You can find Gainesville's spirit not only in its people, but in every one its cultural landmarks. Whether you're searching for education at Gainesville's BUTTERFLY RAINFOREST at the FLORIDA MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY, or for entertainment at the HIPPODROME STATE THEATRE, we have things to do for everybody. What we really recommend is adding an extra day or two to your trip, because you surely won't have time to see everything while you're here.
Explore the outdoors with world-class fishing, snorkeling, canoeing, diving and kayaking, there's always plenty to do on the water. On land, those so inclined may enjoy BIRDING, HIKING, BIKING, FISHING and pretty much everything else under the sun. It's all made possible by Mother Nature herself. THE SANTA FE COLLEGE TEACHING ZOO allows for an up close look at the wildlife.