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We want you to not only have a great experience at the show but also a wonderful experience in Marion County. Below you will find all of the best accommodations, activities and restaurants The Horse Capital of the World has to offer. 

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Sleep Inn & Suites Ocala - Belleview

  • 352-347-8383
$99 per night

Bright, modern hotel with free WiFi & a buffet-style breakfast, plus a heated outdoor pool. Close to the Florida Horse Park, this quaint hotel offers many amenities at a reasonable price.  Located at exit 341 on I-75.

Best Western Ocala Park Centre

  • 352-237-4848
$99 per night

Spectacular service while the accommodations are comfortable and affordable. Located near Florida’s State Road 200,  this hotel offers convenient access to many local attractions, and close to the Florida Horse Park.

Marriott Springhill Suites Ocala

  • Opening January 2019
$119 per night

Scheduled to open January 2019! This new beautiful hotel will host all of the latest amenities Marriott is known to offer. Located at 4100 SW 40th St Ocala, Florida 34474. Just  a few miles from the Florida Horse Park.

The Equus Inn

  • 352-854-3200
$82 for King
$85 for double queen

The only boutique hotel in Ocala! A modern and comfortable 152 room hotel with 67 king rooms, 75 double queen rooms, four king suites, two double queen suites, and two grand honeymoon suites. 

Award Winning


The Mojo Grill & Catering Co. of Belleview

  • 352-307-6656

Lively choice for Cajun, Cuban & American fare, including sandwiches, burgers, wings & tacos. Offering live music and flavorful cocktails. Located in the heart of Belleview on 301 and just a few minutes drive from the Florida Horse Park.

Sky Fine Dining - Atop the Holiday Inn & Suites

  • 352-291-0000

Winner of Ocala’s “The Best Restaurant” six years in a row; featuring surf and turf and Asian fusion cuisine. Serving dinner nightly. Full wine menu and cocktail bar. Located on the top floor of the Holiday Inn & Suites.

Fun & Exciting


Equine Trails - Marion County Floriday

  • 352-438-2800

Whether you are looking for a leisurely ride or high caliber adventure, Ocala has equine trails suitable for riders of any skill level. Popular equine trails are found in the Ocala National Forest and Marjorie Harris Carr Cross Florida Greenway.

Marjorie Harris Carr Cross Florida Greenway

  • 352-236-7143

This 110-mile corridor offers recreation for all ages. Enjoy hiking, fishing, camping, kayaking, canoeing, boating, cycling and horseback riding throughout this beautiful greenway that encompasses diverse habitats.

The Canyons Zip Line and Canopy Tours

  • 352-351-9477

Towering cliffs, sparkling lakes, old growth oak trees, massive canyons… and zip lines running through it all!  You won’t find this terrain anywhere but at The Canyons Zip Line & Canopy Tours.  Just a short drive from the Florida Horse Park.

Silver Springs State Park Marion County Florida

  • 352-261-5840

Known for its world-famous glass bottom boats, Silver Springs State Park – home to one of the world’s largest artesian springs – has been a popular natural landmark since the 1870s. Open year round, seven days a week.

Appleton Museum of Art Ocala Florida

  • 352-291-4455

This leading cultural center is housed in an award-winning classical architecture building featuring Italian travertine marble throughout. The museum houses nearly 18,000 pieces of art and artifacts from around Florida and the world. 

Ocala Civic Theatre Marion County Florida

  • 352-236-2274

Featuring a series of live theatrical performances, the Ocala Civic Theatre has been entertaining audiences for nearly six decades. Call the box office upcoming shows and times. Just a 20 min drive from Florida Horse Park. 

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