Places to Go
Fort Pierce, Jensen Beach, and Stuart have loads of interesting places to go and things to see.
In Fort Pierce
Navy Seal Museum. Every year thousands come to North Hutchinson Island in Fort Pierce to see the museum. A sizable crowd appear on Veterans Day for the Bluster. They put on a real show. The museum is in close proximity to the beaches where the “then” Navy Frogmen” trained to attach Normandy and other locations. The founder of Colean Realty, Dale Colean, as a young boy rode his bike over to the beach everyday to give the Trainees a newspaper.
The Fort Pierce Inlet. This is a deep water inlet with a port. The South Jetty is paved and lighted so that walkers and fishermen can walk out to the end.
Beanie Backus Museum. He was a famous and beloved artist of Florida landscapes.
The Florida Highwaymen. They were 26 African Americans who painted Florida landscapes.
Smithsonian Museum. You can view model ecosystems showing the underwater world of the Indian River Lagoon.
Beachfront Inn. Gordon Ramsey from TV’s Hell’s Kitchen came here. This is just one of many restaurants on South Hutchinson Island in Fort Pierce. The newest one is the under construction Square Grouper.
Sunrise Theatre . Great shows featuring well-known singers, music groups, comedians, and more.
Save the Chimps This is the world’s largest haven for lifetime care of chimps which were rescued from biomedical research labs.
Endless Summer Winery A place to relax and enjoy Florida handcrafted wines.
In Port St. Lucie
New York Mets. Popular with residents and visitors.
In Jensen Beach and Stuart
Pineapple Festival. Crowds come every year to this annual fun festival in the streets of Jensen Beach.
Elliot Museum. Lots of permanent and changing exhibits, but most famous for its “Classics of the Beach” which attracts many vintage car enthusiasts.
Stuart Air Show. Thousands come to this airshow each year to be thrilled by stunt flying acrobats, vintage war plans, air fights, sometime the Blue Angels. Bring a lawn chair and wear a hat.