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Things To See in Ft Pierce

Attractions . . .

 

Indian Hills

Indian Hills Golf Course

Indian Hills Golf Course has been a cornerstone of Fort Pierce since 1938. The Par 72 course, designed by Herbert Strong, challenges and welcomes golfers of all levels of play. For those not up to par, Indian Hills offers a variety of quality instruction by PGA Professionals, which include private instructions, group lessons and junior golf instructions.

 

7 Gables House

7 Gables House

Seven Gables Visitors Information Center
c. 1905
(408 North Indian River Drive)
P.P. Cobb Building c. 1875 The Cobb building was one of the first trading posts on the Treasure Coast of Florida, located at the end of the Cracker Trail which crossed the state. Constructed with cypress siding and representative of Florida Cracker architecture, the building is used for retail on the first floor and businesses on the second.
(772) 468-9152

 

Sunrise Theatre

Sunrise Theatre

Sunrise Theatre
c.1923
Completed in 1923, the Sunrise was built as a vaudeville theatre. The interior features a full-size stage, orchestra pit and balcony. Closed in 1983, the theatre is being renovated to its original elegance as a 1200 seat performing arts theatre
www.sunrisetheatre.com

 

 

Old City Hall

Old City Hall

Old City Hall
c.1926

Old City Hall is one of the best-regarded and frequently used buildings on the Treasure Coast of Florida. Built at the height of the Florida boom in 1925, it was the first historic building to be restored in downtown Fort Pierce in 1995. Since then, historic preservation has been one of the principal successes of Fort Pierce’s redevelopment efforts and many beloved landmarks have found a new life in the contemporary world. To rent the second floor for a special event, please call (772) 466-3880.

 

Manatee Center

Manatee Center

Manatee Observation and Education Center
(406 North Indian River Drive)
The Manatee Observation and Education Center is open year-round and features a classroom, exhibit area and gift shop open six days a week. Manatees can be observed in Moore’s Creek all year long, although more are found frolicking in the Creek in the winter months.
www.manateecenter.com
E-Mail: manatee@fpua.com

 

Backus Studios

Backus Gallery

The Backus Gallery

(500 North Indian River Drive) Backus Gallery is home of “Bean” Backus, Florida’s foremost landscape artist. Many of his Florida landscape paintings are displayed here. (772) 465-0630
www.backusgallery.com
The Backus Studio
122 A E Backus Avenue
(772) 460-5517

 

City Marina

City Marina

Fort Pierce City Marina
(1 Avenue A)
Fort Pierce City Marina is the only downtown marina serving the Treasure Coast. Conveniently located along the beautiful Indian River Lagoon, the marina is one of Florida’s best all-weather inlets and offers 284 slips.
(772) 464-1245
www.fortpiercecitymarina.com

 

Heathcote Botanical Gardens

Heathcote Botanical Gardens

Heathcote Botanical Garden
(210 Savannah Road)
A live museum of tropical flowers and foliage, both from native and exotic, including an enchanting Japanese Garden. Educational programs year round.
(772) 464-4672
www.heathcotebotanicalgardens.org

 

 

Historical Museum

St. Lucie County Historical Museum

St. Lucie County Regional History Center
(414 Seaway Drive) (772) 462-1795

The Smithsonian Institute once described the St. Lucie County Historical Museum as “an unusually fine historical museum.” Located along the Indian River Lagoon, the Historical Museum features silver and gold from a fleet of 11 Spanish ships that sank during a 1715 hurricane. That and other sunken treasure helped the area earn the reputation as Florida’s “Treasure Coast.” The museum also features equipment from turn-of-the-century industries that help shape St. Lucie County, such as fishing, pineapple, cattle and citrus, as well as artifacts from the 1838 Seminole War For more information visit – http://www.stlucieco.gov/history/index.htm.

 

UDT Museum

UDT-SEAL Museum

UDT/SEAL Museum
(3300 North A1A) (772) 595-5845
*St. Lucie County Marine Center

The National Navy UDT-SEAL Museum is the only museum dedicated solely to preserving the history of the Navy SEALs and their predecessors, including the Underwater Demolition Teams, Naval Combat Demolition Units, Office of Strategic Services Maritime Units and Amphibious Scouts and Raiders. Located in Fort Pierce, Florida – the birthplace of the Navy Frogman – the Museum promotes public education by providing the opportunity to explore the history of the Navy SEALs in an atmosphere of respect and honor.

http://www.navysealmuseum.com

 

Smthsonian Marine Station

Smithsonian Marine Station

Smithsonian Marine Station

(701 Seaway Drive, Fort Pierce, FL 34949 – 772-462-6220)

The Smithsonian Marine Station (SMS) at Fort Pierce, Florida is a research center specializing in marine biodiversity and ecosystems of Florida. Research focuses on the Indian River Lagoon and the offshore waters of Florida’s east central coast, with comparative studies throughout coastal Florida. Free public tours are available on the third Thurdsay of each month with a reservation, which can be made by calling Laura at 772-462-6216.

The Station, a facility of the National Museum of Natural History, is part of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC, and serves as a field station which draws scientists and students from the Smithsonian and collaborating institutions around the world to investigate the plants, animals and physical processes in the ocean and Indian River Lagoon.

http://www.sms.si.edu/general.htm

 

 

St. Lucie County Aquarium, featuring the Smithsonian Marine Ecosystems Exhibit

Feeding frenzy tours are held each morning at 10:30am. Watch as the animals in the ecosystems are given breakfast, led by exhibit staff. On Saturdays at 2:00pm, lab staff conduct behind-the-scenes tours that highlight the systems that keep the ecosystems functioning properly. All tours are free with the price of admission. Hours are Tuesday through Saturday 10am-4pm; Sundays noon-4pm, and closed Mondays.

Ecocenter Exhibit

Caribbean Coral Reef Ecosystem

Admission rates are adults:$4,
students and seniors: $3,
under 4: years of age free. Also, admission is free on the first Tuesday of the month. Group rates are available with advance notice.

The Aquarium is located at 420 Seaway Drive, South Hutchinson Island, Fort Pierce. For more information, call (772) 462-FISH. For school/group bookings, please call (772) 465-3271 or visit http://www.sms.si.edu/SMEE.

39th Annual Stuart Boat Show – January 11 – 13, 2012

39th Annual Stuart Boat Show

Dixie Highway – North of the Rossevelt Bridge

Stuart Boat Show

Marine Industry Associaton of the Treasure Coast

When: 10:00 am to 6:00 pm on Friday 10:00 am to 6:00 pm Saturday 10:00 am to 4:00 pm Sunday

Where: Dixie Highway – North of the Rossevelt Bridge

Phone: 305-868-9224

Event Date: January 11, 2013

The Stuart boat show takes place on January 11,12,13, 2013

The Stuart Boat show is scheduled for January 11,12,13 2013. This is the 39th annual boat show in Stuart Florida.

Admission
Admission to the Stuart Boat Show is $10 for adults and kids under 10 are free.

This year there will be more than 500 boats on display, most of them in the water. And about 170 exhibitors are expected. You can see everything from small bay boats up to huge 70 foot plus sport fishermen.

All About Cruising

Inside the boat show Cruiser Expo is a series of seminars to teach many of the basics for cruising including: navigation, basic maintenance, and many other topics.

Cruiser Expo Tent
If you attend the Cruiser Expo you will have access to their VIP tent where you can enjoy coffee and danish every morning and lunch. There is also a cocktail hour as the show closes.

Boat Show Location

The boat show is held just north of the Roosevelt Bridge on Dixie Highway (707) at four locations:

HMY’s Waterway
290 N. Dixie Highway
Stuart, FL 34994

Apex Marine
110 N. Dixie Highway
Stuart Florida 34994

Half Mile of State Road 707
Old Dixie Highway
Connecting all locations by land


View Larger Map

Coming By Water
For Captains, the location is:

Lat: 27:12:20.20N
Lon: 80:15:44.435W

Contact the boat show on channel 16.

Parking
Parking is available at the corner of Dixie Highway and Wright Blvd and there are shuttles to take you the few blocks to the show.

Royal Inn Beach Hotel Hutchinson Island, Ft. Pierce, Florida

THE NEW Royal Inn Beach Hotel Hutchinson Island, Ft. Pierce, Florida

The Perfect Location Close to Everything:

A soothing tropical atmosphere with beach access draws guests from all over the world (including the likes of Kenny Rogers, Willie Nelson and Barry White) to the Royal Inn Beach Hutchinson Island in Fort Pierce , Florida. Directly across the street from the sandy beaches and the turquoise waters of the Atlantic Ocean, these renovated luxurious accommodations are also conveniently located within walking distance of the Fort Pierce Inlet Jetty Park and it’s 200-yard long Jetty as well as numerous entertainment spots, late night restaurants including the famous Archie’s Seabreeze, Jetty Lounge, Hurricane Wings & Grill, Blue Ocean Grill, Mangrove Matties and many others.

New 2013/14 Renovations & Great Amenities:

The Royal Inn Beach Hotel recently completed a full renovation in December 2013, which include a full gut renovation of the guestrooms and public area space, a complete exterior refresh and the addition of a resort pool (opens Jan 2014) and sundeck offering beach exit shower facilities and numerous chaise and cabanas. The hotel offers ocean view and sunset view guestrooms, all with private balconies, with either a king or two double beds. The Royal Inn‘s room amenities include Keurig coffee makers, USB bedside ports, wood tiling flooring throughout, stainless steel refrigerators and microwaves, 32-inch flat HDTVs with 5 channels of HBO and free wireless high speed internet. Continental breakfast is offered daily and the property also has a business center, gift shop and laundry for guest use.

The hotel also offers 700 square foot 2 bedroom apartment suites featuring Sealy Posturepedic Pillowtop double beds, a living area with dining table and sofa sleeper and a full-size kitchen with all cookware, dishware and utensils for those considering longer stays.

Specials & Discounts:

We offer daily, weekly, and seasonal monthly rates. Discounts are also offered to AAA and AARP members, Government & Military Employees as well as Negotiated Group Rates for wedding parties, family reunions, sports teams and the like.

Whether you are just on business, visiting family, planning a group stay or looking for a relaxing getaway for two, the Royal Inn Beach Hotel’s luxurious features will exceed all your expectations!

Very Close To & Perfect For:

  • Sunrise Theater
  • Navy Seals Museum
  • New York Mets Spring Training Camp
  • Beach Side
  • Jetty Park
  • Entertainment & Nightlife
  • Fishing Charters
  • Police & Fire Games
  • FPL Power Outage workers

 

 

 

 

2013 NY Mets Spring Training – Digital Domain Park

New York Mets Spring Training – 2013 Schedule

 

DIGITAL DOMAIN PARK

Capacity 7,800
Year Opened 1987
Dimensions 338L, 410C, 338R
Surface Grass
Ticket Line 772/871-2115
Tickets on Sale To be announced.
Ticket Prices To be announced.
Local Airport Palm Beach
Address 525 NW Peacock Boulevard, Port St. Lucie.
Directions From 1-95, take Exit 121 (St. Lucie West Blvd.), east to Peacock Blvd, north to stadium. From U.S.# l: Take Prima Vista Blvd., west to Peacock Blvd., north to stadium.
 

Schedule

Feb. 23
1:10 p.m.
Washington Tix St. Lucie
Feb. 24
12:10 p.m.
U of Michigan (ss)
Tix St. Lucie
Feb. 24
1:05 p.m.
Houston (ss)
Tix Kissimmee
Feb. 25
6:10 p.m. Washington
Tix St. Lucie
Feb. 26
1:05 p.m. Miami
Tix Jupiter
Feb. 27
1:10 p.m. St. Louis
Tix St. Lucie
Feb. 28
6:05 p.m. Washington
Tix Viera
March 1
1:10 p.m. Detroit Tix St. Lucie
March 2
1:10 p.m. Miami Tix St. Lucie
March 3
1:05 p.m. Miami
Tix Jupiter
March 4
1:10 p.m. Atlanta Tix St. Lucie
March 5
  OFF DAY


March 6
1:10 p.m. Venezuela (WBC)
Tix St. Lucie
March 7
1:10 p.m. Miami Tix St. Lucie
March 8 1:05 p.m. Detroit Tix Lakeland
March 9
1:10 p.m. Houston Tix St. Lucie
March 10
1:05 p.m. St. Louis
Tix Jupiter
March 11
1:05 p.m. Detroit Tix Lakeland
March 12
  OFF DAY

 
March 13
1:05 p.m. Washington
Tix Viera
March 14
1:10 p.m. Detroit
Tix St. Lucie
March 15
1:05 p.m. Atlanta
Tix Disney
March 16
1:10 p.m. Miami
Tix St. Lucie
March 17
1:10 p.m. Atlanta Tix St. Lucie
March 18
1:05 p.m. St. Louis
Tix Jupiter
March 19
  OFF DAY

 
March 20
TBA Houston
Tix Kissimmee
March 21
1:10 p.m. St. Louis
Tix St. Lucie
March 22
7:05 p.m. Miami
Tix Jupiter
March 23
1:10 p.m. Washington
Tix St. Lucie
March 24
1:10 p.m. Detroit (ss)
Tix St. Lucie
March 24
1:05 p.m. St. Louis
Tix Jupiter
March 25
1:05 p.m. Atlanta
Tix Disney
March 26
1:10 p.m. St. Louis
Tix St. Lucie
March 27
6:10 p.m. Houston
Tix St. Lucie
March 28
1:05 p.m. Washington
Tix Viera

Home games are in bold. SS = split squad.

This is a tentative 2013 spring-training schedule, subject to change. To receive schedule updates via email, please sign up for the Spring Training Online email newsletter.

Fort Pierce Hutchinson Island Area Attractions

 

Indian Hills

Indian Hills Golf Course

Indian Hills Golf Course has been a cornerstone of Fort Pierce since 1938. The Par 72 course, designed by Herbert Strong, challenges and welcomes golfers of all levels of play. For those not  up to par, Indian Hills offers a variety of quality instruction  by PGA Professionals, which include private instructions,  group lessons and junior golf instructions.

 

7 Gables House

7 Gables House

Seven Gables Visitors Information Center
c. 1905
(408 North Indian River Drive)
P.P. Cobb Building c. 1875 The Cobb building was one of the first trading  posts on the Treasure Coast of Florida, located at the end of the Cracker Trail which crossed the state. Constructed with cypress siding  and representative of Florida Cracker architecture, the building is  used for retail on the first floor and businesses on the second.
(772) 468-9152

 

Sunrise Theatre

Sunrise Theatre

Sunrise Theatre
c.1923
Completed in 1923, the Sunrise was built as a vaudeville theatre. The interior features a full-size stage, orchestra pit and balcony. Closed in 1983, the theatre is being renovated to its original elegance as a 1200 seat performing arts theatre
www.sunrisetheatre.com

 Manatee Center

Manatee Observation and Education Center
(406 North Indian River Drive)
The Manatee Observation and Education Center is open year-round and features a classroom, exhibit area and gift shop open six days a week. Manatees can be observed in Moore’s Creek all year long, although more are found frolicking in the Creek in the winter months.
www.manateecenter.com
E-Mail: manatee@fpua.com

 

Backus Studios

Backus Gallery

The Backus Gallery

(500 North Indian River Drive) Backus Gallery is home of “Bean” Backus, Florida’s foremost landscape artist. Many of his Florida landscape paintings are displayed here. (772) 465-0630
www.backusgallery.com
The Backus Studio
122 A E Backus Avenue
(772) 460-5517

 

City Marina

City Marina

Fort Pierce City Marina
(1 Avenue A)
Fort Pierce City Marina is the only downtown marina serving the Treasure Coast. Conveniently located along the beautiful Indian River Lagoon, the marina is one of Florida’s best all-weather inlets and offers 284 slips.
(772) 464-1245
www.fortpiercecitymarina.com

 

Heathcote Botanical Gardens

Heathcote Botanical Gardens

Heathcote Botanical Garden
(210 Savannah Road)
A live museum of tropical flowers and foliage, both from native and exotic, including an enchanting Japanese Garden.  Educational programs year round.
(772) 464-4672
www.heathcotebotanicalgardens.org

 

 

Historical Museum

St. Lucie County Historical Museum

St. Lucie County Regional History Center
(414 Seaway Drive) (772) 462-1795

The Smithsonian Institute once described the St. Lucie County Historical Museum as “an unusually fine historical museum.” Located along the Indian River Lagoon, the Historical Museum features silver and gold from a fleet of 11 Spanish ships that sank during a 1715 hurricane. That and other sunken treasure helped the area earn the reputation as Florida’s “Treasure Coast.” The museum also features equipment from turn-of-the-century industries that help shape St. Lucie County, such as fishing, pineapple, cattle and citrus, as well as artifacts from the 1838 Seminole War For more information visit – http://www.stlucieco.gov/history/index.htm.

 

UDT Museum

UDT-SEAL Museum

UDT/SEAL Museum
(3300 North A1A) (772) 595-5845
*St. Lucie County Marine Center

The National Navy UDT-SEAL Museum is the only museum dedicated solely to preserving the history of the Navy SEALs and their predecessors, including the Underwater Demolition Teams, Naval Combat Demolition Units, Office of Strategic Services Maritime Units and Amphibious Scouts and Raiders.  Located in Fort Pierce, Florida – the birthplace of the Navy Frogman – the Museum promotes public education by providing the opportunity to explore the history of the Navy SEALs in an atmosphere of respect and honor.

http://www.navysealmuseum.com

 

Smthsonian Marine Station

Smithsonian Marine Station

Smithsonian Marine Station

(701 Seaway Drive, Fort Pierce, FL 34949 – 772-462-6220)

The Smithsonian Marine Station (SMS) at Fort Pierce, Florida is a research center specializing in marine biodiversity and ecosystems of Florida. Research focuses on the Indian River Lagoon and the offshore waters of Florida’s east central coast, with comparative studies throughout coastal Florida. Free public tours are available on the third Thurdsay of each month with a reservation, which can be made by calling Laura at 772-462-6216.

The Station, a facility of the National Museum of Natural History, is part of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC, and serves as a field station which draws scientists and students from the Smithsonian and collaborating institutions around the world to investigate the plants, animals and physical processes in the ocean and Indian River Lagoon.

http://www.sms.si.edu/general.htm

 

 

St. Lucie County Aquarium, featuring the Smithsonian Marine Ecosystems Exhibit

Feeding frenzy tours are held each morning at 10:30am. Watch as the animals in the ecosystems are given breakfast, led by exhibit staff. On Saturdays at 2:00pm, lab staff conduct behind-the-scenes tours that highlight the systems that keep the ecosystems functioning properly. All tours are free with the price of admission. Hours are Tuesday through Saturday 10am-4pm; Sundays noon-4pm, and closed Mondays.

Ecocenter Exhibit

Caribbean Coral Reef Ecosystem

Admission rates are adults:$4,
students and seniors: $3,
under 4: years of age free. Also, admission is free on the first Tuesday of the month. Group rates are available with advance notice.

The Aquarium is located at 420 Seaway Drive, South Hutchinson Island, Fort Pierce. For more information, call (772) 462-FISH. For school/group bookings, please call (772) 465-3271 or visit http://www.sms.si.edu/SMEE.

 

 

Fort Pierce Magnet School

Fort Pierce Magnet School

Fort Pierce Magnet School for the Arts
The Magnet School for the Arts buildings housed the first high school in St. Lucie County. At the time, city leaders designed schools to last well into the future, and to be elegant and noticeable. Today, several buildings in these well-planned urban campus have been skillfully  restored and the surrounding historic neighborhood has become a very attractive place to live.

 

Downtown Roundabout

Downtown Roundabout

Downtown Roundabout
The Downtown roundabout is the best-known public space in the city. It was the first of many streets rebuilt in the mid -1990′s designed to improve pedestrian safety and enhance the aesthetics of otherwise  routine public works. Future urban projects throughout the Treasure Coast of Florida, including several roundabouts built in Fort Pierce and St. Lucie County, followed many of its innovative features.