Downtown

Art | Entertainment | Shopping

Downtown Melbourne

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Downtown Melbourne is the most charming part of the City with a history that dates back to the 1800’s. In recent years it has become the destination for locals and travelers, alike.

Historic Downtown Melbourne is a vibrant shopping and entertainment destination on Florida’s Space Coast. Home to unique stores like Downtown Divas, The Flop Shop, The Irish Shop, Indian River Soap, and many more, you’ll be able to find one-of-a-kind items and gifts to take home with you. And while you’re down there, enjoy a meal at one of the 20 places to choose from. Monthly events are hosted to foster a sense of community and culture and are usually free to the general public.

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Eau Gallie Arts District

Shopping & Arts

Eau Gallie Arts District

The Eau Gallie Arts District (EGAD) is a vibrant community that boasts a rich history, an eclectic mix of art galleries, restaurants, shops and normally a full calendar of family-friendly events for visitors and residents to enjoy year-round. We’re thrilled to welcome you and know you will find something that sparks your creativity. 

Our incredible little city is a charming historic town but it’s also a thriving business district, cultural hub and a home for so many people. It’s a place where generations have lived, worked, and preserved the historic fabric of our downtown. We’re proud that visitors, residents, locals, business owners and property owners alike can benefit from our shops, restaurants, service providers, offices, historic sites and galleries. We know you will find something for everyone while you are here.

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Florida Tech Challenge Course

Adventure

Florida Tech
Challenge Course

Situated in the beautiful Trailhead Preserve in Fellsmere, Florida, the Florida Tech Challenge Course facility offers rewarding, group-oriented physical challenges for people of all ages and skill levels. The Florida Tech Challenge Course is known for its five awesome courses; trained and caring staff; beautiful natural setting; and big value for a fair price.
Our expert staff will train, guide and empower your group to successfully navigate the course (or courses) selected, together. As a result, your group will learn valuable teamwork and leadership skills they can bring back to your company or organization. 

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Tank America

Adventure

Tank America

Tank America is Central Florida’s newest adrenaline-packed attraction. Be transported back in time driving an authentic military tank. Cruise over rough terrain, laying waste to everything in your path – even crush a car if you want! Tank America also offers immersive tactical laser combat as you’ve never experienced before. Join us for the thrill of a lifetime at Tank America!

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Rigg’s Outpost

Watersports

Rigg's Outpost

Rigg’s Outpost of downtown Melbourne is a fast-growing local bait & tackle shop offering bait & tackle and boat & paddle sport rentals. They’re a one-stop-shop for all your on-water needs. Live bait includes: Shrimp, Mullet, Clams, Minnows, Shinners, Nightcrawlers, Red Worms. Frozen Bait: Shop Shrimp, Sinister Shrimp, Sinister Finger Mullet, Sinister Clams, Sand Fleas, Pilchers, Silversides, Squid, Sardines, Crab Bait, Ballyhoo, Chum Block.

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Airboat Rides Melbourne

Nature

Airboat Rides Melbourne

These state-of-the-art airboats are fully equipped for up to 9 guests in total comfort (depending on size), and are small enough that we can explore any area that catches your interest and assure you of the best possible opportunity for wildlife sightings. These boats can go where no others can, anywhere you wish in the vast majesty of the swamplands. Their guides also carry cameras and will be more than happy to take photos of you and your friends and family, and email them to you after your trip.

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Melbourne Beaches

Nature

Beaches

Nearby Beaches

Space Coast Beaches

There is nothing better than getting your family and friends together to share time at the beach. Florida’s Space Coast’s coastline goes on for 72 miles and showcases a variety of beach options, waiting just for you!

Secluded and undeveloped natural beaches include the Canaveral National Seashore where the beauty of sand dunes are left isolated just like Mother Nature intended. Sebastian Inlet State Recreation Area to the south is considered one of the best surfing breaks along the East Coast. It’s also a great family recreational site.

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Kennedy Space Center

Local Attractions

Kennedy Space Center

Make plans to visit Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex for an out-of-this-world experience. Here you’ll be inspired as you dive into the past, present and future of space travel. Divided into Mission Zones, where attractions and tours are grouped by chronological era, you can get an up-close, hands-on feel for the story of the humans in space. Learn about early space adventures and pioneers at Heroes & Legends. Take your visit to the next level with the Behind the Gates bus tour that gives you access to launch sites, and learn about the Apollo Era at Race to the Moon, featuring a Saturn V rocket. And no trip here is complete without a visit to Space Shuttle Atlantis inside Shuttle: A Ship Like No Other. Plus, Dine with an Astronaut allows visitors to sit down to a chef-prepared buffet meal where you can hear tales from astronauts about their journey to space. This takes place daily and is open to all members of your party. Want to visit for a rocket launch? Launch viewing experiences are an additional cost and availability varies per launch. The all-new Astronaut Training Experience allows you to experience astronaut training. Perform a space-walk using immersive microgravity simulation technology, or participate in a launch of NASA’s Space Launch System rocket. Mars Base 1 transports you to Mars to live and work on the red planet for a day. It’s a full day’s experience and does require a separate admission, which is encouraged to be reserved in advance. Tickets can be purchased online or at the gate. On-site parking available. Have a pet with you? Free kennel service is provided, and guests are encouraged to bring pet food, snacks and anything that makes your pet comfortable. Need accessible equipment? Rentals are available including: electric scooter rental, wheelchairs, strollers and double strollers. The park opens daily at 9 a.m. and the closing time varies, depending on the time of year.

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Brevard Zoo

Local Attractions

Brevard Zoo

This community-built zoo’s mission is ‘Wildlife conservation through education and participation.’ It’s a world-class zoo that serves as a conservation hub where people gather to learn about animals, nature and conservation. In addition to enjoying the wonderful animals in natural habitats, you can add an extraordinary encounter to your visit. You can feed giraffes or exotic birds, take a kayak tour–even kayaking out to mingle with lemurs–or view the zoo from overhead through the spectacular Treetop Trek, an aerial adventure of climbing, zip-lining, and more. There’s even a water play area for young children. The Brevard Zoo is a small zoo that does big things!

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