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Farm Tours of Ocala

Address: 801 SW 60th Ave, Florida Thoroughbred Breeder`s & Owner`s Association Building, Ocala, FL 34482
Phone Number: +1 352-895-9302
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Ranked #2 of 17 Attractions in Ocala
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ranchs, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Would you like to get "Behind the Gates" and see Ocala`s Horse Country? Let Karen Grimes take you...
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Type: Ranchs, Sights & Landmarks
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!!

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Huntsville, Alabama
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Very interesting and enjoyable to see and hear about these unique horses. Owner very knowledgeable and entertaining. Two hours well spent.

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Hershey, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

Karen was a very knowledgable and personable guide. She not only has a vast knowledge base of the horse breeding industry, but she also has a love for horses and for the Ocala horse farm community. The tour went through miles and miles of beautiful horse farms. When we stopped at farms, Karen provided carrots for feeding to ensure that... More 

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Newberry, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

My mother and I really enjoyed this trip. Karen is very knowledgable, and we saw a lot of beautiful ocala horse country, and lovely farms and horses. Even as a central fl horse person it was an enlightening experience. Horse farms are better than Disney world!

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Miami Fl
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

The Farm tour with Karen is a window into a multimillion dollar industry and she knows the business well. The tour is well worth the price and is wonderful look into the horse business. We saw four farms and all very different . Depending on the time of year, you will see different things going on at the farms. I... More 

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Crossville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

We enjoyed a tour of some of the most beautiful horse farms around Ocala. Our guide was very well informed and obviously knows many of the people who own and raise the beautiful horses in the area. She and her partner gave us many insider bits of information that really enhanced the tour for us. The $35 was well worth... More 

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Massillon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

This tour was the highlight of our trip to Florida. In all our trips to the state we only discovered this tour recently. Karen Grimes does a fantastic job as your tour guide. She has first hand knowledge of the horse industry. We were taken to local horse farms, racing track areas and a stud farm while learning so much... More 

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Guildford, England, United Kingdom
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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
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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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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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