A mother and daughter marvel at the rockets on display at the Rocket Garden at the Kennedy Space Center

Rocket Garden | Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex

Space Attractions in Titusville, FL

Titusville is only 15 minutes from where America’s space program began. The Space Coast of Florida is where astronauts sat atop a fiery explosion that hurled them 238,000 miles to the moon and then back. And it is where rockets still roar into orbit. That’s why they call this the Space Coast. Being on the Titusville Space Coast definitely has it’s perks. Besides the great weather and even better food, we also happen to be neighbors with one of the biggest space hubs in the country. Being so close to where the space program began means Titusville is home to astronaut hangouts, brilliant minds, and the beginning of space travel history. With Kennedy Space Center practically just down the road, every launch displayed for the center is visible to Titusville. The Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex is one of the best ways to educate your children (and yourself!) and have fun at the same time! Rocket launch simulators help imaginations run wild and make visitors feel like they’re on a journey into space!

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Try to take in the size of a real space shuttle when you get the chance to see one up close and personal! If that’s still not close enough to space for you, set up a date with someone that’s been there before. You can even schedule a lunch with an astronaut at the space center! If you’re planning on viewing a rocket launch in Space View Park, stop in to take a tour in the U.S. Space Walk of Fame right next door! This museum was designed to preserve the history of the space program that started just miles away. Take a tour and appreciate all of the space relics that have survived very long journeys. Visitors are also able to witness rocket launches from the Canaveral Air Force Station. There are multiple prime locations to catch a glimpse of this explosion of science, and most of them allow you to relax with your toes in the sand.

Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex

With a visit to Kennedy Space Center, you can strap in and launch as part of one of the most realistic spaceflight simulators in the world or immerse your imagination inside the immense IMAX Theater experience. And that's just the beginning. Get up close to Space Shuttle Atlantis in a remarkable display, meet astronauts, and if you learn...

Kids having fun at the Saturn V Center at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex
Rocket Launch

Rockets launch year round from the Canaveral Air Force Station. There are many prime viewing areas outside of the Kennedy Space Center Visitor’s Center complex including: Space View Park, Canaveral National Seashore, and Playalinda Beach.

Watch a rocket launch from up close in Titusville, FL
Valiant Air Command Warbird Museum

The Valiant Air Command Warbird Museum maintains and restores all types of aircraft that were indigenous to the world's military air forces starting before WWI to the present. Open seven days a week, The Valiant Air Command Warbird Museum is a historians’ dream and an aviator's heaven.

Check out vintage Warbird airplanes at the Valiant Air Command Warbird Museum in Titusville, FL
American Space Museum & Space Walk of Fame

The American Space Museum & Space Walk of Fame was founded to preserve the history of the U.S. Space Program. Watch their video and photo tours as you pour through space memorabilia. The museum is adjacent to Space View Park, a popular viewing area for rocket launches. 

The Project Mercury monument at the American Space Walk of Fame in Titusville, FL
Quality Inn Kennedy Space Center

Spacious guest rooms and other full-services amenities await you at the Quality Inn Kennedy Space Center. With its close proximity to area attractions, you can be at the center of it all within minutes. 

Enjoy the pool at the Quality Inn Kennedy Space Center in Titusville, FL
Holiday Inn Titusville - Kennedy Space Center

With its close proximity to area attractions and I-95, The Holiday Inn Titusville - Kennedy Space Center has top-notch amenities in a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere.

A room at the Holiday Inn Titusville - Kennedy Space Center in Titusville, FL
Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Titusville/Kennedy Space Center

Located only 45 minutes from Orlando International Airport and 20 minutes from Kennedy Space Center, the Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott is an award-winning hotel full of amenities to make your stay more comfortable. Amenities include: exercise room, outdoor heated pool, and rooms with refrigerators and microwaves. 

A room at the Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Titusville/Kennedy Space Center
Hampton Inn I-95/Kennedy Space Center

Watch a rocket launch, catch up on some sleep or take a lap in the outdoor swimming pool at the Hampton Inn/I-95 Kennedy Space Center. This hotel has complimentary Wi-Fi, as well as hot breakfast and a business center.

A room at the Hampton Inn I-95/Kennedy Space Center in Titusville, FL
Dixie Crossroads

Serving Florida's finest seafood for over 30 years, this iconic family style eatery is legendary for its seasonal wild caught local shrimp, corn fritters, steaks and prime rib. No matter what your palate desires, there’s something to please everyone at Dixie Crossroads. Open for lunch and dinner.

Rock shrimp at Dixie Crossroads in Titusville, FL
El Leoncito Mexican & Cuban Restaurant

Enjoy a view of the launch pads, or even watch a launch, while dining at El Leoncito Mexican & Cuban Restaurant. On the menu you’ll find fresh guacamole, enchiladas, ropa vieja and other Mexican and Cuban specialties. Open for lunch and dinner.

Authentic Mexican cuisine from El Leoncito Mexican & Cuban Restaurant in Titusville, FL
Moon Light Drive In

Take a step back into time at the Moon Light Drive In. Compared to a 1950s diner, the Moon Light Drive In serves old-fashioned burgers, hot dogs, and milkshakes. Waitresses can bring the order to your car, or you can eat inside and see photos of local history. Open for lunch and dinner.

Authentic diner at the Moon Light Drive In in Titusville, FL