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Gainesville, Florida, USA

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Historic Homes & Buildings

  • Historic Haile Homestead at Kanapaha Plantation
    8500 Archer Road, State Road 24, Gainesville, FL 32606
    352-372-2633, Built of heart pine and cypress by enslaved labor, this historic 6,200 square foot house is one of the few remaining antebellum homes in North Central Florida. Listed... more info

Museums & Galleries

  • Doris Bardon Community Cultural Center
    1315 South Main Street, Gainesville, FL 32601
    Located in Downtown Gainesville
    352-378-9166, Features an art gallery, performance and teaching facilities, and community meeting spaces. Exhibits, workshops, classes, and more are offered at the Doris Bardon... more info

  • Florida Museum of Natural History
    Southwest 34th Street and Hull Road, Gainesville, FL 32611-2710
    University of Florida Cultural Plaza
    352-846-2000, Located at the University of Florida, the Florida Museum of Natural History is Florida's state museum of natural history and is the largest natural history museum in the... more info  map

  • Matheson Museum, The
    513 East University Avenue, Gainesville, FL 32601
    352-378-2280, Made up of four sites, this museum complex includes the Matheson Museum building, the circa 1867 Matheson House, the Tison Tool Museum, and Sweetwater Park. Housed in... more info  map

  • Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art
    Southwest 34th Street and Hull Road, Gainesville, FL 32611-2700
    Located at the University of Florida
    352-392-9826, The Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art's permanent collection included more than 6,000 original works, including paintings, sculptures, prints, ceramics, photographs and... more info  map

Parks, Gardens & Zoos

  • Bivens Arm Nature Park
    3650 South Main Street, Gainesville, FL 32608
    352-334-2056, The 57-acre Bivens Arm Nature Park is filled with oak hammock and marsh and includes a one-mile nature trail with a 1,200 foot boardwalk, a wildlife sanctuary, picnic... more info  map

  • Boulware Springs Park and Historic Waterworks
    3300-3500 Southeast 15th Street, Gainesville, FL 32601
    352-334-2103, Three miles southeast of downtown Gainesville, Boulware Springs Park and Historic Waterworks features a spring run stream that runs through upland mixed forest, which... more info  map

  • Dog Wood Park
    5505 Southwest Archer Road, Gainesville, FL 32608
    352-335-1919, A private, off-leash dog park that features 15 completely fenced acres, huge doggie swimming ponds, trails, exercise equipment, benches, tables, and lots of giant shade... more info  map

  • Kanapaha Botanical Gardens
    4700 Southwest 58th Drive, Gainesville, FL 32608
    352-372-4981, Developed and operated by the North Florida Botanical Society, the 62-acre Kanapaha Botanical Gardens consists of 14 major collections, the state's largest public... more info  map

  • Morningside Nature Center
    3540 East University Avenue, Gainesville, FL 32608
    Located 3 Miles East of Downtown Gainesville
    352-334-2170 or 352-334-2231, A 278-acre Longleaf Pine preserve, the Morningside Nature Center is the base for environmental education and folk life programs. It includes a picnic area,... more info  map

  • Palm Point Park
    7401 Lakeshore Drive, Gainesville, FLLocated Five Miles East of Downtown Gainesville
    352-334-2170 or 352-334-2231, Palm Point is a 16.1-acre peninsula that extends from the western shore of Newnans Lake. Alligators, bald eagles, herons, egrets, and ibis are just some of the abundant... more info

  • Poe Springs Park
    28800 Northwest 182nd Avenue, High Springs, FL 32643
    3.2 Miles West of High Springs on County Road 340
    386-454-1992, Nestled along the beautiful Santa Fe River, this 197-acre park contains a variety of wildlife and features a hardwood swamp, concession building, boat ramp, nature... more info  map

  

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