As one of the oldest communities on the east coast of Florida, Fort Pierce has borne witness to the changing tides of history - as well as the changing tides of the Atlantic Ocean - for over 104 years. The days of one-room log houses and quiet river commerce has given way to diverse possibilities as the city has grown to over 41,000 residents, but the echoes of the rural past can still be
Every Saturday stop by between 8 am and 12 noon to buy fresh produce at the Farmer’s Market located at Marina Square. For further information on the Fort Pierce farmer’s market call 772-940-1145.
Manatee Observation Education Center
The endangered Florida manatee often hangs out resting or playing near the Manatee Observation Center in Fort Pierce. The facility was built to overlook a popular hang out for manatees where the freshwater Moore’s Creek runs into the Indian River Lagoon. The Fort Pierce Utilities Authority uses Moore Creek’s freshwater to cool pipes at its electrical plant which then pumps warm water back into the Creek. The manatees love this warm water in the winter and continue to visit the freshwater creek year round.
The Manatee Observation and Education Center is located at 480 North Indian River Drive, Fort Pierce Florida. Phone: 772-466-1600.