Gainesville is the county seat and largest city in Alachua County in the U.S. state of Florida, as well as the largest city in the region of North Central Florida.

Gainesville is home to the University of Florida, the nation’s seventh largest university campus by enrollment, as well as to Santa Fe College. The Gainesville MSA was ranked as the #1 place to live in the 2007 edition of Cities Ranked and Rated. Gainesville was also ranked as one of the “best places to live and play” in 2007 by National Geographic Adventure.


Bivens Arm Nature Park

Poe Springs Park

Devil’s Millhopper State Geological Site

Gainesville-Hawthorne Trail State Park

Paynes Prairie State Preserve

Ginnie Springs

Newnans Lake

San Felasco Hammock Preserve State Park

Ichetucknee Springs State Park

Lake Alice

Canoe Outpost – Santa Fe River

Gainesville Recreation and Parks Department

Santa Fe Community College Teaching Zoo

Mill Creek Farm Retirement Home for Horses

Historical Sites

Haile Homestead

Kanapaha Botanical Gardens

Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Historic State Park

Matheson Historical Center

Thomas Center


Florida Museum of Natural History

Samuel P Harn Museum of Art

Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo


Canterbury Equestrian Showplace

Gainesville Raceway

Gatorzone: University of Florida Sporting Events


Oaks Mall

The Shop

Turkey Creek Antique Auctions

Center for the Performing Arts

Hippodrome State Theatre

Points of Interest

34th Street Wall

Baughman Center

Ben Hill Griffin Stadium

Civic Media Center

O’Connell Center