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About Ocala Ocala (oh-KAL-a) has moss-draped oaks and stately old Southern homes along many of its streets. The 1888 Ocala Bible Chapel (729 N.E. 2nd St.), formerly United Hebrews of Ocala, is said to be the second oldest standing synagogue in Florida and among the oldest in the United States, though it is no longer used as a synagogue.

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 Centers Ocala-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 Belk, JCPenney and Macy's as well as other shops and services. 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 Do Appleton Museum of Art

Don Garlits' Museum of Drag Racing

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Ziplines The Canyons Zip Line & Canopy Tours

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Ocala, FL

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