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Ocala Downtown Square

SE 1st Ave, Ocala, FL 34471
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A beautiful place

We love coming here and just meandering around. From the shops to the good restaurants there is... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Travelergirlfrom1972
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Brooksville, Florida
Love our First Fridays

We like going out occasionally for a late movie and a snack. On First Fridays we will often see a... read more

Reviewed May 14, 2018
mas194a
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Ocala, Florida
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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.
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good31%
  • Average16%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“farmers market” (12 reviews)
“ice skating” (9 reviews)
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SE 1st Ave, Ocala, FL 34471
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"christmas lights"
in 13 reviews
"farmers market"
in 12 reviews
"ice skating"
in 9 reviews
"small town"
in 11 reviews
"friday night art walk"
in 2 reviews
"nice city"
in 2 reviews
"beautiful lights"
in 2 reviews
"holiday mood"
in 2 reviews
"parking meters"
in 2 reviews
"huge christmas tree"
in 2 reviews
"horse drawn carriage rides"
in 2 reviews
"micro brewery"
in 3 reviews
"movie theater"
in 5 reviews
"walk around"
in 6 reviews
"nice place to visit"
in 2 reviews
"beautiful area"
in 3 reviews
"whole family"
in 2 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We love coming here and just meandering around. From the shops to the good restaurants there is plenty to do. Or you can just find a bench and watch the world go by. This is a nice quite place where you feel like the world...More

Thank Travelergirlfrom1972
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Reviewed May 14, 2018

We like going out occasionally for a late movie and a snack. On First Fridays we will often see a show downtown and then walk along the streets and see all the vendor displays. Personally, I am a sucker for Writing Instruments. I have been...More

2  Thank mas194a
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Reviewed March 18, 2018

Whether you are looking for great food or just a stroll around the square this is the place. They have something going on almost all the time, and if you choose to eat, the variety of restaurants can't be beat

3  Thank cruisinmimi
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Reviewed March 2, 2018

I loved the ambiance of the downtown park. I could sit at a bench, hang out in the gazebo, or walk across the lawn. I took lots of photos. Beautiful hanging flowers in baskets here too. I met a new friend, Tyrail in the park...More

Thank Tim G
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Reviewed February 14, 2018

Considering this is in a downtown large city it is very nice, actually a beautiful spot, with shops and restaurants surrounding it,

1  Thank Karen W
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Reviewed February 13, 2018

Went to the Friday night Art Walk on the square and visited some of the local hang outs. Saw Macey Mac perform.... what an amazing voice in such a small girl!

Thank Jim W
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Reviewed February 10, 2018

Every winter Ocala has a "Cattle drive & Roundup" down through the downtown Ocala Downtown Square on to Tuscawilla Park. This morning we went to the Square to see it. I enjoy it and it's fun to watch the crowd when they come down the...More

Thank ginniedroz
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Reviewed January 28, 2018

We walked around the downtown Ocala area, had a beer and a micro brewery and ate lunch. The area is not well defined but we made our way up and down a few streets. Parking meters are not enforced on the weekends which was a...More

Thank AnnualAdventurer
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Reviewed December 31, 2017

The Christmas lights are beautiful. Love the downtown. Historic theatre, lots of restaurants, and shopping. Fun need to go.

Thank smiller560
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Reviewed December 21, 2017

They dosuch a geat job on the Christmas Lights every year on the Ocala square downtown. We ate on the patio at Harry's under all the lights - steak/salmon outstanding. She crab soup so sweet and good.

Thank MMmmllLLMMmm
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Nearby Attractions
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Jeanne P
November 12, 2016|
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Response from DJinFla | Reviewed this property |
Yes, leash law, pick up after.
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Claudia K
January 3, 2015|
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Response from Beth H | Reviewed this property |
im not sure but it should be first week of january.i was not there on christmas.
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Claudia K
January 3, 2015|
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Response from mdiv2001 | Reviewed this property |
The skating rink was open till 1/4. Not sure about the lights.
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