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Things to do in Marion County

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Bar
“A great selection of craft beers as well as food. Ping pong on Mondays, live entertainment on Fridays and Saturdays. www.InfiniteAleWorks.com”
  • 5 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Gator Joe's has a public beach and deck that extends over Lake Weir. Also a local favorite. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
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  • 3 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“this is a wonderful canoe trip. Beautiful Springs in the Ocala National Forest”
  • 7 locals recommend
Campground
“As the sun shines, rainbows play across the bottom of the crystal-clear spring basin at Silver Glen Springs. This beautiful spot along the edge of the Big Scrub offers a spring run that pours out into Lake George, the largest of the St. Johns River Chain of Lakes. Both a popular day use recreation area and an important archaeological site, Silver Glen Springs showcases the delicate balance between enjoyment of the outdoors and preservation of irreplaceable resources.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Movie Theater
  • 3 locals recommend
Park
“Most beautiful serene private park...see pics and my review on Google. Very zen and relaxing and created with love and care by owners and many volunteers, well worth the $12 admission 19 miles away, but easy enjoyable country drive with only one traffic light the entire drive. Right next door to Devil's Den. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Park
“everything horses. from Polo to english, western, trails and anything horses.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Park
“Easy launch and parking for Kayaks, Canoes and Tubing. Shuttle for Tubers.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Each season, Ocala Civic Theatre presents more than 12 fully staged live performances, providing quality theatrical entertainment for 65,000 local residents and reaching 700 students through performing arts education. Founded in 1950, Ocala Civic Theatre is a volunteer-based, not-for-profit organization, and one of the largest community theatres in the state”
  • 2 locals recommend
Farm
“Watch some of the best equestrian riders in the world compete. Bring your horse and compete there as well.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“The food is good but the pie is awesome. They usually have 8 or more options. This is a must!”
  • 9 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Another awesome breakfast place just up the road in Hernando Fl well worth the drive. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Park
“Ocala is a couple of hours away, but it is the home to many beautiful freshwater springs. Our springs are stunning and an absolute must if you are a nature lover! The spring water temperature stays at 73F year round and attracts manatees all winter long. There are kayak and tube rentals depending on which river you choose. Ask us if you are curious because we'd be happy to share our favorite secret spots!!!”
  • 2 locals recommend