Fort Pierce Attractions:
A. E. Backus Museum & Gallery - Downtown Roundabout - Fort Pierce Branch Library - Fort Pierce City Marina - Fort Pierce Tours.com - Heathcote Botanical Garden - Highwaymen Trail - Indian Hills Golf Course - Lincoln Park Main Street - Main Street Fort Pierce - Manatee Center - Old City Hall - Seven Gables Visitors Information Center - Smithsonian Marine Station - St. Lucie County Aquarium - St. Lucie County Regional History Center - Sunrise Theatre - UDT / SEAL Museum - Treasures of Fort Pierce - Zora Neale Hurston Dust Tracks Heritage Trail
Fort Pierce Schools:
Indian River State College - St. Lucie Public Schools - Higher Education
The beautiful environment of the Port St. Lucie area can be observed from many places:
Boardwalk on the St. Lucie River
Science and learning
Beaches and water fun
Port St. Lucie is close to several popular beaches where swimming, surfing and sea shell hunting continue all year.
Other boat ramps into the St. Lucie River and the Intracoastal Waterway (which leads directly to the ocean) are a short drive away in the nearby cities of Stuart and Fort Pierce. Local waters are popular for sail boats, power boats, canoes and water skiers.
For people who enjoy fishing, there are many freshwater and saltwater fishing spots. The St. Lucie River, Indian River Lagoon, Intracoastal Waterway, Lake Okeechobee and offshore waters of the Atlantic Ocean are popular destinations for amateurs and professionals. Local catches include marlin, sailfish, swordfish, dolphin, wahoo, kingfish, cobia, grouper, snapper, tarpon, snook, pompano, red fish, trout and flounder.
The city-owned Saints Golf Course and a Club Med-owned golf course are at the center of town, and several others are nearby. The PGA Center for Golf Learning and Performance here is one of the most prestigious training facilities in the country, and the PGA Museum of Golf features artifacts that would intrigue not only golfers, but anyone interested in historical documents and paraphernalia.
The New York Mets hold their spring training in Port St. Lucie at Tradition Field, which also is home to Minor League Baseball’s St. Lucie Mets.
The Elliott Museum Baseball Gallery may have the most comprehensive signed collection of baseball-related items outside of the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York.
The Tennis Center at Whispering Pines Park has 14 courts, with a court for tournament play. The tennis center has been recognized by the United States Tennis Association with an Outstanding Facility Award, and is available for every level of ability from beginners to professional players.
In addition to the Whispering Pines Tennis Center, city-run tennis courts can be found at: