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Local Attractions

Fun Spots to Visit Around Town

What makes Jensen Beach unique is our small town charm with plenty of things to do. Our attractions create vacation memories that last and inspire our visitors to return year after year. Here are just a few ways to spend the day in Jensen Beach:

Historic Downtown Jensen Beach
Our picturesque historic downtown is a dining destination. This quaint shopping spot is also a popular site for many community events. Stroll along the shell crushed sidewalks and check out the shops and art galleries. Grab a meal at one of the dozen or so fine eateries in the area; including two five-star restaurants.

Children’s Museum of the Treasure Coast
Located in Indian Riverside Park, the museum offers children and families a place to explore and learn through hands-on activities, educational programs and cultural experiences that reflect our community’s unique characteristics. 772.225.7575,

Florida Oceanographic Coastal Center
Located directly across from the Elliott Museum and Stuart Beach, the Hutchinson Island attraction offers 57 acres of marine and nature adventures. The nature center contains coastal reef aquariums, sea star touch tank, and a newly refurbished 10,000 gallon stingray touch tank where you can feed the rays! There is also, a 750,000 gallon game fish lagoon, native plant butterfly garden, children’s activity pavilion, guided nature walks, and eco-boat tours. 772.225.0505,

The Elliott Museum
The new Elliott Museum on Hutchinson Island is fun and impressive. The rebuilt $20 million museum replaced a 53-year-old Martin County fixture. This museum showcases revolving exhibits in addition to permanent exhibits including Baseball memorabilia , history of Stuart, maritime and classic boat collection and the finest display of vintage motor vehicles. At the “Wheels of Change” exhibit, 55 classic cars and trucks are parked in a three-story structure. You decide which one you want to see. With the touch of a finger on a screen, a volunteer docent summons the vehicle. You watch it moved from its storage spot to a turntable that is front and center. For lunch and snacks stop by the Frances Langford Outrigger Café dedicated to the late singer and radio personality who retired to Jensen Beach and was a great benefactor to Martin County. The museum is named after inventor Sterling Elliott. He and his son Harmon held more than 200 patents. The theme of the new Elliott Museum is “let your mind soar.” 772.225.1961,

House of Refuge
This refuge house for shipwrecked sailors was built in 1875, the oldest standing structure in Martin County. The museum contains a collection of marine artifacts, life-saving equipment and maritime exhibits dating back to the 16th century. 772.225.1875,

U.S. Sailing Center
Located in Indian Riverside Park, this sailing center is one of only two in the United States and sanctioned by the U.S. Sailing Association. This community center offers recreational, competitive, and learn to sail opportunities for youth and adults. 772.334.8085,

Environmental Studies Center
Operated by the Martin County School District, this educational attraction is one of Jensen Beach’s greatest attractions. The center provides hands-on learning experiences that include exploring the Indian River Lagoon, the St. Lucie Estuary, beaches and more. Students and visitors get to examine specimens under microscopes, visit with the resident sea turtle, baby alligator and touch the creatures that live in the touch tanks. The center is open to the public on school days from 9AM – 3 PM. 772.219.1887,

Energy Encounter
Located on Hutchinson Island in the Florida Power & Light St. Lucie nuclear plant complex, this fascinating education center offers free, self-guided tours offering over 30 interactive displays on energy, electricity, nuclear power and the environment. Be sure and check out the miniature reactor, the fiber optic lightshow, changing exhibits and other educational programs. 772.468.4111,

Road To Victory Military Museum
More than an outpost of military history and artifacts, the museum is housed in a historic WWII barracks building from Camp Murphy. The museum collection extends beyond the building to a yard that displays military vehicles, missiles and much more. 772.334.2990 /

National Navy UDT-Seal Museum
Built on the birthplace of the U.S. Navy Frogmen in Fort Pierce, Florida is where from 1943 to 1946, the first brave volunteers trained as members of Naval Combat Demolition Units and Underwater Demolition Teams. This collection of rare and unusual artifacts from some of the SEALs’ most renowned and dangerous missions is your window into the secret world of Naval Special Warfare. 772.595.5845 /

A.E. Backus Museum & Gallery
Albert Earnest Backus (1906-1990) is one of the most renowned and admired of all of Florida’s artists famous for painting representational Florida landscapes. His unique style inspired and was emulated by hundreds of artists including the famed Florida Highwaymen. This museum has the largest selection of Backus paintings. There are 4 additional exhibition wings that feature changing exhibits of artwork by contemporary artists. 772.465.0630 /