3825 NW Blitchton Road
Ocala, FL 34475
Phone: (352) 482-0800
Fax: (352) 482-0801
Newton A Perry Aquatic Center conducts several sessions for Masters Swimming, Water Aerobics and Scuba. Its olympic-sized pool is frequented by swimmers across different age groups and skill levels.
Stebleton Gallery features some of the most prominent works of Robert Stebleton, a noted artist. You can also find an exciting collection of gift items, greeting cards and calendars.
Easily accessible from the Southeast Broadway Street, the Ocala Historic Downtown Square is surrounded by various historical buildings and delectable restaurants. There are several interesting, local events that take place here. From the farmers market to art walks, this place has something for everyone to enjoy.
Discovery Center is located in the erstwhile Tuscawilla structure in Ocala's downtown area. It offers a sea of knowledge regarding the various scientific discoveries that have shaped the world over the years.
Get up close with different species of animals, take a pony or camel ride or simply relax in their picnic area, at the Petting Zoo Ocala. The zoo is home to animals like emus, horses, sheep, peacocks, ducks and more. Located on West Highway 40, the zoo is a fun place to visit with your family.
The Sholom Park, located on South West 80th Avenue, is a beautiful local park. Opened in 2004, this park is a nature lovers' paradise. There are various trails for walking enthusiasts. It also features an area called the "Enchanted Forest" that has a plethora of different trees and a scenic pond.
Mellex Golf Center is located in Ocala and offers an impressive driving range. The golf center also provides golf training by experienced instructors.
Located on Northeast 58th Avenue, Silver Springs is a popular attraction in the city. The park offers abundant activities for people of all ages. Enjoy talking a walk amidst the natural surroundings, experience adrenaline rush as you head into the waters in a canoe or a kayak or take their much popular rides in glass-bottom boats.
Silver River State Park is home to the oldest tourist spot of Florida, Silver Springs. The park is popular for activities like camping, kayaking and bicycling.
Candler Hills Golf Club is situated in the heart of Ocala. The sprawling club provides challenging conditions to golfers with varying skill levels. It is designed by Gordon Lewis.
Established in 1997, Gypsy Gold is a horse farm, located on Southwest 8th Avenue. Owned and operated by Dennis Thompson, this farm is home to a variety of stallions and mares. You can take a guided tour of the farm and pick up some interesting souvenirs from their gift shop.
Situated north of Orlando in Ocala and encompassing over 350,000 acres, the Ocala National Forest offers you a chance to explore and enjoy Florida naturally. This is the country's southernmost forest and includes over 600 rivers, springs and lakes. Highlights of the park include four separate recreation areas (Alexander Springs, Juniper Springs, Silver Glen Springs and Salt Springs) featuring sparkling natural springs with year round water temperatures of 72-degrees Fahrenheit, plus numerous historical and breathtaking regions to explore. Activities in the park consist of camping, boating, hiking, biking, horseback-riding, fishing, birding, wildlife-viewing and many 4-wheel trails for ATVs and Jeeps. The Ocala National Forest offers visitors a chance to get back to nature. - Diane Dilov-Schultheis