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Address: SE 1st Ave, Ocala, FL 34471
Description: Ocala's Downtown Square is an eclectic blend of restaurants, boutiques...
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.
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A great weekend trip

We have been going to the Downtown Square about three years after moving to The Villages from CA. It is a fun place to brows the stores and especially eat at the restaurants that... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 7, 2015
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Ormond Beach, Florida
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Ocala, Florida
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78 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Y'know I am torn on this because I live here and love the downtown area but for some reason it juts does not feel safe to me. There are a lot of homeless folks around but on top of that I am not a huge fan of the bar scene in the area..it seems like trouble happens often down there.... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Downtown Ocala has a few great restaurants, movie theater, center park with bandstand, and plenty of parking. Painted horses are present as well as boutique shops and very clean streets to peruse your interests. It's been here since the 1860's. Free 2 hr. parking and after 6 PM free parking.

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Sarasota, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

The town was surprisingly very, very small but it had some nice little shops and restaurants.Might not be a great place to go to specially but a good town to stop in if passing by.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

I love to shop anywhere we go and my wife enjoyed all the things available in the Ocala downtown area.

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Ocala, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Every time I go I realize I should go more often. I wasn't sure if I'd like it after they moved it from the square to across from the square but it's still excellent! There's such a variety. Most are produce, meat, seafood, baked goods, and the best hummus! There's also some craft booths. The best handmade soap, beautiful jewelry,... More 

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Ormond Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

We have been going to the Downtown Square about three years after moving to The Villages from CA. It is a fun place to brows the stores and especially eat at the restaurants that are located on the Square. We always enjoy Harry's Bar and Grill. There is a Starbucks around the corner. Look for some of the art galleries... More 

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Ocala, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Our square offers a variety of great places to eat such as Harrys and Melting Pot and Marks Steakhouse. Other places there as well, hard to find parking but worth it. They offer carriage rides on weekends and thru out the year they have lots of activities such as Light Up Ocala fun for the whole family and Farmers Market... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Great little area for shopping and eating. During the holidays, the square is decorated with beautiful lights and a singing choir. Very festive@!

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Anthony, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Not much to do but if you just want to hang out with your friends and family after dinner it could be nice. Went there with the kids the other night after dinner at Feta and a good little visit.

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Gainesville, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

This place is fun on a Saturday morning. We often stop there after riding the Baseline Road Bike Trail. Good restaurants nearby.

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Address: SE 1st Ave, Ocala, FL 34471
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Central Florida  >  Ocala

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