Welcome to Ocala. Ocala is a city in the heart of central Florida. Young and older families find all that is needed for a great lifestyle.  Shopping, restaurants, activities and events are a constant in Ocala. Downtown Ocala has concerts, fund raising events and so much more to take in our great weather. The Riley Arts Center and The Appleton Museum offer cultural events of for all.

East of downtown, Fort King National Historic Park was an important Second Seminole War site. The collection at the Appleton Museum of Art includes pre-Columbian artifacts and contemporary art. The waters of Silver Springs State Park are dotted with kayaks and glass-bottom boats. The park is also the gateway to the woods and lakes of the vast Ocala National Forest to the east. 

Beautiful horse farms surround the area of rolling hills and activities for the horse-minded with HITS annual events.