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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Lushes 'n Brushes Painting & Wine Tasting Class

Jan 29, 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Painting and wine tasting class.


Historical Ghost Tour

Jan 30, 6:00 pm - Jan 23, 8:00 pm

Ghosts from days past are coming back to tell the stories of historical buildings that proudly stand as testaments.


Cookie Crafting: Valentine's Edition

Feb 10, 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Decorate Valentine's Day cookies.


Latest News.

November 26, 2014

Depot Holiday Hours

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. 

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December 3, 2014

A Frozen Florida Christmas Lighting Contest CANCELLED

The 2nd annual lighting contest scheduled for December 12-13 and December 19-20 has been cancelled.

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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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