Space Coast Attractions
Florida's NASA Legacy and More at Your Feet
Staying at Crowne Plaza Melbourne puts you right in the heart of the Space Coast, where one of the most enticing chapters of US history began, and is still being written. Home to NASA, the Kennedy Space Center, and the Air Force & Space Complex Museum, our Melbourne hotel's location is central to the best attractions associated with the American aerospace industry. Use our guide to the top Space Coast icons in the area, and experience the imposing, inspiring, and unforgettable.
The Kennedy Space Center is one of the top Space Coast attractions near our Melbourne resort, offering guests the opportunity to visit a NASA shuttle launch simulation, rocket displays, IMAX movies, and a truly astounding collection of memorabilia from former astronauts.
The Air Force & Space Complex Museum, located at Launch Complex 26 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, is an essential part of American military and space history. Explore artifacts from the early American space program, make a foray through the unique outdoor "rocket garden," displaying rockets, missiles and space-related equipment chronicling the US Air Force, and stop by the History Center, open to the general public six days a week.
Pay homage to the history of manned spaceflight at the US Space Walk of Fame in Titusville, and visit the various monuments and museum surrounding it. Space View Park features Mercury, Gemini, Apollo and Shuttle memorials in an idyllic park setting, coupled with the nearby museum.
Although not a space-related attraction, the appropriately-named Satellite Beach features some of the most diverse and astonishing wildlife in Florida, including many endangered species under special protection. Turtles, bald eagles and more abound in the waters and skies, and the views are bound to be seductive.
Elsewhere in the region surrounding Melbourne, the Space Coast includes its fair share of cultural, artistic and natural attractions.
Space Coast Stadium, the ballpark for the Brevard County Manatees and used by the Washington Nationals during spring training, is the best place to see Floridian baseball in the area. Grab a hot dog, cheer on the players, and enjoy the sultry sun.
Held in November, The Space Coast Art Festival is a yearly outpouring of creativity from the best talent around the region, featuring over 250 artists in addition to a juried show and a student show.
If natural history is your calling, head to the Brevard Museum of History & Natural Science. There, you'll find the remains of the "Windover Man", the oldest human remains ever found in North America, and a re-creation of the site where he was discovered.
The Space Coast captivates the imagination of visitors and residents alike. Take a trip to its iconic sights while staying with us, and you'll delve deep into America's history of space exploration.