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  • Writer's pictureNatalija Ugrina

Super Weird Florida - Part 2: The Smallest Post Office In The US

Updated: Nov 6, 2023

Hey there, world travelers! Grab your sunglasses and sprinkle on some extra glitter because we're back for Part 2 of the Super Weird Florida series! And before we dive headfirst into the quirkiness, let's take a quick detour into history because we're about to unlock the secrets of the tiniest post office ever!



The Smallest Post Office In The US
The Smallest Post Office In The US

The Quirky History of Ochopee's Tiny Post Office

First, let's set the stage. We're talking about the smallest post office in the United States, and it's nestled in the teeny-tiny town of Ochopee. And, oh boy, Ochopee sounds like someone playing Scrabble in a hurricane! But it's got character, and that's what we're all about. This postage stamp-sized gem has a history that's as intriguing as it is charming. It all began in the 1950s when the original Ochopee post office, a humble toolshed, burned down. The community needed a new one, but space was tight. So, what did they do? They repurposed that very toolshed into the cutest darn post office you've ever seen. Think of it as a real-life example of turning lemons into lemonade!



Ochopee Post Office
Ochopee Post Office

Now, it's more than just a shrunken post office; it's a slice of history. Inside, you'll find vintage postal boxes that harken back to a time when snail mail was the bee's knees. These little mail cubbies are like time capsules, whispering tales of a simpler era when the digital age was still science fiction. But what really gives this place its charm? It's the staff! They're like characters straight out of a Wes Anderson movie – quirky, charming, and so ready to help you send your snail mail with a smile. It's like stepping into a postcard from the past, and it's enough to make any history buff's heart skip a beat.



the building
The Building

People Can't Get Enough of the Tiny Post Office Now, let's talk about the fascination people have with this tiny post office. It's not just a spot to send postcards; it's become a quirky pilgrimage site. Tourists from all over the globe make a beeline to Ochopee just to get a stamp from the smallest post office in the U.S. It's like a badge of honor – a tiny piece of Florida's eccentricity to take home with you. Visitors can't resist posing for pictures in front of the miniature building, showing off their 'I've been to Ochopee' stamps, and sharing their experiences with friends and family. It's a place that proves, once and for all, that sometimes the smallest things in life can be the most memorable.


Thrilling Airboat Rides - Another Ochopee Must-Do!

But hold on, because the Ochopee area offers more than just quirky post office adventures. If you're craving a thrill after your stamp-seeking escapades, there's something you absolutely can't miss – airboat rides! Imagine zooming through the Everglades, your hair whipping in the wind, and the thrill of the unknown lurking just beneath the water's surface. Airboat rides are an adrenaline-pumping, heart-pounding experience that takes you up close and personal with Florida's untamed beauty. You'll encounter gators, exotic birds, and maybe even a few curious manatees. It's like stepping into your very own nature documentary!




Everglades Airboat Ride
Everglades Airboat Ride

Delight Your Taste Buds at Gator Hole Bar in Everglades City!

And after all that adventure, your taste buds will be begging for some Florida flavor. That's where the Gator Hole Bar in Everglades City comes into play. This charming establishment serves up local delights that will make your palate sing. From fresh seafood to down-home favorites, it's the perfect place to refuel and soak in the local vibe.




Gator Hole Bar in Everglades City
Gator Hole Bar in Everglades City

So there you have it, my fellow world travelers – a deep dive into the quirkiest treasures of Florida, sprinkled with a dose of history, the allure of getting that coveted stamp from the tiny Ochopee post office, the thrill of airboat rides in the Everglades, and the promise of a delicious meal at Gator Hole Bar. But hold on tight, because this is just Part 2 of the Super Weird Florida series! Stay tuned for Part 3, where we'll unveil even more wacky wonders from the Sunshine State. Pack your shades, slap on some sunscreen, and prepare to fall head over flip-flops in love with the wackiness that is Florida. Stay fabulous!🌴✨😜 #SuperWeirdFlorida #FloridaOddities #TinyPostOffice #QuirkyRoadTrips #StampSeekers




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