There are many reasons why people call Melbourne, Florida home. From its rich arts scene, to easy access to outdoor activities, Melbourne is a city that thrives year round. Whether you are a new resident or a visitor, here are 13 attractions that are worth your time.
1) Brevard Zoo
Address: 8225 N Wickham Road, Melbourne, FL 32940
Phone: (321) 254-9453
The Brevard Zoo features over 100 species from many different parts of the world, along with a variety of conservation programs. Kayaking, rhino encounters, and jungle encounters are also available for an additional cost.
Address: 6901 US-192, Melbourne, FL 32904
Phone: (321) 723-2179
This is a must-see activity for any out-of-towners that visit you! This 40-minute tour allows you to see wildlife along the St. John River. There are also night tours that can get you close to Florida’s unofficial state animal: The Alligator.
3) Space Coast Stadium
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Address: 5800 Stadium Parkway #101, Melbourne, FL 32940
Phone: (321) 633-9200
Space Coast Stadium is the Spring Training Home of the MLB’s Washington Nationals and is home to the Brevard County Manatees (Class A Advanced Affiliate of the Atlanta Braves) from April to September.
Address: 1320 Highland Ave, Melbourne, FL 32935
Phone: (321) 254-9855
The museum is open Wednesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Guided tours are given at the top of the hour. You can also rent spaces within the house and on the lawn for special events such as weddings and baby showers.
5) Melbourne Beach Pier
Address: 509 Ocean Avenue, Melbourne Beach, FL
Phone: (321) 724-5860
Located inside of Ryckman Park, the pier was built in 1889 and is part of the U.S. National Register of Historic Places. It extends into the Indian River and is a great spot to unwind after a day at the beach.
Address: 630 S Wickham Road, Suite 105, West Melbourne, FL, 32904
Phone: (321) 327-2991
This is a great place to cool off during a hot summer day. Choose between four different zones to discover.
Address: 3865 N Wickham Road, Melbourne, FL 32935
Phone: (321) 242-2219
The King Center is a six-story, 100,000 square foot facility that holds two different theatres. A variety of acts, from theater to music perform here.
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Considered one of the best public golf courses in all of Central Florida, Mallards Landing is open to the public. You can easily book a tee-time online.
Address: 1100 N. Wickham Road, Melbourne, FL 32935
Phone: (321) 259-9800
Simulcast and live Greyhound racing can be found at Melbourne Greyhound Park. Their poker room also hosts tournaments year-round.
Address: 1601 Oak Street, Melbourne, FL 32901
Phone: (321) 727-1776
While the original Liberty Bell can be found in Philadelphia, this full size replica was presented as a gift in 1976 by South Brevard Public Schools. American and Floridian historical artifacts can be found surrounding the Liberty Bell in the rotunda.
Address: 1433 South Babcock Street, Melbourne, FL 32935
Phone: (321) 759-6255
This antique mall offers pieces for every room of your apartment with over 100 dealers to shop from. You can also find jewelry, collectables, and vintage watches here.
Address: 3960 S. Babcock Street, Melbourne, FL 32901
Phone: (321) 956-6806
Choose from a variety of racetracks built for all ages. You can also enjoy mini-golf, lazer tag, batting cages, an arcade, and other indoor and outdoor activities.
13) The Beach!
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There are plenty of great beaches in Brevard County, but some of the best can be found in Melbourne. Juan Ponce de Léon Landing is a popular choice amongst locals for fishing and surfing. If you’d like to move to Melbourne, consider reading about our Harvard Apartments community.