Quality Inn Kennedy Space Center
3655 Cheney Hwy.
Titusville, FL 32780
Phone: (321) 269-7110
Fax: (321) 268-6972
Over 500 species of wildlife, including 15 federally threatened or endangered species, inhabit this 140,000 acre refuge which is owned by NASA and overlays the Kennedy Space Center. A visitor's center and a manatee observation deck are on site, as well as four hiking trails, a seven mile auto tour route, and an observation tour. Fishing, waterfowl hunting, boating, and canoeing opportunities are available and educational programs are provided November through March.
Located on the north side of State Route 405,
Found southeast of Orlando, Canaveral National Seashore is located on a barrier island on the east coast of the state, just a short distance north of the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex (NASA) and Cocoa. Get back to nature and discover a native Florida, including an untouched beach, lagoon and dunes that are home to numerous wildlife and plants. Activities offered in the park consist of camping, fishing, boating, swimming, surfing, canoeing, ranger-led programs, and hiking or walking on various trails, plus a self-guided scenic drive. Highlights include a historic statehouse, historical interpretive park, 24 miles of undeveloped beaches and over 100 archaeological sites. - Diane Dilov-Schultheis
This full service marina offers many services and amenities such as 195 slips, floating docks, a ships store, gas and diesel, and laundry facilities.
Although it sits on only 25 acres, this spot offers visitors the chance to get involved in some active recreation and to explore Florida's historic past. The park's centerpiece is a replica of a fort built on Christmas day, 1837, to protect European settlers during their war with the Seminole Tribe. An on-site museum houses military and Seminole artifacts. The site also houses a restored pioneer home and sugarcane mill, both graced with historical farming equipment. Once you've soaked in your fill of history, have some fun on the basketball, volleyball and tennis courts located in the park. You'll also find a playground, horseshoe pits and picnic areas.
The Old St. Luke's Episcopal Church and Cemetery date back to 1888.The cemetery borders the church building, which is of Carpenter Gothic architecture.
In a tribute to the thrilling history of United States space exploration, the Space Center welcomes visitors to climb aboard a full size space shuttle replica, view moon rocks, and get a hands-on look at the science beyond the drama. Take a tour venturing deep into NASA's spaceport facilities, or visit the Rocket Garden, featuring eight massive rockets from past eras. An IMAX Theater shows movies on a five-story screen. The complex is also home to the Merritt Island Wildlife Refuge. Please note that this is a working space flight facility; hours and operations may change without notice.
The KSC Headquarters Building is a structure that is a home to the administrative offices of NASA. The structure features the offices of the center director, management staff, KSC library, travel office, film and photo archives, photo processing shops, mail room, KSC security offices, etc. The building is beautiful with the greenery around but is not open to the public for visiting. However, one can get a beautiful view of the same from the outside.
Located in NASA's Kennedy Space Center, the Vehicle Assembly Building-High Bay and Low Bay is one of the tallest buildings in the world. It was constructed to assemble and support Space vehicles. It has 10,000 tonnes (10,000,000 kilograms) of air-conditioning equipment and can control moisture on its own. The huge building also has its own weather with cloud formations below the ceilings on humid days. It is built to resist hurricanes and storms. It has also been featured in many Hollywood movies.
Take an interactive journey into space at the Astronaut Memorial Planetarium and Observatory. Consisting of a planetarium, public observatory, large-screen movie theatre, exhibit halls and an art gallery, this facility is designed to give visitors an interactive space journey. The planetarium theater simulates the night sky and provides multimedia programs, while the rooftop public observatory gives visitors an opportunity to view outer space directly through a Ritchie-Chretien reflector telescope. There is also an art gallery where images of space are displayed. The exhibit halls are open on Wednesdays from 1:30p to 4:30p, and Fridays and Saturdays from 6:30p to 10:30p. The observatory is open on Fridays and Saturdays from dusk to 10:00p. Field trips and functions can be scheduled by appointment.
Quench your need for adrenaline and experience some extreme rush at Orlando Speedworld. A variety of race cars are out there driving at breathtaking speeds through sharp curves, uphill and downhill slopes for the cheering masses. The three mile oval-shaped track also hosts crash and skid events, assuring the sweet sound of timbers colliding or rubbers burning in the scotching track heat. If that's not enough, you can get sloshed while having fun, as beer is available on the grand stands itself.
For an all-day getaway, consider a trip to this lovely spot. The park offers nearly 9000 acres of unspoiled Florida wilderness. Hike miles of trails along the scenic Econlockhatchee River and perhaps spot some of Florida's famous wildlife along the way. If you prefer more active recreation, consider making use of the preserve's off-road bicycling trails, fishing spots and horse trails. If you want to spend the night, the preserve does offer camping facilities (tents only). The park is located one mile west of SR 520 on Maxim, to Bancroft, South to Paddock, West to Dallas; follow signs.