Introduction to Cape Canaveral, Florida
Cape Canaveral, Florida, in Brevard county, is 22 miles N of Melbourne, Florida (center to center) and 117 miles E of Tampa, Florida. It's part of the surrounding Melbourne-Titusville-Palm Bay metro area.
Cape Canaveral History
The area which is now known as Cape Canaveral was first appraised by a group of vacationing journalists from Orlando. The city of Cape Canaveral is located in Brevard County, which was established in 1844. The county is also known as Space Coast because of the presence of the John F. Kennedy Space Center. It is said that Juan Ponce de Leon arrived at its shores in 1513. The American Revolutionary War’s last naval battle, which was fought in 1783, off the shores of Cape Canaveral, took place between the HMS Sybill and the USS Alliance.
Cape Canaveral and Nearby Attractions
- Brevard Museum of History and Natural Science.
- Canaveral National Seashore.
- Brevard Museum of Art and Science.
- Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge.
- American Police Hall of Fame and Museum.
- William Beardall Tosohatchee State Preserve.
Things To Do In Cape Canaveral
While in Cape Canaveral, one can visit the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, the Canaveral National Seashore, Cherie Down Park and Jetty Park. The Brevard Museum of History and Natural Science, and the American Police Hall of Fame and Museum, provide information about the historical and cultural background of the area. The Brevard Zoo is also located nearby. The Kennedy Space Center is one of the main attractions in Cape Canaveral.
Cape Canaveral Transportation
Space Coast Regional Airport is located nearby.
Cape Canaveral Higher Education
Students can pursue higher education at the University of Central Florida, Rollins College and Valencia Community College.