Williston is a small city south of Gainesville. Despite its small size and southern atmosphere, it is full of activities to occupy the whole family. Williston is home to the Two Tails Ranch, and animal refuge that specializes in elephants where guests can interact with elephants in an environment that is peaceful and enjoyable for the animals. Nicknamed the “Gateway to the Nature Coast” Williston is where city meets nature. Blue Grotto and Devil’s Den, two of the world’s most popular dive springs are also located here.