What to do in Ocala
World Equestrian Center in Ocala, Florida • October 24-28, 2023
Of course, there’s more to do in Ocala than we’ve featured here, including great restaurants in Downtown Ocala on the Square, wine tastings, and nightly music. Check with the concierge at the WEC hotel for more information, or visit “Things to Do in Ocala”.
Farm Tours of Ocala
Enjoy a guided Insider’s Tour of Ocala’s working farms, and discover why Marion County is the “Horse Capital of the World”. Go behind the scenes of working farms, venues that get you up-close and personal with equine athletes and professionals.
Gypsy Gold Horse Farm
One of America’s newest breeds, the Gypsy Vanner Horse foundation farm is right here in Ocala and is the #1 TripAdvisor thing to do in Ocala! Hear the history of its discovery and arrival on our shores and see and touch these unique horses on a walking tour.
The Ocala Escape
Ever wanted to just escape? Here’s your chance! Ocala’s Premier Escape Room Experience! You have 60 minutes to escape from an immersive room where you’ll take part in the story of your choosing. Just let us know if you go so we can come break you out and get you back in time for your classes.
Canyons Zip Line
If you’ve always wanted to fly through the air with the greatest of ease, here’s your chance! Canyons Zip Line & Canopy Tours offers Florida’s only true canopy tour, with two spectacular canyons and four lakes. An amazing zip line adventure!
Appleton Museum of Art
The Appleton Museum’s permanent collections of approximately 18,000 objects include European, American, Asian, African, Contemporary and pre-Columbian art and artifacts, and a series of temporary traveling exhibitions are presented throughout the year. The museum is also building a collection of works of Florida artists which relates directly to the history and cultural heritage of the Central Florida community.
shop, dine and entertain at Butler plaza
Located in Gainesville, Florida, The Neighborhoods at Butler, with over 150 stores and 2 million square feet of the best shopping, dining, and entertaining experiences! Visit shopatbutler.com to learn more.
Silver Springs Park
Did you know that the original Tarzan movies were filmed right here in Ocala at Silver Springs State Park? One of Ocala’s best known gems, this is truly “old Florida” in it’s natural beauty. Walk it, kayak it, canoe it—see where they filmed Sea Hunt and take a ride on the historic glass bottom boats!
The Firehouse Urban Axe Throwing
Why settle for ordinary when you can do something Axe-traordinary? How about a little axe throwing? No experience is needed, and they say that they will help you bring out your inner Bad-Axe.