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Devil's Millhopper Geological State Park

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Address: 4732 Millhopper Road, Gainesville, FL 32653
Phone Number: +1 352-955-2008
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We recently moved to Gainesville and we are eager to sightsee places on a budget. Devil's Millhopper was a great place to take the family. The sinkhole was cool!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We recently moved to Gainesville and we are eager to sightsee places on a budget. Devil's Millhopper was a great place to take the family. The sinkhole was cool!

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College Station, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of the hidden gems of Gainesville - stop by Publix on your way to the park and have a picnic at one of the picnic tables prior to climbing down to see Gainesville's famous sinkhole! The paths and trails are all short and can easily be handled by anyone with novice experience. For longer trails, there is... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband, two teenagers and chubby corgi visited the state park on Black Friday in lieu of shopping. If you aren't physically fit and want to simply enjoy the breathtaking views of the forest and sinkhole you can walk the nature trail that circles it and gaze down from the top of the stairs. We tackled the stairs and only... More 

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Ocala, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Found this while visiting Gainesville and figured I'd give it a shot. Nice little place to check out some old geology.

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Thank skip h
Gainesville, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Its a huge sinkhole right in Gainesville that has been preserved so that one gets to watch its constant transition in terms of ecosystem. One must be in good physical shape though because all those steps down to the bottom need to be walked back up. Also unlike Paynes Prairie with its population of Gators dogs are welcome here on... More 

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Irthlingborough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped here on a journey from Georgia to Orlando on what was meant to be the last day of our trip (but a flight delay meant another night in the USA). It was also a drought, meaning that no water was flowing into the sinkhole. Even so this was a worthwhile opportunity to stretch our legs and enjoy the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We drove over an hour to get there, I have been wanting to go so I just bit the bullet and made the drive. It wasn't busy when we got there at all which is always nice, for me personally :) You have to bring exact cash or change - $4/vehicle. They have a cute outdoor visitors center which is... More 

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Thank India H
Tallahassee, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

There's short loop trail around this impressive sinkhole, and stairs down to (and, it goes without saying, back up from) it. Impressive is right.

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Gainesville, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

I din't count, web sites report 232 - 240 stair steps, either way take your time and enjoy as you descend into this beautiful sink hole. Sink hole beautiful?! Yes. Gorgeous plant life, small waterfall, many bird species and other small animal life. Bring a water bottle, places to sit periodically.

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tampa bay
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

Wonder what a 2,000-year plus sinkhole looks like? Come see it up close by walking the 252 steps down the back and forth stairway to the bottom, while enjoying the sights and sounds of multiple waterfalls. Go on Saturday morning (10:00) for an informative and friendly guided Something totally unique.

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