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Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites of Ocala-Silver Springs has undergone many changes in our efforts to Go Green.  What does that mean exactly?  We have one earth…One chance to get it right.  

How has our hotel made advances in the Going Green initiative?  Here are some of our best practices for going GREEN:

 
  • Conversion to all LED lighting interior/exterior
  • Implementation of a preventative maintenance program
  • Purchasing the most energy-efficient equipment available
  • Team member training on best green practices
  • Use of Eco-friendly, green chemicals
  • Planting indigenous landscaping which requires less water
  • Install water censors on sprinkler systems
  • Replace aerators on all bath sinks reducing 2.5gal per minute to 1.5gal
  • Implement a Linen Reuse for our guest rooms
  • Provide recycle receptacles throughout hotel vending areas and exterior areas

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    Welcome to our website. If you continue to browse and use this website, you are agreeing to comply with and be bound by the following terms and conditions of use, which together with our privacy policy govern Farm Tours of Ocala's relationship with you in relation to this website. If you disagree with any part of these terms and conditions, please do not use our website. 

    The term 'Farm Tours of Ocala' or 'us' or 'we' refers to the owner of the website whose registered office is 801 SW 60th Ave Ocala FL United States 34474. The term 'you' refers to the user or viewer of our website. 

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    Directions from I75
    Exit 352
    Go West on Hwy 40
    After 5 minutes, turn left onto SW 60th Ave
    Florida Thoroughbred Owners and Breeder`s Association will be 1/2 mile on your left
    Red brick building with a metal roof
    801 SW 60th Ave

  • Farm Tours of Ocala

    A nearby attraction to Ocala's Chocolate and Confections

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    Farm Tours of Ocala

    A nearby attraction to Ocala's Chocolate and Confections

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    Enjoy a morning tour of Ocala's working farms! Discover why Marion County is the "Horse Capital of the World"! One of only four major thoroughbred centers in the world, Marion County's 600 thoroughbred farms have produced 45 national Champions, 6 Kentucky Derby winners, 6 Horses of the Year, and many Preakness Stakes and Breeders' Cup winners.

    Our Tour guides are, avid horse-people and long-time residents of Ocala's Horse Country, You will go behind the scenes of working farms, venues to get you up close and personal with equine athletes and the professionals who train and care for them. You can chat with the professionals and share our guides enthusiasm and knowledge of the Marion Country horse scene.Tours are by reservation only and MUST be approved via phone or email to avoid overbooking. When you request a reservation, your CC will not be charged until Tour is confirmed.Not recommended for kids under 10.

  • Florida Equine Champions

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    We're working to bring Ocala / Marion County visitors face-to-face with Florida champion horses, through building a museum, barn and visitor's center at the Florida Horse Park dedicated to Florida champion horses, their influence and legacy.

    Ocala is truly the "Horse Capital of the World" - and we're working hard to create a wonderful opportunity to help make Florida's equine champions more accessible to the public.

  • Howard Johnson Inn Ocala

    A nearby hotel to Ocala's Chocolate and Confections

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    Howard Johnson Inn Ocala

    A nearby hotel to Ocala's Chocolate and Confections

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    Go Happy and Go Ho-Jo at the Howard Johnson Ocala hotel in the heart of beautiful Marion County, Florida – Horse Capital of the World. Offering unbeatable value for the money, our Ocala hotel is known for exceptional service and hosts of complimentary amenities all at very affordable rates. Through continuous renovations and improvements, the Howard Johnson Ocala hotel is always getting better to accommodate vacationers and business travelers alike.Ideally located along I-75 on Exit 354, our interstate hotel in Ocala provides easy access and convenient location for Florida visitors and travelers. Famous horse farms and ranches are just few minutes away as well as Florida's original theme park, the Silver Springs Attractions.

    Whether you are traveling for business in the area, just passing through Central Florida or on a vacation in the horse country – Ocala, you will find the savings, comfort and relaxation you need by staying at the Howard Johnson Inn Ocala.

  • Sleep Inn & Suites Ocala

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    Sleep Inn & Suites Ocala

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    Our multiple award-winning Ocala hotel offers you the best in comfort, location and value whether you are traveling for business or vacation. We take pride in offering the best in accommodations in Ocala, Belleview and Marion County at very affordable prices.

    Conveniently located off of Hwy 484 and I-75 at Exit 341, our newly-refreshed Ocala-Belleview hotel is just next door to Don Garlits Museum of Drag Racing and about a mile from Florida Horse Park, a training venue for the US Olympic equestrian team. Easy highway access, large parking area and several restaurants next door makes our Sleep Inn Ocala hotel a favorite among travelers looking for the best hotel deals in Marion County, Florida.

    If you are the type of guest that prefers to stay at a hotel with modern and clean rooms, lots of free amenities, very affordable rates and likes to be greeted with friendly smiles all the time – then we are the right hotel for you!

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    Our refund policy is All Sales Final unless your cancellation request is received at least 24 hours before the scheduled time of your booked tour. 

    If the tour you have booked does not meet capacity or is for other reasons cancelled by Farm Tours of Ocala the hold on your card will be lifted and you will not be charged.

    Failure to cancel with at least 24 hours notice will result in a charge on your card with no option for a refund on the part of Farm Tours of Ocala.

    Failure to arrive at the scheduled time of your booked tour does not constitute a refund on the part of Farm Tours of Ocala.

    If you have any other questions please call 352-895-9302

  • Gift Assortments and Seasonal Products

    Specialty products and Gift Assortments are a great way to celebrate!

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    Gift Assortments and Seasonal Products

    Specialty products and Gift Assortments are a great way to celebrate!

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    Gift Baskets & Boxes:
    Ocala's Chocolates are not just for holidays but for everyday appreciation for your customers, clients and employees. Treat someone you cherish to the Finest European Chocolate In Town! We have an array of different sized boxes and baskets to accommodate your needs whether its a small or large occasion.

    Seasonal Products:
    We customize products and have many themed chocolates for you to choose from as well! Contact Us today so we can cater and customize chocolate for your special occasion.

  • ​How It Works

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    ​How It Works

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    How It Works

    When
    Monday - Saturday
    Begin: 8:45 AM
    End: 12:00 PM
    Where
    Florida Thoroughbred Breeder's and Owner's Association
    Policies
    Rain or Shine
    Should weather be extreme, we will reschedule.
    48 Hour Cancellation.
    Step Tours Available for Tour Operator.
    Capacity
    10 People per tour
    Itinerary
    Visit 3 Farms/Locations for an interactive experience with horses.
    During events such as the Ocala Breeder`s Sales, HITS, Florida Horse Park. These events may be a stop.
    Itinerary is at discretion of Farm Tours of Ocala.
    There is walking and uneven ground.

    Our Tour guides are, avid horse-people and long-time residents of Ocala’s Horse Country. You will go behind the scenes of working farms, venues to get you up close and personal with equine athletes and the professionals who train and care for them. You can chat with the professionals and share our guides enthusiasm and knowledge of the Marion Country horse scene.

  • Howard Johnson Inn Ocala

    A nearby hotel to Farm Tours of Ocala

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    Howard Johnson Inn Ocala

    A nearby hotel to Farm Tours of Ocala

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    Go Happy and Go Ho-Jo at the Howard Johnson Ocala hotel in the heart of beautiful Marion County, Florida – Horse Capital of the World. Offering unbeatable value for the money, our Ocala hotel is known for exceptional service and hosts of complimentary amenities all at very affordable rates. Through continuous renovations and improvements, the Howard Johnson Ocala hotel is always getting better to accommodate vacationers and business travelers alike.Ideally located along I-75 on Exit 354, our interstate hotel in Ocala provides easy access and convenient location for Florida visitors and travelers. Famous horse farms and ranches are just few minutes away as well as Florida's original theme park, the Silver Springs Attractions.

    Whether you are traveling for business in the area, just passing through Central Florida or on a vacation in the horse country – Ocala, you will find the savings, comfort and relaxation you need by staying at the Howard Johnson Inn Ocala.

  • Truffles

    Truffles are the most exquisite type of chocolates.

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    Truffles

    Truffles are the most exquisite type of chocolates.

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    We offer a large variety of Truffles to choose from:
    • 72% Dark Chocolate
    • Dark Chocolate
    • Solid Chocolate
    • Milk Chocolate
    • White Chocolate
    • Dark Raspberry
    • Milk Raspberry
    • White Raspberry
    • Dark Black Forest
    • Milk Black Forest
    • Milk Coconut Rum
    • Milk Dark Peanut Butter
    • Dark Mocha
    • Milk Mocha
    • Milk Rum
    • Almond Pistachio
    • Hazelnut
    • Marzipan

  • Blue Wagyu

    A nearby attraction to Farm Tours of Ocala

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    Blue Wagyu

    A nearby attraction to Farm Tours of Ocala

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    At Blue Wagyu we believe that eating healthy doesn't have to be a choice between taste and wholesomeness. Our Wagyu beef - from the same breed that produces Japan's famed Kobe beef - is renowned for its intense marbling, which gives it unsurpassed flavor and tenderness. 

    Stop in today & try our delicious burgers, salads, pizzas, and fries.

  • HITS

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    HITS

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    HITS, Inc. Is a special events management company primarily focused on producing hunter/jumper horse shows. Based in upstate New York in the village of Saugerties, HITS produced its first horse show circuit in Gainesville, Florida in 1982. Since then, HITS has grown into a nationwide company with world-class hunter/jumper circuits in California, Florida, Arizona, New York and Virginia.

  • Florida Horse Park

    Florida Horse Park

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    Florida Horse Park

    Florida Horse Park

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    This 500-acre, multipurpose facility is poised to become one of Central Florida's premiere sporting and recreational venues, complete with a new covered arena and spacious stabling areas.

    Horse park competitors and volunteers may also download and complete online registration forms. Call the Florida Horse Park at (352) 307-6699 for more information.


  • Holiday Inn Express Silver Springs

    A nearby hotel to Farm Tours of Ocala

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    Holiday Inn Express Silver Springs

    A nearby hotel to Farm Tours of Ocala

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    The Holiday Inn Express and Suites Ocala-Silver Springs hotel welcomes you to the heart of horse country, Florida. Located in the center of Ocala, the "Horse Capital of the World", our hotel provides guests with convenient access to the best of Central Florida.

    Our Ocala-Silver Springs hotel is surrounded by the finest activities perfect for family friendly vacations. Silver Springs State Park, full of naturally formed cold-water springs, and Wild Waters Theme Park, the perfect place to cool down on a hot summer day, are just around the corner. We also invite you to visit the Historic Downtown Ocala – full of historic buildings, local shopping and fine dining located just four miles away. For the ultimate nature adventurer, the Ocala National Forest entrance is just about a mile east of the hotel offering endless land and water-based activities.

  • Ocala's Chocolate and Confections

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    Ocala's Chocolate and Confections

    A nearby attraction to Farm Tours of Ocala

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    You can have your delight for a one stop shop for all your gourmet, exotic, and everyday chocolate needs. If we don't have your desires on the shelf, simply make an order in advance and we can customize it specifically for you. We are a neighborhood store in a neighborly community, see you at Ocala's Chocolate & Confections!

    We also offer many chocolate fruits, other chocolate products and ice creams at our shop!


  • Fudge

    Fudge is an elegant decadence for any occasion!

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    Fudge

    Fudge is an elegant decadence for any occasion!

    Provided by: Ocala's Chocolate and Confections

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    We offer many different types of fudge:
    • Chocolate
    • Chocolate Walnut
    • Cookies and Cream
    • Chocolate Pecan and Fudge (Turtle Fudge)
    • Rocky Road
    • Peanut Butter
    • Maple Walnut 
    • Vanilla

  • Privacy Policy

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    Privacy Policy

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    COLLECTION OF PERSONAL INFORMATION 

    When you use our  Website, you may be asked for personally identifiable information such as your name, address, email address, and telephone number. 

    By giving us such information, you will need to consent by using it in the manner described in this policy. 

    You may withdraw your consent at any time by emailing us at farmtoursofocala@gmail.com. We will return or destroy your personal information within five days of receipt of your withdrawal of consent. 

    COOKIES 

    Cookies are small data files that a website you visit may save on your computer or handheld device that usually includes an anonymous unique identifier. Our Websites and those of our Products may use cookies for user authentication, keeping track of your preferences, promotional campaigns, tracking our audience size and traffic patterns, and in certain other cases. We may include small graphic images in our email messages and newsletters to determine whether the messages were opened and the links were viewed. 

    SECURITY 

    All security on our Website is treated seriously. Where applicable, we undertake security steps, including use of SSL technology, on our back-end systems that store customer account information and to protect data transmissions. However, this is not a guarantee that such data transmissions cannot be accessed, altered or deleted due to firewall or other security software failures. 

    If you have any further concerns about security, please email us at farmtoursofocala@gmail.com

  • Hope Hall Farm

    A nearby hotel to Farm Tours of Ocala

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    Hope Hall Farm

    A nearby hotel to Farm Tours of Ocala

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    Hope Hall Farm Bed n' Breakfast is located on our horse farm surrounded by wonderful Grand Daddy Oaks and large green pastures. 

    We pride ourselves on being a friendly family-run B&B and guarantee to do our very best to see that your stay here will be a memorable one. Whether you are passing through Ocala, traveling on business, or intending to spend some of your vacation here, we would love to have you as our guests.
    We are sure that once you have stayed here, you will want to come back again and again! Our aim is to make our home your home for the duration of your stay with us.

    We invite you to relax in the peaceful quiet of horses, barns and training arenas while only minutes from Ocala restaurants, the HITS show grounds, Ocala Breeders Sales Grounds, and the many other attractions in and near Ocala, known as "The Horse Capital of the World".

  • Chocolate Fountain

    Chocolate catering can make any event exciting and delicious.

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    Chocolate Fountain

    Chocolate catering can make any event exciting and delicious.

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    Chocolate Catering and Fountains:
    We have many different chocolate fountains that can make your event exciting and delicious! The Fountains can present the chocolate in a variety of different colors for your event!

  • Sleep Inn & Suites Ocala

    A nearby hotel to Ocala's Chocolate and Confections

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    Sleep Inn & Suites Ocala

    A nearby hotel to Ocala's Chocolate and Confections

    Provided by: Ocala's Chocolate and Confections

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    Our multiple award-winning Ocala hotel offers you the best in comfort, location and value whether you are traveling for business or vacation. We take pride in offering the best in accommodations in Ocala, Belleview and Marion County at very affordable prices.

    Conveniently located off of Hwy 484 and I-75 at Exit 341, our newly-refreshed Ocala-Belleview hotel is just next door to Don Garlits Museum of Drag Racing and about a mile from Florida Horse Park, a training venue for the US Olympic equestrian team. Easy highway access, large parking area and several restaurants next door makes our Sleep Inn Ocala hotel a favorite among travelers looking for the best hotel deals in Marion County, Florida.

    If you are the type of guest that prefers to stay at a hotel with modern and clean rooms, lots of free amenities, very affordable rates and likes to be greeted with friendly smiles all the time – then we are the right hotel for you!

  • Farm Tour

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    Farm Tour

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    Tour Information

    Your experience will include 3 stops with scenic views along the pastoral oak lined country roads. Custom Tours specific to an event can be arranged by appointment. Special Tours for HITS and the OBS sales are planned. Depending on day of the week, and time of year, tours include a selection of the following.

    • Watch thoroughbreds in training Rail side
    • Newborn foals
    • OBS Sales
    • Dressage
    • Sport Horse Breeding Farms
    • Polo


    Advanced purchase required!

    For large groups (5+ people) or afternoon tours, please call 352-895-9302 or email farmtoursofocala@gmail.com for special reservations. 10 Adults maximum, so book early! Larger groups can be arranged with advance notice.



  • Holiday Inn Express Silver Springs

    A nearby hotel to Ocala's Chocolate and Confections

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    Holiday Inn Express Silver Springs

    A nearby hotel to Ocala's Chocolate and Confections

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    The Holiday Inn Express and Suites Ocala-Silver Springs hotel welcomes you to the heart of horse country, Florida. Located in the center of Ocala, the "Horse Capital of the World", our hotel provides guests with convenient access to the best of Central Florida.

    Our Ocala-Silver Springs hotel is surrounded by the finest activities perfect for family friendly vacations. Silver Springs State Park, full of naturally formed cold-water springs, and Wild Waters Theme Park, the perfect place to cool down on a hot summer day, are just around the corner. We also invite you to visit the Historic Downtown Ocala – full of historic buildings, local shopping and fine dining located just four miles away. For the ultimate nature adventurer, the Ocala National Forest entrance is just about a mile east of the hotel offering endless land and water-based activities.

  • Chocolate and Fruit Products

    We have a large variety of chocolate and fruit products available at the store!

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    Chocolate and Fruit Products

    We have a large variety of chocolate and fruit products available at the store!

    Provided by: Ocala's Chocolate and Confections

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    ​Chocolate Products:                   
    • 72% Bark
    • Almond Toffee
    • Bark Variety
    • Caramel Corn
    • Caramel Marshmallow
    • Caramel Pretzel
    • Cashew & Pecan Patties
    • Chocolate Chips
    • Chocolate Caramel Pecan Crispie
    • Chocolate Caramel Pecan marshmallow
    • Chocolate Caramel Pecan Pretzel
    • Crossies
    • Dark Mint Bark
    • Macaroons
    • Milk Dark Double Marshmallow
    • Milk White Dark Pretzels
    • Oreo
    • Pecan Toffee
    • Peanut Butter Cups
    • Pretzels
    • Rice Crispies
    • Single Marshmallow
    • S'mores
    • Torch Cones
    • Triple Marshmallow
    • Twinkies
    • White Double Marshmallow
    • White Mint Bark

    Fruit Products:
    • Chocolate Berry Cups
    • Chocolate Strawberries
    • Fruit Cups
    • Chocolate Caramel Apples
    • Christmas Apples
    • Dried Fruit
    • Pineapple

  • Hilton Ocala

    A nearby hotel to Farm Tours of Ocala

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    Hilton Ocala

    A nearby hotel to Farm Tours of Ocala

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    Host your unforgettable conference, group, or special event gathering at Hilton Ocala! 

    Whether you are hosting meeting, conference, convention, wedding or other special event, our modern, 9-story resort-style facility situated on 6 oak-lined acres provides the perfect venue in the true heart of the Sunshine State. 

    You will love our extraordinary style of hospitality, 40,000 square-feet of flexible indoor/outdoor meeting and events space, 196 well-appointed guest rooms and award-winning American Bistro dining. And because we are located just an hour from Orlando and Tampa, less than an hour to either coast, and approximately 300 miles from Miami, Atlanta or Pensacola, Hilton Ocala is your most convenient meeting or overnight travel destination.