Things To Do In Gainesville

ReptiDay at Paramount Plaza Hotel & Conference Center on Saturday, February 28, at 10 a.m. (Up to 50% Off)

ReptiDay

Paramount Plaza Hotel & Conference Center

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Reptile, amphibian, and arachnid breeders and experts showcase creatures’ behavior and biology through exhibits and demonstrations

$30 $15

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Two-Hours of Bowling with Shoe Rental for Two or Four at Alley Gatorz (Up to 71% Off)

Alley Gatorz

Gainesville

Gleaming wood lanes surrender bowling pins to speeding orbs until 1 a.m. on weekends

$53.98 $16

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Drag-Racing Spectator Pass for Two or Four at Gainesville Raceway (45% Off)

Gainesville Raceway

Waldo

Legendary 1/4-mile drag-racing track hosts car, truck, and motorcycle speedsters

$20 $11

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Two or Four Weeks of Beginner English-Style Riding Lessons at Victory Sport Horses (Up to 50% Off)

Victory Sport Horses

Gainsville

Twice a week, students practice English-style riding—which uses a flat saddle and encourages both hands on the reins—on a 92-acre horse farm

$140 $70

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10 Fitness Classes at No Limits Personal Training (72% Off)

No Limits Personal Training

Gainesville

From the merchant: Come join one of our group fitness classes contoured to meet your fitness needs.

$350 $98

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$50 for $100 Worth of Services at Secret Pastures

Secret Pastures, Llc.

Newberry-Archer

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you.

$100 $50

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One or Three Private or Small Group Billiards Lessons at Play Great Pool (Up to 68% Off)

Play Great Pool

Play Great Pool

During two-hour sessions, a billiards expert teaches up to four pupils professional shots and strategies for sinking balls into pockets

$250 $87

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Downriver Kayak Trip with Shuttle for Two or Four from Anderson's Outdoor Adventure (Up to 56% Off)

Anderson's Outdoor Adventure

ANDERSON'S OUTDOOR ADVENTURES

Customers guide their kayaks through scenic river views, with paddles, life jackets, and shuttle pickup and drop-off included

$90 $45

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Complimentary Wine Tasting for Two or Four One Take-Home Bottle Per Person at Island Grove Wine Company (47% Off)

Island Grove Wine Company

Ocala/Gainesville

Complimentary tasting helps in the selection of bottles of fruit wine engineered by expert winemaker Chase Marden.

$34 $19

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Billiards and Refreshments Package for Two or Four at Chiefland Billiards (Up to 48% Off)

Chiefland Billiards

Chiefland

Enjoy an evening shooting balls with friends as drinks and apps keep you well fueled for the next round

$21 $11

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Cardio FitBox Classes at Master Fitness Gurus (Up to 79% Off). Three Options Available.

Master Fitness Gurus

Gainesville

1 of 10 instructors can lead you through the workout

$79 $19

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10 or 20 Zumba or Zumba-Toning Classes at IndepenDance Studio (Up to 52% Off)

IndepenDance Studio

Gainesville

Zumba classes link Latin rhythms with choreography for a fun, upbeat workout

$60 $29

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Wine Tasting for Two or Four with Bottles of Wine at Bluefield Estate Winery (Up to 50% Off)

Bluefield Estate Winery

Windsor

Sip up to eight wines brewed from blueberries or muscadine grapes in a winery nestled on a scenic horse farm

$28 $16

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Two Personal Training Sessions with Diet and Weight-Loss Consultation from Personal Training (64% Off)

Personal Training

Gainesville

I work one-on-one with you, assessing your fitness to design a program specific to you and finding ways to motivate you!

$70 $25

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One or Two Months of Aikido Classes at Aikido of Gainesville Inc (Up to 70% Off)

Aikido of Gainesville Inc

Gainesville

Sensei Tom Huffman guides students through the flowing motions and fluid take-downs that characterize aikido self-defense

$100 $35

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4, 8, or 12 Half-Hour Private Lessons from Mariam's Flute, Saxophone, and Recorder Lessons (Up to 54% Off)

Mariam's Flute, Saxophone, and Recorder Lessons

Gainesville

Students learn the flute, saxophone, or recorder in one-on-one lessons conducted in person or over Skype

$80 $40

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Harlem Globetrotters Game at Stephen C. O'Connell Center on February 26, 2015 at 7 p.m. (Up to 46% Off)

Harlem Globetrotters

Stephen C. O'Connell Center

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Ball-spinning antics abound as this world-famous exhibition basketball team dazzles in a comic and athletic performance

$41.55 $23

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$7 for $15 Groupon — The by Ear Musician

The By Ear Musician Studio

Gainesville

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$15 $7

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Three- or Six-Month Unlimited Small Group Training Membership at Axis Training Studio (Up to 75% Off)

AXIS Training Studio

Gainesville

Clients can schedule small-group exercise classes through Axis Training Studio's mobile app

$741 $223

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During the Superhero Scramble, racers of all fitness levels tear across arduous terrain littered with body- and mind-challenging obstacles. Participants must wade through mud and, to reach the finish line, persevere through a barrage of Super Slime generously donated by retired Ghostbusters.

Upon completing the race, athletes ride their endorphin high into a party stocked with ice-cold beer. There, they can mingle with other contestants, sway to live music, and see awards doled out to the fastest runners in each age bracket. Male and female Scramble Gamble contestants compete for prizes that can cover the cost of replacing the engines in their sneakers. The benefits of the race extend beyond the Gamble winners, too?the organizers donate a portion of the proceeds to charity.

16258 U.S. 301
Waldo,
FL
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With an inventory of canoes and kayaks?as well as a choice launch point on the banks of the Santa Fe River?Santa Fe Canoe Outpost is a starting point for a wide range of aquatic day trips. There are adventures of varying length, from the 7-mile down-river trip to Rum Island to multi-day canoe camping trips to the furthest destination, 39 miles away. Gliding down the river, paddlers may spy some of Florida's famous springs, including the Poe, Devil's Eye, or Lilly, or can peer back at nocturnal wildlife on one of the monthly Full Moon trips. At the conclusion of each outing, a Canoe Outpost team member arrives to safely transport both guests and vessels back to home base.

21410 NW Hwy. 441
High Springs,
FL
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Two tails ranch shelters and cares for exotic animals across 20 acres of natural expanse, bolstered by the educational and awareness efforts of its nonprofit organization, All About Elephants. For more than 25 years, owner Patricia Zerbini has kept more than 100 elephants and exotic cats in her animal haven, where she trains, breeds, and provides medical care for these majestic creatures, in addition to building a comfortable place for them to retire from stressful careers as circus performers and stock traders. During tours, wildlife enthusiasts can gaze at giant elephants as they lumber throughout free-style enclosures and gain awareness as experts educate them about the plight of elephants in the modern world. The ranch also houses a variety of other domestic and exotic animals, along with a collection of fossils, artifacts, and elephant memorabilia, such as 500,000-hour audio books detailing each animal's memories.

18655 Northeast 81st Street
Williston,
FL
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Gainesville Health and Fitness Center strengthens bone abodes with muscle-molding Zumba classes. Zumba combines heart-pounding Latin music and simple dance moves into one muscle-sculpting workout that taunts fat with resistance training and lipid-based insults. Burn calories and tone bodies, all while strutting to oscillating and rousing rhythms. Cardio cavorters can attend classes with wee ones in tow, as childcare is available at no extra charge.

12830 SW 1st Ln
Newberry,
FL
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The Easton Foundations' first-ever Harvest Hoedown corrals families for an afternoon of live music, archery, and spooky amusements. Beginning at 5 p.m., Root Redemption twangs out live bluegrass jams, and country tunes performed by special guest Bryce Carlisle cuddle up to eager eardrums. Children and adults can flex their bow muscles at the Try Archery station, and face painters coat features with colorful designs and forged presidential seals. Settle into the straw for a hayride through the surrounding woodland property, which, come nightfall, transmutes into a frightening trail. After harrowing drives through the forest, youngsters aged 13 and younger can tote candy bags or emptied-out urns around the festival to haul in trick-or-treat confections, complementing a supply of fall snacks and fare from Kazbor's Grille available for purchase. Guests are advised to bring their own blankets and chairs, and children aged 6 and younger gain free entry.

24820 Northwest 16th Avenue
Newberry,
FL
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Featured in the Gainesville Sun, the Adventure Club of Gainesville seeks to unite adventure seekers from Alachua County and beyond under a common umbrella or tightly springing bungee cord. People who feel alone in their passion for athletic endeavors can connect with like-minded mates during meet and greets and expand their social networks while partaking in various jaunts both indoors and out.

7817 Southwest 95th Lane
Gainesville,
FL
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