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Discover the many things to do in Gainesville, Florida
Commune with gators-but don't get too close-at Lake Alice, a large lake and wildlife sanctuary on the University of Florida campus. See bison, wild horses, alligators and nearly 300 other kinds of animals and birds in the vast 19,000-acre Paynes Prairie State Preserve. It's all within minutes of the Hampton Inn Gainesville, FL hotel. Check out fossilized teeth, bone and marine shells in the renowned sinkhole called Devil's Millhopper, or see a 1840's cabin and barnyard animals at Morningside Nature Center. Our hotel in Gainesville, FL also gives you easy access to the historic landmarks in downtown, like the Matheson Center House and the Masonic Temple. Absorb some culture at the Harn Museum of Art or the Hippodrome State Theater. There's also cave diving and lots of freshwater fishing. Looking for more things to do in Gainesville, Florida? Don't forget the nightlife and shopping, found in abundance in this eclectic, visionary city!
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Whatever the reason for your visit, we hope you'll enjoy these fun ways to relax and keep in shape.