After undergoing a $20 million dollar ‘green’ re-building, the new 48,000-square-foot Elliott Museum opened March 3, 2013.
The museum, a 53-year-old Martin County institution, has undergone a major re-visioning as well. Focusing on art, history and technology, the new Elliott Museum aims to tell the rich story of our region, capture the spirit of innovation that has left an indelible mark on the American psyche, and celebrate the power of originality.
We welcome you to visit the Florida Oceanographic Society!
Join our mission to inspire environmental stewardship of Florida's coastal ecosystems through education and research. With more than 8,500 miles of tidal shoreline, 2.1 million acres of estuaries and 30 percent of the state's land cover consisting of wetlands, Florida's relationship to water is vital to the prosperity of our state.
Since 1964, Florida Oceanographic Society has worked to protect our coastal ecosystems through education and research. We invite you to get involved today: Visit the Coastal Center, become a member, and volunteer. Together, let's inspire environmental stewardship for generations to come.
Sailfish Splash Waterpark at Martin County fulfills the recreation, fitness, and competitive swimming and diving dreams of the community.
The state-of-the-art complex, conveniently located in Stuart, Florida on Willoughby Boulevard, just north of Indian Street, will provide a unique and rich venue for aquatics recreation for all ages, which has been and continues to be an integral part of Martin County's character, be it swimming at the beach, playing in the backyard pool, or boating in the inlet.
Conveniently located, the water park provides an affordable option for families looking to have a great time without breaking the bank.
Step back in time to the turn of the century with a visit to the House of Refuge Museum at Gilbert’s Bar. Gilbert’s Bar House of Refuge, Martin County’s oldest building, has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places since 1974.
The House of Refuge at Gilbert’s Bar is the only remaining House of Refuge. Built as one of ten along the east coast of Florida, it is the oldest structure in Martin County and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
The Houses of Refuge were designated as havens for shipwrecked sailors and travelers along the sparsely populated Atlantic coastline of Florida. Run by the United States Lifesaving Service, the Houses played a critical role in a time when sailing ships dominated the world commerce.
Winner of the title “Most Beautiful City" from America In Bloom, Historic Downtown Stuart truly embodies everything that the phrase "Tropical Paradise" brings to mind.
Our Historic Downtown is filled with quaint shops and galleries selling antiques, art, gifts, jewelry and collectibles. We also have many very fine restaurants as well as the historic Lyric Theater and Stuart Heritage Museum.
The river is our back door and there is a Riverwalk Stage, Free Fishing Pier and Boat Dock as well as a beautiful Boardwalk where you can take a stroll along the rivers edge. Come discover for yourself all we have to offer. Just one time and you'll be "hooked"!
The historic Jensen/Rio Arch welcomes visitors and new residents to town. Built in 1925, the Arch marks the boundary between Rio and Jensen Beach.
For all those inquiring minds, the Environmental Studies Center teaches ecology using exhibits and a hands-on educational style for students kindergarten through eighth grade. On a breezy afternoon, take a stroll along Maple Street and you’ll find charming cottages where artists display and sell original art works. A drive down Peacock Lane will reveal families of colorful peacocks.
Jensen Beach also holds many of the area’s finest dining establishments. A variety of culinary specialties are available, while the most popular selection is fresh seafood.
Welcome to Martin County, Florida, a place of ease, unhurried moments, natural beauty and a preserved past. Just north of Palm Beach, it's Florida's best-kept secret, with small-town charm, secluded beaches, wide-open skylines, exquisite nature and many other reminders of yesteryear that are quickly vanishing.
Historic, but modern, natural and convenient, Martin County is a charming tropical paradise that has something for everyone, no matter what your passion. Looking for a memorable family beach vacation? A romantic getaway? How about unlimited, world-class golfing, boating and fishing? It's all here, and so much more in Martin County, the way Florida was meant to be.
Our Mission is "To serve as the principle advocate of the community and its businesses, acting as the catalyst in promoting the economic development of the Palm City area, stimulating jobs and improving the quality of life."
This is the Mission Statement of our Chamber...an organization of over 400 businesses with one united conviction...an investment inthe prosperity of the Palm City area...we're growing together.
The Stuart/Martin County Chamber of Commerce plays a significant role in the growth, business climate and economy of our area. Martin is one of the fastest growing counties in the state and the programs and activities of the Chamber are vital to that growth.
The Chamber is proud of the benefits and services provided to its 1,500 plus members. If visiting, you are encouraged to "Enjoy Our Good Nature" by experiencing our attractions, services and hospitality.
Stuart offers a wide array of activities to visitors, including waterfront and sidewalk cafes, Fodor rated restaurants, one-of-a-kind boutiques, working studio and art galleries,antique shops, museums, a weekly Green Market, monthly waterfront jazz concerts, antique car shows, juried art festivals, and arts and craft festivals providing color and fun throughout the year.
The Treasure Coast is an ideal place to hold your next sporting event. The Treasure Coast is located on the east coast of Florida and offers some of the best weather all year. Please contact The Treasure Coast Sports Commission to see how we can assist you with your next event.
The Arts Council of Martin County serves as the cultural information center for all arts and cultural information in Martin County with an on-line cultural calendar, and registry of artists. The Court House Cultural Center, a historic art deco building, is home to the Council’s offices, a display rack for information on cultural venues, and a fine art gallery. The CHCC Gallery hosts five exhibitions per year including an exciting juried show each fall and a high school juried art show each May. Since 1980, the Council has been inspiring a passion for and participation in the arts in our community. Among the many annual events hosted by the Council are ArtsFest, a celebration of all the arts, and the mARTies Awards, celebrating the artists who make our community a far richer place. Check the website for more events, lectures and happenings.
The City of Stuart is a great place to celebrate “the best times of your life.” The City features many beautiful parks and facilities to create lifetime memories. We are proud to offer a wide range of activities and events for the whole family!
We have pristine un-crowded beaches that rival the best in the world. The fishing opportunities both inshore and offshore are truly some of the finest in the world. If you’re a golfer, you probably know that there is no shortage of fine courses all over the area.