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    Brevard Zoo

    by alancollins Written Mar 9, 2014

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    Brevard Zoo opened its doors in 1994 and covers an area of 75 acres. The zoo is divided into 4 loops or lands which you access off a central loop. The zoo is home to more than 650 animals. One of the animals is a giraffe which can approach a raised area to interact with the visitors. There are also talks about the animals and we watched one about dingoes and were amazed how tame they were reacted to commands, just like dogs. Other activities include canopy walks, zip lines, paddle boat, train rides and kayaking. There is a changing program of events which need to be viewed via the zoo's website. The zoo is usually open 9.30am to 5pm daily regardless of the weather and is closed of Thanksgiving day and Christmas day.

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  • Palm Bay Hotel-how affordable!

    by TracyV87 Written Aug 21, 2012

    Melbourne was great but we ended up staying in Palm Bay and commuting the short trip to save a ton of money! The beaches were quite nice and you are just moments away from some of the best things to do in Florida (space center, beaches, orlando, etc). I have a lot of family in the area and each and every time we love staying at the Palm Bay Hotel (www.palmbay-hotel.com). Large and affordable, comfort is their main priority!

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    Melbourne Art Festival

    by jadedmuse Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Not exactly international reknown, but the Melbourne Art Festival (held every year around the last weekend in April) does gather its share of people - and not just from the proverbial neighborhood.

    5th Avenue (the main "downtown" drag) is closed off to traffic, while food pavilions, stages for live musical performances, and of course the reason for the season - the ARTISTS themselves - all line up along the street for a browsing bonanza. You can usually find some great buys on local artwork and artisanry from not only Melbourne locals, but from artists who come in for the Show from all over the United States (usually the Southeast).

    It's a really nice way to spend the day.

    For more info on the Art Festival, check out their website below.

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    Brevard Zoo

    by Babzz Updated Feb 10, 2011

    A good zoo for kids: fairly small so you can cover it all in a few hours, lots of interesting interactive and educational displays/exhibits, and a playground/waterpark area for them to burn some steam. The zoo covers Africa, Australia, Florida, and rainforest. The list of animals on exhibit is short, but the focus is for the kids.

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    indian harbor beach

    by doug48 Updated Oct 25, 2010

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    indian harbor beach

    indian harbor beach is located a mile east of downtown eau gallie at the intersection of eau gallie blvd. (SR 518) and SR A1A. the town of indian harbor beach has a number of free beach accesses along SR A1A. indian harbor beach is usually not as crowded as nearby indialantic and melbourne beaches.

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    brevard museum of art

    by doug48 Updated Mar 29, 2010

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    brevard museum of art

    the brevard museum of art is located in the eau gallie arts district north of downtown melbourne. this museum hosts displays of local artists and travelling exhibitions. for those interested in art and florida culture the brevard museum of art is worth a stop in the melbourne area. see the attached web site for admission and times.

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    community chapel

    by doug48 Written Mar 28, 2010

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    community chapel

    the community chapel of melbourne beach is located on ocean ave. in the melbourne beach historic district. this chapel was built in 1892 and is listed on the natiional register of historic places. for those interested in architecture and florida history the community chapel is worth a look when in melbourne beach.

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    william gleason house

    by doug48 Updated Mar 28, 2010

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    william gleason house

    william gleason founded the town of eau gallie in 1857. he built this victorian home in 1886. the william gleason home is one of the oldest homes in brevard county and is listed on the national register of historic places. today the william gleason house is home to the old pineapple inn.

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    houston pioneer cemetery

    by doug48 Written Mar 28, 2010

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    houston pioneer cemetery

    this small cemetery is the final resting place of eau gallie's oldest families. the oldest head stone dales back to 1865. the houston pioneer cemetery is an interesting place to visit in the eau gallie historic district.

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    james rossetter house

    by doug48 Written Mar 28, 2010

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    james rossetter house

    the james rossetter house was built in 1908. today the house is home to the rossetter house history museum. you can arrange tours of the rossetter house at the william roesch house across the street. the james rossetter house is listed on the national register of historic places. for tour information see the attached web site.

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    william roesch house

    by doug48 Written Mar 28, 2010

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    william roesch house

    most people visit the melbourne area for it's beautiful atlantic beaches, salt water fishing, and it's scores of good restaurants and bars. melbourne beach and eau gallie also has a number of historic homes and buildings that are of interest to those interested in architecture and florida history. the william roesch house is one of the oldest existing homes in the melbourne area. this house was built in 1901 and is now part of the rossetter history museum. at the roesch house you can arrange a tour of the rossetter house and the nearby houston pioneer cemetery. see the attached web site for more information.

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    melbourne beach pier

    by doug48 Updated Mar 28, 2010

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    melboune beach pier

    the 1889 melbourne beach pier is located in the melboune beach historic district. this pier on the indian river was built to transfer building materials for the construction of buildings and homes in melbourne beach in the late 1890's. today this pier is used for fishing and shrimping. the melbourne beach pier is listed on the national register of historic places.

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    brevard zoo

    by doug48 Updated Mar 28, 2010

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    brevard zoo

    the brevard zoo is located near the town of viera about 10 miles north of downtown melbourne. this very nice zoo has a good collection of animals in a tropical setting. a great place to take children in the melbourne area. see the attached web site for admission and times.

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    satellite beach

    by doug48 Written Mar 28, 2010

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    satellite beach

    the town of satellite beach is located just north of indian harbor beach on SR A1A. satellite beach has a nice collection of restaurants, bars, and several free beach accesses. a fun town to visit in the melbourne area.

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    eau gallie arts district

    by doug48 Updated Mar 28, 2010

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    former bank building downtown eau gallie

    the town of eau gallie is located just north of downtown melbourne. the eau gallie arts district has an art museum, art galleries, restaurants, bars, and historic homes. for those interested in art and architecture eau gallie is worth a visit in the melbourne area.

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