NASA Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, Merritt Island

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The world of space exploration and discovery awaits you at NASA Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. Adjacent to NASA's Kennedy Space Center launch site, the complex offers a behind-the-scenes look at the astronauts' world through interactive exhibits, simulations, and guided tours. Take a bus tour to the observation platform at Launch Complex 39 for views of both launch pads and the space center. At the Shuttle Launch Experience, you can get a hint of what the astronauts feel when they're launched into space. Stop by the Astronaut Hall of Fame, and later walk through the Rocket Garden. Tours sell out, so it's smart to buy tickets in advance. Plan to see NASA Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex and other attractions that appeal to you using our Merritt Island holiday planning tool .
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  • Other folk have said to book the bus tour - yes - essential tto do this in advance to ensure you are not waiting in queues. The experience of it all is simply breathtaking especially when you realise ...  more »
  • We went there not expecting much, had read online that people were spending an average of 2,5 hour there. We ended up staying for 5 wonderful hours (and that was just on a regular pass, didn't buy any...  more »
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  • This visit was the highlight of our holiday. It was the most amazing place and we were not able to see everything in a day so we plan to visit again. The Center provides some fantastic information on the history of space travel and all families should go here. Great value for money. The Apollo adventure is the most factual story ever and fetches back great memories. Excellent! Mike. UK.
  • Amazing day. We spent 7 hours and didn’t get to see everything and we didn’t do any extra tours. There is a lot to see and it is all amazing. Highlights are the Atlantis shuttle and the Saturn V rocket. The bus tour(included in standard ticket) took you up to and around the big and iconic assembly building and the newly configured launch pads for Space X and ULA. At the Atlantis shuttle we were able to talk to a former NASA employee who used to be in charge of getting the some of the shuttles ready after a previous mission. We were able to hold some of the thermal tiles and blankets on the shuttle. He was also able to help us understand some of the logistics behind deploying and maintaining satellites. Food is standard fare but reasonably priced (not too much of a gouge). Parking was $10. Easy drive from Orlando (just under an hour)
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