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Stuart

3.8
Specialty Museums · Wildlife Areas · Beaches
Stuart is a city in, and the seat of, Martin County, Florida, United States. Located on Florida's Treasure Coast, Stuart is the largest of four incorporated municipalities in Martin County. The population was 15,593 in the 2010 census. It is part of the Port St. Lucie, Florida Metropolitan Statistical Area.Stuart is frequently cited as one of the best small towns to visit in the U.S., in large part because of its proximity to the St. Lucie River and Indian River Lagoon.HistoryIn the 18th century, several Spanish galleons were shipwrecked in the Martin County area of Florida's Treasure Coast. The multiple wrecks were reportedly the result of a hurricane, and the ships were carrying unknown quantities of gold and silver. Some of this treasure has since been recovered, and its presence resulted in the region's name. In 1832, pirate Pedro Gilbert, who often used a sandbar off the coast as a lure to unsuspecting prey, chased and caught the Mexican, a U.S. merchant ship. Although he attempted to burn the ship and kill the crew, they survived to report the incident, ultimately resulting in the capture and execution of Gilbert and his crew. The bar from which he lured his intended booty is named "Gilbert's Bar" on nautical charts.The Treasure Coast area that became Stuart was first settled by non-Native Americans in 1870. In 1875, a United States Lifesaving Station was established on Hutchinson Island, near Stuart. Today, the station is known as Gilbert's Bar House of Refuge and is on the National Register of Historic Places.
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Hidden gems in Stuart

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Wildlife Area
Florida Oceanographic Coastal Center
4.6
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Boat Tour
Boat Tours & Water Sports
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Landmark
Riverwalk
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
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Specialty Museum
Elliott Museum
4.4
Duration: 2 hours

Side trips from Stuart

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Zoo
McCarthy's Wildlife West Palm Beach
4.9
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Fishing Charter / Tour
Fishing Charters & Tours Port Canaveral
4.6
Duration: 4 hours
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Beach
Cocoa Beach Cocoa Beach
4.1
Duration: 4 hours
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Nature / Wildlife Tour
Wild Florida Airboats Kenansville
4.7
Duration: 2 hours

Popular things to do in Stuart

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Garden
Tropical Ranch Botanical Gardens
5.0
Duration: 2 hours
Specialty Museum
The House of Refuge Museum
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
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Park
Sandsprit Park
4.8
Duration: 2h 30 min
Beach
Bathtub Reef Beach
3.8
Duration: 2 hours

Parks in Stuart

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Park
Halpatiokee Regional Park
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
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Park
Shepard Park
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
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Park
Memorial Park
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Park
Phipps Park Campground
4.2
Duration: 4 hours

Kid-friendly things to do in Stuart

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Beach
Stuart Beach
4.6
Duration: 4 hours
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Beach
Santa Lucea Beach
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
Beach
Ross Witham Beach
4.4
Duration: 4 hours
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Water Park
Sailfish Splash Waterpark
3.7
Duration: 2 hours

Beaches in Stuart

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Beach
Bob Graham Beach
3.5
Duration: 4 hours

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