A few fun things to do on Merritt Island in Florida can include visiting the Kennedy Space Center or the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge and going on different types of boat tours, such as the Dolphins Paradise or Coastal Lagoon tours. Parents traveling with children can also visit many fun attractions for kids, including KARS Park and the Paradise Skate Park, notes TripBuzz.com.
For space enthusiasts and tourists, the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex may be a fun attraction, offering bus tours, the chance to have lunch with astronauts and the ability to view more than 60 interactive exhibits. Bus tours drive visitors through sites of launch pads, and they get to see a Saturn rocket that is 363 feet in length, notes KennedySpaceCenter.com. At the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, another popular attraction is the Shuttle Launch Experience, a simulation of a shuttle launch.
For tourists interested in fun outdoor activities, the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge may be a good option. This wildlife refuge consists of nearly 140,000 acres of land and is home to than 300 species of wildlife species that visitors may see including bald eagles, sea manatees, alligators and sea turtles, notes VisitFlorida.com. Tourists can also take a drive though the Black Point Wildlife Drive to view different types of plants, waterfowl and shorebirds.
Children can also have fun on a trip to this island at the many kid-friendly attractions including Dolphins Paradise Tours, where families can view marine life such as dolphins and manatees. KARS Park is a campground where kids can enjoy many water activities, and the site also has a playground.