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Ocala Downtown Square

SE 1st Ave, Ocala, FL 34471
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Beautiful but a little disappointing

Moved to Ocala recently love looking at the lights and the downtown beautiful historic houses but... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Central Florida, Florida
Christmas lights

They really know how to display the spirit of Christmas!! It is a remarkable and amazing... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Mike M
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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.
  • Excellent47%
  • Very good32%
  • Average17%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“farmers market” (13 reviews)
“ice skating” (9 reviews)
SE 1st Ave, Ocala, FL 34471
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Moved to Ocala recently love looking at the lights and the downtown beautiful historic houses but we were disappointed because they were no bathroom facilities and the restaurants wouldn't let us use their restrooms so we had to cut our visit that day short so...More

Thank bigmike12017
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

They really know how to display the spirit of Christmas!! It is a remarkable and amazing presentation!! This is a place to feel at home....and get ready for the season!!

Thank Mike M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It seems there is always something going on. from walking through the Christmas lights, Visiting the small shops, enjoying a meal, Listening to a live band at one of the many bars, or The farmers market on the weekends. if you are looking for something...More

Thank MyFloridaLife11
Reviewed 28 October 2017

We've passed by so many tmes, so we took the time to stop and we are glad we did. There small artsy stores surrounding the square were wonderful. The park on the weekends has tons of activities with things to do. There will be something...More

Thank Robert G
Reviewed 19 October 2017

We did not know what to expect. The GPS took us on an adventure, so make sure of your destination. It had several nice restaurants around the square. It was a little early, but it looked as if you could not go wrong with the...More

Thank Vic P
Reviewed 9 October 2017

Visited late on a Saturday afternoon. It was very quiet. There was hardly anyone around. We saw a very old movie theater, but there weren't any movies playing at the time we were there. The movie theater looked like it would be interesting to see...More

Thank sandbeachandsun
Reviewed 28 August 2017

My husband brought me to Light Up Ocala when he first brought me here. Wonderful, exciting event! We both grew up on n a small town and being able to walk around the town square without being fearful is something you don't find nowadays.

Thank 24melodyd
Reviewed 28 August 2017

Lovely gazebo, oak trees, restaurants, and shops. Great steakhouse, BBQ eatery, and the only wine bars you'll see in Ocala. Cool local (non-chain) shops for furniture, antiques, art and more.

2  Thank Ali K
Reviewed 9 August 2017

This is a nice little area. We had a gospel singing here downtown under the gazebo. I really like Ocala. Its not far from bellview or summerfield.

Thank veronica J
Reviewed 2 August 2017

Year round this is a lovely spot, but at Xmas it is a whole-family destination worth seeing in the early evening and simply strolling about.

1  Thank DrCliff
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Jeanne P
13 November 2016|
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Response from DJinFla | Reviewed this property |
Yes, leash law, pick up after.
Claudia K
4 January 2015|
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Response from Beth H | Reviewed this property |
im not sure but it should be first week of january.i was not there on christmas.
Claudia K
4 January 2015|
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Response from mdiv2001 | Reviewed this property |
The skating rink was open till 1/4. Not sure about the lights.