Gainesville Places

TripWhat's travel guide to Gainesville; our list of the best things to see, including Devil's Millhopper Geological State Park, Florida Museum of Natural History and Curtis M. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts.
  • The best place 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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  • The Jones Eastside

    401 NE 23rd Ave Gainesville FL 32609
    Freshest breakfast all day, everyday. Some organic ingredients, vegetarian dishes. Friendly staff, and hip music. Must try.
  • Indian Cuisine

    3550 Sw 34th St, Ste M, Gainesville, FL 32608
    Closed Mondays. $12-20. Great Indian restaurant with eclectic menu. Good atmosphere and helpful staff.
  • Leonardo's Pizza by the Slice

    Leonardo's Pizza by the Slice

    1245 W University Ave
    M-Th 9AM-10PM, F-Sa 9AM-11PM, Su 9AM-10PM. Eclectic atmosphere and great pizza highlight this popular eatery near campus.
  • Kabab House

    1129 West University Ave
    11 AM-10 PM Seven Days a week. Average $8.99. Kabab House serves meat (chicken,beef, & lamb) kababs cooked in the Tandoor (clay oven). Offers wide varity of curries, rice and vegetables dishes.
  • Bento Cafe

    3832 W Newberry Rd
    In the mood for sushi? Perhaps a bento box with some Asian fusion food? Or maybe just some boba tea or sake? Bento Cafe, with two locations in Gainesville, has a large variety of Asian foods and wonderful sushi! There's even a Gator Roll for those looking for the ultimate Gator experience in Gainesville!
  • Fresco

    3117 SW 34th St
    Gainesville's finest Italian food. Always has original and delicious specials. Garlic bread, muscles, and fish dishes are to die for. Try the espresso cake for dessert.
  • The Swamp

    1642 W University Av
    M-Sa 11AM-2AM, Su 11AM-11PM. Great college atmosphere for food and fun!
  • Dragonfly Sushi and Sake Company

    201 Southeast 2nd Avenue
    A trendy downtown sushi bar, Dragonfly Sushi & Sake Company offers an innovative and gourmet selection of sushi, sashimi and Eurasian Fusion fare that's thought by locals and visitors alike to be some of the best in town, in an atmosphere that's hip and vibrant.
  • Falafel King

    3252 SW 35th Blvd
    If you're in the mood for falafel, gyro, baba ghanoush, tabouleh or some amazing hummus, this is the place to go. Located in Butler Plaza, this small restaurant gives you large amounts of delicious food for a really reasonable price.
  • Liquid Ginger

    101 SE 2nd Place SUN CENTER
    Open every day for dinner, 6 days for lunch (closed Sa afternoon) M-F 11:30-2:30 M-Th 5PM-10PM, F-Sa 5PM-10:30PM, Su noon-10PM. A newer establishment in the downtown dining scene, Liquid Ginger offers an eclectic asian fusion cuisine at very reasonable prices. It can get quite crowded on weekends, so a reservation is good to have.
  • Ti Amo! Reasurant and Bar

    12 SE Second Avenue
    Fantastic Wine. Classic Dining Space.
  • Marcia's Restaurants & Deli

    12613 SE County Rd 234
  • Publix Super Markets

    Publix Super Markets

    5200 NW 43rd StSte 401
  • The Gelato Company

    The Gelato Company

    11 SE 1st Ave
  • Bay Island Coffee Company

    Bay Island Coffee Company

    3270 SW 35th Blvd
  • Northwest Seafood

    Northwest Seafood

    4110 NW 16th Blvd
  • Coffee Culture

    2020 NW 13th St
  • The Wine and Cheese Gallery

    The Wine and Cheese Gallery

    113 N Main St
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EDIT THIS ITINERARY Our list of places in Gainesville uses some content from Wikipedia and Wikivoyage.