Okeechobee Battlefield Historic State Park

Okeechobee Battlefield Historic State Park

Okeechobee Battlefield Historic State Park
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Kristine B
Orlando, FL274 contributions
Jun. 2021 • Friends
This little park is tucked away down a side street in Okeechobee and seems to be relatively unknown. It has lovely clean restrooms, easy parking, and a small pavilion with picnic tables. There’s lots of green grass to run around in, so would probably be a great place to take kids. I wouldn’t go out of my way to visit this park, but if you’re in the area it’s worth stopping by.
Written June 18, 2021
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Mr. and Mrs. Doc Watson
28 contributions
Apr. 2021
This is a small Memorial Park at a busy location in the town of Okeechobee. It has several interesting pieces of military equipment and is very respectful of our Military and Veterans.
Written May 27, 2021
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Terry D
Casselton, ND1 contribution
Mar. 2021
We went to this location but is was locked up... the people in charge of this site should get a “Grip”....COVID is not lurking around every corner. You should open up or close completely.
Written March 30, 2021
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Tommy G
Anchorage, AK52 contributions
Feb. 2021
The best part of this park is it's free. There is a Huey frim Vietnam, a T30 tank, and AA gun for a ship. A torpedo and deck cannon.
Written March 24, 2021
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wendy l
20 contributions
Feb. 2020 • Solo
Basically the hut with 3 picnic tables, a bathroom and less than an acre of space. Nice facilities but was expecting more than that for the birding and history described. If I was in town I’d stop for a picnic. If not, it’s not worth the trip.
Written February 15, 2020
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techgmu
Chester, VA406 contributions
Mar. 2019 • Couples
....and took a little detour to check it out. There is really nothing there but a tiny pavilion and a bathroom.
Written March 31, 2019
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CyndyandByron
Bridgeton, NJ910 contributions
Mar. 2019 • Couples
Several local museums do a very good job of telling the story of the Seminole Wars in the 1800's as colonizers attempted to claim the land in Florida. However, the State of Florida parks system needs to do better. The acreage remains natural much as it was in the 1800's. However, no visitor to the area would have any idea of the historical significance unless you went to the bathroom. There is one page of a multi page document, which partially describes the history of the battle, placed in a glass case on the toilet facility, the only structure in the park. The reenactment of the battle occurs in February annually when the battle actually occurred the day after Christmas. There is no mention of the Tribal influence in this town except the town's name itself, but there are plenty of things named after Zachary Taylor, the military officer who lured Tribal leaders in this battle and subsequent battles, even the famous Osceola, with a white flag of truce only to arrest the Seminole when they came out to acknowledge the flag and accept Taylor's surrender. Folks, we have to do better. We are looking forward to a far better honor for the indigenous people of Florida who fought for their families and homes.
Written March 31, 2019
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alison a
Okeechobee, FL85 contributions
Jun. 2018 • Family
They do a reenactment each year of the seminole war. Vendors that are all having to to with that era.
Written March 12, 2019
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Catherine M
Belle Glade, FL45 contributions
Feb. 2019 • Couples
This small park is tucked away in a corner of the city of Okeechobee is hard to find and often hard to get into as the site is not well drained and fills up with water during the rainy season. It commemorates an important battle of the Second Seminole War, 2838. The reenactment will be held February 23 and 24, 2019.
Written February 19, 2019
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Gene K
Salisbury, NC1,186 contributions
Jun. 2018 • Couples
A small site with a nice picnic shelter and toilet facility. A marker describes the historic significance of the battle that took place here in 1837.
Written August 12, 2018
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