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Summary

Downtown Fort Pierce, Fla., is a treasure trove of cultural, historical, and culinary experiences. From the rich history of the Florida Highwaymen artists to the vibrant Downtown Fort Pierce Farmers Market, there's something for everyone. Art enthusiasts will enjoy the numerous galleries and art installations, while history buffs can explore the National Navy UDT-SEAL Museum and the St. Lucie County Regional History Center. Nature lovers shouldn't miss the Heathcote Botanical Garden and the Manatee Observation and Education Center. For those looking to indulge in local flavors, the dining scene offers everything from fresh seafood to sweet treats.

The Florida Highwaymen history

Explore the legacy of the Highwaymen, a group of African American artists, through a trail featuring 10 stops around downtown Fort Pierce.

Tips

Visit the A.E. Backus Gallery & Museum to delve deeper into the Highwaymen's art.

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Downtown Fort Pierce Shopping and Art

Downtown Fort Pierce is a hub for art lovers, featuring several galleries and large art pieces.

Tips

Don't miss The Vault Art Gallery for a free exploration of local artists' work.

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Downtown Fort Pierce Farmers Market

A vibrant market held on Saturday mornings offering local produce, art, and a great view along the Indian River.

Tips

Arrive early in winter or spring to avoid crowds; consider using the free downtown trolley.

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Summer Crush Vineyard and Winery

A winery known for its muscadine grape wines and unique wine names, offering tastings and weekly events.

Tips

Try the dessert wines and ask for drink combination recommendations.

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National Navy UDT-SEAL Museum

Dedicated to the history of Navy SEALs, located on the original training grounds of the Frogmen.

Tips

Don't miss the chance to try on gear and complete a SEAL obstacle course.

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Heathcote Botanical Garden

A diverse botanical garden featuring a Japanese Garden, Herb Garden, and more.

Tips

Explore the Rainforest Display for a tropical experience.

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St. Lucie County Aquarium and Regional History Center

Offers hands-on marine life experiences and a deep dive into the region's history.

Tips

Use the self-guided audio tour at the History Center to learn about Fort Pierce's past.

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Manatee Observation and Education Center

Learn about manatees and other sea life, with a chance to see manatees in their natural habitat.

Tips

Visit during colder months for a higher chance of seeing manatees.

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