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Farm Tours of Ocala

801 SW 60th Ave, Florida Thoroughbred Breeder`s & Owner`s Association Building, Ocala, FL 34482
+1 352-895-9302
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Ranked #3 of 14 Activities in Ocala
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ranchs
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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!! « less
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Guildford, England, United Kingdom
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

My husband and I have been holidaying in Florida since 1991 but only discovered Farm Tours of Ocala this year and we're so glad we did. The morning was very memorable, informative, relaxing and gave us an animal fix, we were missing our pets! Karen was very friendly and knowledgable, I'm quite horsey, my husband not so much and we... More

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

It was a pleasure meeting you!! And thank you for the review!! Ocala is not far from Orlando and it is a peaceful "Disney Getaway" BTW,David`s barn kitty still asks for him . She wants to be a proper British Kitty and move to the UK. Hope to see you again!! More

Ocala, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Fun and very educational, we went to some truly great farms and learned a lot about different kinds of horses. An outstanding tour for adults and kids who love horses!

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The Villages, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Our grandchildren were in town and we were looking for something to do outside of the theme parks. I came across this tour at the end of their stay and decided to call and see if I could set something up last minute. I spoke to the owner Karen who was all booked up for Friday but said if she... More

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

I`m so sorry I did not get to meet you and your family!! Thank you for the wonderful review! Dawn is an AWESOME horsewoman and helped me during my recovery from knee surgery. I am back on my feet and doing tours be it 2 people or 200!! More

Campbell, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

My wife and I enjoyed this tour. By comparison, we took a well-rated tour in Lexington KY a couple of years ago; we thought this was the better tour. What I especially liked about the tour was our access to facilities. For example, we visited an exercise track (name?), where we saw a couple of jockeys running their thoroughbreds. They... More

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Parkland, FL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Wonderful tour, Karen has great knowledge of the industry and access to farms in Ocala. You can never see all this or learn so much on your own. Totally non-commerical, and a down-to-earth experience. (What a welcoming change, as we had the opposite reaction to taking the Coca Cola tour in Atlanta.)

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Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

The positive reviews on Trip Advisor for this tour mirror what my family experienced on our tour on 28 May 2014. I echo the positive comments already shared about Karen Grime’s knowledge of the horse world in Ocala and her interest and passion in sharing that knowledge with our group. I found the reviews for the Farm Tour on Trip... More

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Simpsonville, SC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Great experience taking you to several local, horse farms with a knowledgeable guide. You get a chance to be up close and personal with the horses and a chance to see what most people do not normally see (stud farms and breeders). Worth every penny.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

What a lovely way to spend a morning at the horse farms of Ocala. Tour operator Karen is a top notch professional who has been involved with many aspects of this business and adds a personal touch. Wonderful activity for all ages!

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Panama City, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Karen is a wonderful guide and perfect for this tour. She is full of history and knowledge as she has been in the area and directly involved for many years. She has access to places you as an "average Joe" would not obtain. The behind the scenes you see on her tour are well worth the time and extremely educational.... More

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

You guys were SO SO fun! I look forward to seeing you again! More

Ocala, Florida
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Karen is a fantastic tour guide with an extensive knowledge of the horse industry and Marion County. Her tour was very informative, and the horse farms were beyond exceptional. I had the opportunity to meet other equine enthusiasts along with first time horse people who all had one goal in common, to have a fun experience, and to have a... More

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

It`s always a pleasure bragging about horses! This part of June was so much fun because we almost had a Triple Crown winner. Your family is awesome! More

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