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Ocala Downtown Square

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Address: SE 1st Ave, Ocala, FL 34471
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Ocala's Downtown Square is an eclectic blend of restaurants, boutiques,...

Ocala's Downtown Square is an eclectic blend of restaurants, boutiques, salons, and art & cultural exhibits. Park your car and you are within 10 minutes walking distance of all of this and more. We have a fabulous historic movie theatre that plays 1st run movies, billiards hall, community theatre in a gorgeous histric building with several runs per year of Rock Horror Picture Show, tattoo parlors, diverse nightlife...you get the picture! Come on down and enjoy all the Downtown Square has to offer.

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Beautiful Christmas Lighting

We got to visit during the holiday season and loved all of the Christmas decorations. We also loved the horse statues. Until this visit we didn't realize that horse farms were... read more

Reviewed 19 January 2017
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Decatur, Illinois
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Ocala, Florida
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18 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The town square in Ocala is a nice place to visit. There are several restaurants nearby, including a Starbucks for those cool nights. They put up tons on lights and a huge Christmas tree for the holidays. There are horse & buggy rides available too. The square is always nice and they have a farmer's market early Sat. mornings. Concerts,... More 

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Thank Sherry S
Livermore, Colorado
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1,219 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 224 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The picture of a horse does not mean there are horses in down town. But the little square, so common with old southern towns was quaint.

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Gainesville, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 March 2017

being in a small city like Ocala has it ups and downs, but this is a major up. you cannot get bored here at all. always something going on and the families and friends connect with each other

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Dunnellon, Florida
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216 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017

we enjoy all the lively activity & lights that the holidays bring. great place to hang out and a few restaurants to try.

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Ocala, Florida
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017

It's a fun place to park your car and walk through or around the square. Lots of restaurants around and the first Friday night Art Walk is great. Christmas in the Square is not to be missed. We go there often!

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Summerfield, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017

The Christ,as a Season is a great opine to visit the own town area with lots ofthings going on for all ages. Nicely painted horses are super and many people enjoy having pics taken with them. The restaurants around the square are great and we esp liked Harry's and Marks Prime. It's a great place any time of the year... More 

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Decatur, Illinois
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Reviewed 19 January 2017

We got to visit during the holiday season and loved all of the Christmas decorations. We also loved the horse statues. Until this visit we didn't realize that horse farms were so prevalent here.

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Ocala, Florida
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Reviewed 18 January 2017

This Plaza has beautiful horses and during the holidays has the most beautiful lights. In The Summer, They have Music on The Square on Weekends. Post Card Beautiful.

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Thank Myrna545
Central Florida
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Reviewed 5 January 2017

Ocala downtown is great during the Christmas Holidays, there are normally events going on and the lights are wonderful. Outside of Christmas there is not a lot to do downtown. There are a couple of decent restaurants but not much night life or other things to do during the day. There are very few shops to walk around and shop... More 

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Webster, New York
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Reviewed 30 December 2016

We have been downtown several times this holiday season. I love the light display. They have had several musical events and the evenings have been perfect to relax and enjoy them. You can get horse drawn carriage rides around the square. If you are feeling like a bit of adventure you can even go ice skating! A walk over to... More 

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