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.


What's New!

Antique & Craft Fair every THIRD Saturday of the month!

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Upcoming Events.

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A Candy Cane Christmas Spectacular Annual Parade

Dec 5, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Christmas Parade: Saturday, December 5th in Downtown Wauchula


Hometown Christmas

Dec 11, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The event will feature a winter wonderland that includes REAL snow, inflatable, crafts and pictures with Santa!


Peace River Pro Rodeo Classic

Jan 29, 7:30 pm - Jan 30, 5:00 pm

The 2nd Annual Peace River Pro Rodeo Classic will be held on January 29th & 30th, 2016.


Latest News.

October 14, 2015

2nd Annual Peace River Pro Rodeo Classic Dates Announced

Peace River Pro Rodeo Classic to be held on January 29th-30th, 2016!

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March 9, 2015

Cracker Kids Camp: Learning our Legacy Early Registration Starts Today!

Cracker Kids Camp is now registering kids! Early registration is $65 until May 29th. 

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March 2, 2015

Chamber & PRE Partnership

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.

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February 2, 2015

Peace River Pro Rodeo Classic

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.

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