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We hope you find these links helpful in finding things in and around the Ocala Community. In addition to Disney World being close by, there are many other great amusement parks, museums, gardens, and things to do.
Ocala Restaurants, Shopping & Movies
Florida Deep Sea Fishing Charters - Venice, Florida. Florida deep sea fishing on the charter boat Legacy on the Gulf of Mexico for grouper and snapper almost any time of year. Other offshore fish such as kingfish, cobia, tuna, amberjack, Spanish mackerel, dolphin, shark, barracuda, tarpon, permit, mahi and other giant red fish are seasonal.
McKee Botanical Garden - Vero Beach, Florida. This garden is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is a historic Florida landmark. McKee Botanical Garden is known for its 18-Acre subtropical jungle hammock, filled with plants appropriate for horticultural growing zone 9B.
McGuire Center Butterfly Rainforest - Gainesville, Florida. Come face-to-face with exotic, vibrant butterflies fluttering atop a lush tropical canvas of foliage and flowers as you experience the Butterfly Rainforest. Live butterfly releases on Saturday & Sunday weather permitting. The Florida Museum of Natural History (McGuire Center) is located on the campus of the University of Florida.
The Florida Botanical Gardens - Largo, Florida. Inspires and educates visitors by showcasing flora, fauna and natural resources in motivational surroundings that promote environmentally friendly techniques.
Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens - Jacksonville, Florida. Escape to the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens for the only walking safari in Northeast Florida. Discover the earth's wildlife through interactive and educational experiences.
Bubba Raceway Park - Okay, so it's not an amusement park, but loads of fun for all you NASCAR fans. Super late model, open wheel modified, hobby stock, mini stock, V-8 Thunderstock, Gladiators, and visiting series.
St Augustine Alligator Farm - St. Augustine, Florida. Alligators of course. 23 different species of Crocodiles, exotic birds and mammals, a wading bird rookery, albino alligators, and a komodo dragon exhibit.
"The Horse Capital of the World"
World Equestrian Center - World class facility is the largest equestrian complex in the United States situated on nearly 378 acres of state-of-the-art arenas and luxury accommodations featuring championship equestrian events and more.
Golden Ocala Equestrian Club & Equine Homes - Gated Community. Ideally situated in the heart of Central Florida horse country. This stunning community will include meandering bridle trails that weave their way through the rolling hills and mighty oaks of the property culminating in a state of the art Equestrian Center.
Horse Country Carriage Company and Tours - Ocala Horse Farm Tours & Horse - Drawn Trolley Service. Take a horse-drawn trolley or carriage ride through some of Marion County's finest horse farms. Don't forget your camera.
Ocala Breeder Sales - Ocala, Florida in Marion County is home to thousands of national and world championships in nearly every equine event and breed imaginable. More than 200 farms and training centers are devoted to breeding, training, and showing of these horses.
Ocala Hotels & Motels
Please check the hotel - motel website for specifics, not all amenities have been listed and are subject to change.
Courtyard Marriott - Wireless high speed internet, certified green lodging, breakfast buffet, laundry, business services available, and safe deposit boxes. No pets, smoke-free policy. Service animals allowed.
Hilton Ocala - High speed internet access, dual line phones with voicemail and data-ports, climate control, cable television, pay per view, complimentary HBO, coffee maker, iron w/ ironing board, and well-lit work areas. Non-smoking rooms and accessible rooms for travelers with disabilities are also available. Pool, whirlpool and carriage rides. Pet friendly hotel.
Fairfield Inn Ocala - Free extended continental breakfast, Smoke free facility, heated pool, free cable TV with HBO, in room hair dryer, iron, and ironing board, coffee maker, complimentary High Speed Internet Access in public areas, and wired rooms.
Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites - Pool, sauna, whirlpool, laundry facilities, same day dry cleaning, business services, convenience store, kids eat free. Service animals allowed. Non smoking rooms available.
Ocala Information & Government Offices
Poison Control -1-800-222-1222 AAPCC member poison centers maintain a 24-hour Poison Help hotline. It is continuously staffed by pharmacists, physicians, nurses, and poison information providers who are toxicology specialists.
Department of Education - The Florida Department of Education Next Generation Strategic Plan Vision is to change the culture of our schools from pre-kindergarten to post secondary by raising the ceiling and raising the floor to better enable our students for success in the 21st century.
Department of Law Enforcement - Promoting public safety and strengthening domestic security by providing services in partnership with local, state, and federal criminal justice agencies to prevent, investigate, and solve crimes while protecting Florida's citizens and visitors.
Florida Medical License Search - This site allows an easy search for health care provider information. It is good practice to check the license of your health care provider.
Local Ocala Hospitals
Munroe Regional Medical Center - At Munroe Regional Medical Center, our job is to provide you with the best medical care available and to identify the most appropriate setting and level of care for you.
Kindred Hospital Ocala - Kindred Hospital Ocala is a Medicare-certified acute care hospital that specializes in the care of medically complex, long-term patients. Our hospital and laboratory are fully accredited by The Joint Commission (formerly JCAHO).
West Marion Community Hospital - West Marion Community Hospital is Marion County's newest hosptial. Built in 2002, the hospital is a 70-bed facility located in the rapidly growing southwestern part of Marion County.
The Vines Hospital - The Vines Hospital is a Comprehensive Behavioral Health Facility located in beautiful Ocala, Florida. We provide 24-hour 7 day a week services for those dealing with psychiatric and/or substance abuse issues.
Ocala News, Weather & Magazines
Ocala Local 6 News - Local channel 6 news. WKMG. News, weather, entertainment, sports and events.
Ocala Local 9 News - Local channel 9 WFTV. Orlando news, sports, weather, & traffic.
Ocala Utilities & Transportation
Seco Energy - Sumter Electric, more commonly known as SECO Energy, was founded in 1938. It is one of the largest electric distribution cooperatives in the nation, serving homes and businesses in seven counties of Central Florida.
Waste Management - Residential waste collection with more than 25 million satisfied residential customers. Waste Management is number one in providing courteous and dependable curbside collection and recycling services to homes all across the United States.
Sun Tran - Local bus transportation. Riding a SunTran bus is easy. A SunTran system map can give you the information you need to get started.
Amtrak - Here you'll find information to help you research your trip, find the best fare, book your tickets and get the most out of your Amtrak experience.
Recycling Centers - Locations and maps. All eighteen recycling centers are located throughout the county. These centers are fenced, lighted and staffed.