An astronaut watches a rocket launch from the viewing balcony at the Exploration Tower in Port Canaveral
Launch Viewing Venues

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The Best Venues to Watch a Rocket Launch

Even though Kennedy Space Center offers the best seats in the house, you can see a rocket launch anywhere on the Space Coast! There are many prime viewing locations outside of the complex, such as along the shores of the Indian River Lagoon, the Exploration Tower in Port Canaveral, Playalinda Beach at the Canaveral National Seashore, the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame in Titusville, the Westgate Cocoa Beach Pier, and any of the beaches south of Port Canaveral including Jetty Park, Cocoa Beach and all the way down to the Sebastian Inlet State Park. Check out our map of some of our favorite spots and the listings below to help you choose your ideal viewing location!


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