A.E. Backus Museum & Gallery - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting
500 N Indian River Dr, Fort Pierce, FL 34950, USA
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About A.E. Backus Museum & Gallery
This museum houses artwork by A. E. Backus and other Florida artists. The museum contains the largest collection of paintings by A. E. Backus, a preeminent Florida landscape painter.
Attractions Near A.E. Backus Museum & Gallery
The St. Lucie County Aquarium offers visitors a chance to experience the wonders of our ocean and estuarine ecosystems. Featuring over 190 native species, the aquarium allows guests to explore the different habitats that make up coastal Florida. From sea urchins, otters, turtles and sharks to jellyfish, Florida Game fish and even alligators, there's no shortage of fascinating creatures on display. Visitors can tour a touch tank and learn more about what is happening under the sea.
Old Fort Park is a great place to explore and enjoy the beauty of nature. Situated on the Indian River Lagoon, this park takes visitors back to early pioneer life with its replicated 1840s fortifications. Beyond being a site for exploration and knowledge, Old Fort Park also offers many recreational opportunities including camping, fishing, swimming and canoeing in the lagoon and nature trails for hiking and birdwatching.
Jetty Park, is an ideal spot for a peaceful beach vacation. The park offers several camping and lodging options that range from cabins and full service RV sites to primitive camping on the beach. With gorgeous views of the Atlantic Ocean, you can enjoy activities such as swimming, fishing, bird-watching, nature trails and playgrounds for the kids. Jetty Park also offers a pier for deep sea fishing with amenities such as picnic tables, grills and snack bar.
Heathcote Botanical Gardens is a five-acre subtropical botanical garden located at 210 Savannah Road, Fort Pierce. It currently includes a Japanese garden with teahouse, Reflection Garden, Herb Garden, Rainforest Display, Native Plants Garden, Children's Garden, and a Palm and Cycad Walk.
Fort Pierce Inlet State Park is a 340-acre part of the Florida State Park system. It consists of beaches, dunes and a coastal hammock between the Atlantic Ocean and the waters of Tucker Cove, an indentation of the Indian River Lagoon.
Also known as the Navy SEAL Museum, is located in St. Lucie County. It houses exhibits to inform and educate on the role of Navy Underwater Demolition Teams. The museum also preserves the history of the SEALs (the original Navy frogmen first trained outside of Fort Pierce).
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St. Lucie County is a county in the U.S. state of Florida. The area was originally inhabited by the Ais tribe.