Suburban Extended Stay Hotel
1900 South Federal Highway
Stuart, FL 34994
Phone: (772) 286-1010
Fax: (772) 286-6488
Arts & Museums
The Stuart Heritage Museum is a great facility that strives to preserve and protect the history of Stuart. The museum has a plethora of exhibits that will enable you to get acquainted with the area's history. With more than 10,000 artifacts in their kitty, they are leaving no stone unturned to preserve Stuart's history.
Maritime & Classic Boating Museum houses exhibits that trace the maritime heritage of the region. The museum was founded in 1993 on the picturesque shores of the Indian River Lagoon. For event updates and other details, please check website or call ahead.
Celebrating innovation and how people's ideas have had a major effect on our lives, the museum was founded by Harmon Elliot to pay tribute to his father who was a great inventor. The museum also showcases vintage cars and vehicles and other inventions that have revolutionized the world. They even holds exhibitions, art classes and workshops at the art studio in the museum. To know more about this unique museum, do visit their website.
Located on the 57 acre swamp between the Atlantic Ocean and the Indian River Lagoon, the Florida Oceanographic Coastal Center was opened to public in the year 1994. The center comprises of various facilities such as its administrative office and a visitor's center inside a modest building. The outdoor attractions include a 750,000 gallon Game Fish Lagoon, Sea Star Touch-Tank Pavilion and Children's Activity Pavilion to impart information about the surrounding environment and the coast with some fun and leisure activities. The mangroves and coastal hammocks in the surrounding are a major part of the eco-system and is perfect for nature trails guided by knowledgeable volunteers of the center. Open throughout the year, the place is ideal for those who want to learn ad contribute in preserving this unique environment. Call for more information.
This place, once a refuge to sailors who met with accident, displays a lot of equipments and photographs. A visit to the museum will be definitely memorable.
Georges Valentine Shipwreck Site has become a well known diving and snorkeling destination as it rests in shallow waters. Located near the House of Refuge Museum, it is half buried in the sand and divided into five conspicuous sections. Georges Valentine was an Italian, iron-hulled barque which got shipwrecked in 1904, took five of its crew members with it to the sea. Their remains were never found. The wreckage has become a seasonal haven for sea creatures due to its shallow depth and migratory sand.
The Lighthouse Center for the Arts is a center dedicated to disseminating the visual and performing arts and educating the surrounding community. Collections and exhibitions, programs and performances all run at the Center, while the nearby School of Art teaches adults and children to make their own.
When Len V. Mykietyn established the Angilen Gallery, he sought only for a place to display his passion and perhaps impart some of that to all who enter here. Today the gallery is not just an exhibition space but doubles as a studio as well as an art school. Mykietyn's artwork is greatly influenced by his travels across the globe. Visist the gallery and take a look round the exhibits that forms part of the art shows that take place here. The gallery is also a stock hold for artists as it sells all kinds of art material and also includes framing services.
The Loxahatchee River Historical Society operates the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and Museum and the Dubois Pioneer Home. In the lighthouse museum, "History Shaped by Nature" is the permanent attraction. Other rotating exhibitions are also featured throughout the year, along with a lecture series.
Watch as artifacts are recovered from what is believed to be the oldest Spanish Galleon in Florida waters. This opportunity to view the archeological process is a one of kind, the only thing like it in the United States. Call in advance for further information and reservations.
Though a bit difficult to understand, but there is actually a foundation dedicated to promoting the rich and historic African culture in the American town of Jupiter. With an independent gallery of their own, the association has on display various items of African origin and art. Stuff like sculptures, furniture items, handicrafts, paintings and so on are only few of the exquisite, quintessential and eclectic collection available here. The best part about this gallery is that if you like a piece of art, apart from just admiring its beauty you can also buy that work.
The A. E. Backus Gallery & Museum is home to one of the largest painting collection by renowned local artist of the same name. This museum is open five days a week from October through mid June. This facility was first established in 1960 and is now featured on the National Register of Historic Places.