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Ocala Downtown Square

Address: SE 1st Ave, Ocala, FL 34471
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Ranked #9 of 17 Attractions in Ocala
Type: Historic Walking Areas, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Ocala's Downtown Square is an eclectic blend of restaurants, boutiques, salons, and art & cultural...
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Type: Historic Walking Areas, Sights & Landmarks
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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Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Town square was newly built and had piped in music, pretty horse statues and easy accessible walks/cross walks. We walked around for 30 minutes before dinner. Quaint old town.

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Ocala, Florida
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95 reviews 95 reviews
17 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

This is my first year here during the holidays and wow do they decorate to the hilt. All the trees have glittering lights, the gazebo is decorated and there is an ice skating ring so you can skate While in the Florida sun. What more can you ask for. The Christmas tree in the square is huge and it changes... More 

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Terrell, Texas
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44 reviews 44 reviews
21 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Had a great meal at The Ivy House. Excellent food and service. Also has a small boutique in this beautiful Victorian setting.

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Magnolia, New Jersey
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129 reviews 129 reviews
48 attraction reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

As other reviewers have noted, Ocala's downtown has cool historic buildings, but there is not much to it. Based upon that, I would normally give it 2/5. But if you go at Christmastime, they do a really nice job of decorating, which is best appreciated at night. And they offer "ice skating" (it's artificial, plastic ice) for only $5, which... More 

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Sebring, Florida, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

We visited downtown to go to an antique store and then decided to walk around and see what they had to offer and maybe get something to eat. It was New Year's Eve but early -- around 4 PM. We tried to get into Harry's Seafood Bar and Grill but there was at least an hours wait to be seated.... More 

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Ocala, Florida, United States
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

This is Ocala, Florida I don't know who gave the Downtown Square such high ratings. It is one block square, To me this is not a downtown hi-lite. There is one place that is five stars here. That place is Marks Prime. For any city, anywhere this is one of the best Steakhouses I have been to. It deserves ten... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

We did make it to the Square downtown Ocala. Unfortunately, not at night when the Christmas lights were lit. Still pretty.

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Ocala, Florida, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

I haven't gotten out a tape measure or anything. Semantics, really. Still pretty good, as far as squares go. Definitely has four sides, if that helps.

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Roudnice nad Labem, Czech Republic
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

We saw there special concert with Christmas carols. Very nice place with lot of Christmas lights. Cosy place, but no so much parking place :-)

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Ocala, Florida
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59 reviews 59 reviews
8 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

The Square is always a pleasant place to see but during the holidays it is stunning. The trees glow with white lights surrounding the center evergreen that sparkles with color.

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