Discover fun things to do in Ocala, the heart of central Florida

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.

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Appleton Museum of Art

7.52 mi / 12.11 km from the hotel
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.

Silver Springs State Park

9.02 mi / 14.51 km from the hotel
Since the 1870s, Silver Springs State Park has been a relaxing destination for enjoying nature via glass-bottom boat, kayak, or canoe.

Cactus Jack's Trail Rides

6.5 mi / 10.47 km from the hotel
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.

Canyons Zip Line and Canopy Tours

8.26 mi / 13.29 km from the hotel
Make a reservation for one of Canyons' thrilling zip line tours that takes you soaring through the trees.

Discovery Center

4.41 mi / 7.09 km from the hotel
Take the whole family to the Discovery Center where you can take an educational nature walk or browse interactive exhibits.

Don Garlits Museum of Drag Racing

8.98 mi / 14.45 km from the hotel
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.