Welcome Peace River Explorations
Welcome to the official tourism site of Hardee County, Florida. 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.
Check out our latest project, the Official Hardee County Visitor’s Guide! Click the image to view a PDF version.
Experience the heritage of Hardee County through interactive learning, engaging activities and hands-on crafts at the historic Wauchula Train Depot.Read More
Homecoming parade with entertainment, float competition and more! Come on down to Main Street in Wauchula.Join
Presenting the Florida Humanities Council program, Dreamers & Schemers. An evening meeting some of those who helped shape our great state.Join
Cracker Kids Camp is now registering kids! Early registration is $65 until May 29th.Read More
The Hardee County Chamber of Commerce is making moves in more ways than one. In a new partnership with Peace River Explorations, the Hardee County Chamber of Commerce will be relocating to Wauchula’s Historic Train Depot. There, the current Executive Director of Peace River Explorations, Jessica Prescott, will also serve as the Executive Director for the Chamber.Read More
After two decades, professional rodeo returned to Hardee County on January 23rd & 24th. The Peace River Pro Rodeo Classic was the second stop in the Seminole Tribe PRCA Rodeo Series. The event included bull riding, saddle bronc riding, barrel racing, tie down roping, steer wrestling and more.Read More
The Depot will be closed Thanksgiving Day and Friday, November 28th. It will reopen Saturday, November 29th from 10:00 am-4:00 pm for Shop Small Saturday.Read More