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  • Gift Assortments and Seasonal Products

    Chocolate Truffles Ocala

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    Gift Assortments and Seasonal Products

    Chocolate Truffles Ocala

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    Gift Assortments and Seasonal Products

    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.

  • HITS

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    HITS

    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.

  • 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.

  • Sleep Inn & Suites Ocala

    A nearby hotel to Farm Tours of Ocala

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    Sleep Inn & Suites Ocala

    A nearby hotel to Farm Tours of 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!

  • Privacy Policy

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    Privacy Policy

    Our policies in accordance with MyMoolah

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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

  • Chocolate & Fruit Products

    Chocolate Truffles Ocala

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    Chocolate & Fruit Products

    Chocolate Truffles Ocala

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    Chocolate & Fruit Products

    We have a mixture of different fruit and chocolate products. Listed below are some of the products we offer.

    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

  • Our Story

    Our Story

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    Our Story

    Our Story

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    Our Story

    Our shop is located in Downtown Ocala, Florida where we see visitors from many corners of the country. Our experience with our audience helps us craft some of the finest chocolates as well as variety. Come visit us and have a taste of some of the best handmade chocolate in the area.

  • 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.


  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Ice Cream

    Ice Cream in Ocala

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    Ice Cream

    Ice Cream in Ocala

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    Ice Cream

    We have over 30 flavors of Ice Cream! Come by the shop and have a taste of all that we have to offer.

    Our Flavors

    Chocolate

    Vanilla

    Strawberry

    Cookie Dough

    Toasted Coconut

    Rum Raisin

    Grape Nut

    Cherry Oblivion

    Calypso Crunch

    Elephant Ears

    Garbage Can

    Mackinac Turtle Fudge

    Dulce de Leche Cheesecake

    Raspberry Truffle

    Rainbow Sherbert

    Butter Pecan

    Pistachio

    German Chocolate

    Bear Claw

    Captain's Chocolate

    Mexican Hot Chocolate

    Mint Chip Special

    Cookies 'n Cream

    Stellar Coffee

    Superman

    AND MORE

  • Truffles

    Chocolate Truffles Ocala

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    Truffles

    Chocolate Truffles Ocala

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    Chocolate Truffle

    Our Chocolate Truffles are made in-house and by hand.

    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

  • Fudge

    Chocolate Truffles Ocala

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    Fudge

    Chocolate Truffles Ocala

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    Chocolate Fudge

    The Chocolate Fudge flavors we offer are of world class taste and texture. Visit us today to experience some of the finest fudge you have tasted.

    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

  • Directions

    Farm Tours of Ocala Directions

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    Directions

    Farm Tours of Ocala Directions

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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

  • Florida Equine Champions

    Florida Equine Champions

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    Florida Equine Champions

    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.

  • Terms of Use

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    Terms of Use

    Our policies in accordance with MyMoolah

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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. 

    The use of this website is subject to the following terms of use: 

    1. The content of the pages of this website is for your general information and use only. It is subject to change without notice. 

    2. This website uses cookies to monitor browsing preferences. If you do allow cookies to be used, the following personal information may be stored by us for use by third parties. 

    3. Neither we nor any third parties provide any warranty or guarantee as to the accuracy, timeliness, performance, completeness or suitability of the information and materials found or offered on this website for any particular purpose. You acknowledge that such information and materials may contain inaccuracies or errors and we expressly exclude liability for any such inaccuracies or errors to the fullest extent permitted by law. 

    4. Your use of any information or materials on this website is entirely at your own risk, for which we shall not be liable. It shall be your own responsibility to ensure that any products, services or information available through this website meet your specific requirements. 

    5. This website contains material which is owned by or licensed to us. This material includes, but is not limited to, the design, layout, look, appearance and graphics. Reproduction is prohibited other than in accordance with the copyright notice, which forms part of these terms and conditions. 

    6. All trade marks reproduced in this website which are not the property of, or licensed to, the operator are acknowledged on the website. 

    Unauthorized use of this website may give rise to a claim for damages and/or be a criminal offense.

  • Catering

    Catering Ocala

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    Catering

    Catering Ocala

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  • Refund & Cancellation Policy

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    Refund & Cancellation Policy

    Our policies in accordance with MyMoolah

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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

  • Corporate Gifts

    Corporate Gift Baskets, Corporate Gifts

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    Corporate Gifts

    Corporate Gift Baskets, Corporate Gifts

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  • Farm Tour

    Schedule a Tour

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    Farm Tour

    Schedule a Tour

    Provided by: Farm Tours of Ocala

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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.



  • 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!

  • 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".

  • 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.

  • 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

    Provided by: 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.

  • ​How It Works

    How it works

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    ​How It Works

    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.

  • Delicacies

    Ice Cream in Ocala

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    Delicacies

    Ice Cream in Ocala

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    Delicacies

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  • 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.

  • Chocolate Fountain

    Chocolate Truffles Ocala

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    Chocolate Fountain

    Chocolate Truffles Ocala

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    Chocolate Fountain

    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!

  • 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

    Provided by: 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.