Cape Canaveral Attractions
Royal Mansions Resort is more than just the best of Cape Canaveral condos or hotels near the Kennedy Space Center. It's true that we're just minutes from all there is to see and do at the Space Center, but we are also located near many other Cape Canaveral attractions. For your next family vacation, extended stay or corporate or government meeting in Cape Canaveral, be sure to schedule enough time to visit several of these memorable Cape Canaveral attractions and points of interest.
State Road 405
Merritt Island, Florida 32899
At the top of everyone's list is at least one day set aside for embarking on "mankind's ultimate journey" at the Kennedy Space Center. If you've ever wanted to suit up, strap in and blast off, you don't want to miss the interactive experience that gives you a true taste of space. Feel what it's like to walk on the moon or ride a rover across the rocky Martian terrain, then carefully guide the Space Shuttle to a smooth landing. You can also lunch with one of America's great astronauts, see a breathtaking IMAX film, or immerse yourself in a stereoscopic 3-D computer animation that takes you on a "Mad Mission to Mars." Three separate tours guide you through the history of NASA to its next shuttle launch. Whether you spend a day or a week exploring the Space Center, every minute will be filled when you stay at our Kennedy Space Center hotel.
1519 Clearlake Road
Cocoa, Florida 32922
Fly through our universe in a stunningly realistic sky! Enhanced by 3-D special effects, this world-class planetarium on the campus of Brevard Community College in Cocoa promises wraparound panoramas that take your breath away. Evenings, stop by the Observatory for a view of the night sky through a 24-inch telescope powerful enough to see the rings of Saturn. Also associated with the Planetarium is the Science Quest Exhibit Hall, where you can view the sun through a special telescope, and visit the International Hall of Space Explorers, which pays tribute to everyone of every country who has left this planet. A movie theater featuring science and nature films, an art gallery and gift shop round out your experiences at this amazing attraction.
2201 Michigan Avenue
Cocoa, Florida 32926
Visit an archaeological dig of the 7,000 year-old Windover burial site, explore the customs of the Ais and Seminole Indian tribes and discover what it was like to live in an early 19th-century village. History comes alive at this museum through hands-on exhibits for adults and children. An added feature are tours that guide you through a 22-acre nature preserve.
4755 N. Kenansville Road
St. Cloud, Florida 34773
Forever Florida began as a young man's dream to save at least a portion of the unspoiled ecosystems that were being ravaged by rapid Florida development. The result is a lush natural preserve and cattle ranch where you can experience Florida's frontier on horseback or by coach. Science, education and pure fun are all a part of this natural section of Florida. Comprised of a 4,700 acre cattle ranch and nature preserve, it blends "Old Florida" charm with an exciting and educational opportunity to view native animals and plants in their natural environment. Restaurant, gift shop, petting zoo and pony rides make this a must-see.
5665 Lake Poinsett Road
Cocoa, Florida 32926
Reservations Required: 321-631-2990
Here's a 90-minute tour you'll re-live in your memory for years to come. Captain Rick, a US Coast Guard Master and one of Florida's best-known naturalists, narrates a tour that takes you by airboat down Florida's St. Johns River. Elevated, cushioned seats aboard a custom-built, Grasshopper airboat—a state-of-the-art watercraft—ensure an unobstructed view of the amazing array of wildlife, from alligators and native and migratory birds to remarkable river cows.
26205 East Highway 50
Christmas, Florida 32709
One of Florida's oldest all-natural attractions, Jungle Adventures offers a myriad of reasons to spend a few hours at this 20-acre park and wildlife sanctuary. In this protected environment, peacocks and deer will eat right from your hand. You can feed hot dogs to little alligators and even handle the babies. Programs and tours each day give you a chance to experience Florida's wildlife in its natural environment. On a cruise through the swamp you may spot crocodiles, turtles, snakes, monkeys, macaws, skunks, bobcats, panthers, bears and deer—a feast for the eyes.
4151 N. Atlantic Avenue
Cocoa Beach, Florida 32931
Billed as "One of a Kind," this unique establishment has grown from a surf shop to an enterprising chain of entertainment venues. Perhaps the most famous location of all, the Cocoa Beach Ron John's is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Inside its 52,000 square feet of multi-level space, this store features its own waterfall, glass elevator, and live entertainment. Shopping for swimwear? It's here, along with surfboards, surf brand clothing, souvenirs, beach and surf gear, resort wear and the all-important, world-famous Ron Jon® T-shirt. With 2.4 million visitors each year, this qualifies as an attraction.
6600 Tico Road
Titusville, Florida 32780
This tribute to US aviators and their aircraft is both a venue for air shows and a museum, complete with restored historic military aircraft. Its 30,000 square foot display area accommodates the wing span and tail assembly of all but the largest bombers. An additional 15,000 square feet is devoted to commemorating the valiant warriors who flew and maintained these aircraft.
Located on a barrier island, this enclave of plant and animal life provides a natural preserve for you to enjoy. On this Atlantic shore are beach, dune, hammock, lagoon, salt marsh, and pine flatland habitats. More than 1,000 species of plants and over 300 species of birds inhabit this pristine stretch of nature.