Florida Today recently published a great list of 10 Fun Things to do for $10 during the dog days of summer on Florida's Space Coast. One of our followers on Facebook pointed out that they liked the recommendations, but none of them were affordable (after you add in gas) for visitors staying in the north end of our county, specifically those in the Titusville area where our biggest attraction, Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex is located.
We listened, and we came up with 10 Fun Things to Do For $10 in Titusville, Florida.
1. Play cops and robbers
You really wont be able to play cops and robbers at the American Police Hall of Fame and Museum, but its a great museum to explore the history of law enforcement and get into the act in their crime lab and badge factory. Kids even get the opportunity to dress up like a cop. Normally, general admission is $13 but use their online coupon for $3 off per person. If you go as a group, the museum heavily discounts the admission fee. Kid groups under the age of 13 are admitted for only $4 per person and adult groups receive admission for only $6 per person.
The American Police Hall of Fame and Museum is open daily from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm.
Address: 6350 Horizon Dr. inTitusville, FL 32780.website
2.On the Hunt
Spend quality family time together at the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge. From Monday through Saturday, between the hours of 9 am to 3 pm, families or groups can reserve the GPS Family Backpack Kit that includes a GPS and scavenger hunt questions. Use the GPS to find locations at the refuge and answer the scavenger hunt questions. Complete the activity and receive a postcard and certificate. Call 321-861-5601 to reserve the backpack during regular visitor center operating hours. A deposit is required to borrow the GPS unit, but the activity is free. The Merritt Island Wildlife Refuge is located on S.R. 405 in Titusville. website
3. Hit the Links
Sherwood Golf Course, 4335 London Town Rd, has hot deals during the summer. For only $9 per person one can play 18 holes of golf. Tee times are normally after noon and fees must be paid in advance. website
4. Roll a Strike!
Newly renovated River Lanes Family Entertainment Center, 800 Cheney Hwy, is a great place to beat the heat while on the Space Coast. With 32 Lanes, Xtreme Bowling, billiard room and Arcade Zone, there's plenty for everyone in the family to do. Normally $2.25 per game with $3.00 shoe rental, but with their online coupon four people can play for only $2 per person.website
5.One Small Step For A Man...
The recently reopened, U.S. Space Walk & Museum, 308 Pine St, Titusville is a local endeavor to help preserve the history of the local space program. Inside the museum you will find many items and displays that have been donated by individuals, astronauts, space workers, NASA and space company contractors involved in the program. The museum also has working consoles from Launch Pad 36A and a Model 4 Sequencer from Launch Pad 16. The museum is open Monday-Saturday and there is a $5 suggested donation.website
6. See History Come Alive
The Harry T. & Harriette V. Moore Memorial Park, 2180 Freedom Avenue, Mims, sits on the original home site of slain civil rights activists Harry T. & Harriette V. Moore, who were parents, educators, and leaders in the civil rights movement both locally and nationally. The Moore's were murdered for their involvement in the civil rights movement when a bomb exploded under their home on Christmas night in 1951. To tour the museum and home is free. For larger groups, they will also provide a guided tour of the old negro cemetery and visit to an orange grove to pick oranges.website
The Historic Pritchard House, 424 South Washington Avenue, is a carefully preserved Victorian located in downtown Titusville. Filled with period furniture, accessories and interesting collections, the home will take you back to the late 1800's. Tours are by appointment only, and are conducted by costumed docents at 10:30 am and 1:30 pm Tuesdays through Fridays for a $5.00 donation per person. To reserve a tour call 321-267-4480. Saturday's are reserved for special events and rentals.website
Look into visiting the Fort Christmas Historical Park,1300 N Fort Christmas Rd in Christmas. Seven restored historical homes preserve the 'Cracker' architecture, and interpreted to show pioneer life from the 1870s through the 1930s in Florida. The Fort Christmas Historical Park is open Tuesday - Sunday -- 9:00 am - 4:00 pm Admission is Free. website
7. Get Creative Want an outlet for your artistic side? A short drive south will lead you to Outlaw Potter & Art Studio, 3475 N Highway 1 Unit #2 Cocoa, where you can paint your own pottery as low as $10 per person. All materials are provided.website
8. Get a Tan Work on a golden Florida tan minus all the crowds by spending the day at Cape Canaveral National Seashore, 212 S. Washington Avenue. Voted one of quietest and most secluded beaches in Florida by TripAdvisor readers, Cape Canaveral Seashore's fees for all day parking is only $5.00 per car or $1.00 per person who arrive by bicycle or on foot.website
9. Explore Nature Get into the great outdoors courtesy of a guided hike hosted every Saturday at Enchanted Forest Sanctuary, 444 Columbia Blvd. Located in the southern limits of the City of Titusville, the Enchanted Forest Sanctuary contains a diversity of natural habitats within its 470-acres. Wildlife observation, nature photography, and hiking are popular recreational activities.website
10. Treat Fido Brought a four-legged friend with you? Treat them to a day at the park. Fay Lake Wilderness Park, 6300 Fay Blvd, Cocoa has a popular dog park which is open every day from dawn to dusk. The park is maintained by Brevard County Parks and Recreation, and dogs must have vaccinations to enter. Admission is free.website