Welcome Peace River Explorations

Welcome to the official tourism site of Hardee County, Florida. At Peace River Explorations, our mission is to promote the discovery of Hardee County and the Peace River by providing visitors with comprehensive information about the area's rich heritage, natural beauty, exquisite art and unique culture.

Browse the site or drop by our Visitor Information Center in the beautifully renovated Historic Train Depot in downtown Wauchula at 135 E Main St.


What's New!

Mark your calendars for May 1-2, 2015 for the next Savor the Flavor Mexican Food Festival. Watch the video for a few highlights from last year's festival.

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Upcoming Events.

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Thursday, October 23, 2014

Cupcake Decorating: Fabulous Fall Designs

6:00 pm to 8:00 pm in EST

Create a half-dozen custom cupcakes featuring fall and Halloween designs--includes all supplies. 

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Hardee Lakes: Wide Open

7:00 am to 5:30 pm in EST

Come experience all that Hardee Lakes Park has to offer! This event will be free and open to the public.

Friday, October 31, 2014

Fall Festival

6:00 pm to 9:00 pm in EST

Fall festival for everyone!


Latest News.

September 14, 2014

PRE to Host Hardee Lakes Open House

Wide Open fun, food, fishing and festivities at the newly improved Hardee Lakes Park

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June 12, 2014

The Depot Art Gallery Closed for Summer

The art gallery and gift shop located at the Wauchula Depot will be closed for the summer. It will reopen Friday, September 5th.

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July 31, 2014

Open House at the Depot

The Grand Re-opening of the Depot's Art Gallery and Gift Shop is scheduled for Thursday, August 28th from 5:00pm-9:00pm.

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June 16, 2014

50 Things to do This Summer

School is finally out in Hardee County! Don't know what to do this summer? We've put together a list of our top 50 Things to do This Summer and they're all here in Hardee County! No need to travel far or spend lots of money.

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