Located along the East Coast of Florida in Port Canaveral, Exploration Tower is a stunning architectural landmark providing visitors both fun and education. With seven floors of exhibits and interactive play, Exploration Tower includes something for everyone. Visitors will have access to our indoor and outdoor observation decks, nearly 5,550 feet of exhibit space, an […]
Titusville is… At the confluence of four major developing bicycle / walking trails: The Coast to Coast Connector (Atlantic Ocean to Gulf of Mexico), East Central Regional Rail Trail (DeBary and Edgewater to Titusville), St. John’s River to Sea Loop (Spaning 300 miles across five counties), and the East Coast Greenway (Maine to Florida). Trail Activities […]
The St. Sebastian River Preserve State Park protects the Florida manatee, red-cockaded woodpecker and Florida scrub jay by protecting important habitat and providing an upland buffer to the St. Sebastian River. The Preserve is a mosaic of open pine flatwoods, seasonal wetlands, hardwood swamp, sand pine scrub and scrubby flatwoods communities. In the photo: Here […]
The premier saltwater fishing spot on Florida’s east coast, this park is a favorite for anglers nationwide for catching snook, redfish, bluefish, and Spanish mackerel from its jetties. Surfing is also a popular recreation and several major competitions are held here every year. Two museums provide a history of the area. The McLarty Treasure Museum […]
Xeriscape Park is located on Taylor Avenue between the Recreation Complex & City Hall. This quiet spot offers picnic tables & park benches shaded by enormous trees that wrap themselves through the park.
Wabasso Causeway Park features a boat launch, restroom facilities, picnic tables, covered pavilions, paved parking area and canoe launch. Hours are from 7:00 a.m. until sunset (restrooms only).
Wabasso Beach Park has restroom facilities, boardwalk, paved parking and showers. Hours are from 7:00 a.m. until sunset. Lifeguards are on duty from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
This passive park is dedicated to the Men and Women who bravely served in the United States Military. Located just East of the library, this serene little park is filled with beautiful mature oaks and has picnic tables and park benches located throughout. This park also has a beautiful butterfly garden, formally dedicated to the Men and […]
Treasure Shores Park is located three miles north of CR 510 (Wabasso Bridge). It is designated as the ADA beach access park for Indian River County. The park hours are from sunrise to sunset.
The Winchester Symphony House is a historic U.S. home in the historic section of Eau Gallie. The house was built in the late 1890’s and currently serves as the headquarters for the administrative staff of the Brevard Symphony Orchestra.
The Valiant Air Command is a non-profit museum recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as a publicly supported, non-profit (educational) tax exempt corporation 501 (c) (3) chartered under the laws of the State of Florida. Presently the Museum has 10 acres of property at the Space Center Executive Airport in Titusville, Florida. The museum displays, […]
On the shore of the Indian River in downtown Titusville, the Space Walk is one of the major components of a redevelopment master plan professionally designed for Titusville’s urban waterfront. The “U.S. Space Walk of Fame” riverwalk runs the length of the waterfront and connects four major waterfront parks providing public access along the riverfront. […]
Imagine looking at Earth from space, witnessing a season of hurricanes moving across the Atlantic, watching commercial air traffic movements all across the planet, and examining changes in sea currents and temperatures across the globe. Science On a Sphere provides a three-dimensional representation of a view of the Earth and planets as if they were […]
The 11.93-acre Harry T. & Harriette V. Moore Memorial Park features the Harry T. & Harriette V. Moore Cultural Center. The Moores were parents, educators, and leading local and national civil rights activists. After organizing the first Brevard County Branch of the NAACP, they remained instrumental in the NAACP and the fight for equality and […]
This 1000-acre conservation area provides access to 2 trails at the trailhead 0.5 mile from main entrance. These moderate walks lead through pine flatwoods and hydric hammock habitats. Hikers will also see cabbage palm hammocks and hardwood hammocks, with mangrove forests and marshes fringing the Indian River Lagoon. The interior marsh ponds and borrow lakes […]
A stream bordered by a shady hammock abounding in palm trees and other tropical growth winds through the campus and is the setting for a 30-acre botanical garden. One trail has been named the Dent Smith Trail in honor of the founder of the Palm Society, a worldwide organization primarily engaged in the study of […]
This 428-acre sanctuary is the flagship of the EEL Program and was purchased because of its unique geology and high biological diversity. The sanctuary is one of the few places in Brevard where visitors can experience majestic oak hammocks, wetlands, and the Atlantic Coastal Ridge in one short hike. The Enchanted Forest Management and Education […]
The museum displays colorful dioramas depicting the area from the days of woolly mammoths and saber tooth cats to the modem era of rockets and space shuttles showing visitors the diverse and rich history of Brevard County. Visitors can handle fossils, specimens, and artifacts from the animals and cultures that lived in this area over […]
Situated on a barrier island along Florida’s east coast, inviting park highlights include pristine, undeveloped beach, dunes and lagoon offering sanctuary to an abundant blend of plants and animals. There are many year-round recreational opportunities also.
Located along Florida’s Indian River Lagoon Scenic Highway, the Environmental Learning Center is a non-profit nature center on a 51-acre island site. Through carefully developed programs and activities for children and adults, the ELC encourages self-discovery and re-discovery of limitless wonders of nature. In an era when hurried living and unbridled growth tend to diminish […]
This 25.57-acre regional beach park features 2 beach crossovers, a small pavilion, restrooms, and parking. The park commemorates the epic 1513 voyage of Ponce de Leon and his landing on the shore of Florida on April 2 near the site of the park. Ponce de Leon’s 7,980 nautical mile exploration into unknown waters set the […]
The Micco Scrub Sanctuary protects 1322 acres of Brevard’s remaining scrubby flatwoods and mesic flatwoods habitat. This mosaic of seasonal marshes and dry flatwoods shelters many indigenous species of plants and animals that cannot be found anywhere else in the county. The long trails running through the Micco Scrub Sanctuary give hikers many chances to […]
The Cove at Port Canaveral is a waterfront destination for tourists and locals to enjoy a variety of restaurants, charter boats, shops & attractions and live entertainment. Restaurants provide a variety of menu choices from finger foods to full-course dinners. Seafood is a specialty, with the day’s catch going directly from the dock to the […]
18- acre park with veteran’s memorial, splash pad, 2 piers, playground, pavilions, restrooms, yacht club, yacht club boat ramp and Indian River Drive walkway. Riverview Park is home to many annual festivals such as Sebastian Riverfront Fine Art & Music Festival, Pelican Island Wildlife Festival, Home & Garden Show, 4th of July Festival, Sebastian Clambake, […]
Pineapple Park is situated along the Indian River on Pineapple Avenue in the downtown Eau Gallie area, next to the Eau Gallie Library. The park features a fishing pier, picnic areas, park benches and a playground.
Patriots Park is a shady passive park with gorgeous mature trees winding & wrapping themselves through the playground. The park offers play areas for kids ages 2-5 & 5-12, along with park benches.
The North County Aquatic Center is a family oriented public pool. The pool is heated and open year round. It features an activity pool, a competition pool with a diving well and changing facilities. Our activity pool is zero depth for easy entry for all ages. The activity pool has slides, water cannons, bubblers, a […]
Bennix Park is located on Washington Avenue between Poinsetta & Rosiland Avenues. This park offers 2 gazebos with benches & a windy walkway surrounded by beautiful landscaping & park benches.
The Cocoa Beach Pier is owned by a local businessman and entrepreneur and was originally built in 1962. Literally stretching out 800 feet over the Atlantic Ocean, the Pier is constructed of over 2 ½ miles of boardwalk planks. The 270 pilings used to support the Pier measure 40 ft in length and are […]
Honest John’s Fish Camp began as a government homestead in 1887. Robert T. Smith and his brother Charley came from southwest Georgia seeking a new life after the ravages of the Civil War. They were farmers and raised beans, sweet potatoes (yams), collards and later citrus. Their produce was shipped to the White House during […]
Ron Jon Surf Shop in Cocoa Beach, Florida is a world of eternal summer fun, encompassing more than two acres, overflowing with more surfwear, sportswear and beach gear than is available in any other single venue. The flagship store in Cocoa Beach is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The addition of […]
Tucked away amidst the tree-lined avenues of a nostalgic riverside community, historic Cocoa Village is a charming cornucopia of unique shops and some of Florida’s best gourmet restaurants. Cocoa Village is an enchanting experience for the entire family. Historic buildings have been renovated and now hold a multitude of antique shops, art galleries, boutiques and […]
Downtown Melbourne has it’s roots going back to the morning of Dec. 22, 1888, when a group of 23 electors created the “Village of Melbourne” by a spoken vote. Up to that time, the small community located on a natural harbor of the Indian River Lagoon had been known as “Crane Creek,” the name of […]
The nostalgic area offers arts and crafts shops, clothing and consignment shops, flower and gift shops and a nearby riverside park, as well as several popular restaurants. Nearby are other gift, hobby, museum and antique shops. Within one mile of downtown is the Titusville Municipal Marina with a ships store, a large seawall for viewing […]
The East Coast Surfing Hall of Fame is dedicated to the preservation of the history and heritage of East Coast Surfing and to enshrine forever the people who have been responsible for its development and growth, and to preserve, protect and display artifacts and historically valuable lore of East Coast Surfing.
The Library was founded in 1898, making it the second oldest library in Brevard County. The founders initially established the library in the Eau Gallie Post Office. The library was moved to several locations over the years, including the city hall, the civic center, and a restaurant. In 1962, the library was moved to its […]
Funded through the Stan Mayfield Working Waterfront Grant Program, this living museum gives visitors a taste of local commercial-fishing history and fresh seafood from the Indian River Lagoon.
Located in the Eau Gallie Arts District, the Museum was established on March 8, 1978. The museum has grown from a 4,500 square-foot exhibition space consisting of three galleries to a five-gallery facility with a permanent collection of over 3,000 objects and an educational wing. It is a gathering place, a visitor attraction, and a […]
This home was bought as a “catalog” house, making it similar to many of the other homes that were built in the early 1900’s. This particular home has survived over 80 years; originally erected in 1916, it has been restored complete with a collection of antiques and furniture that capture the time when it thrived. […]
The museum is comprised of the James Wadsworth Rossetter House and Gardens (constructed in 1908, added to the National Register of Historic Places on July 27, 2005), the William P. Roesch House (constructed in 1901, a historic U.S. home), and the Houston Family Memorial Cemetery (1965). The museum includes antiques and exhibits that explore local […]
Orlando vacations aren’t complete without a trip to the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. Just east of the most popular Orlando attractions and theme parks, NASA’s launch headquarters is the only place on Earth where you can tour launch areas, meet a veteran astronaut, see giant rockets, train in spaceflight simulators, and even view a launch. […]
Located in the beautifully restored Fellsmere Estates Building, Marsh Landing offers a truly unique dining experience that will take you back to the days of Old Florida. Historic pictures, newspaper articles and artifacts adorn the walls, making this site as much a museum as it is a restaurant. Frog legs, catfish, gator tail, fried green tomatoes […]
The McLarty Treasure Museum is located on the site of the 1715 Spanish Plate Fleet salvaging camp; a site designated as a National Historical Landmark. From the 1500’s to the early 1700’s, Spain mined vast quantities of silver and smaller amounts of gold in the mountains of Mexico and South America. Fashioned into ingots and […]
On July 24, 1715, a fleet of eleven Spanish Galleons and one French ship set sail from Havana Spain. All of the Spanish vessels perished in a storm off the east coast of Florida, near present day Sebastian. Seven hundred lives and over 14,000,000 pesos worth of treasure went down. Another ship, the Atocha, met […]
The Historical Society of North Brevard, Inc. was originally formed in September of 1966 by approximately ten local residents meeting at the home of Mr. and Mrs. William Kennedy. This meeting was followed one month later by an additional meeting which formed the nucleus of the Society. The purpose of the organization at that time and […]
Patrick Air Force Base is a United States Air Force Base located between Satellite Beach and Cocoa Beach, in Brevard County, Florida. Patrick AFB was established in 1947 for long-range missile testing/tracking after being transferred from the Navy where it was used as the Banana River Navy Auxiliary Base during WWII. It was named in honor […]
The Sebastian Fishing Museum is devoted to educating the public on the rich cultural history of Sebastian’s fishing industry. The life and history of the people who lived in Sebastian is interwoven with fishing and the Indian River Lagoon. The Lagoon provided food, transportation and a means of livelihood for many of Sebastian’s early residents. […]
Some say that you can’t understand a person until you walk in his shoes. Perhaps you can’t understand a whole community either until you are aware of how its people used to live. Each chapter in its history builds on preceding chapters. One way to find out about early Sebastian area settlers is to visit the […]
The Sebastian River Area is a great getaway for those seeking relaxation while learning to appreciate Florida’s natural wonderlands. Our Visitors Center & website have all kinds of information to help you plan your visit to the Sebastian River Area. To learn about all there is to see and do, check out the destination video […]
The American Police Hall of Fame and Museum was founded in 1960. It is the nation’s first national police museum and memorial dedicated to law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty. Gun Range Info Please note the Gun Range cannot be used by non-US citizens unless they have a lawful hunting license from […]
The idea for the Lagoon House began in 1998 when Ted Moorhead became aware of plans for a retention pond at Ais Point Lookout. He believed that the site on the bluff overlooking the lagoon was an ideal location for an environmental learning center. His wife, Ann proposed the name “Lagoon House” and Palm Bay […]
Nestled under live oak trees dripping with Spanish moss, The Old Pineapple Inn historic bed and breakfast is housed in the William H. Gleason House as listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Located in the heart of the Eau Gallie Art District in Melbourne FL, this three-story Victorian home remained in the Gleason […]
Explore the Space Coast’s Wild Side! Stroll along shaded boardwalks through lush, unspoiled Florida habitat and discover why our zoo is among the most unique in the country. Get close to animals from around the world- jaguars, monkeys, alligators, birds of prey, kangaroos, and more. Experience the many extraordinary animal encounters like hand-feeding crackers to gentle […]
The Planetarium- Their world-class planetarium 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. Two star projectors team up to produce a stunningly realistic sky and 3D computer effects. The Minolta Alpha […]
The Melbourne Beach Pier was built between 1888 and 1889 by the Indian River and Atlantic Railway Company. Constructed of wood planks and pilings in a method used in the late 1800s, the pier is the oldest known example of such piers on the Indian River. After the pier was built, a railroad was laid […]
433 foot pier at Riverside Park in the Town of Indialantic. It is located about 250 feet north of US-192 and is 535 linear feet along the Indian River. The park comprises about .8 acres; has a pier, a walking path the length of the park, picnic tables, and a large bench swing.
The habitats throughout the Conservation Area provide visitors many opportunities to see a diverse array of plant and animal species. Trails are rated by difficulty and distance to the trailhead. As always, please use caution when visiting the conservation area. You may encounter poisonous snakes, feral hogs, alligators and poisonous plants. Sturdy walking shoes and […]
The Archie Carr National Wildlife Refuge stretches across 20.5 miles between Melbourne Beach and Wabasso Beach along Florida’s east coast. The refuge was established in 1991 and was named after the late Dr. Archie Carr, Jr., in honor of his extraordinary contribution to sea turtle conservation. The Refuge is a direct result of Dr. Carr […]
Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge holds a unique place in American history, because on March 14, 1903, tiny Pelican Island became the first National Wildlife Refuge in the United States. Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge (PINWR) is located in the Indian River Lagoon between Sebastian and Wabasso on the east coast of central Florida. It […]
The Pritchard House is an outstanding example of Queen Anne architecture – a distinctly American form that was popular from approximately 1876 to 1910. The house appears today much like it did when it was built in 1891.
Located on the barrier island, this 34-acre sanctuary features the second EEL Program Management and Education Center. The new center is a modern educational facility with classrooms, an interactive exhibit room, a library, offices, auditorium, restrooms and a gift shop. Providing a focal point for the Archie Carr Refuge and the associated barrier island ecosystem, […]
Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge was established in 1963 as an overlay of NASA’s John F. Kennedy Space Center. Consisting of 140,000 acres, the Refuge provides a wide variety of habitats: coastal dunes, saltwater estuaries and marshes, freshwater impoundments, scrub, pine flatwoods, and hardwood hammocks provide habitat for more than 1,500 species of plants and […]