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Okeechobee is a city in the Florida Heartland. It is the county seat for Okeechobee County.


Get in[edit]

By train[edit]

  • Amtrak offers daily train service on the Silver Star and Silver Meteor routes.

By plane[edit]

Okeechobee County Airport is a small local airport that has flights arrive daily from nearby airports and private planes.

By car[edit]

Okeechobee is a regional crossroad of major highways: US-441, US-98, US-70, and US-710.

Get around[edit]

By car[edit]

The best way to see Okeechobee is from a vehicle. There is an Enterprise Rental Center in the city that provides several rental vehicles.

By taxi[edit]

There is a few taxi services in the county, however Okeechobee is small and taxis are typically only available on call.

By bus[edit]

There are no bus routes.


Map of Okeechobee

Agriculture is Okeechobee's main commodity and heritage. There are several local rodeos and two large PRCA-rated rodeos a year. Okeechobee is one of the largest producers of cattle in the state of Florida, with a history in "cracker cowboying."

  • 1 Lake Okeechobee. One of the largest freshwater lakes in the United States, it provides the majority of tourist attractions for the city. Fishing, sight seeing, and recreating are some of the many available options in visiting the lake. The 30-mile-wide Herbert Hoover Dike is part of the Florida Trail, and is able to walked and biked around the entire lake. There are many bass and crappie fishing spots around the lake, with two major boat ramps in Okeechobee: C. Scott Driver Boat Ramp and OkieTantie Boat Ramp. Lake Okeechobee (Q202905) on Wikidata Lake Okeechobee on Wikipedia
County Courthouse
  • 2 Okeechobee County Courthouse (between NW Third Ave and NW Forth Ave). M–F 8:30AM–5PM. Listed in A Guide to Florida's Historic Architecture. Okeechobee County Courthouse (Q7081898) on Wikidata Okeechobee County Courthouse on Wikipedia
  • Tree Lighting, 55 US-98. Once a year there is a tree lighting here. Santa Claus is there and you can go into the court house to tell Santa what you want for Christmas. Police are always there to make sure no one gets hurt. It Is usually around the end of November, start of December.


Despite Okeechobee being a small town, there are many fun activities; one of them is the Seminole Casino at the nearby Brighton Seminole Indian Reservation.


  • Hippie Daze, 413 SW Park St, +1 863 484-5172. 10 Am - 6 Pm. They Sell Clothes And other Kinds Of Items. 0.


  • 1 Lightsey's Seafood, 1506 S Parrot Ave, +1 863 763-4276. Su–Th 11AM–9PM, F–Sa 11AM–10PM.
  • 2 Pogey's, 1759 S Parrott Ave, +1 863 763-7222. 5AM–2PM.
  • Park 112, 112 SE Park St, +1 561 222-7516, toll-free: +1 561 222-7516. 10 AM - 3 PM. Good Food, Good Service. 0.


  • Country Cooler, 701 NW Park St, +1 863 467-2870, toll-free: +1 863 467-2870. 6 Am - 8 Pm. Sells Mostly Drinks, But Also Snacks. 0.



Go next[edit]

Routes through Okeechobee
TampaSebring  N  S  West Palm BeachMiami
LakelandSebring ← Jct N S  W  E  PahokeeWest Palm Beach
BradentonLake Placid  W  E  → Jct N S → Jct N SFort Pierce

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