Welcome to Gainesville

Gainesville is home to many beautiful nature trails and state parks, including Paynes Prarie, that offer excellent opportunities to get outdoors and enjoy sunny Florida weather.

Gainesville also has a variety of cultural venues for you to explore. Founded over 40 years ago by UF graduates, the Hippodrome is located in historic Downtown Gainesville and continues to feature both plays and movies for every taste. If you’re interested in museums, visit the Cade Museum of Creativity and Invention. For art lovers, the annual Downtown Festival & Art Show is a must-attend event.

Here are a few highlights: