Visit Ocala, Marion County
Marion County offers an endless panorama of natural beauty, historic landmarks, and man-made diversity.
Florida's unique environment is one of the major reasons why people come here to visit, and then to live. According to Florida Tourism officials, those of us who live in Florida have a number of special benefits. All the things that make our wonderful state so attractive to millions of visitors from all over the world, are right here in our own backyard.
That statement is more true about Ocala/Marion County than in almost any other place in the state. Our own backyard includes Silver Springs - Nature's Theme Park, the Ocala National Forest, the rolling green fields of horse farms, historic districts and city streets canopied by 100-year-old trees, outstanding golf courses, friendly communities, crystal-clear rivers, and fresh-water springs. Also, the subtropical climate makes Marion County a vacation land year-round. Little wonder that residents spend as much time as possible outdoors.
Five incorporated cities, each with its own charm, history, and lifestyle, dot the rolling green hills. Visit our cities below:
Nearly Perfect Weather
With nearly perfect weather year-round, Marion County offers an endless panorama of natural beauty, historic landmarks, and man-made diversity which are a constant source of pleasure and recreation for resident and visitor alike. The county is a successful blend of past and present.
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A Natural History
Many Indian artifacts have been found along the Silver River through the years. Most of the Silver River is a state park, and visitors can enjoy the beauty of the water and the surroundings. Archaeologists are exploring the historic cultural material found in a study of a site within Ocala city limits which is believed to be where the military post of Fort King was established. Evidence has been found that suggests the presence of a historic Seminole encampment.
Location, Location Location
Beyond Ocala, scattered amid crop lands, horse farms, and acres of national forest, lie new communities where residents enjoy all the conveniences of contemporary living. A drive of just minutes takes them from pastoral countryside to modern shopping centers and malls, restaurants, cultural events, nature-based attractions, and educational opportunities.
There are over 3,000 miles of roads within the 1,579 square miles of Marion County that are maintained by the county. Many community organizations adopt a portion of these roads to help keep them clean and litter free through an "Adopt-A-Road Program."
Videos of Ocala/Marion County
From exciting outdoor adventures to excellent dining and cultural activities, Florida's Horse Country has so much to offer. Please take a moment to view a short video that showcases some of the many outdoor activities we have to offer. Click here to view the video
For additional information on hotels, attractions and area events, please visit the Ocala/Marion County Visitors & Convention Bureau website by clicking on their logo.
Local Phone: 352-438-2800
112 N Magnolia Ave | Ocala, FL 34475
For more information about this article, please contact:
Tamara Fleischhaker, 352-629-8051, ext. 102 Tamara@OcalaCEP.com