Nestled between the Indian and Banana Rivers lies Merritt Island Florida, home to not only a wildlife refuge that rivals any but also home to our country’s space launch program. NASA and The Cape Canaveral Air Force Station house the premier launch and space vehicle processing facilities surrounded by the Merritt Island Wildlife Refuge.
Located in central Brevard County Merritt Island offers just about any thing you could desire in the way of recreation, restaurants and shopping featuring a full service mall surrounded by specialty shops in shopping centers and stand alone locations.
If you are seeking a great place to eat, a wide variety of restaurants offering the standard fare to specialty meals with something for every taste and budget. one can experience south of the border to oriental favorites or offerings of a thick steak to traditionally prepared Italian dishes, you can even find drive through Mediterranean food.
Shopping at the Merritt Crossing Mall and surrounding shops offers convince and selection from major chain department store giants to specialty shops that apeal to everyone. A shopping club offers discounts in bulk for the thrift minded shopper.
Parks and recreational facilities are conveniently located across the island and Merritt Island boasts a unique spaced based attraction adjacent to the Kennedy Space Center that offers guided tours on to the working space launch facility along with themed attractions and a ”Space Shuttle Experience“ ride.