Top Attractions

This page lists top family attractions in the Gainesville, Florida area.
Kids Gainesville: Top Attractions - Fun 4 Gator Kids
Butterfly Rainforest at Florida Museum of Natural History

The Butterfly Rainforest is a can’t-miss living exhibit that features hundreds of free-flying butterflies and birds from around the world along with a ...

Florida Museum of Natural History: SW 34th Street and Hull Road, Gainesville, FL, 32611
Devil’s Millhopper Geological State Park

In the midst of north Florida's sandy terrain and pine forests, a bowl-shaped cavity 120 feet deep leads down to a miniature rain forest.   Small stre ...

Type of Trail: Walking
4732 Millhopper Road, Gainesville, Florida, 32653
Florida Museum of Natural History

All the permanent exhibits are kid-friendly and many have hands-on features just for kids. Check the website for information about special exhibits. ...

UF Cultural Plaza: SW 34th Street and Hull Road, Gainesville, FL, 32611
Harn Museum of Art, The

The Harn Museum of Art at the University of Florida is an 112,800-square-foot-facility, which includes 40,400 square foot of exhibition space, 5 garde ...

3259 Hull Road, Gainesville, Florida, 32611
Hippodrome Theater

In 1981 the Hippodrome was designated a State Theatre of Florida. The theatre enjoys recognition as one of the leading regional theaters in the countr ...

25 SE 2nd Place, Gainesville, FL, 32601
Kanapaha Botanical Gardens

Kanapaha Botanical Gardens is comprised of 24 major collections visually accessible from a 1 ½ mile paved walkway.  These include the state's largest ...

4700 S.W. 58th Drive, Gainesville, FL, 32608
Marjorie Kinnan-Rawlings Historic State Park

Visitors to this old Florida homestead can walk back in time to 1930s farm life where Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings lived and worked in the tiny community ...

18700 S. County Road 325, Cross Creek, FL, 32640
Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park

Payne’s Prairie is biologically, geologically, and historically unique.  This park became Florida´s first state preserve in 1971 and is now designated ...

Type of Trail: Horseback Riding, Walking
Paynes Prairie 100 Savannah Blvd., Micanopy., FL, 32667
Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo

The Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo, a unique 10-acre zoo in Gainesville, Florida, is one of only two teaching zoos in the nation. The SF Teaching Zo ...

3000 N.W. 83rd Street, Gainesville, FL, 32606
University of Florida

While on the UF campus there are many areas to explore. Try walking along the trails by Lake Alice and the Baughman Center to see a few live alligator ...

University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, 32611