The 10 Best Things to Do in Fort Pierce, United States

September 17, 2017 Randal Brittian

Fort Pierce is a city in and the county seat of St. Lucie County, Florida, United States. It is also known as the Sunrise City, sister to San Francisco, California, the Sunset City. The population was 41,590 at the 2010 census. As of 2012, the population recorded by the U.S. Census Bureau was 42,645. It was named after the Fort Pierce Army post which was built nearby in 1838 during the Second Seminole War. The military post had been named for Benjamin Kendrick Pierce, a career United States Army officer and the brother of President Franklin Pierce.
Restaurants in Fort Pierce

3300 N Highway A1a, Fort Pierce, FL 34949-8520 +1 772-595-5845
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4.5 based on 1 reviews

Navy Seal Museum

Reviewed By b0b55russell - Oakville, Canada

No wonder this museum is located in this Florida city as the USA Navy Seals do their training here. Your approximately 2 hours or more touring this property is well worth it. It will give you a good knowledge and overview of this specialized fighting unit. Inside the museum gives an in depth history and all of the major conflicts that the USA has been in since World War 2. All of the displays are real and well researched. Once you are outside than you can see different pieces of equipment that have been used in war theaters. Once this is done, if you are physically fit than you may want to do the "o" course. However you must sign a waiver inside the museum as this is the same course Navy Seals run thru for physical fitness purposes. They have a well stocked gift shop with reasonable prices. In the parking lot I noted licence plates from all over the USA. Museum was really busy today as families were on March break with their kids. I understand that the summer time is their quiet time for this museum. In my personal opinion, worth the five rating here on what you pay to get in and learn in return for your money on what you learn here!

2. Jetty Park

2096 Seaway Dr, Fort Pierce, FL 34949-3275
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4.5 based on 228 reviews

Jetty Park

Reviewed By blandboy - Quad Cities USA

Ft. Pierce is dubbed the “Sunrise City” for good reason. And one of the many reasons to visit the Jetty. Gorgeous water is another reason, as is the wildlife. Plenty of pelicans and other birds, an occasional manatee, dolphins, wind surfers, fishermen... I even saw what appeared to be a 6-foot-long tarpon swimming behind a boat. Can’t vouch for the beach, but the walkway and pier are perfect for leisurely strolls, anytime of day. Parking can be an issue...if it is, park in the lot adjacent to the Square Grouper restaurant.

3. Al's Family Farms

2001 N Kings Hwy, Fort Pierce, FL 34951-4018 +1 800-544-3366
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4.5 based on 191 reviews

Al's Family Farms

Welcome to Al's Family Farms in Fort Pierce, Florida - the heart of the Indian River Citrus District. Guided citrus packinghouse tours are available January 2 through April 6, 2018 - Keep reading for tour times, below. AL’s Red Barn Grill is open year around. Our historic Red Barn Packinghouse and Citrus Shop are open November through June. Come sample & purchase local Florida citrus, fresh squeezed orange juice & Sharon's homemade fudge. Not here during tour time? Short video tour running in our lobby and the OJ Corral is open during Citrus Shop hours. Citrus Shop open Monday through Friday: 9-6 and Saturdays 9-5. Always closed Sundays. The 2018 tour schedule is as follows: One hour guided citrus packinghouse tours are given Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at 10:30 a.m. from January 2 through April 6, 2018. Call ahead as tours fill quickly. Watch us wash, sanitize and pack Indian River Citrus to send to your freezin' friends up north! Walk along our wash line where we was

Reviewed By Zephyr_Travel - Fredericksburg, Virginia

Tour guides mixed humor, fun orange facts and provided numerous samples to entertain the crowd young and old. Coupons and a free orane were also given at the end of the tour, great customer service. The tour itself was made fun but getting to see...MoreThank-you for your great review. We are really glad that you enjoyed the tour, samples, viewing the wash line and inspection process. I will pass on to our staff that they provided great customer service. They will appreciate hearing that! Come back and see us.

4. Fort Pierce Inlet State Park

905 Shorewinds Dr, Fort Pierce, FL 34949-1549 +1 772-468-3985
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4.5 based on 292 reviews

Fort Pierce Inlet State Park

A favorite spot for local fishermen in St. Lucie County.

Reviewed By Jill C - Fort Pierce, Florida

The jetty has always been a favorite spot to watch the ocean and the inlet. It's relaxing and exciting at the same time. Often there are windsurfers on the adjacent beach and fishing is the favorite sport on the rocks - both make for fun watching. Lots of good restaurants in the area and swings for relaxing on the inlet waterfront.

5. Sunrise Theatre

117 S 2nd St, Fort Pierce, FL 34950-4305 +1 772-461-4775
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4.5 based on 139 reviews

Sunrise Theatre

Reviewed By Laurianne T - Ft.Pierce

Sunrise theater is only 15 minutes from my home. It has big-name celebrities but I've seen there. For example: Tony Bennett, Paul Anka, Neil Sedaka, Kool and the gang, Melissa Manchester just to name a few. We are going there in March to see Frankie Valli and the four seasons and I can't wait as I seen him on Cape Cod two years ago and he was absolutely fantastic. His voice sounds just as good as it did 30 years ago. I am so grateful that I live near a theater that offers such great entertainment. The theater was renovated, seats are comfortable and I always get orchestra seats.

6. St. Lucie County Aquarium - Smithsonian Marine Ecosystems Exhibit

420 Seaway Dr, Fort Pierce, FL 34949-3138 +1 772-462-3474
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4.5 based on 198 reviews

St. Lucie County Aquarium - Smithsonian Marine Ecosystems Exhibit

Our focus is on displaying ecosystems as complex communities of organisms interacting in their environment. At the Marine Ecosystems Exhibit, visitors can explore six different Florida marine habitats and learn about the complexity and importance of marine ecosystems. The largest aquarium is a model of a Caribbean coral reef. Other displays include living models of seagrass, mangrove, estuarine and nearshore habitats, as well as a deepwater Oculina coral reef. There are several smaller aquarium displays and a touch tank where you can meet some of our local sea creatures. Feeding Frenzy tours daily at 10:30am and Snack Time tours daily at 2:30pm. Behind-the-Scenes tour Saturday at 2:00pm.

Reviewed By blandboy - Quad Cities USA

As many others have pointed out, this place feels a lot like an over-size fish bowl. Aquariums and tanks are small and stocked with local plant and sea life. Kids will likely enjoy finding Nemo and Dory; and the touch tank with the sea cucumbers, urchins, sea stars and such. Easy to find at the foot of the South Hutchinson Island bridge. Plan about an hour for your visit.

7. Pepper Park Beach

3302 North SR A1A, Fort Pierce, FL 34949
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4.5 based on 124 reviews

Pepper Park Beach

Reviewed By Allan S - New York City, New York

A very nice park but tends to get packed on holiday weekends with large crowds and lots of barbeques. And beer drinking. Generally very good. For families And groups. Ample parking, rest rooms. And play areas and overflow parking across a1a. Easy access and free at the moment

8. St. Lucie County Historical Museum

414 Seaway Dr, Fort Pierce, FL 34949-3138 +1 772-462-1795
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4.5 based on 87 reviews

St. Lucie County Historical Museum

Reviewed By Pnemiller - Kutztown, Pennsylvania

This museum goes a great job covering the history of the county and the city of Fort Pierce. An excellent audio is provided for the self guided tour. Many great exhibits in chronological order starting with the Native American people. Many artifacts, photos, relics. Visit the 1907 Gardner House which was moved to this location. Admission is only $4, and $3 for seniors. Free parking.

9. Downtown Fort Pierce

Fort Pierce, FL 34950 +1 772-465-0506
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4 based on 235 reviews

Downtown Fort Pierce

Reviewed By Ralph T - Fort Pierce, Florida

I'm a transplant in Ft. Pierce since February. My eyes may see it differently, but everything is first class and positive. It is definitely a people friendly city, impeccably clean with many well planned events. First of the month Friday Fests, Wednesday and Saturday Farmers and Flea Markets are handled well to eliminate traffic problems. The Sunrise Theater provides quality entertainment. Surrounding the Marina are a plethora of varied restaurants. The water front park is well used as is the public fishing pier. I find it safe and friendly.

10. Heathcote Botanical Gardens

210 Savannah Rd, Fort Pierce, FL 34982-3447 +1 772-464-4672
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4.5 based on 151 reviews

Heathcote Botanical Gardens

Reviewed By Trek-Always - Alpharetta, Georgia

The Bonsai's alone are worth the time spent here.

Lovely grounds. Not large but several nice areas. Inexpensive at $8 per person. Free parking. They also have reciprocal admissions with many other gardens.

60-90 minutes will do it. We see botanical gardens everywhere we travel and this one is worth a visit.

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