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Farm Tours of Ocala

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Address: 801 SW 60th Ave, Florida Thoroughbred Breeder`s & Owner`s Association Building, Ocala, FL 34475
Phone Number: +1 352-895-9302
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Description: Would you like to get "Behind the Gates" and see Ocala`s Horse Country...
Would you like to get "Behind the Gates" and see Ocala`s Horse Country? Let Karen Grimes take you on an exclusive look behind the scenes of 3 farms to get up close to horses of different breeds and disciplines and meet the people train and care for them. An avid horsewoman and and long time resident of Ocala`s Horse Country, Karen shares her enthusiasm, knowledge and ability to enter the inner circles of some of the most beautiful farms in the area. M-SAT. Tours are by reservation only. Start 8:30 AM-11:30. Carrots provided!!
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Great tour!

Our tour guide was Diane, who took us on an extended 3 1-2 hour tour today. We saw training farms with tracks, drove by large and small farms. The highlight for me was the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 17, 2015
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Palatine, Illinois
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Palatine, Illinois
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36 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Our tour guide was Diane, who took us on an extended 3 1-2 hour tour today. We saw training farms with tracks, drove by large and small farms. The highlight for me was the Arabian Farm where we were able to get out and meet the horses, and to see the stallion farm. I love horses and I loved the... More 

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Gainesville, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Diane was our tour guide for the 3 hour tour of some of the surrounding horse farms. She was very knowledgeable and was accommodating re-routing our morning tour around the summer showers you have to expect in the summer time in Florida. It was interesting to hear about the history of how Ocala became the horse capital of the world.... More 

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FarmToursofOcala, Owner at Farm Tours of Ocala, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting us!! Yes, the Ark could of been one of the stops that day. Thank you for your patience and hope to see you on a sunny day!! There is cover at most of the farms we visit. Diane did a great job of juggling the route that day. More 

Ocala, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

This was so much fun learning about the horse industry. The foals were so cute and the horses are beautiful. It's a van tour of the local horse industry. The guides are very knowledgeable and keep it entertaining. I would do it again and do recommend it to anyone!

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FarmToursofOcala, Owner at Farm Tours of Ocala, responded to this review

Sorry I could not meet you that day!! I had knee surgery the day before. Diane the guide that day said you guys were a blast!!! Standing ovation at the end is what I heard.! Thank you for visiting us! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015 via mobile

What a wonderful experience! My husband and I took out of town visitors on the tour on June 3rd and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Karen was our tour guide and was very knowledgable about the horse industry and the Ocala area. She provided cold water for the participants and had a special wooden step to aid her passengers getting in... More 

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Heilbronn
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

What a great tour! Simply fabulous! A great, great event! Thanks so much! Greetings from Germany! Highest recommendation!

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Ocala, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

We took this tour through OTOTW and had a blast. Our tour guide was entertaining, very informative, patient, and full of interesting facts to keep us on our toes. The horses were beautiful, pampered -- I wish I could have all that attention! If you like horses, betting on races, or following the triple crown, this is definitely a tour... More 

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

I really enjoyed the tour so much. It was very educational and gave us the opportunity to visit the farms and see the horses. It is worth the time to take this tour

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Ocala FL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Karen is a wonderful and entertaining guide. We went to various farms and enjoyed the scenery along the way. She has an amazing amount of knowledge to share and made it a great day for us.

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NC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

This tour is everything that others have said previously Karen was a wealth of information and fun Wow what gorgeous farms and beautiful horses Highlight of our trip to ocala

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FarmToursofOcala, Owner at Farm Tours of Ocala, responded to this review

It was a pleasure to meet you!! Funny, for myself, Robin and Diane, bragging about horses and the area comes naturally, which makes these tours so fun.Speaking for myself, I feel as thought I have new best friends for 3 hrs and am kinda sad to see everyonre leave after the tour. The farms we visit are welcoming and happy... More 

Leesburg, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

My wife and I took this tour with Diane as our guide. It was great! Diane knows all aspects of the horse business and, it is obvious, she loves what she is doing. We had no idea there were so many top breeding farms in the area. And, seeing a Kentucky Derby trophy - well, that was special! Thanks Diane... More 

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FarmToursofOcala, Owner at Farm Tours of Ocala, responded to this review

Thank you for the super review. And hopefully next time I will get to meet you! Diane is the newest part of the Farm Tour of Ocala Team. Everyone loves her. I am glad you enjoyed the Tour. I already have had requests for her!! More 

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