Almost 70 years ago, the first U.S. Navy frogmen began underwater demolitions training in the waters around Fort Pierce. Commissioned through an act of Congress and the signature of the president, the National Navy UDT–SEAL Museum now stands where these first training sessions began and documents the evolution of the first volunteers into today's Navy SEALs. Exhibits honor the predecessors to the SEAL program and display artifacts and equipment from combat, including Apollo training vehicles, a Vietnam-era ”Huey” helicopter, and the SEALs' unique water vehicles powered by hardworking seahorses. Also on display are all 10,000 pounds of the fiberglass lifeboat from the 2009 hostage rescue of Richard Phillips, captain of the Maersk Alabama following its hijacking by Somalian pirates. Visitors can also view WWII training obstacles rescued from the ocean floor or take in the names of fallen heroes as they walk on memorial bricks donated by the friends and family of former SEALs. In addition to documenting and honoring past soldiers, the National Navy UTD–SEAL Museum also reaches out to living veterans through their reunions and their partnership with the Wheelchairs for Warriors program.
Skatetown USA entertains speedsters with a slick rink full of friction-less fun during open-skate sessions on Saturday and Sunday afternoons and Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday evenings. Skaters can careen in the company of a partner or assemble a gaggle of friends, family members, or doppelgängers to perform choreographed rink routines. Family packages help to replenish energy spent on glissading across the floor or perfecting quadruple axel jumps with a hot pizza and slurpable sodas. Bask in retro glory with four-wheeled skates or for an additional fee, spring for a pair of speed skates or rug-cutting roller blades to ensure hummingbird-paced conga lines.
Snakes slither in glass display cases, and lizards wriggle in the hands of trained handlers as they're held up in full view of a curious crowd. This is the scene as one of Repticon's presenters educates attendees on the biology, behavior, and typing speeds of exotic cold-blooded creatures at one of the year-round shows held in cities across the country. Reptile and amphibian breeders, scholars, and handlers engage audiences in lectures and demonstrations in the midst of live reptile exhibits, family activities, and displays for exotic-pet supplies. Presentations may focus on the genetics of large snake species, the specifics of exotic-pet care, and the effect that tiny hats have on the image of arachnids such as tarantulas, scorpions, and spiders.
Motorized Kayak Adventures sends kayaks gliding through the waters of the Indian River Lagoon, Saint Lucie River, and Oxbow Eco-Center at 2 to 4 knots. Guests need to merely steer past the mangrove jungles and native ospreys and herons. They can take in these picturesque surroundings on a number of outings, including sunset and full-moon tours.
Rib-lovers won't be able to get enough of the delicious baby backs and succulent short ribs (and more) at Fort Pierce's Norris' Famous Place For Ribs.
Both low-fat and gluten-free menu items are offered at Norris' Famous Place For Ribs.
Don't go without drinks at dinner — Norris' Famous Place For Ribs is BYOB, so make sure to grab a bottle of your own for the table.
With Norris' Famous Place For Ribs' wide selection of refreshments available, you can tap into the drink menu early in the evening.
Go ahead and bring your rug rats with you — Norris' Famous Place For Ribs has kid-friendly food and seating.
Happy hour at Norris' Famous Place For Ribs is filled with deals and steals.
Enjoy the beautiful weather while you chow down — with outdoor seating, Norris' Famous Place For Ribs is a great summer destination.
Heading over after work? Make sure to call ahead to reserve your table since crowds tend to pack Norris' Famous Place For Ribs on weeknights.
Great place to bring the whole family with great food and a business casual dress code.
Carry-out is also available for those who prefer to enjoy Norris' Famous Place For Ribs' cooking from the comfort of their own home.
Catering services are also available.
Parking is available next door or valet is provided, if preferred.
If your preferred mode of transit is of the two wheel variety, you're in luck — there's tons of bike parking outside the restaurant.
Norris' Famous Place For Ribs' mid-priced fare will typically cost you about $30 per person or less.
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all served at the restaurant, but the dinner menu is the real standout.