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Resident Life, Things to do


There are numerous activities and events to enjoy while you are living in Gainesville. Have a family? Visit fun4gatorkids for plenty of family friendly activities.  Enjoy live theater? Try out the Hippodrome or UF Performing Arts.  Samuel P. Harn Museum:One of the largest university-affiliated art museums in the United States, the Harn Museum has an 86,800-square-foot facility, which includes 32,800 square feet of exhibition space, a 250-seat auditorium, study center, museum store, café, spacious areas for art storage and staff offices for work and research. In 2012, the museum opened the David A. Cofrin Asian Art Wing, a new 26,000-square-foot addition, which is dedicated to the exhibition, storage and conservation of the museum’s extensive collection of Asian art. Florida Museum of Natural History: Florida’s official state natural history museum and one of the nation’s largest and fastest-growing natural history museums. additional recreational ideas to the list below visit  UF Campus Life.

Local activities:

Lake Wauburg

San Felasco Hammock Preserve State Park

Retirement home for horses at Mill Creek Farm

Alfred A Ring Park

Devil’s Millhopper State Park VLUU L310 W  / Samsung L310 W

Two tails ranch

Dudley Farm Historic State Park

Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park

UF Bat House and Bat Barn

Kanapaha Botanical Gardens

Devils Den Springs Scuba Diving

High Springs, Ginnie Springs, Blue Springs Park

Boat Tour at Adventure Outpost in High Springs

Itchetucknee Springs State Park

Dinner Dolphin tour/boat ride at Cedar Key

Weekend Trips from Gainesville

Ocala National Forest

Alexander Springs

Paradise Springs

Juniper Springs

Silver River State Park

Silver Springs & Wild Waters

Orland: Disney/EPCOT/Universal Studios/Busch Gardens/ Sea World

Jacksonville: Jaguars, Giants(minors), Suns(minors)

Tampa Bay: Buccaneers, Rays, Lightning, Rowdies, Storm(arena) Yankees(minors)