Econo Lodge Port Canaveral Area
260 E Merritt Island Cswy
Merritt Island, FL 32952
Phone: (321) 452-7711
Fax: (321) 452-9462
The Porcher House is a historic mansion located in Cocoa, Florida. Built by Edward Porcher in 1916 using Classical Revival style architecture, the house boasts of ten bedrooms. The house is now owned by the City of Cocoa and is open to the public and available for weddings and special events. The site was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1986.
Take an interactive journey into space at the Astronaut Memorial Planetarium and Observatory. Consisting of a planetarium, public observatory, large-screen movie theatre, exhibit halls and an art gallery, this facility is designed to give visitors an interactive space journey. The planetarium theater simulates the night sky and provides multimedia programs, while the rooftop public observatory gives visitors an opportunity to view outer space directly through a Ritchie-Chretien reflector telescope. There is also an art gallery where images of space are displayed. The exhibit halls are open on Wednesdays from 1:30p to 4:30p, and Fridays and Saturdays from 6:30p to 10:30p. The observatory is open on Fridays and Saturdays from dusk to 10:00p. Field trips and functions can be scheduled by appointment.
A beautiful green space, the Lori Wilson Park is the perfect picnic spot, nestled at the edge of the city. The park offers several entertaining options like a pool, animal stroll area, a picnic area, play corner for kids and much more which ensures that every family member find something to their liking. Besides, the sheer calm of the park is a perfect refresher for all those weary of the fast paced city life. However, if you are planning to spend a day here, ensure that you carry a change of clothes, for walking on the mud tracks here can be gruesome. So put on your walking shoes, for a refreshing outing awaits you at the Lori Wilson Park.
Away from adulteration of the city life, Cocoa Beach is a perfect retreat. The beach is bestowed with soft, white sand and its turquoise waters are home to exotic flora and fauna including dolphins. Its coastline is ideal for a peaceful walk and the sandy shore is perfect for sunbathing and relaxing. But if you are an adventure enthusiast, bring out your beach gear and head into the deep blue for some fishing or swimming, experience the thrill of para-gliding or take an eco-tour adventure; options are many, all you'll need is the spirit to explore! There are many eclectic restaurants, bars and nightclubs around the beach, which is why the place is always bustling with energy.
The Old St. Luke's Episcopal Church and Cemetery date back to 1888.The cemetery borders the church building, which is of Carpenter Gothic architecture.
Housing more than 400 animals and offering several community-based conservation and education programs, Brevard Zoo is a good bet for the whole family. It's divided into four distinct areas. Latin America, Native Florida and Australia feature the flora and fauna of those regions. View jaguars, anteaters, alligators and other animals. The Paws-On Activity Center provides interactive entertainment geared toward children, including a petting zoo.
In a tribute to the thrilling history of United States space exploration, the Space Center welcomes visitors to climb aboard a full size space shuttle replica, view moon rocks, and get a hands-on look at the science beyond the drama. Take a tour venturing deep into NASA's spaceport facilities, or visit the Rocket Garden, featuring eight massive rockets from past eras. An IMAX Theater shows movies on a five-story screen. The complex is also home to the Merritt Island Wildlife Refuge. Please note that this is a working space flight facility; hours and operations may change without notice.
The KSC Headquarters Building is a structure that is a home to the administrative offices of NASA. The structure features the offices of the center director, management staff, KSC library, travel office, film and photo archives, photo processing shops, mail room, KSC security offices, etc. The building is beautiful with the greenery around but is not open to the public for visiting. However, one can get a beautiful view of the same from the outside.
Located on the north side of State Route 405,
This batting cage venue features an extended net facility and arm style pitching machines, as well as softball batting cages, a video arcade, and a snack bar.
Some of the best birthday parties in town happen at Funtown. Packages are affordable and include all day skating, pizza and hot dogs.
Located in NASA's Kennedy Space Center, the Vehicle Assembly Building-High Bay and Low Bay is one of the tallest buildings in the world. It was constructed to assemble and support Space vehicles. It has 10,000 tonnes (10,000,000 kilograms) of air-conditioning equipment and can control moisture on its own. The huge building also has its own weather with cloud formations below the ceilings on humid days. It is built to resist hurricanes and storms. It has also been featured in many Hollywood movies.