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There’s a reason we claim to be the crossroads of nature and culture.

We urge you to stop and look both ways. Because when you get done paddling your canoe on the Santa Fe River in nearby High Springs, or picking fruit in Alachua, you’ll still be just minutes away from some of the best art, museums and theatres in North Florida.

You can find Gainesville’s spirit not only in its people, but in every one its cultural landmarks. Whether you’re searching for education at Gainesville’s Butterfly Rainforest at the Florida Museum of Natural History, or for entertainment at the Hippodrome State Theatre, we have things to do for everybody. What we really recommend is adding an extra day or two to your trip, because you surely won’t have time to see everything while you’re here.

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Museum historic marker

A. Quinn Jones Museum and Cultural Center

1013 NW 7th Ave
Gainesville, FL 32601
352-334-2010 |
Across Town Repertory Theatre

Acrosstown Repertory Theatre

619 S Main St (Baird Center)
Gainesville, FL 32604
352-375-1321 |
Actors Warehouse Theatre Gainesville FL

Actors’ Warehouse

619 NE 1st St
Gainesville, FL 32601
352-376-8561 |
The Archer Community Center

Archer Community Center

16671 SW 137 Ave
Archer, FL 32618
352-495-2880 |
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Archer Railroad Museum

16994 SW 134th Ave
Archer, FL 32618
352-495-1044 |
The Baughman Center

Baughman Center

982 Museum Rd
Gainesville, FL 32611
352-294-0049 |
Digital Collages and Photography by Ani Collier

Black C Art Gallery

201 SE 2nd Ave Suite 111
Gainesville, FL 32601
352-469-6278 |
Boulware Springs Park historic waterworks building

Boulware Springs Park and Historic Waterworks

3300 SE 15th St
Gainesville, FL 32641
352-334-5067 |
Butterfly Rainforest

Butterfly Rainforest

3215 Hull Rd
Gainesvillle, FL 32611
352-846-2000 |
The Cade Museum

Cade Museum for Creativity & Invention

811 South Main Street
Gainesville, FL 32601
352-371-8001 |
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Constans Theatre

1800 McCarty Dr
Gainesville, FL 32603
352-392-1653 |
Dance Alive Ballet

Dance Alive National Ballet

1325 NW 2nd St
Gainesville, Alachua, FL 32601
352-371-2986 |