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Ocala Downtown Square

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Address: SE 1st Ave, Ocala, FL 34471
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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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I am proud of the downtown square.

Last night we went for a stroll through the downtown area. There were young adults in clusters meeting at the square. All was quiet and seemed to be fine. The area is clean... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Debbie W
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Ocala, Florida
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32 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We love to go downtown! Our fav restaurant is Harry's, then we take a walk around the square enjoy free WI-FI and sometimes entertainment, Then you can stroll over the the Ocala Wine Experience for a glass of wine and a desert. Other bars and restaurants available and more new restaurants are being built at this time(Aug 2016) Just off... More 

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Thank Roger A
Punta Gorda, Florida
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41 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We tried to visit area os Square, but could not park, was congested, and will have to try again on another trip.

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Thank Su M
Greensboro, Georgia
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This Starbucks is fabulous! The location is amazing and the decor is beautiful! It is a full service Starbucks with all the good food. It's a roomy Starbucks with a lot of character!

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Thank crankycrawdad
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3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Last night we went for a stroll through the downtown area. There were young adults in clusters meeting at the square. All was quiet and seemed to be fine. The area is clean. Lacking public restrooms though. Some stores open but it was after 7 pm. A nice balmy night for a safe walk.

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Thank Debbie W
United States
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89 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As a fairly new resident of Ocala was pleased to see that the small downtown square has a lot of organized events, good restaurants and Starbucks for your caffeine jolt or sweet tooth. Most of the evening events are geared toward the young crowd but I guess us Sr Citizens are supposed to go to bed early? The farmers market... More 

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Thank Margaret S
Ocala, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A variety of restaurants open every day and a place for special events. I live in Ocala and visit the area frequently

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Ocala, Florida, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Always has community oriented events for the entire family to enjoy. Well maintained with a welcoming atmosphere. Don't miss the opportunity to check out the Downtown Square, especially during Christmas time - it's the envy of Disney!

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Thank DJinFla
Greater Wellington, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016 via mobile

Well I visited the The Square on Independence Day to see what was going going in the way of celebrations. Whow, it was empty and even the flag pole was bare, a disappointment. However, in the evening, ten minutes out of town there was fire works display which was magic, cars for miles and a very well behaved crowd. No... More 

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Ocala, Florida
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23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

I am sorry to not be able to write a better review, but really, I'm not sure why this is even an 'attraction' to review. Yep, it's a square for sure. There's a gazebo, palms, oaks, the painted horses & benches if you want to just sit & think about whatever. Restaurants around it - they are good, but extremely... More 

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Crystal River, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

This was the first time we visited and we were very pleased. It is very clean, safe and restful. The horse statues are beautiful. We visited the farmer's market and were very satisfied with the quality of the food and the reasonable prices. All vendors were very friendly.

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