Hike or Take a Boat Tour in Ocala
The Country Inn & Suites, Ocala, FL is conveniently located off I-75, which makes it easy to access a variety of things to do in central 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 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, which features interactive exhibits that make kids smile.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 paintings.
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 Museum (30 miles)
From a World War I supply wagon to a decorative Sicilian Carrettu, 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% shaded.
Phone: +1 (352) 266-9326
- Discovery Center (5.4 miles)
Take the whole family to the Discovery Center, where you can go on an educational nature walk or browse interactive exhibits.
Phone: +1 (352) 401-3900
- Sky Zone (1.7 miles)
Fun for the whole family, Sky Zone features a variety of attractions that encourage you to jump and bounce, including wall-to-wall trampolines and a designated Toddler Zone.
Phone: +1 (352) 304-5050
- Market Street at Heath Brook (1.4 miles)
Looking to add to your wardrobe, jewelry box or home décor collection? Head to this premier outdoor shopping center, home to a variety of stores, including DICK’S Sporting Goods, Dillard’s and Chico’s.
Phone: +1 (352) 237-6871
- Paddock Mall (1.2 miles)
Find more than 100 stores at this indoor mall, featuring all your favorite retailers, from Belk and Macy’s to Sears and Lane Bryant.
Phone: +1 (352) 237-1223
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