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Things to Do in Gainesville

Between nationally-ranked sports, diverse annual festivals, and close proximity to the best natural attractions Florida has to offer, there’s more than one reason to come to Gainesville. Our historic Florida town is known for its exciting mix of nature and culture. No matter what brings you to Gainesville, you won’t want to leave before checking out some of these top attractions:

  • University of Florida Gator Football at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium
  • Cade Museum for Creativity & Invention – named after Dr. James Robert Cade, lead inventor of Gatorade
  • Jonesville Park - Multi Functional Park
  • Kanapaha Botanical Gardens
  • Champions Park, contains 16 Baseball/Softball fields
  • Hal Brady Sports Complex - Host to Babe Ruth World Series
  • Annual NHRA Gatornationals drag racing at Gainesville’s Auto-Plus Raceway
  • UF Health Shands Hospital, a cutting-edge research and medical center
  • Natural Attractions such as the Florida Museum of Natural History and Ginnie Springs
  • Annual Arts & Cultural Festivals such as the Hoggetowne Medieval Faire
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