Kennedy Space Center Express
Visit the Kennedy Space Center in Central Florida, and experience human space flight from the 1940s to the present day. The Kennedy Space Center offers a full day of exciting exhibits and knowledge that can make a family's visit educational and fun. With two different types of tours available (the Base Tour or the Astronaut Tour), visitors to Kennedy Space Center can get a sense of what it was like for astronauts before they zoomed off into space, as well as what future space tourists will be experiencing. There are opportunities to explore the Launch Complex 39 viewing area and walk among rockets once under construction for NASA missions.
The Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex is located in Cape Canaveral on Florida's Space Coast. The Visitor Complex features exhibits, IMAX® movies, an Astronaut Hall of Fame®, and educational entertainment. The Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex is about 3 miles long by 1.1 miles wide, making it the most prominent space museum in the world. The Visitor Complex was built to resemble how a NASA visitor center would look. Visitors can travel through the first-floor "historic" exhibit, see an IMAX film, or take a self-guided tour of the 2nd floor exhibits that include locations and vehicles where America's future astronauts began their journeys into space and beyond.
The Kennedy Space Center is easily accessible by public transportation from all major airports in the United States. The Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex is also easily accessible by car. The visitor center parking lot holds over 5,000 vehicles and is located on the north end of the complex. A shuttle bus runs from the gate to the IMAX theater and several galleries during peak hours. All exhibits at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex require an entrance fee for visitors.
The Kennedy Space Center has contributed several elements to the popular culture of the United States. Space-age architecture silhouettes are familiar around Florida, with buildings in Miami, St. Petersburg, and Tampa designed in that style (although, in reality, none of these buildings were built by KSC). Examples include the St. Petersburg Times Building, Chase Tower (Buffalo), Courthouse Center (Tampa), former Bankers Life Building (Indianapolis), Hinkle Building, and Sts.