The Navy SEALs are renowned as some of the most fearsome soldiers in the United States military, going through hellish training so they can be ready to fight by sea, air, or land, day or night. The story of the Navy SEALs is presented at the U.S. Navy SEAL Museum just outside of Fort Pierce, established in 1981 with the help of former SEAL Captain Norman Olson. Here, you can explore the history of the SEALs, learn about the tools they use, and view a collection of artifacts brought back from SEAL missions around the globe.
Manatee Observation a
Locals deepen their understanding of Fort Pierce's natural environment at the Manatee Observation and Education Center, where anyone can come and see wild manatees in their natural setting. The Manatee Center is situated next to Moore's Creek, a frequent resting spot for manatees. The Manatee Center also offers a flower garden built to attract the colorful butterflies native to the area. Dolphins, pelicans, terns, and other local wildlife may also make an appearance, serving to advance the Manatee Center's mission: Furthering understanding and care of the fragile ecosystems that line the Florida coast.
The Treasure Coast
Most nicknames have a good story behind them, but the Treasure Coast has a story that could have been penned by Robert Louis Stevenson. In 1715, a fleet of Spanish ships full of treasure sank in a storm off the Florida coast, hence the nickname. Although it sounds like a fairy tale, but the discovery of gold coins by several dive teams prove the legend to be true. The sunken galleon Urca de Lima is maintained as Fort Pierce's first underwater archeological site while unknown amounts of other treasure may still be lying undiscovered on the ocean floor.