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Ocala Downtown Square

SE 1st Ave, Ocala, FL 34471
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Small town wonderful.

My husband brought me to Light Up Ocala when he first brought me here. Wonderful, exciting event... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
24melodyd
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Ocala, Florida
"Hip" & Historic

Lovely gazebo, oak trees, restaurants, and shops. Great steakhouse, BBQ eatery, and the only wine... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Ali K
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Chicago, Illinois
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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.
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good33%
  • Average15%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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SE 1st Ave, Ocala, FL 34471
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband brought me to Light Up Ocala when he first brought me here. Wonderful, exciting event! We both grew up on n a small town and being able to walk around the town square without being fearful is something you don't find nowadays.

Thank 24melodyd
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely gazebo, oak trees, restaurants, and shops. Great steakhouse, BBQ eatery, and the only wine bars you'll see in Ocala. Cool local (non-chain) shops for furniture, antiques, art and more.

2  Thank Ali K
Reviewed 9 August 2017

This is a nice little area. We had a gospel singing here downtown under the gazebo. I really like Ocala. Its not far from bellview or summerfield.

Thank veronica J
Reviewed 2 August 2017

Year round this is a lovely spot, but at Xmas it is a whole-family destination worth seeing in the early evening and simply strolling about.

1  Thank DrCliff
Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

Nice place to stroll, check out the shops and grab a meal. Very picturesque with painted horses around the perimeter.

Thank LPLoveToTravel
Reviewed 22 July 2017

Not a place I would recommend for an evening visit unless you are going to one the restaurants there. If you have time may visit if there a show (like music or dance) being conducted

Thank 465janakik
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Excellent enviornment of friendly folks. Visited on July 4 to see the fireworks. Miscommunication reulted in fireworks having been planned for somewere else that evening. Still an enjoyable tme in the center of a nice and friendly community.

Thank Royce V
Reviewed 10 July 2017

We love shopping in the Ocala downtown squares especially on special occasions. You'll also find unique stores like olive oil market. What is really nice is during the Christmas Holiday, its really nice just to stroll around. Saturdays is farmers market.

Thank Gelay2017
Reviewed 28 June 2017

There are many nice events at the Square, and it is an enjoyable place all the time. THE NEGATIVE is Parking. especial the new parking meters.

Thank Joe C
Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

The or how not square is a great place to meet friends and then explore the different shops and places to eat in the area. Decorations still Christmas are superb and there's usually caroling or other things going on up put you in the holiday...More

Thank Beryl S
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Jeanne P
13 November 2016|
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Response from DJinFla | Reviewed this property |
Yes, leash law, pick up after.
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Claudia K
3 January 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
3 January 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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