Explore Melbourne, Florida: 10 Must-See Attractions on the Space Coast

Melbourne, Fla., is one of the jewels of the Space Coast in Florida. 

The beaches are pristine (and tend to be less busy than the beaches up north), the shopping is superb and the attractions are unbeatable. 

Melbourne is home to some legitimately respectable establishments, such as the Maxwell C. King Center for the Performing Arts, which attracts big-name musicians and even Broadway touring shows. Groucho's Comedy Club, located inside the Melbourne Greyhound Park, is one of the oldest comedy clubs in the region and draws some of the nation's top stand-up comedians – the same faces you may see on Comedy Central. While you're at the greyhound park, don't miss the Vegas-style gambling tables, all 45 of them. 

Looking for a real rush? Try your go at the Andretti Thrill Park, where you can drive up to 40 miles per hour. Or slow things down in nature at Camp Holly, with an airboat tour through the swamps – but you can still expect to get your heart pounding, because Camp Holly airboats float through gator territory. 

Melbourne is family-friendly, with a variety of indoor kiddie areas to cool off from the Florida heat, as well as a variety of historical museums, to exercise your brain, as well. 

Here are our 10 favorite attractions in Melbourne, Fla. 

You never know what you will find happening at the Melbourne Auditorium, a public venue that is offered through the City of Melbourne's Parks and Recreation Department. Festivals, shows, private weddings, conventions, trade shows – the...  Read More

Pump It Up
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Pump It Up of West Melbourne is another family favorite on the Space Coast. This indoor kiddie play attraction has all kinds of goodies, like inflatables, trampolines and slides, but it also promotes imagination – and healthy activity. The...  Read More

Fun Town
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Melbourne is home to Brevard County's biggest indoor family fun center, Fun Town, where kids of all ages and their families can take a break from the Florida sun but stay active. Fun Town has it all: roller skating, mini bowling, an arcade,...  Read More

The Melbourne Greyhound Park (with Club 52 inside) is where adults in Melbourne, Florida, go to play. Here, you can catch live greyhound racing, play Las Vegas-style poker Find poker games, from Texas Hold 'Em to Omaha Hi-Lo, on 45 different...  Read More

Liberty Bell Memorial Museum

Ring a full-sized replica of the Liberty Bell at this museum dedicated to the national heritage of America. Catch a glimpse of over two dozen reproductions of important documents, such as the Mayflower Compact and the rough draft of the...  Read More

The Rossetter House Museum, in the Eau Gallie Arts District in Melbourne, Fla., is a history-lover's paradise. The Rossetter House and Gardens dates back to 1908, and other historical properties on site stretch back even farther. The cemetery...  Read More

Camp Holly
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If you're looking for wildlife and a chance to experience Florida's natural habitat, set aside a day to tour the swampland. You can find a variety of airboat and lagoon tours around the Space Coast, but one of our favorites is Camp Holly in...  Read More

Andretti Thrill Park
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The Andretti Thrill Park is where you go in Melbourne for the thrills. This family park features a long list of attractions: five different Go-Kart tracks, a mini golf course, paddle boats, train rides, laser tag, a playground, a spinning...  Read More

Foosaner Art Museum
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Located in a historic district of Brevard County, this large space serves as an artistic hub for the area. Artists globally and native to Florida are showcased in seven spacious galleries. The Foosaner Art Museum of Florida Institute of...  Read More

Maxwell C. King Center For Performing Arts

The coast that reaches for the stars succeeds with great evening entertainment. Stomp, Ray Charles, Chicago, John Tesh, Leslie Nielson, Tony Orlando and Alabama are just some of the nationally known artists that have performed at the King...  Read More


Meet Aimee Heckel

Aimee Heckel’s passion for storytelling has brought her around the world as a journalist, writing award-winning articles about Haiti and Uganda. Aimee studied international journalism at the...  More About Aimee

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