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Top 22 attractions you must visit in Alachua County

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About Alachua County

Gainesville is the chief metropolitan area for Alachua County. It is known for its diverse culture, local music, and artisans.

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Attractions in Alachua County

Archer Historical Society Railroad Museum
Archer Historical Society Railroad Museum16994 SW 134th Ave, Archer, FL 32618, USA
Iconic Buildings
Palaces
Museums

Archer Historical Society Museum, located in an old railroad depot built before 1900, contains exhibits about the history of the area.

Boulware Springs Park
Boulware Springs Park3300 SE 15th St, Gainesville, FL 32641, USA
Parks
Hot Springs

As well as picnic facilities, there is an area to park and unload horses to ride along the state trail at Bolware Springs Park.

Cade Museum for Creativity & Invention
Cade Museum for Creativity & Invention811 S Main St, Gainesville, FL 32601, USA
Museums

The Cade Museum for Creativity and Invention is named after Dr. Robert Cade, the lead inventor of Gatorade, and reflects his philosophy of combining science and art in a way that is "purposeful creativity".

Devil's Millhopper Geological State Park
Devil's Millhopper Geological State Park4732 Millhopper Rd, Gainesville, FL 32653, USA
Parks

Devil's Millhopper Geological State Park is only 71 acres (29 ha), but three distinct ecological environments exist in the park, depending on the amount of sun, fire, and water it receives.

Dudley Farm Historic State Park
Dudley Farm Historic State Park18730 W Newberry Rd, Newberry, FL 32669, USA
Parks

The Dudley Farm Historic State Park (Florida) is a U.S. historic district and museum park in Newberry, Florida.

Florida Museum of Natural History-Exhibits
Florida Museum of Natural History-Exhibits3215 Hull Rd, Gainesville, FL 32611, USA
Museums

As the official natural history museum of Florida, the Florida Museum of Natural History was chartered in 1917 by the Florida Legislature.

Gainesville-Hawthorne State Trail
Gainesville-Hawthorne State TrailGainesville-Hawthorne State Trail, Gainesville, FL, USA
Parks

The Gainesville-Hawthorne State Trail is a protected state park with a length of 16 miles (26 km) running from the Boulware Springs Water Works in Gainesville to Hawthorne.

Harn Museum of Art
Harn Museum of Art3259 Hull Rd, Gainesville, FL 32608, USA
Museums

The Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art occupies 112,800 square feet of space, making it one of the largest university art museums in the South.

Hawthorne Historical Museum and Cultural Center
Hawthorne Historical Museum and Cultural Center7225 SE 221st St, Hawthorne, FL 32640, USA
Iconic Buildings
Palaces
Museums

Hawthorne Historical Museum & Cultural Center features exhibits illustrating the history of Hawthorne, particularly those relating to the military.

Historic Haile Homestead
Historic Haile Homestead8500 SW Archer Rd, Gainesville, FL 32608, USA
Museums

Historic Haile Homestead, also known as Haile Plantation House or Kanapaha, is located in Gainesville, Florida. Thomas Evans and Serena Chesnut Haile built the house in 1856 as part of their original 1,500-acre (6.1 km2) cotton plantation.

Kanapaha Botanical Gardens
Kanapaha Botanical Gardens4700 SW 58th Dr, Gainesville, FL 32608, USA
Botanical Gardens

Kanapaha Botanical Gardens are Florida's largest public bamboo gardens and the Southeast's largest herb garden as of 2005.

Lake Alice
Lake AliceLake Alice, Gainesville, FL, USA
Lake/ River/ Ponds
Wildlife Sanctuaries

On the University of Florida campus, there is a small lake called Lake Alice. Gainesville's lake is a wildlife area and one of the few places in the city where one can see live alligators.

Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Historic State Park
Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Historic State Park18700 S, Co Rd 325, Cross Creek, FL 32640, USA
Parks

The Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Historic State Park lies on the east shore of Orange Lake, just south of the village of Cross Creek.

Matheson History Museum
Matheson History Museum513 E University Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601, USA
Iconic Buildings
Museums

Matheson History Museum building, formerly an American Legion hall, opened in 1994 as a museum

Micanopy Historical Society Museum
Micanopy Historical Society Museum607 NE Cholokka Blvd, Micanopy, FL 32667, USA
Iconic Buildings
Palaces
Museums

Micanopy Historical Society was founded in 1983 after the Micanopy Historic District was nominated to the National Register of Historic Places by its nomination committee.

Morningside Nature Center
Morningside Nature Center3540 E University Ave, Gainesville, FL 32641, USA
Parks

Morningside Nature Center occupies a 416-acre park. Along with the farm and nature centre, Morningside Nature Center's hiking trails explore sandhill ecosystems, pine Flatwoods, bayhead swamps, and cypress domes.

Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park
Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park100 Savannah Blvd, Micanopy, FL 32667, USA
Parks

Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park is a Florida State Park. The area is crossed by both I-75 and U.S. 441 (which has a scenic outlook ramp).

Poe Springs Park
Poe Springs Park28800 NW 182nd Ave, High Springs, FL 32643, USA
Parks

Poe Springs Park is located about 3 miles west of High Springs, Florida. It is is 202 acres in size.

San Felasco Hammock Preserve State Park
San Felasco Hammock Preserve State Park11101 Millhopper Rd, Gainesville, FL 32653, USA
Parks

In the San Felasco Hammock Preserve State Park are feral pigs, bobcats, white-tailed deer, gray foxes, wild turkeys, and several species of songbirds.

Santa Fe College Kika Silva Pla Planetarium
Santa Fe College Kika Silva Pla Planetarium3000 NW 83 St Building X-129, Gainesville, FL 32606, USA
Iconic Buildings
Palaces
Planetariums

The Santa Fe College Kika Silva Pla Planetarium is a domed theatre with a 34-foot diameter in Gainesville, Florida. It seats 60 people and features two projection systems.

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