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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 13 activities in Ocala
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ranchs
Owner description: Discover why Marion County is the Horse Capitol of the World! Let Karen Grimes take you on an exclusive look behind the scenes of 3 farms to get up... more » Owner description: Discover why Marion County is the Horse Capitol of the World! Let Karen Grimes take you on an exclusive look behind the scenes of 3 farms to get up close to equine athletes and the professionals who 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. « less
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Campbell, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

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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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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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
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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

Tonawanda, New York
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

Karen was fabulous. She was prompt, knowledgeable and gave an informative and entertaining tour of the horse farms. It is such a beautiful area and a surprise at the size and beauty of the farms. Karen knows the ins and outs of the area, owners and farms. She is informative and a great person to spend time with.

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Ocala, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

Marion County is one of four major thoroughbred centers in the world. It is the home of National Champions, Kentucky Derby winners, Preakness Stakes and Breeders' Cup winners. Tour guide, Karen Grimes, takes you on and exclusive look behind the scenes look to get up close to equine athletes and professionals who train and care for them. Ms. Grimes shares... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

What treasures there are behind all these well kept private farms. Karen did a great job sharing her knowledge of horses and was very friendly and answered all our questions. I learned so much about horses and the horse world. They ARE ALL beautiful and adorable!!! I already recommended this tour with Karen Grimes to my friends and sent many... More

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