About Ocala, FL 

Ocala's name comes from the extinct Timucuan tribe who called their village Ocali, commonly thought to mean "Big Hammock".  Today, many of Ocala's streets have historical Native American names, while others have Spanish names from old land grants.

 Additionally, the very first thoroughbred horse farm in the state opened in 1943. It soon became a source of champion horses, earning the city the nickname “The Horse Capital of the World".  Magnificent horse farms can be found throughout the rolling hills of Ocala and is now home to The World Equestrian Center.

Please click any of the links below for more information about Ocala:


All Things Ocala

Entertainment, Outdoor Activities and Parks:

Events & Activities

World Equestrian Center

Farm Tours of Ocala

Gypsy Gold Farm Tour

Silver Springs State Park

Rainbow Springs State Park

The Arts:

Circle Square Cultural Center

The Reilly Arts Center

The Appleton Museum of Art


Ocala Lifestyle Magazine

Star Banner Newspaper