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About Gainesville

Discover Gainesville: Where Innovation Meets Nature

Time Zone: Eastern Daylight Time (UTC -4) 

Airport: Gainesville Regional Airport (GNV) 

Fun Facts:

  • Gainesville boasts over 30 miles of biking and hiking trails with stunning natural attractions like the Kanapaha Botanical Gardens and Devil's Millhopper Geological State Park

  • The birthplace of Gatorade, invented in 1965 by a team of scientists at the University of Florida. ​

  • A designated National Natural Landmark, Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park is home to a diverse array of ecosystems, including wetlands, prairies, and forests. It supports more than 800 species of plants and numerous wildlife species, including bison and wild horses. ​

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