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DescriptionOcala (oh-KAL-a) has moss-draped oaks and stately old Southern homes along many of its streets. The surrounding area is considered the heartland of Florida's Thoroughbred industry. It is possible to visit some of the horse farms. Particularly scenic segments of two highways approach Ocala: US 301 from Waldo and US 27 from Williston.
Visitor InfoOcala-Marion County Visitors & Convention Bureau 112 N Magnolia Ave. OCALA, FL 34475. Phone:(352)438-2800 or (888)356-2252
ShoppingPaddock Mall, a half-mile east of I-75 on SR 200 to 3100 S.W. College Rd., features JCPenney, Macy's and Sears. Dillard's and Dick's Sporting Goods anchor Market Street at Heath Brook, west of I-75 on SR 200 to 4414 S.W. College Rd.
Things to SeeAppleton Museum of Art
Silver Springs State Park
ZiplinesThe Canyons Zip Line & Canopy Tours