Alachua County Florida


Gainesville, and really all of Alachua County, might just be an outdoor enthusiast's dream destination. With world-class fishing, snorkeling, canoeing, diving and kayaking, there's always plenty to do on the water. On land, those so inclined may enjoy birding, hiking, biking, fishing and pretty much everything else under the sun. It's all made possible by Mother Nature herself.

The Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo allows for an up close look at the wildlife. Student led tours reveal what working with zoo animals is all about. Our area is blessed with parks like Paynes Prairie, the San Felasco Hammock Preserve and Devil's Millhopper, three of many such places that not only offer incredible sanctuary to wildlife, but also generously provide people ample opportunities that simply don't exist anywhere else. With rolling hills, sinkholes, lakes, upland forests, hammock and prairie, the landscape surrounding Gainesville has always been a natural playground. Come explore it.

It's the cultural and entertainment hub of the area largely due to the University of Florida, but not entirely. Gainesville has plenty to offer in its own right. Each town with its own history. Each with a different reason to visit. Maybe its antiquing or fishing. Maybe it's food or floating down a river. A festival. Who knows? But one thing is for certain. Venturing off the beaten path is well worth the effort here in Alachua County.

Should a rough outlaw type not so gently encourage you to attend a shootout down by the railroad tracks, don’t be alarmed, it's just High Springs' colorful past. Over the other 363 days, the town returns to its status as an international eco-tourism destination famous for its beautiful rivers, freshwater springs, some of the largest and clearest in the world, and other natural attractions. Poe Springs, Blue Springs and Ginnie Springs all invite swimmers, snorkelers, scuba divers and sightseers, and there are plenty of rivers to float and outfitters to get you there and back.

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Alachua, Florida- Welcome to the official Alachua Chamber of Commerce website. Alachua, Florida is a small, beautiful town in North Central Florida located right off of 1-75 and about 20 minutes north of Gainesville, Florida on US 441.

High Springs, Florida- Ginnie Springs, Ichetucknee Springs, Blue Springs - yes, High Springs is a place for snorkeling, diving, tubing or swimming the natural springs that flow at a steady 72 degrees all year long.
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Hippodrome State Theater
Hippodrome State Theater
The Hippodrome has grown from a tiny theatre group to the only professional theatre in the region, moving to the historic Federal Building located in the cultural heart of the city, historic downtown Gainesville.
Kanapaha Botanical Gardens
Kanapaha Botanical Gardens
Kanapaha Botanical Gardens is comprised of 24 major collections accessible from a 1 mile paved walkway. These include the state's largest public display of bamboos and the largest herb garden in the Southeast.

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