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Kennedy Space Center

The site where Apollo 11 took off and put the first men on the moon, NASA’s space launch headquarters are an iconic attraction.

Covering an almost unimaginably vast area of over five billion square metres – six times the size of Manhattan – the Kennedy Space Center was where Apollo 11 launched before it put the first men on the moon. As NASA’s space launch headquarters unmanned shuttles are still launched regularly here, which you may even get to see if you visit at the right time.

You’ll arrive at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. Tour buses leave from here every 15 minutes, so you’ll never be kept waiting long. Once you hop on board, you’ll be able to take a self-guided tour around the site, getting on and off the bus at your own pace. Alternatively if you’d rather have a more structured experienced, you can go on a guided tour led by trained experts though it will cost you a little more and you’ll have to book in advance.

At the Rocket Garden you’ll get to see some of the pioneering early space shuttles, whilst elsewhere you can climb on board more modern crafts to find out how astronauts live and work whilst they’re out in space. On the Shuttle Launch Experience you can also enjoy a virtual trip into space as well as hear from space programme experts when you land.

The main attractions are housed in hangars throughout the complex. Among them you’ll find photo galleries which tell the story of the making of the earliest shuttle launch pads, one of which you’ll get to drive by on the tour bus. You can also see a moon rocket if you stop off at the Apollo/Saturn V Center.

Head for the United States Astronauts Hall of Fame where you’ll see exhibits on space travellers through the ages, with a large collection of personal memorabilia on display. You can even book ahead for an hour long Lunch With An Astronaut for an additional fee in which you’ll get to talk to a real astronaut and find out more about the experience.

Many visitors come and spend a whole day here, so arrive early to see the exhibits, take a tour and watch an IMAX film – all of which are included in your entry fee.

Popular Activities at Kennedy Space Centre

There are loads of wonderful ways to get the most out of Kennedy Space Centre. Here is a list of some of our favourites:

Examine our Orlando things to do page to learn about many more activities while you're here.


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Radisson Resort at the Port NZ$177
Radisson Resort at the Port

Radisson Resort at the Port

8701 Astronaut Blvd, Cape Canaveral, FL
     
    3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Situated near the beach, this resort is within 1 mi (2 km) of Manatee Sanctuary Park and Cherie Down Park. Golf-N-Gator and Cocoa Beach Pier are also within 3 mi (5 km).

    Beachfront House
    Beachfront House

    Beachfront House

    Riveredge Dr, Titusville, FL
       
      0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Situated in Titusville, this condo building is within a 15-minute walk of United States Astronaut Hall of Fame and American Police Hall of Fame and Museum. Enchanted Forest Sanctuary and Valiant Air Command Warbird Museum are also within 2 mi (3 km).

      Casa Coquina Del Mar Bed and Breakfast NZ$210
      Casa Coquina Del Mar Bed and Breakfast

      Casa Coquina Del Mar Bed and Breakfast

      4010 Coquina Avenue, Titusville, FL
         
        3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

        Located in Indian River City, this bed & breakfast is 3.5 mi (5.7 km) from Valiant Air Command Warbird Museum and 9.7 mi (15.6 km) from Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge and Playa Linda Beach are also within 20 mi (32 km).

        Bay Towers Titusville
        Bay Towers Titusville

        Bay Towers Titusville

        2825 S. Washington Avenue, Titusville, FL
           
          3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Situated in Titusville, this condo building is within 3 mi (5 km) of Spell House, Pritchard House, and Emma Parrish Theatre. U. S. Space Walk of Fame and North Brevard Historical Museum are also within 3 mi (5 km).

          Ashley Vacation Home NZ$193
          Ashley Vacation Home

          Ashley Vacation Home

          151 Harrison St, Titusville, FL
             
            3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

            Located in Alhambra Villas, this vacation home is within 3 mi (5 km) of Spell House, Pritchard House, and Emma Parrish Theatre. U. S. Space Walk of Fame and North Brevard Historical Museum are also within 3 mi (5 km).

            Budget Motel NZ$121
            Budget Motel

            Budget Motel

            612 S Washington Ave, Titusville, FL
               
              2.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Located in Le Barons Of Titusville, this motel is within a 5-minute walk of Pritchard House and Emma Parrish Theatre. North Brevard Historical Museum and U. S. Space Walk of Fame are also within 10 minutes.

              Three Oaks Motel NZ$146
              Three Oaks Motel

              Three Oaks Motel

              707 South Hopkins Ave, Titusville, FL
                 
                2.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Situated in Titusville, this motel is within a 5-minute walk of Pritchard House and Emma Parrish Theatre. North Brevard Historical Museum and U. S. Space Walk of Fame are also within 10 minutes.

                Travel Inn of Titusville NZ$103
                Travel Inn of Titusville

                Travel Inn of Titusville

                7503 US-1, Titusville, FL
                   
                  2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Situated in Titusville, this motel is 8.2 mi (13.2 km) from Space View Park and 12 mi (19.2 km) from Coastal Florida Sports Park. Savannahs Golf Course and Port Canaveral are also within 20 mi (32 km).