Top Choice Museum in Gainesville

Florida Museum of Natural History

The highlight of this excellent natural-history museum is the expansive Butterfly Rainforest. Hundreds of butterflies from 55 to 65 species flutter freely in the soaring, screened vivarium. As you stroll among water…
Park in Gainesville

Devil's Millhopper State Geological Site

As the name indicates, this is not your average park. The site centers on a 120ft-deep, 500ft-wide funnel-shaped rainforest which you enter by descending a 232-step wooden staircase. Water trickles down the slopes f…
Gardens in Gainesville

Kanapaha Botanical Gardens

Central Florida's lush native plants – azaleas, rare double-crowned cabbage palms, southern magnolias – are on proud display at this highly rated 62-acre garden, with hiking paths, a labyrinth, a children's koi pond…
Gallery in Gainesville

Samuel P Harn Museum of Art

Peer in at ancient Indian sculptures and contemporary paintings at this excellent free art gallery on the University of Florida campus.
University in Gainesville

University of Florida

The city is dominated by the UF campus, one of the largest in the country. Pop in to the Welcome Center for tips on where best to wander around to check out the student vibe.