See Pirate Treasure -- REALLY
Favorite thing: Visit both the McLarty Treasure Museum (owned by the state) and the Mel Fisher Museum.
The McLarty is about 20 - 25 minutes south of Melbourne Beach (about 10 minutes North of Vero Beach) on A!A.
In 1715 a fleet of Spanish ships had collected a dowry for the queen of Spain. They were traveling north from Cuba to hit the westerly winds back to Spain. In very bad weather they wrecked off the coast of what is now Florida. It must have been terrible for the survivors as this was a swamp. Yet, they lost millions in gold and other treasures to the see. Even today it is possible that gold coins sometimes wash up on the beach. Much HAS been recovered in the past fifty years and some of that is on display at these two museums.
National Historical Landmark
Site Of The
1715 Spanish Plate Fleet
Survivors' & Salvaging Camp
McLarty Treasure Museum is open 7 days a week
10:00 AM-4:30 PM.
(last video shows 3:15-4:00)
Admission fee is $1.00 per person.
Children under six admitted free.
Money, Money, Money, Money, Moonneeeyyy
Favorite thing: An interesting thing I noticed. It seems that some people don't think about where to bank or use an ATM until their arrival. I have three nationally known banks which I listed below. There are more than just one location for each bank.
Bank of America
2453 N.Wickham Rd
Monday-Thurs 9-4 lobby, drive thru 8-6
Friday: 9-6 lobby, drive thru 8-6
Saturday: 9-1 lobby
1970 W.New Haven Ave
Mon-Thurs 9-4 lobby, drive thru 8-6
Fri. 9-6 lobby, drive thru 8-6
4050 N.Wickham Rd
Monday-Fri 9-6 lobby, drive thru 8-6
Saturday 9-1 lobby, drive thru 8-1
Accidents Do Happen!
Favorite thing: Just in case you should ever feel under the weather or feel you should seek medical attention, here are the local hospitals. Of course, if there is an emergency, use your sense and call 911!
Holmes Regional Medical Center
1350 S.Hickory St
250 N.Wickham Rd
321-752-1200 Emergency ext 1233
After your lovely hospital visit....Pharmacies!
Favorite thing: Just in case you might be prescribed something to get rid of what may arise, we have so many pharmacies located in grocery stores and national chains, which have 24 hours pharmacies. Here is a well known 24 hour pharmacy:
This is truly my best suggestion because it is open 24 hours. Ask the hospital which location should be best for you, closest to your hotel or where you will be staying. Other pharmacies, or stores with pharmacies are as follows:
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