City in the US State of Florida
Gainesville is a town in Alachua County in the north of Florida.
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Founded in 1854, Gainesville was generally called Edmund Gaines after the Revolutionary War. The University of Florida and the Santa Fe College are both an agricultural and educational center.
On the street
- 1 Matheson Historical Center, 513 East University Avenue, 32601-5451 Gainesville. The museum and botanical gardens display the history of Gainesville, Alachua County and North Florida. Opened: Mon - Fri 9.00 - 13.00, Sat 10.00 - 16.00, Sun 13.00 - 17.00.
- 2 Florida Museum of Natural History, Powell Hall, Box 112710, Gainesville, FL 32611. Tel: +1 352-846-2000. This museum is one of the 10 best natural history museums in the USA. It's located on the campus of the University of Florida. It contains exhibitions on paleontology, animal life, cultural diversity, computers and natural history of Florida. It has 25 million samples of amphibians, birds, butterflies, fish, mammals, molluscs, reptiles, vertebrates, invertebrates, fossils and current and fossilized plants. The exhibition will show art products from Timucuan, seminar and Calusa Indians and many other cultural heritage objects. Guided tours are possible. Opened: Mon - Sat 10.00 - 17.00, Sun 13.00 - 17.00. Closed on Thanksgiving (4th Thursday in November) and on 1st January 2009. Christmas Day (December 25). Price: Admission free.
- 3 University Gallery, junction SW 13th Street and 4th Avenue. It shows contemporary and experimental art with emphasis on emerging artists and older artists in the middle of their career. The gallery is located in the College of Fine Arts at the University of Florida. Opened: Mon - Fri 10.00 - 17.00, Sat 13.00 - 17.00, So closed.
- 4 Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art, junction SW 34th Street and Hull Road, Box 112700, Gainesville, FL 32611-2700. The Harn Museum of Art is the largest institution of a university in the southeast, dedicated to the collection, presentation, presentation and interpretation of works of art. It offers many cultural and academic programs for the public. The museum presents an art collection from different cultures around the world including America, Asia, Africa and Europe. Festive exhibitions include American paintings, contemporary and West African art, and works from pre-Colombian America and Asia. Opened: Mon closed, Di - Fri 11.00 - 17.00, Sat 10.00 - 17.00, Sun 13.00 - 17.00. Price: entry: free.
- 5 Fred Bear Museum, 4600 SW 41st Boulevard, Gainesville, FL 32608-4999 . Fred He was an archery hunter and founder of Bear Archery Company. His museum contains some of the prepared bodies of animals that he killed at his many international hunting exhibitions. Some have achieved an extremely high quality of preparation for the time. The museum also contains the largest private collection of archery boats in the world. The guided tour, which lasts an hour, will show archery products and game trophies dating back to the Stone Age. It also has exhibitions of natural history and memories of Bär's competitors, along with Indian and African ceremonial objects and tools. There is an archery and a shop on the site. Opened: Mon - So 10.00 - 18.00, closed on New Year's Day (January 1), Easter, Thanksgiving (Thursday 4 in November), Christmas (December 25). Price: entry: Adults $4.00, senior citizens $3.00, children 6-12 $2.50.
- 6 Devil's Millhopper State Geological Site, 4732 Millhopper Road, Gainesville, FL 32653. This sink hole is 120 ft deep and 500 ft wide and formed more than 10,000 years ago. Plants and animals normally found in the Appalachian Mountains are found here. The hole can be explored by a series of promenades and stairways or by the 4-foot wide nature trail that follows the edge.
- 1 Alachua County Visitors and Convention Bureau, 30 East University Avenue, Gainesville, FL 32601. Opened: Opening hours: Mon-So 10:00 - 17:30.