- Our list of the best things to do in Gainesville, Florida, features the top 26 nearby activities — including 16 great attractions with user approval ratings of 90% or more!
- Gainesville, FL has a variety of great sights and experiences nearby. Top categories include: Outdoor Places, Sports & Fitness, Entertainment & Shows, and Amusement.
- The results below include the top 26 things to do within the city of Gainesville, FL
Drive 1 Exotics 11211 N County Road 225, Gainesville, FL MoreLess Info
Participants test their driving skills on a track filled with twists and turns during this autocross experience
The Butterfly Rainforest features a population of more than 1,000 butterflies, from 60 to 80 different species, from all over the world. There are also exhibited in here birds, turtles and fish, among other creatures.
97% 1200 votes
3215 Hull Road, Gainesville, FL 32611 MoreLess Info
Gainesville, Florida is home to the Florida Museum of Natural History, the largest in the state. The museum features indoor and outdoor exhibitions for adults and children, and is happy to accommodate school groups.
Gainesville's The Hippodrome State Theatre, otherwise known as 'The Hipp' is a theater and performance space that features plays, musicals, chamber music, concerts, classic film screenings and other professional-level events.
93% 315 votes
18700 S. CR 325, Gainesville, FL 32640 MoreLess Info
Named for Pulitzer Prize-winning author Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, the Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Historic State Park is managed by the Florida State Parks Department. Rawlings' original house and farm buildings remain on the premesis and are open for touring.
Operating since 1853, covering 2,000 acres and ranking 14 in US News &World Report, University of Florida has no less than 33 buildings on its campus which are listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
95% 179 votes
SW 34th St and Hull Rd, Gainesville, FL 32611 MoreLess Info
Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art is home to a permanent collection with items dating from the 5th century BC to present days. It is one of the largest museums affiliated to a university, and it has an auditorium, a cafe and a museum store.
Commonly known as The Swamp, Ben Hill Griffin Stadium is home to the University of Florida football team, the Gators. The team is typically among the top programs in the SEC, and the stadium is regularly packed with fans.
98% 96 votes
8528 East County Road 225, Gainesville, FL 32609 MoreLess Info
Carson Springs Wildlife Conservation Foundation rescues exotic animals and houses them in natural grass enclosures where visitors can see them during 2 hour guided tours. They have 62 animals of 23 species including many big cats.