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Space Coast and Brevard County Area Attractions

Stunning natural beauty blends perfectly with cutting-edge technology on Florida’s Space Coast. Take an eco-system kayak tour to view endangered species and local flora and fauna. Have a look at the stars and explore your world through interactive exhibits or visit Kennedy Space Center and get an inside view into the space shuttle as it streaks into orbit. If you’re headed for Orlando, Disney and other area attractions are less than an hour away. And after you’ve had your fill of Orlando, come back to the beach to relax! Here are Space Coast’s Best Beaches Top 12 Picks for best entertainment and recreation:

American Police Hall of Fame Museum

This educational attraction offers thousands of items on display such as a crime scene, gas chamber, electric chair and a forensics learning area and several interactive displays. A helicopter ride and an indoor gun range are also available for the general public. Located at 6350 Horizon Drive ▪ Titusville, FL 32780 ▪ 321.264.0911 Gun Range »

Brevard Community College Planetarium & Museum

Located in Melbourne, the area’s world-class planetarium at Brevard Community College has seating for 210 under a 70-foot dome projection screen. A special lift provides access to the second-story seating for those who would rather not make the climb up the curving stairways. A large-format movie theater plays science films to the public »

Brevard Zoo

In 1984, the East Coast Zoological Society of Florida, Inc. was founded to work towards building a new zoo for the Space Coast. The rallying cry was picked up by thousands of volunteers across the area who worked tirelessly to create a one-of-a-kind facility. Built with the help of more than 16,000 local resident volunteers on land donated by A. »

Cocoa Beach Area Beaches

Jetty Beach Park is located at the north end of the beach, which is actually in Port Canaveral, Florida. A wide and flat beach ideal for the kids to skim board, football, wade and play. Visitors to the area say the best and least crowded beach days are the when the cruise ships set sail from the port which are Sundays and Thursdays. Space shuttle »

Cocoa Beach Pier

Looking for an Orlando Beach? Cocoa Beach is the closest beach to Orlando. In about an hour, you can be soaking up the sun on a real ocean beach, not the lake beach that Walt Disney built. How to get there: From Orlando, take highway 528 (the Bee Line) east to AIA in Port Canaveral FL, head south for a couple of miles and your at the north end o »

Disney Dream Arrives at Port Canaveral

Cruising is alive and well on the Space Coast! The Disney Dream™, the largest luxury liner in the Disney Cruise Line fleet, arrived in Florida amid much fanfare and a display of fireworks. The new ship docked on January 4 at its new home port of Port Canaveral after making a 6,500-mile cross-Atlantic journey from Bremen, Germany, where it »

Historic Porcher House

Historical tours are given by appointment only by Cocoa Main Street, a non-profit organization which promotes historical preservation in the area. Visit for more information: www.cocoamainstreet.com or call 321.633.0806. Cocoa Main Street′s office is located on the first floor of the Porcher House, office 100. The facilities are also »

Kennedy Space Center & NASA

Worlds apart from Orlando’s theme parks, but just a short drive away, visitors will need to plan on a full day to explore NASA Kennedy Space Center launch headquarters, located on a wildlife refuge eight times the size of Manhattan. For fifty years, American heroes have looked to the heavens from our shores and embarked on the most magica »

Lone Cabbage Fish Camp

Glide through the grassy march of the St. Johns River and Lake Poinsett at speeds of up to 45 mph on a wildlife photo op tour where you will see alligators, eagles and several species of wading birds. Come relax and enjoy the surroundings of an old style Florida Fish Camp on the banks on the beautiful St. Johns River at the Orange and Brevard »

Port Canaveral

A cruise vacation out of Port Canaveral is phenomenally popular and, in fact, Port Canaveral was chosen as the Top Port in the state of Florida by Florida Monthly Magazine readers nine years in a row! Some 4 million cruise passengers climb aboard every year, making Florida′s Space Coast the second busiest — but least congested — »

Ron Jon Surf Shop

With over 52,000 square feet, this multi-level store features a huge selection of boards, bikinis and swimwear, clothing and beach accessories. Also beach-themed and outdoor lifestyle wares. This Cocoa Beach landmark attracts tourists from around the globe and has become one of the most visited attractions in Florida. Hailed as the world′s »

Washington Nationals Spring Training

Space Coast Stadium was built in 1993 and is located at 5800 Stadium Parkway in Viera, Florida, 321.633.9200. The stadium serves as the spring training facility for the Washington Nationals as well as the regular season facility for the Brevard County Manatees, the Florida State League affiliate of the Milwaukee Brewers. Space Coast Stadium is »

Orlando Area Attractions:

  • Sea World Orlando
  • Wet & Wild
  • Universal Studios
  • Disney World – Magic Kingdom/EPCOT Center/MGM Studios/Animal Kingdom
  • Harry Potter and The Forbidden Journey Theme Park – Now Open at Islands of Adventure

     


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