Hotel’s Location near UF Gainesville and Area Attractions
Outdoor enthusiasts and tourists alike appreciate the close proximity of the Country Inn & Suites to attractions like the Kanapaha Botanical Gardens and the Florida Museum of Natural History. Bring your bicycle to enjoy the scenic Gainesville-Hawthorne State Trail, or hike tropical paths at the Devil’s Millhopper Geological State Park. Gators fans appreciate the hotel’s location near UF Gainesville while history buffs love the closeness of the Historic Haile Homestead at Kanapaha Plantation. If you’re interested in the arts, visit the Harn Musem of Art to view their impressive collection or catch a show at the Hippodrome State Theatre.Visit these popular attractions:
- Devil's Millhopper Geological State Park (11.3 miles)
Hidden in a 120-foot deep sinkhole, this tropical oasis offers wildlife watching, fossil explorations, picnicking and hiking.
Phone: +1 (352) 955-2008
- Florida Museum of Natural History (2.5 miles)
This interactive museum educates guests about Florida’s native plant and animal life though indoor and outdoor exhibits.
Phone: +1 (352) 846-2000
- Gainesville-Hawthorne State Trail (7.8 miles)
A rail-to-trail path, the 16-mile Gainesville-Hawthorne State Trail provides a paved path for cyclists, runners and walkers with stunning views.
Phone: +1 (352) 466-3397
- Harn Museum of Art (2.5 miles)
With a focus on African, modern and contemporary art, the Harn Museum of Art gives you a look into an extensive collection of more than 6,200 pieces.
Phone: +1 (352) 392-9826
- Hippodrome State Theatre (5.6 miles)
Housed in Gainesville’s historic post office, the Hippodrome Theatre troupe presents off-Broadway productions, operas, films and concerts throughout the year.
Phone: +1 (352) 375-4477
- Historic Haile Homestead at Kanapaha Plantation (3 miles)
Visit this historic cotton plantation to see the more than 12,500 words written on almost every wall of the house by the original owners.
Phone: +1 (352) 336-9096
- Kanapaha Botanical Gardens (1.1 mile)
These stunning gardens showcase Florida’s lush and varied vegetation in a series of 24 themed gardens spanning 62 acres.
Phone: +1 (352) 372-4981
- Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Historic State Park (28 miles)
Step back in time at this 1930s homestead, where Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings wrote her 1939 Pulitzer Prize winning novel The Yearling. Walk the fragrant citrus groves or picnic at the adjoining county park.
Phone: +1 (352) 466-3672
- Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park (12.5 miles)
At this 21,000-acre preserve, explore the eight trails, canoe the waterways or climb the 50-foot observation tower for panoramic views of wildlife and swampland.
Phone: +1 (352) 466-3397
- San Felasco Hammock Preserve State Park (22 miles)
One of the few remaining mature forests in Florida, San Felasco is an excellent place to see local wildlife and enjoy a serene walk in the woods.
Phone: +1 (386) 462-7905
- Santa Fe College (8.3 miles)
Named by the Aspen Institute as one of the ten best community colleges in the United States, this state college trains more than 22,000 students in over 50 different programs.
Phone: +1 (352) 395-5000
- University of Florida at Gainesville (2 miles)
Cheer on the Gators football team or tour the picturesque campus at this large research university with more than 49,000 undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate students.
Phone: +1 (352) 392-3261
For more information about things to do while in Gainesville, check out this helpful guide.