmentsFlorida Wildflower & Butterfly GardenFossil Plant Garden
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  • Curtis M. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts

    Curtis M. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts

    315 Hull Rd
    Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, 315 Hull Rd, Phone: 352-392-1900, [8].
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  • Harn Museum of Art

    Harn Museum of Art

    SW 34th Street and Hull Road
    Tu-F 11AM-5PM; Sa 10AM-5PM; Su 1PM-5PM.
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  • University of Florida

    Phone: 352-846-2000
    These folks are serious about their football and basketball. A full calendar[7] of entertainment in sports and the arts is available. Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. University of Florida's stadium known as "The Swamp" seats over 90,000. It's one of the largest (and loudest) anywhere.Stephen C. O'Connell Center. Florida’s Stephen C. O’Connell Center has a reputation around the country – enthusiastic and friendly if you’re a Gator…noisy, deafening and menacing if you’re the opposition. Florida’s student section, dubbed the "Rowdy Reptiles", has made the O’Connell Center one of the toughest places to play in the nation.Curtis M. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, 315 Hull Rd, Phone: 352-392-1900, [8].Harn Museum of Art, SW 34th Street and Hull Road, Phone: 352-392-9826, [9]. Tu-F 11AM-5PM; Sa 10AM-5PM; Su 1PM-5PM.Lake Alice on the UF campus. Lake Alice is a sanctuary for alligators and birds. At dusk, bats that roost in a nearby bathouse fly out to feed on the insect life that the lake nourishes. A trip out at dusk to watch the cloud of bats is a popular local pastime.
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  • Matheson Museum

    513 E University
    Alachua County history.
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  • Hippodrome State Theatre

    Phone: 352-375-4477
  • Daytona International Speedway

    located 1
    5 miles off the Daytona Beach exit (261) on I-95. Home of the number one event in stock car racing - the NASCAR Nextel Cup Series Daytona 500 (February) and other events throughout the year.
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