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Ocala Downtown Square

SE 1st Ave, Ocala, FL 34471
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Ranked #14 of 29 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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Ocala, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

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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114 reviews 114 reviews
11 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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55 reviews 55 reviews
23 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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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13 reviews 13 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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Ocala, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

The newly designed square consists of a few benches that face an empty paved area that collects the sun's heat. It has a few trees for shade, but of no benefit to the benches. There's a nice looking gazebo - but that only functions when an event is planned. The square a missed opportunity to be a destination, instead of... More

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The Villages, Florida
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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

I liked the fact that there are several restaurants on the square with plenty of parking areas. There was nothing that I didn't like.

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Ocala, Florida
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Nice to walk around, you can enjoy and full dinner just drinks or coffee on the square. Saturdays one can enjoy shopping the local vendors - FRESH veggies and fruit along with local art.

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