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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: U.S 441, U.S 98, U.S 70, and U.S 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.


Lake Okeechobee[edit]

  • One of the largest freshwater lakes in the United States; Lake Okeechobee 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
  • OkieTantie Boat Ramp

Ranch rodeo[edit]

  • 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."

County Courthouse[edit]

County Courthouse

Listed in A Guide to Florida's Historic Architecture.


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.






Go next[edit]

Routes through Okeechobee
TampaSebring  N Amtrak Silver Star icon.png S  West Palm BeachMiami
LakelandSebring ← Jct N US 27.svg S  W US 98.svg E  PahokeeWest Palm Beach
BradentonLake Placid  W Florida 70.svg E  → Jct N Florida's Turnpike shield.png S → Jct N I-95.svg SFort Pierce

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