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Gainesville, Florida: The Solar Walk

Public art project by artist Elizabeth Indianos with representations of planets in the solar system on pedestals spaced along the sidewalk.

NW 8th Ave., Gainesville, FL
NW 8th Ave between NW 34th and NW 23rd St. Park at Westside Park and walk across the street to begin the tour on foot.
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Solar System model.

Solar Walk

The Solar Walk spans nearly a mile from the Sun to Pluto.

[Jon Morgan, 06/24/2018]

With each step you cover a distance equal to the span between the Earth and Moon. We just made that up, but we're probably not too far off.

Solar Walk.

The Solar Walk

The Gainesville Solar Walk is a public art project created by Elizabeth Indianos and installed in 2002 at a cost of $30,000. Each sculpture represents a planet in the solar system (including the now-orphaned Pluto) as well as two Halley's Comet representations. The scale is 4 billion to 1. Each piece includes a quote and is embedded with various stones.

Think George Jetson meets Earth Day.

If The Solar Walk is not to your liking, there is an entrance to a nature walk along the route that is very relaxing.

[Charlie Mitchell, 06/05/2010]

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World's Largest Bat HouseWorld's Largest Bat House, Gainesville, FL - 1 mi.
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Inglis Lock: Canal Relic, Inglis, FL - 46 mi.

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