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Kennedy Space Center

Visit the space launch headquarters of NASA and you may see a rocket catapulted into the stratosphere.

The Kennedy Space Center (KSC) is NASA’s space launch headquarters. In 1969, Apollo 11 lifted off from here and put the first humans on the moon. Unmanned rockets are now launched regularly. Check ahead to see if your visit coincides with one of these dramatic events.

KSC covers 140,000 acres (57,000 hectares), an area six times the size of Manhattan. Housed in various outlying hangar-like structures are many of the main attractions, including the photographic exhibits depicting the construction and use of the earliest launch pads for the large and heavy manned space shuttles.

Start your day at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, where tour buses depart every 15 minutes. These self-guided tours are included in your admission price, so hop on and off the bus at your convenience. Ride past a space shuttle launch pad and stop at the Apollo/Saturn V Center to see a moon rocket. Make advance reservations for a guided tour led by a trained space expert.

At the KSC Visitor Complex Rock Garden, marvel at the size of the spacecraft soaring into the sky, including early rockets that made space exploration possible. Climb aboard more modern models to see the astronauts’ living quarters. On the Shuttle Launch Experience, interactive simulators provide a virtual trip into space, with veterans of the U.S. space program available to discuss your flight when you land. See videos from the manned International Space Station, orbiting Earth since 2000.

Travel through time at the United States Astronauts Hall of Fame where you’ll see artifacts and exhibits regarding those who first explored space. Play the zero-gravity Gravball and experience the Mission to Mars 3-D motion simulator.

Talk to a veteran space traveler at Lunch With An Astronaut. Book in advance for this 1-hour experience, which has an extra cost.

Arrive early in the morning to ensure plenty of time to see the exhibits, take a tour and watch one of the IMAX films, which are included in your admission price. Guided tours have extra fees. Dedicate a day to fully enjoy the unique experiences of the Kennedy Space Center.


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Lodging Near Kennedy Space Center

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Bay Towers Titusville

Bay Towers Titusville

2825 S. Washington Avenue, Titusville
1.7
of 5, from 3 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Situated in Titusville, this condo is within 3 mi (5 km) of Spell House, Clifton Lake, and Pritchard House. Emma Parrish Theatre and North Brevard Historical Museum are also within 3 mi (5 km).

Inn at Kennedy Space Center

Inn at Kennedy Space Center

4951 S Washington Ave, Titusville
3.3
of 5, from 32 reviews
0.0 out of 5.0

Located in the heart of Titusville, this hotel is 2.7 mi (4.3 km) from American Police Hall of Fame and Museum and within 6 mi (10 km) of Enchanted Forest Sanctuary and Valiant Air Command Warbird Museum. Spell House and Clifton Lake are also within 6 mi (10 km).

$109
Casa Coquina Del Mar Bed and Breakfast

Casa Coquina Del Mar Bed and Breakfast

4010 Coquina Avenue, Titusville
4.3
of 5, from 163 reviews
3.5 out of 5.0

Situated near the beach, this bed & breakfast is 3.5 mi (5.7 km) from Valiant Air Command Warbird Museum and within 12 mi (20 km) of Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex and Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge.

$93
Three Oaks Motel

Three Oaks Motel

707 South Hopkins Ave, Titusville
2.3
of 5, from 17 reviews
2.0 out of 5.0

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

Best Home Stay in Kennedy Space Center Titusville

Best Home Stay in Kennedy Space Center Titusville

151 Harrison St, Titusville
0.0 out of 5.0

Located in the heart of Titusville, this vacation home is within 3 mi (5 km) of Spell House, Clifton Lake, and Pritchard House. Emma Parrish Theatre and North Brevard Historical Museum are also within 3 mi (5 km).

Quite, Cozy, And Convenient Vacation House

Quite, Cozy, And Convenient Vacation House

4285 Coquina Ave, Titusville
3.7
of 5, from 3 reviews
0.0 out of 5.0

Situated in Titusville, this vacation home is 2.8 mi (4.5 km) from Enchanted Forest Sanctuary and within 6 mi (10 km) of Spell House and Clifton Lake. American Police Hall of Fame and Museum and Pritchard House are also within 6 mi (10 km).

Cozy Efficiency Cottage in Titusville. Close to the Indian River

Cozy Efficiency Cottage in Titusville. Close to the Indian River

4285 Coquina Ave, Titusville
4.0
of 5, from 1 reviews
0.0 out of 5.0

Situated in Titusville, this property is 2.8 mi (4.5 km) from Enchanted Forest Sanctuary and within 6 mi (10 km) of Spell House and Clifton Lake. American Police Hall of Fame and Museum and Pritchard House are also within 6 mi (10 km).

$64
Budget Motel

Budget Motel

612 S Washington Ave, Titusville
2.9
of 5, from 60 reviews
2.0 out of 5.0

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