Econo Lodge Port Canaveral Area
260 E Merritt Island Cswy
Merritt Island, FL 32952
Phone: (321) 452-7711
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Arts & Museums
Located in Cocoa, Florida, Brevard Museum of History & Natural Science is a museum spread across 14,750 square feet (1370 square meters). It exhibits house artifacts from the region. It displays the human remains of Windover Man, said to be the oldest human remains found in the North American continent. The museum also displays a timeline of Florida. It shows how Native Americans lived in the region and how the existing state came into development. It currently houses and displays more than 3000 artifacts.
Trace the trajectory of space flight with a visit to the Air Force Space & Missile Museum. It is located at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station across two complexes. Take a tour of the grounds and view several artifacts, space-related equipment, as well as rockets and missiles belonging to the US Air Force.
Situated at Brevard County's Space Coast Regional Airport, Valiant Air Command Warbird Museum is home to an extensive collection of vintage aircraft from the time of World War I to the present day. The Memorabilia Hall, stocked with dress uniforms, weapons and flight gear, is one of the most interesting sections of the museum. The flagship aircraft, the C-47 Skytrain, is available for local rides.
At this unusual attraction in the Kennedy Space Center, American outer-space heroes are honored in a museum that chronicles the nation's race into space. There are opportunities to test your astronaut skills and hands-on activities. As interesting for adults as for children, these simulator experiences feature more than 20 tests of dexterity. You'll also get a look at what may be in store for future astronauts at this visit to the past and the future of outer space.
This museum serves as an educational organization, a repository of police artifacts, and a memorial to 6,000 officers from around the country who lost their lives in the line of duty. An enormous Italian marble block stands in the center of the museum. On its wall are carved the names of fallen officers, along with their rank, state, and city. The museum sponsors a number of educational and outreach programs. A nondenominational chapel is located on the premises, as is a display of futuristic police equipment.
The Foosaner Art Museum is an art museum with a difference, it does not believe in merely displaying art collections from the past, but also incorporates futuristic thoughts. While its permanent collection features objects that represent diverse eras and centuries, the on-going exhibitions showcase today's art and artists. Apart from that, it also encourages touring exhibitions so that visitors get a chance to know about the art beyond their city. It also conducts art classes, art festivals and other events on a regular basis. For detailed information, call ahead.
An artistic and cultural museum complex that includes an art museum, the Harris Auditorium, the Foosaner Educational Wing, and two museum shops. Exhibitions by internationally and nationally known artists, as well as Florida artists, are displayed in the museum with the works representing a wide variety of styles, periods, and media.
The James Wadsworth Rossetter House is a simple and beautiful historic home that features a one level structure. With a balcony on the top facing the entrance and simple architecture the house looks great in it's appearance. Currently running as a museum, the house exhibits a beauty of the late nineteenth and early twentieth century homes. Tours to this home are also available.
Edging the Indian River and overlooking the Kennedy Space Center, this riverwalk museum preserves America's history in space through a progressive maze of memorabilia, interpretive plaques, public art, sculptures, and bronze markers.
The Airport Museum offers a glimpse of American aviation history. This museum, located in the Melbourne International Airport, makes for a great visit. On display is the Naval Air Station's well-preserved collection of artifacts and memorabilia. One of the highlights of the exhibition is the Link Trainer.
The US Space Walk of Fame is a museum located in Titusville, Florida. The museum was built in 1994 to commemorate NASA, astronauts and everyone else involved who made advanced the field space exploration in America. It includes an outdoor area, containing monuments and an indoors museum containing memorabilia and artefacts such as space suits, pictures, reading material etc. Guided tours to the complex are available.
The North Brevard Historical Museum, located in Titusville, is a museum occupying a historic house. This museum is run by the Historical Society of North Brevard and exhibits several historical artifacts that offer a glimpse of the local culture to visitors. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.