Econo Lodge West
700 N.W. 75th St.
Gainesville, FL 32607
Phone: (352) 332-2346
Fax: (352) 332-4426
Built of heart pine and cypress by enslaved labor, this historic 6,200 square foot house is one of the few remaining antebellum homes in North Central Florida. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the restored Haile House is now a museum which interprets Florida plantation life and educates visitors about the economic, cultural, and social issues of the era in which the house was built.
The Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo is a marvelous zoo site in Florida. It is precisely located in Gainsville. It is a constituent of the Santa Fe College and is historically significant. Its distinctiveness brags of the fact that it is the sole zookeeper trainer facility present in the entire United States. It encompasses a mammoth land area of 10 acres (4.0 hectares). It is home to more than 200 animals and ably nurtures more than 75 species. The teaching zoo also offers guided tours of the zoo.
Established in 1972, the Westside Park along with its recreation center has been a popular recreational spot for many years now. This well maintained parkland offers tennis, basketball and racquetball courts, baseball fields and shaded trails to walk. There is a swimming pool which anyone can avail of at a very affordable price. With three different playgrounds for children of varying age groups, it is a hit among families and kids.
Developed and operated by the North Florida Botanical Society, the 62-acre Kanapaha Botanical Gardens consists of 14 major collections, the state's largest public display of bamboos, and the largest herb garden in the Southeast. Kanapaha is the host of the Annual Spring Garden Festival, the region's premier horticultural event; and the Annual Winter Bamboo Sale.
A private, off-leash dog park that features 15 completely fenced acres, huge doggie swimming ponds, trails, exercise equipment, benches, tables, and lots of giant shade trees. There is also luxury self- service dog bathing facilities, a pet photography studio, obedience and agility training classes, and a puppy kindergarten on site.
The University of Florida is a grant-based research university that strives to promote education and innovation among its students. This school is the second largest in the state by student population and is ranked among the top 100 research universities in the world.
Formerly known as the Engineering Industries Building, the Weil Hall is a historic structure. The Weil Hall has been serving as a main university for engineering and industries building. The view from the classrooms was amazing as it could capture the Gator football games that was a interest for most of the students.
Formerly known as the Women's Gymnasium, the Kathryn Chicone Ustler Hall is a beautiful historic structure that is located at the campus of Florida. Originally started as an assembly hall and sports venue, for several years, it later came to be used as a venue for hosting women's sporting events too. After several years of preservation, the building currently stands as a faculty and administrative office and also houses the seminar classrooms. It is a home to the Center for Women's and Gender Studies Research.
Thomas Hall is located at Gainesville, Florida. This building is named after William Reuben Thomas who was the Gainesville mayor and businessman responsible for bringing the University of Florida to Gainesville. It was built in the year 1905 and was designed by illiam Augustus Edwards in the Collegiate Gothic style of architecture. It was added to the National Registrar of Historic Places on October 1, 1974.
A primary hall avenue in the city of Gainesville in the U.S. State of Florida is the Peabody Hall. The ancient hall avenue stands to immense monumental significance. It is famously situated on the campus of the University of Florida. The architecturally flamboyant hall structure is one of the most renowned works of celebrated architect William A. Edward. The site has paved its way to the National Register of Historic Places in the year 1979.
A city that is rich in history and culture, and is an epitome of culturally diverse communities living together successfully, Gainesville is located in the Alachua County, and is also its county seat. Though the city was incorporated in 1869, settlements arrived here long before that time, with archeological evidence suggesting that human life existed here over 12,000 years ago. Centuries later, the Europeans arrived, and there was a cultural explosion, with both merging together to create overtime what Gainesville is today. A visit to this charmingly vibrant city, full of museums, theaters, concert halls, bars, and more, will surely be worht your while. Call to know more.
Known as one of the oldest surviving structures in the University of Florida, The Epworth Hall is however no longer a part of the university. When it was a part of the University the Hall featured classrooms, offices, library, and also a study hall. This hall is yet historical and was added on to the National Register, it is worth a visit whenever the one visits the university.