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Real Florida Adventure
South Central represents a slice of “old Florida” where there’s plenty to see and do: paddle along the Peace River; take a walk around Lake Okeechobee; play a round of golf at Mosaic’s Streamsong Resort built on former phosphate mines; find an antique treasure in Arcadia; marvel at the quirky “junk” sculptures at Solomon’s Castle near Wauchula; clown around at a Lake Placid school where dozens of professionals have trained; get to know the first Floridians at Big Cypress Seminole Indian Reservation; end your day with Florida’s best stargazing at remote Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park.

Iconic and Heart-Stopping Events
Who needs brackets and basketball? South Central has its own brand of March Madness in the form of three back-to-back events: the four-day Arcadia All Florida Championship Rodeo at Mosaic Arena; the “Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring” endurance race and four-day car-themed “party”; and the four-day Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival, which typically draws 25,000+ rain or shine.

Celebrations for Practically Everything
South Central loves a good festival, no matter the focus. Typical honorees include: watermelon (Arcadia); swamp cabbage (LaBelle); alligator hatching (Palmdale); sour oranges (Lakeport); caladiums (Lake Placid); and speckled perch (Okeechobee).

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