- The list below includes 123 free or cheap things to do in or near Merritt Island, Florida, including 66 different types of inexpensive activities like Parks, Nature & Wildlife Areas, Bowling and Children's Play Area.
- From Kelly Park to Rotary Park, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Merritt Island and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach, Melbourne and Titusville.
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212 S Washington Avenue, Titusville, FL 32796 MoreLess Info
Canaveral National Seashore Park is a series of clean, well-kept beaches. In addition to sand, sun, and surf, the park offers extensive and varied wildlife viewing opportunities, and is home to sea turtles, manatees, and other species.
The Botanical Gardens at Florida Tech is a 15 acre botanical garden in the heart of campus. The gardens are open to the public and available for individual and guided tours, as well as special events. Of particular note are the abundant varieties of palm.
Nature encounter tours and customized trips are provided through Karen's Kayaks. The equipment is brought to the site no matter if the tour is guided or self guided so that visitors do not have to arrange for separate rentals.
Best known as home to the historic Ryckman House, Ryckman Park also houses the Town Hall Complex and Community Center. The Melbourne Beach Pier, a playground, tennis courts, and a pavilion are also on the park's grounds.
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Holland Spessard Park, Melbourne Beach, FL 32951 MoreLess Info
Scouts go out and spot nesting Loggerhead sea turtles for the Sea Turtle Preservation Society Turtle Walk. Once found, scouts alert the guides, who bring the groups out to watch the turtles lay eggs.
The Ted Moorhead Lagoon House is home to a natural history museum, library, gift shop, and 100 foot lagoon boardwalk. Visitors can view dolphins, birds, manatees and other wildilfe or attend one of a number of community workshops and events.
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Hwy A1A & Ocean Blvd, Melbourne Beach, FL 32951 MoreLess Info
The Melbourne Beach Park is an ocean-side park featuring a boardwalk and replica railroad tracks. Visitors can swim in the water or relax on the beach. The park maintains public bathrooms (with showers) as well as several picnic areas.
Spanning a total of 92.14-acres, Chain of Lakes Park is a recreational park that features an observation tower, 3-lighted youth softball fields, a concession stand, and restrooms. The park also has 2 fields that can be used for soccer.