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Fort Drum Marsh Conservation Area
Activities include hiking, picnicking, horseback riding, fishing, bicycling, primitive camping at designated sites, wildlife viewing, canoeing, environmental education and seasonal hunting. A boardwalk provides an opportunity to hike through a hardwood swamp to reach Hog Island for trails and primitive camping. The diverse habitats support Florida sandhill cranes, wood storks, caracara, bald eagles, deer, turkey and a large population of feral hogs.
In the southwest corner of Indian River County between State Road (SR) 60 and the Florida Turnpike, approximately 20 miles west of Vero Beach.
Goofy’s Beachside Character Breakfast at Disney’s Vero Beach Resort
Treat your family to an unforgettable experience—like a Saturday morning breakfast with Character! Parents will appreciate the well-balanced menu, while kids will have a blast participating in a series of fun activities planned just for them. Goofy's Beachside Character Breakfast at Shutters takes place each Saturday from 7:30 AM to 11:00 AM.
Built in 1918, the museum is on the National Registry of Historic Places. The farmhouse documents and demonstrates a bygone way of life in southern Indian River County. Collections include artifacts, photographs, furniture, and memorabilia.
Founded in 1948, Dodgertown occupied a former Naval Air Base in establishing a permanent Spring Training home for the Brooklyn Dodgers. Creating an environment where both minor and major league players could live and train was a key component, especially as pioneer Jackie Robinson joined the Dodgers in becoming the first African-American to play Major League Baseball.
Historic Downtown Vero Beach
Situated between the antique and consignment shops are boutiques, a cigar shop, specialty food store, home furnishings, cafes, restaurants, apparel shops, art galleries, and a children’s park. Don’t forget to take a peek down the side streets for fun shopping surprises.
Historic Fellsmere School
The Fellsmere Public School, the first masonry school building in what is now Indian River County, was constructed during 1915 and 1916 at 22 South Orange Street. The 22,680 square foot, two-story school with a raised basement was designated by Frederick Homer Trimble, a former Methodist missionary architect who had worked in Fuzhou, China. Trimble, who began his architectural career in the United State in 1915 with the Fellsmere School, designed several building in Fellsmere and Vero Beach, and over 150 buildings in South Florida. Trimble also designed the first buildings at Florida Southern College in Lakeland. The school was refurbished and now houses the City of Fellsmere offices.
Historic Jungle Trail
Listed on the Register of Historic Places and located off of CR 510 on orchid island is a dandy road that was built in the 1920's for the citrus growers. Today, the trail passes through palm tree hammocks and coastal wetland areas as well as gated communities.
Indian River Citrus Museum
Visit the Indian River Citrus Museum to discover how citrus seeds made their way to Florida and the story of how area pioneers established the most famous citrus fruit in the world! You're sure to enjoy all the artifacts, photographs, memorabilia and crate labels.
Indian River County Public Shooting Range
Located in Sebastian, the facility consists of a 5-stand (shotgun) range, a pistol range consisting of 35 firing stations, a rifle range with 29 stations including two 200-yard target firing stations, an air gun range, a 65-yard archery range, 3 combination skeet and trap fields and a walk-through sporting clays and a walk-through archery course. The facility is fully manned to insure maximum shooting safety. In addition to the recreational aspects of the range, it is also a hunter’s education training facility with courses taught by the Florida Wildlife Conservation Commission and the Shooting Range staff. There is also an on-site gun shop and family friendly fishing lake. Take a Kid Fishing If members of your family or party would prefer to undertake other activities, the shooting range has a lake that has been stocked for those who would enjoy taking a child fishing. Only adults with children are allowed to fish! Loaner fishing rods are available for the kids. Hours of Operation 9:00am - 5:00pm Thursday through Monday Closed Tuesday and Wednesday. *NOTE: The Range may close early or have delayed shooting due to inclement weather. Registration closes one (1) hour before the close of business. No Children under 10 allowed on range Location Shooting Range 10455 102nd Terrace, Sebastian, FL. (772) 581- 4944
Indian River Mall
A bright indoors setting in Mediterranean style adds to the ambiance of this air-conditioned shopping hub. Anchored by AMC Indian River 24 Theatre, Macy’s, Dillard’s, J.C. Penny and Sears. Specialty stores include: Zales, Bath & Body Works, Gymboree, Express, PacSun, Talbot’s, Victoria’s Secret, Hollister, Charlotte Russe, Yankee Candle, and Traffic. A large food court and T.G.I Friday’s provide dining options.
The Historic Jungle trail winds for nearly 8 miles along a sandy road through the hammock habitat of Florida's barrier islands north of Vero Beach. The trail—really a road—is on the National Register of Historic Places and was built in the 1920s so that citrus growers could haul their produce up and down the barrier island. Although cars do drive along the road, it's mostly used by cyclists, walkers and joggers. The road is sandy but mostly hard packed and easy going for wide-tire bicycles.
Laura Riding Jackson House
Laura Riding Jackson, widely noted avant-garde poet of the 1920s and 1930s, settled in Indian River County in the latter part of her life in a “cracker” style house built around 1910. The home is an example of a disappearing architectural style and a symbol of an older, more environmentally sensitive way of life.
Lone Sheep Scuba
Learn to dive with us! Or learn to be a better diver. We feature a full array of training from Scuba Diving International (SDI) and Technical Diving International (TDI).
Marian Fell Library
The daughter of a founding father of Fellsmere, Marian Fell, pursued a literary career and by 1914 was publishing her translations of the works of Russian authors. The proceeds of the sale of her work funded the establishment of the Fellsmere Library which was dedicated in 1915. Although a small structure, the library flourished under the guidance of the Fellsmere Library Association and the many volunteers which operated the facility. The library remains in operation today, on a limited basis, run by volunteers, much like when the building was first opened.
McKee Botanical Garden
Prior to the development of I-95 in the 70's, McKee was the largest natural attraction in Florida. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, McKee Botanical Garden is an 18-acre tropical garden supporting a dense and diverse botanical collection as well as several restored architectural treasures. Over 100 varieties of water lilies grow in the Garden each year!
McLarty Treasure Museum
On display are coins, weapons, and tools salvaged from the fleet of Spanish treasure ships that sank here in the 1715 storm, leaving some 1,500 survivors struggling to shore between Sebastian and Fort Pierce. The museum sits on the site of the survivors' camp.
Mel Fisher Museum
Visit the Mel Fisher Treasure Museum and dive into history. The experience is both educational and exciting - you can even lift an authentic Atocha gold bar! Join the millions who have witnessed this spectacular collection of cultural artifacts and treasure recovered from the ocean depths.
Miracle Mile Plaza
Plaza-style shopping in a square mile area that features Miracle Mile, Treasure Coast Plaza and Three Avenues. Offering fine jewelry, consignment and apparel shops, restaurants and delis including: T.J Maxx, Too Jays, Chico’s Vero Beach Book Store and Children’s Center, Surf Shops and Ulta Beauty. In addition, you will find Publix and the Fresh Market.
Marker Inscription reads: This point of land at the junction of the St. Sebastian River and the Indian River was once settles by aboriginal people, the Ais. Pottery shards and ancient shells can still be found along the shore. In 1889, L.C. Moore built the Ercildoune Hotel on the hill. President Grover Cleveland stayed there while hunting and fishing with Frank Forster and Paul Kroegel and his guides. Across US #1 is the public road, Dixie Highway, established on April 4, 1910. This led to the old wooden bridge, built in 1909, replacing the earlier ferry. The Ashley Gang was killed on the south end of this bridge in 1924.
Marker is in the wayside park at the intersection of US Hwy 1 and north Indian River Drive, as you travel north it is on the east side , Sebastian , FL32958