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    Brevard Zoo

    by grandmaR Updated Jan 18, 2014

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    The zoo is about equa-distant from Cocoa and Melbourne. It is probably closest to Pineda. But it has the Melbourne address of 8225 N. Wickham Road, Melbourne, FL 32940

    I mistakenly got a combination ticket for the admission, train ride, and bird and giraffe feeding. I didn't realize that we could get the train ride separately. They also had kayak tours but I was afraid I would not be able to get out, even if I could get in.

    I was primarily interested in the native Florida birds and animals - alligators, crocodiles, sandhill cranes, and we saw them feeding the red wolves. We saw a turtle swimming along with a duck chasing it and eating algae off the turtle's back.

    Then we got on the train called the Cape to Cairo Express to ride around the African area, and then went to feed the rainbow lorikeets a fruity nectar from a little cup in the free flight cage. They sat on our hats and on Bob's shoulder and picked at his ears. I tried to get a picture of their black tongues lapping up the nectar, but it was not possible to hold the cup and take a picture at the same time.

    10 AM - 5 PM - No admissions after 4:15. Hours may vary on special event days.

    Admission: Adults $9.00
    Seniors (60 & up) $8.00
    Children (2-12) $6.00

    28 of 56+ acres have been developed to date. Over 480 animals representing 130 different species from Latin America, Native Florida, Asia and Australia.

    Handicapped accessible; wheelchair & stroller rentals. Free parking; snack bar; gift shop; picnic table. You can also pay extra to ride the little train through the African area, and feed various kinds of animals.

    Alligator and Crocodile feedings are at 3:30 p.m. every Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday and can be seen from the bridge to Native Florida.

    River Otter Feeding Times - River Otter feedings are at 2:00 p.m. every Tuesday and Saturday at the otter habitat in Native Florida.

    Phone: (321) 254-9453


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    See undersea treasures -- 30 minutes from beach

    by gkitzmil Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Mel Fisher Museum of TREASURE

    1322 U.S. Highway One, Sebastian, Florida Hours: Monday through Saturday 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM ; Sunday 12:00 - 5:00 PM

    Admission: Adults-$6.50; Seniors-$5.00; Children $2.00

    In 1715 SPanish ships sank near here and lost MILLIONS in gold and treasures. Much has been recovered and is now on display in two museums. The other Museum is the Mclarty Treasure museum (see it under my "general tips"). The McLarty is more historic. This Mel Fisher museum also shows recovered gold!

    FROM 1715 !!

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    Java Surf

    by jadedmuse Written Jan 4, 2005

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    I just love this little's kind of a hole in the wall but it's always packed with beachcombers coming off the waves, looking for their shaved ice.

    The ice cofffee drinks are fabulous, and I especially love the frozen spiced iced chai...

    Mmmmmmm!!!!! Other goodies including shakes and smoothies also available - and equally delicious.

    Located at 110 S. Miramar Ave (Indialantic), but basically it's right off A1A as you turn the corner from 5th Avenue, beachside Indialantic. You won't miss the line of people.

    Phone: 321-953-0366

    Indialantic's favorite local hang out

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    Port Canaveral -- FREE --.CRUISE

    by gkitzmil Written Aug 19, 2003

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    Port Canaveral -- FREE -- Sterling Casino, 'THE world's LARGEST and most LUXURIOUS casino ship'
    WOW -- a FREE Five-hour ocean cruise, free snack buffet, chance to gamble, FREE entertainment!! -- we LOVED it.

    Just 30 minutes from Melbourne

    Phone: 1-800-7655711 ( 800 roll 7 11)



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    20 minutes from Melbourne

    by gkitzmil Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Why Would I go to a Surf Shoop? Because it is WORLD FAMOUS...
    Ron Jon's. the Mother Lode of surf shops.

    Hey it is still a fun place to get T-shirt gifts!!

    corner of State Roads 520 & A1A,

    Phone: (321) 799-8888

    The place, dude

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