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

The Best Venues to Watch a Rocket Launch

Even though Kennedy Space Center offers the best seats in the house, there are also many prime viewing areas outside of the complex such as along the shores of the Indian River, the Exploration Tower, the Canaveral National Seashore, the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame, the Westgate Cocoa Beach Pier or any of the beaches south of Port Canaveral. A list of great public viewing venues are listed below:

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Vacation Planner for Florida’s Space Coast

The official Space Coast Vacation Planner Guide is now available. There are two ways to get yours: