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Melbourne, FL

About MelbourneThe town was named after the postmaster's Australian hometown in 1879. Economic growth came in the late 1890s with the arrival of the Florida East Coast Railway. The introduction of another innovative form of travel—space flight—led to the development of high-tech and electronics industries, an additional benefit of the city's proximity to the Kennedy Space Center.

ShoppingMelbourne Square Mall, 2 miles east of I-95 on US 192 at 1700 W. New Haven Ave., contains Dillard's, JCPenney and Macy's. The downtown Historic District has specialty and antique shops.

Things to Do Brevard Zoo

Florida Institute of Technology Botanical Gardens

Foosaner Art Museum

Liberty Bell Memorial Museum

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Melbourne, FL

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Hilton Melbourne Rialto Place

200 Rialto Pl. Melbourne, FL 32901

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Residence Inn by Marriott Melbourne

1430 S Babcock St. Melbourne, FL 32901

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Hampton Inn Melbourne-Viera

130 Sheriff Dr. Melbourne, FL 32940

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Hilton Melbourne Beach Oceanfront

3003 N SR A1A. Melbourne, FL 32903

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