10 Budget-friendly Things to do in Space Coast That You Shouldn't Miss

August 1, 2021 Kaleigh Reichenbach

Discover the best top things to do in Space Coast, United States including Valiant Air Command Warbird Museum, American Space Museum & Space Walk of Fame, Parker Brothers Concepts, Melbourne Beach Pier, Florida Beer Company, Sebastian Inlet State Park, Brevard Zoo, American Police Hall of Fame, Turkey Creek Sanctuary, Cocoa Beach Skate Park.

1. Valiant Air Command Warbird Museum

6600 Tico Rd, Titusville, FL 32780-8009 +1 321-268-1941 [email protected] http://valiantaircommand.com
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5.0 based on 427 reviews

Valiant Air Command Warbird Museum

Founded in the 1977, The Valiant Air Command Warbird Museum has a continually growing collection of over 45 historic warbirds from the beginnings of aviation to the present day. The VAC is a 501(3)c educational organization dedicated to the preservation of, education about and commemoration of Warbirds from all eras and the men and women who flew, maintained and fought in them.

Reviewed By johnfT2402TY - Illinois, United States

For a smaller airport, this museum boasts a fine collection of restored military aircraft from the U.S. and other nations. Many of them are still in flying condition and we arrived just after a WWII B-25 had flown that day. Timing is everything. The staff and docents were extremely knowledgeable and instructive. Amazing to see one of the ONLY P-82 fighter aircraft from the WWII. This is a pair of P-51 Mustangs assembled together in a twin fuselage configuration. The museum does not sit on a major highway, but just follow the signs, as it is well worth the visit.

2. American Space Museum & Space Walk of Fame

308 Pine St, Titusville, FL 32796-3556 +1 321-264-0434 [email protected] http://spacewalkoffame.org/
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5.0 based on 128 reviews

American Space Museum & Space Walk of Fame

TOURS LIMITED TO 10, 12 & 2 DAILY BECAUSE OF COVID - RESERVATIONS RECOMMENDED! www.spacewalkoffame.com/book A museum dedicated to the Space Workers of the Canaveral Spaceport who built the rockets and launch pads that allowed the US to reach the Moon, and send probes to the outer planets. Many of the artifacts in the museum are simply on "long term loan" by those now retired space workers. We keep things exciting and personal with the opportunity to talk with people who worked there and to see what is new and coming in the American Space Program.

Reviewed By treeface - Ambler, United States

This museum in Titusville is an absolute "must see." It is much larger inside than it would appear from the outside, so give yourself a couple of hours to see it. The volunteer docents are retired NASA employees who can give you an amazing tour and answer every question with their first hand knowledge. The museum has the original launch consoles and artifacts from the Mercury, Gemini, Apollo and Shuttle programs, including a tire from a space shuttle. Many of the artifacts were being thrown out by NASA and were saved by the people now volunteering at this museum because they knew the significance of these items. There is also an interactive area for kids and a nice gift shop. It is open Monday-Saturday from 10:00 am - 5:00 pm and offers a senior and a military discount (with ID).

3. Parker Brothers Concepts

730 Mullet Rd, Port Canaveral, FL 32920-4504 +1 321-868-2174 [email protected] http://Www.parkerbrothersconcepts.com
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5.0 based on 122 reviews

Parker Brothers Concepts

Reviewed By DHinEC

One of our cruise stops was Port Canaveral so I used Trip Advisor to find something new to do there. Parker Brothers Concepts was #1. I was interested in spite of the weak, most recent reviews. When I called, Justine answered and explained why those reviews weren't so good. Remodeling and repairs from a hurricane may have made some experiences not so good. Made sense to me and I booked the guided(VIP) tour for my group. Our ship had a customs procedure that we were not expecting and messed up our schedule. I left a message and hoped that we hadn't missed the tour. We were happy that when we finally arrived, Justine was ready for us. The museum itself wasn't very large with maybe a dozen or so vehicles (we were coming from Smithsonian territory after all) but the variety of vehicles was wonderful--from the Tron motorcycle to the Ghostbusters' Ecto-1! The vehicles change depending on shows and events and the ones we saw were pretty impressive. I can see how just taking the self-guided tour ($10) would not be very interesting. For example, we wouldn't have known that the Parker Bros. made the Mars Rover on display at the nearby Kennedy Visitor Center. Taking the VIP tour led by Justine was so special. Her depth of knowledge, experience (yes, she's driven the vehicles) and background stories brought these vehicles to life. She was friendly and answered any question we asked happily. We left with a deeper appreciation of the creativity and work behind everything we saw. Even if you're not a car person, just the connection with the various movies is interesting. If you are a car person, you'll be happy here.

4. Melbourne Beach Pier

Melbourne Beach, FL 32951 +1 321-724-5860
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5.0 based on 41 reviews

Melbourne Beach Pier

Reviewed By 16tinac - Melbourne Beach, United States

We are so lucky to live in a place that has a public pier which offers outstanding sunset views on the Indian River lagoon. Thank you Melbourne Beach for maintaining this priceless treasure!

5. Florida Beer Company

200 Imperial Blvd, Cape Canaveral, FL 32920-4245 +1 321-432-7392 [email protected] http://www.floridabeer.com
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4.5 based on 229 reviews

Florida Beer Company

Located in historical Cape Canaveral Florida, Florida Beer Company is Florida's leading craft brewery. A true pioneer in the craft beer industry, Florida Beer Company has been operating in Brevard County Florida since 1997. In 2005 we merged Indian River Brewery of Melbourne, FL, Ybor City Brewing of Tampa, FL, Key West Brewery of Key West and Miami Brewing of Miami FL into what today is Florida Beer Company. In 2013 Florida Beer Company opened our operations in Cape Canaveral at an old Chrysler Space Operations plant. The brewery is minutes away from the all cruise terminals at Port Canaveral and easily accessible by a short bus or taxi ride. Our Visitor Center and Tap Room provides an opportunity to see our brewery in operation. Our beautiful Visitor Center features over 100 feet of plate glass windows giving the visitor a panoramic view of the entire brewery. The brewery features modern craft brewing equipment and technologies openly on display for visitors to view. Florida Beer Company products have been recognized by dozens of prestigious awards from local, national and international competitions. The brewery produces 28 different styles of Ales, Lagers and Ciders. At any give time visitors will find 12 to 14 different products available at the tasting room. Private tours of the plant are available by special arrangement. Plant tours require proper dress - no open toe shoes or high heels, safety glasses must be worn. 16 and older only in plant. Children are welcome accompanied by parent, 21 and older to drink or purchase beer and cider - photo ID is required. We look forward to your visit!

Reviewed By F9357IQlisac - Marlborough, United States

We were on vacation in Cocoa Beach when someone mentions there was a brewery in Cape Canaveral. So we went to check it out. It’s tucked away off the main road. The building is huge! Great feel In the place. The staff are very nice. The beer is great and a huge variety. Something for everyone... unless you don’t drink beer. Then your screwed. Hahaha

6. Sebastian Inlet State Park

9700 S Highway A1A, Melbourne, FL 32951-4116
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4.5 based on 800 reviews

Sebastian Inlet State Park

Reviewed By trilbys2018 - Lake City, United States

Great fishing, beautiful views, picturesque for photo opps, awesome lagoon to swim in and picnic areas, bait shop, restaurant grill, venue for rental, excellent place to enjoy a day with the family.

7. Brevard Zoo

8225 N Wickham Rd, Melbourne, FL 32940-7924 +1 321-254-9453 [email protected] http://brevardzoo.org
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4.5 based on 2,515 reviews

Brevard Zoo

Explore the world of animals at Brevard Zoo, an internationally accredited facility home to giraffe, rhinos, big cats and hundreds of colorful parrots. Interactive experiences include giraffe and bird feedings, a children's water play area and kayaking around animal habitats.

Reviewed By DavidL2541 - Melbourne, United States

My wife and I sited the Brevard zoo with our two granddaughters and their parents. And I have to say everyone had a GREAT time from the youngest (2 years old) to The oldest (67years old). It is hard to capture all the things we saw! There were whole sections we didn't even get to. This zoo is vast for a venue that was originally a community development built by local volunteers. The Africa section with the rhinos and feeding the giraffe was a huge hit. The lorikeet experience of hand feeding the birds had the girls speechless. They could hardly believe it as three lorikeets landed on mommy's arm and ate nectar from the cup. A must see for everyone! The train ride allows you to cool off and see some of the back areas with camels and Oryx and ostrich. The paws on splash pad must be last with the little ones, because you can never get the to leave. We never even got to kayaking or tree top treck. As far as favorites i would say the girls liked the meerkats and The jaguar. They laughed endlessly at the playful meerkats. At the jaguar, the four year old sat down by the window just as the older male walked over and sat down right in front of her and started to roar for several minutes. Our granddaughter was convinced the jaguar was talking to her. The zoo was a massive hit with everyone young and old !!! We will be back several times yearly now that we have experienced the fun!

8. American Police Hall of Fame

6350 Horizon Dr, Titusville, FL 32780-8002 +1 321-264-0911 [email protected] http://www.aphf.org/
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4.5 based on 245 reviews

American Police Hall of Fame

America's first national museum and memorial dedicated to all police in Federal, State, County and Local Departments killed in the line of duty.

Reviewed By Manjaman101 - Jupiter, United States

A wonderful well done memorial to our fallen officers. The staff was very helpful in locating officers from home town.. See actual electric chair and gas chamber.. Worth spend a couple hours.

9. Turkey Creek Sanctuary

1502 Port Malabar Blvd NE, Palm Bay, FL 32905-5451 952-3433 http://www.brevardfl.gov/EELProgram/Sanctuaries/TurkeyCreekSanctuary
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4.5 based on 342 reviews

Turkey Creek Sanctuary

Reviewed By Jrmellon - Melbourne, United States

Great place to go for a nature walk. Lots of different trails and spots to enjoy the nature. There are boardwalks and dirt paths. Very scenic.

10. Cocoa Beach Skate Park

1450 Minutemen Cswy, Cocoa Beach, FL 32931-2006 +1 321-868-3238 http://www.cocoabeachskatepark.com/
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4.5 based on 36 reviews

Cocoa Beach Skate Park

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