buddah at white sands buddist center

Space Coast Hidden Gems

Explore the lesser-known side of Florida's Space Coast 

You know of all the Space Coast's greatest hits, but have you explored its hidden gems? These off-the-beaten-path spots call for a detour or day trip!

Cape Canaveral Lighthouse | Canaveral Space Force Station

canaveral lighthouse

With its signature black-and-white stripes, this 151-foot-tall iron beacon was built in 1868 and is still operational. Learn its history when you take a tour! 

Harry T. & Harriette V. Moore Memorial Park & Museum | Mims 

Explore the history of the Civil Rights Era and the enduring legacy of the Moores with moving museum exhibits and a replica of their historic home. 

White Sands Buddhist Center | Mims

An unexpected marvel just to the north of Titusville, this monastery features stunning art  including some of the largest white granite Buddha statues in the United States

Peacock Spotting | City of Cape Canaveral 

peacock in cape canaveral

Spy the Spectacular plumage of free-roaming peafowl near Port Canaveral. 

Cruickshank Scrub Jay Sanctuary | Rockledge 

Speaking of rare birds, Helen & Allen Cruickshank Sanctuary is one of only a few places where you can spot the endangered Florida ScrubJay dwelling in its natural habitat. 

Pine Island Conservation Area & Field Manor | Merritt Island

Explore nearly 900 acres of wetland habitat by foot bike or kayak. Spot Roseate Spoonbills and other incredible birds. While you're here check out Field Manor, a 19th-century homestead, grove, and farm. 

King Center for the Arts | Melbourne

From Broadway shows to beloved performances this venue is home to a full slate of shows all year long. 

Valiant Air Command Warbird Museum | Titusville

plane at warbird museum

See an impressive collection of more than 50 historic aircraft at the Space Coast Regional Airport. 

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