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Ocala Downtown Square

SE 1st Ave, Ocala, FL 34471
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Ranked #12 of 30 attractions in Ocala
Type: Historic Walking Areas
Owner description: Ocala's Downtown Square is an eclectic blend of restaurants, boutiques, salons, and art & cultural exhibits. Park your car and you are within 10... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Central Florida, Florida
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Love to visit the downtown in Ocala. So wonderful to see a small town downtown thriving. The city has been doing so much to make it the place to be...live concerts, farmer's market, lots of activities on the square. I have been there many times, and Christmas is my favorite. Just watching all the people having a good time is... More

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Scottsdale, Arizona, United States
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Great fun and wonderful and friendly vendors and people!!!! I got amazing organic veggies from a local grower and was thrilled!!! People are incredibly nice!

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Fairfax, Virginia
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263 reviews 263 reviews
241 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We stopped here as part of our drive back home and were pleasantly surprised by some of the local sites, especially its historic downtown.

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Ocala, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Ocala Downtown square is a quaint small-town square, with some very nice restaurants around it. The Melting Pot, a fondue restaurant, is my favorite, but Harry's is great too.

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Jefferson, Georgia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

historical and well maintained. we will stay longer next time we are passing through. this is probably a nice town to visit during the holidays. the attitude in this town is positive and it appears to be a prospering town that visitors and residents can be proud of.

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Eagle River, Wisconsin
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131 reviews 131 reviews
11 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

After reading the reviews, I thought we would take a stroll downtown. There are not many shops. Just a few "junk" stores. The chocolate/ice cream store smelled like rotting flesh and moth balls. The downtown area is not very welcoming.

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Micanopy, Florida, United States
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57 reviews 57 reviews
24 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Ocala has really stepped up its' game by re- doing the downtown square. It's simply beautiful. We often go there on Saturdays, where their farmer's market is one of the best we've seen. So many vendors- crafts, food, even gluten free bakeries, along w/marvelous produce. Their recently revamped movie theater is something to behold too, if you get the chance... More

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Silver Springs, Florida
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

Ocala has a very Nice, Newly updated Square downtown and we love visiting just to walk around and here the music playing, sometime there is live music weather its at the square or near buy at the Citizens Circle you can here it !!! great feel downtown !! and they always go a great job around christmas with the lights... More

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Silver Springs, Florida
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34 reviews 34 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

This is one of the most fantastic activities that Ocala has offered. The produce is fresh. Local seafood, local milk, eggs and cheese. Great crafts people. Try it you will love it.

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Aventura, Florida
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

Nice places in a 8 blocks square miles , from wine, arts , dancing, shopping people watching to relax outdoor walk

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