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Ocala Downtown Square

SE 1st Ave, Ocala, FL 34471
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Ranked #8 of 12 Attractions in Ocala
Type: Historic Walking Areas, Cultural
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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.

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The Villages, Florida, United States
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135 reviews 135 reviews
15 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

Families, food trucks, vendor tables, several musical venues, children's activities, lighted palm trees and a huge Christmas Tree changing colors. Excitement galore! We were happy to see that the organizers provided different receptacles for garbage and recycling - great idea. We got a chance to walk around the entire business area, and saw coffee shops and art shops we had... More

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

Beautiful square with a selection of shops & businesses that are a little quirky. Nice to walk around on an afternoon. Harry's, Stellas & Starbucks are all nearby. Try and make first Friday evening of the month for the Art Walk!

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The Villages, Florida
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164 reviews 164 reviews
10 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Have been to the Ocala downtown square four times, the latest being this last week. The old buildings around the square are quaint, appear to be taken care of, not all are occupied, there are many restaurants around the square and a few on the side streets leading off the square. More could be done to make the square more... More

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Williston, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

nice square to walk around and shop and eat during holiday they light up for christmas and it s beautiful ,

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Delray Beach, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

The square is home to a green market on Saturdays, restaurants galore and a pretty Christmas lights display. Really shows the small town America is alive and well and still living in Ocala.

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Lowell, North Carolina
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Ocala's Downtown Square is a nice park with benches for people to use when it is warm -- which is most of the time! It is pleasant and not full of loud groups like some squares we have visited.

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Ocala, Florida
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Sweetest little "Andy of Mayberry" atmosphere, decorated to the nines during holidays, history abounds, consignment shops and terrific restaurants, like Harrys. Check it out at Christmas time, , its what Jesus would want (lol). Seriously adorable, like Plymouth, Ma, America's home town. LOVE IT!

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Cagayan de Oro, Cagayan de Oro, Philippines
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

there were two police officers who just wear shorts but very professional.watching everyone but at the same mingling with the teenagers practicing dancing.

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Central Florida, Florida
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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