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

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

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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Bradenton, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

I had thought I had submitted this a long time ago, but I guess it didn't go through. We were there shortly before Christmas, 2014. I thought the square was decorated nicely.

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Silver Springs, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Ocala has spent a good bit of money restoring the downtown square area to a more usable function. Big trees, nice benches, modern stage & sound system. Everyone should visit during Christmas season to enjoy the wonderful lights and music, along with the scheduled music and entertainment. It is a magical time. The adjacent Farmer's Market on Saturdays brings many... More 

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Dahlonega, Ga
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Great restaurants and clubs in a cool atmosphere. Weekends are hopping, the cajun place on the corner is out of this world. Great service and great food. Really great seafood to be in the middle of the state.

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Hot Springs National Park
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

After dinner we love to stroll around/thru the square. There are several charming shops in the area and often people congregate in the charming square for a game of Frisbee, play instruments or just relaxing as we watch the peaceful world roll by. It is a nice bit of Americana that I wish every town had.

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Ocala, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

We enjoy visiting the square when we go out to dinner or to visit the Farmer's Market on Saturdays. The market closes a little after lunch, so you don't want to get there too late. Parking is free and it is a nice place to walk around and window shop.

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Ocala, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

I used to work by the square and one of my pet peeves is the tin foil hat people who hang out there with their signs. That being said the city has spent alot of money reworking it and it looks nice. There's plenty of places to visit within a short walk and it's one of the safer places for... More 

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Lititz, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

The downtown square is always fun to visit-nice park- nice mall stores- great restaurants. We also enjoy the evenings when there are art walks- or music.

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

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