Read our frequently asked questions and learn more about visiting beautiful Ocala/Marion County.
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What events are happening in Ocala/Marion County?
We have cool events happening all the time in Ocala/Marion County! See our upcoming events on our calendar, and be sure to check back regularly for new events and updates.
What horse farms can I visit?
Ocala/Marion County has more than 1200 horse farms, but not all are open to the public. Below is a list of horse farms that you can visit by appointment only:
Bluffview Clydesdales & Friesians
1040 SE 59th St., Ocala
8318 NW 90th Terr., Ocala
13449 NW 82nd Street Rd., Ocala
Eddie Woods Stables
14840 W Hwy. 40, Ocala
Gypsy Gold Farm
12501 SW 8th Ave., Ocala
HITS Post Time Farm
13710 Old Blichton Rd., Ocala
13450 NW Gainesville Rd., Reddick
Ocala Stud Farm
400 SW 27th Ave., Ocala
7100 NW 110th St., Reddick
1950 SW 100th St., Ocala
The Equine Inn, LLC
13050 NW 97th Pl., Ocala
UF/IFAS Equine Science Center
2655 NW 100th St., Ocala
Where is the VCB office located?
Our office is located at 109 West Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala, FL 34475. We’re open 8am – 5pm Monday through Friday, so feel free to drop by to get a visitors guide, meet the team, and learn more about the great things we do to showcase Ocala/Marion County.
What is the average summer temperature? What is the average winter temperature?
Summer temperatures average with a 92°F high and a 71°F low. Winter temperatures average around a 71°F high and a 46°F.
For more temperature averages by month and tips on how to prepare for the weather, see our Weather and Average Temperatures page.
Are hurricanes common?
Ocala was named by HomeInsurance.com as the 8th safest city in Florida in terms of being hit by hurricanes, tropical storms and flooding. While hurricanes aren’t especially common in Ocala compared to other Florida destinations, it’s always important to stay abreast of weather conditions, listen to state officials and follow evacuation recommendations.
What is there to do for children?
Ocala/Marion County is exciting, kid-friendly destination your whole family will love.
For beautiful nature activities, we suggest:
- Riding a glass-bottom boat in Silver Springs State Park
- Go swimming at Silver Glen Springs
- Going on a horseback ride at one of the many local horse farms
Check out all our other fun outdoor activities here.
For one-of-a-kind attractions, check out:
- Paintball or Laser Tag
- The Discovery Center for hands-on educational exhibits
- Ocala Bounce N Play
Discover more Ocala/Marion County attractions here.
Another great resource is Fun 4 Ocala Kids, which compiles family-friendly events and activities in Ocala and the surrounding areas.
How big is Ocala/Marion County?
Ocala/Marion County has a total area of around 1,663 sq. miles, with an estimated population of 354,353.
How far is Ocala/Marion County from other points of interest in Florida?
Ocala/Marion County is situated in Central Florida, making it a highly accessible destination on I-75, FL-441, SR-40 and US-301. Learn more about estimated distance to airports and popular Florida attractions at our Transportation page.