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The Hippodrome theater, located in downtown Gainesville, is a professional theatre company that produces works of Broadway, off-Broadway and classics year-round. It is also an art film house, featuring foreign and independent films.

Gainesville is the county seat and largest city in Alachua County in North Central Florida. The population of Gainesville in the 2010 Census was 124,354. Nearly 50,000 of Gainesville residents either study or work at the University of Florida. The university boasts state-of-the art gymnasiums, libraries, a museum and art gallery. During the school year, there are seminars, sports and recreation opportunities to take advantage of across campus. The large student population gives way to a great selection of dining, recreation and entertainment options in the city of Gainesville. There is also a wealth of outdoor activities to to explore in the region. The links below will lead to you many of these destinations and events:

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*UF students may use the RTS transit system free of charge with their UF ID card
UF's Southwest Recreation Center features a multipurpose gymnasium for basketball, volleyball and martial arts, a strength & conditioning room two group exercise rooms, eight racquetball courts, and two squash courts

UF’s Southwest Recreation Center features a multipurpose gymnasium for basketball, volleyball and martial arts, a strength & conditioning room, two group exercise rooms, eight racquetball courts, and two squash courts

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Check out alligators, wild horses, bison, boars, armadillos, herons, and lots of other wildlife at Payne's Prarie - a 10-minute bike ride from downtown Gainesville!

Check out alligators, wild horses, bison, boars, armadillos, herons, and other wildlife at Payne’s Prairie – a 10-minute bike ride from downtown Gainesville!

Outdoor Activities:

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Gainesville has many beautiful neighborhoods, with houses and apartments priced affordably.

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Swim with manatees at the Manatee Springs State Park!

Swim with manatees at the Manatee Springs State Park!

Nearby:

FLGinnieSprings

Ginnie Springs is an amazing natural site only a 40 minute drive from Gainesville. Go swimming, tubing or kayaking in this pristine water. Also available are diving opportunities, camp grounds & more.

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