Kennedy Space Center: NASA
On our vacation to Florida last year we went to the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. We went with our friends we stayed with and had a blast. The KSC is less than an hour east of Orlando!
You can expect the Kennedy Space Center tour to be a bit pricey but everyone seemed to really enjoy it. It is a highly recommended vacation destination.
We arrived early one morning to Cape Canaveral and the Kennedy Space Center. The Kennedy Space Center Tour we took was by bus (you take a NASA bus by the shuttle launch pad). It’s a self guided tour and you also will see:
- Historic Apollo 8 launch
- A 363 foot long Saturn V rocket
- IMAX Theater
- Rocket Garden
- Astronaut Hall of Fame
- Astronaut Memorial
- Space Shuttle Atlantis
There is a lot more to the Kennedy Space Center tours depending on what packages you choose to purchase. The memorial was something Kev and I wanted to see and it was beautiful, all names of fallen astronauts engraved on black granite. There is also a children’s play dome center.
After the Kennedy Space Center tour, the NASA bus drops you off at the Apollo/Saturn V Center where you’ll see the largest rocket ever made. This place is cool! You also get to see a room full of space fashion and have the opportunity to touch a moon rock.
And of course they have shopping opportunities for souvenirs and a few places to grab a bite to eat in the complex as well. We traveled with friends who needed ADA accessibility and the Kennedy Space Center made it very easy for those with disabilities to participate. We had accessible parking as well as wheelchair accessible lifts on the bus we took on the tour. Each destination on the tour has wheelchairs too.
One could probably spend a full day here so be sure to check out their site for how to plan a trip, area hotels and more. I asked Kev what his favorite part of the Kennedy Space Center tour was and he said, “I really enjoyed physically being so close to the actual launch pad.”
Have you ever been to the Kennedy Space Center?