Hike or Take a Carriage Tour in Ocala
The Country Inn & Suites, Ocala, FL is conveniently located off I-75, which makes it easy to explore the best of northern Florida. Spend some time immersing yourself in the area’s natural beauty by taking a glass-bottom boat trip at Silver Springs State Park or hiking Ocala National Forest. You can also surround yourself with great works of art at the Appleton Museum of Art. If you’re a horse lover, you can take a horseback trip with Makin’ Tracks Trail Rides or take a romantic carriage ride with Horse Country Carriage Company & Tours. We are also near the Don Garlits Museum of Drag Racing and the Discovery Center.
Museums and Tours
- Appleton Museum of Art (8.6 miles)
With 30,000 square feet of permanent gallery space, the Appleton Museum of Art boasts an impressive collection of art ranging from pre-Columbian pottery to contemporary American painters.
Phone: +1 (352) 291-4455
- Canyons Zip Line & Canopy Tours (9.9 miles)
Make a reservation for one of Canyons' thrilling zip line tours that takes you soaring through the trees.
Phone: +1 (352) 351-9477
- Don Garlits Museum of Drag Racing (9.8 miles)
Don Garlits Museum of Drag Racing is home to the International Drag Racing Hall of Fame and more than 300 cars, including 90 race cars and 50 historic cars.
Phone: +1 (352) 245-8661
- The Grand Oaks Carriage Museum (30 miles)
From a World War I supply wagon to a decorative Sicilian Caretta, this museum has more than 160 American and European carriages on display.
Phone: +1 (352) 750-5500
- Horse Country Carriage Company & Tours (12 miles)
Located on beautiful Kimberden Farm, this carriage company offers horse-drawn carriage tours through paths lined with live oaks and palm trees.
Phone: +1 (352) 727-0900
- Ocala National Forest (20 miles)
Spanning 383,000 acres, the Ocala National Forest features more than 600 lakes, rivers and springs. During your visit, you can hunt, fish, camp, hike and more!
Phone: +1 (352) 625-2520
- Silver Springs State Park (10 miles)
Since the 1870s, Silver Springs State Park has been a relaxing destination for enjoying nature via glass-bottom boat, kayak or canoe.
Phone: +1 (352) 261-5840
- Cactus Jack's Trail Rides (8.8 miles)
Book a ride at Cactus Jack’s to take a relaxing horseback trip through the Cross Florida Greenway Trail system. There’s no need to worry about the heat since the trails are 75 percent shaded.
Phone: +1 (352) 266-9326
- Discovery Center (5.4 miles)
Take the whole family to Discovery Center where you can take an educational nature walk or browse interactive exhibits.
Phone: +1 (352) 401-3900
- Makin’ Tracks Trail Rides (26.1 miles)
Make a reservation for a guided trail ride through scenic Florida trails. You can also reserve a special swimming-with-the-horses ride!
Phone: +1 (352) 342-8891
Other Points of Interest