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===By plane===
 
===By plane===
'''Melbourne International Airport''' ({{IATA|MLB}}) [http://www.mlbair.com/], just 27 miles south, is the closest airport to Cape Canaveral. It is served by '''Delta Airlines''' [http://delta.com] with six daily arrivals (note that Flight 5715 does not operate on Saturday) from Atlanta.  
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'''Melbourne International Airport''' ({{IATA|MLB}}) [http://www.mlbair.com/], just 27 miles south, is the closest airport to Cape Canaveral. It is served by '''Delta Airlines''' [http://delta.com] with six daily arrivals (note that Flight 5197 does not operate on Saturday, and Flight 5049 does not operate on Tuesday or Wednesday) from Atlanta, and '''US Airways''' [http://http://shopping.usairways.com/Flights/BuildItinerary.aspx?dest=MLB] with 3 daily arrivals (2 on Saturdays) from Charlotte, N.C.
  
 
'''Orlando International Airport''' ({{IATA|MCO}}) [http://www.orlandoairports.net/main.htm], from which Florida State Route 528 goes straight to Cape Canaveral, is the largest airport serving the area. The drive takes a little less than 1 hour.
 
'''Orlando International Airport''' ({{IATA|MCO}}) [http://www.orlandoairports.net/main.htm], from which Florida State Route 528 goes straight to Cape Canaveral, is the largest airport serving the area. The drive takes a little less than 1 hour.
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===By train===
 
===By train===
  
There  is  No  Amtrak   Station but  however  in  Volusia  County  in  Deland  there  is  Amtrak  station
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The nearest Amtrak station is in [[Orlando]], 50 miles west.
 
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There  is the  Florida  East  Coast  railroad  With  Interchange  with  NASA Kennedy  Space  Center  for
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for  the  Rocket Booster  heavy  duty  freight  cars  from  the  west of  usa.  In  the  Cape  Carnaveral,Florida
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NASA  has  a  there  own  Industrial  Railroad  at  the  Kennedy  Space  Center
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With  3  EMD  SW 1500 Diesel  Electric  Yard  Switcher  Locomotives  with  60  Assorted  Freight  Cars.
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===By car===
 
===By car===
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===By bus===
 
===By bus===
 
* '''Space Coast Area Transit''' [http://routefinder.ridescat.com/] is the name of the local Brevard County bus service. It is a cheap way to get around and is handicap accessible. The website provides maps and timetables. Buses travel to most sites and places of interest. $1.25 per ride, or $35 for a monthly pass.
 
* '''Space Coast Area Transit''' [http://routefinder.ridescat.com/] is the name of the local Brevard County bus service. It is a cheap way to get around and is handicap accessible. The website provides maps and timetables. Buses travel to most sites and places of interest. $1.25 per ride, or $35 for a monthly pass.
 
 
===By taxi===
 
  
 
==See==
 
==See==
 
[[Image:Saturn V main engines.JPG|thumb|200px|right|Saturn V, KSC Visitor's Complex]]
 
[[Image:Saturn V main engines.JPG|thumb|200px|right|Saturn V, KSC Visitor's Complex]]
* '''Cape Canaveral Lighthouse''' [http://www.capecanaverallighthousefoundation.com/]
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* '''Cape Canaveral Lighthouse''' [http://www.CanaveralLight.org/]
  
* '''Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex''' [http://www.kennedyspacecenter.com]'' (Follow Florida State Road 405 until it dead ends)'' This busy tourist attraction offers museums, movies, a rocket garden and bus tours of important shuttle preparation and launch facilities. This is an official Federal site - however, the visitor complex is run by contractors for a profit, so prices are comparable to private tourist attractions, not a typical national park. Basic admission (a 2 day pass) includes an excellent bus tour, the museums and the IMAX movies. Additional special tours or programs should be booked in advance since they sell out quickly. NOTE: this facility may *sometimes* be closed on shuttle launch days!
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* <see name="Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex" alt="" address="" directions="Just to the west of Orsino on Florida State Road 405, between Range Road and East Avenue SW" phone="+1 866 737-5235" url="http://www.kennedyspacecenter.com" hours="9AM-6PM" price="Adult $50, 3-11 $40" lat="" long="" email="" fax="">This busy tourist attraction offers museums, movies, a rocket garden and bus tours of former shuttle preparation and launch facilities. This is an official Federal site - however, the visitor complex is run by contractors for a profit, so prices are comparable to private tourist attractions, not a typical national park. Basic admission (a 2 day pass) includes an excellent bus tour, the museums and the IMAX movies. Additional special tours or programs should be booked in advance since they sell out quickly. NOTE: this facility may *sometimes* be closed on launch days!</see>
** '''Shuttle Launches''' - passes to bring your car to sites "close" to the shuttle can be purchased through the KSC Visitor Complex [http://kennedyspacecenter.stores.yahoo.net/]. Keep in mind that for safety reasons, the closest approach available is at least 4 miles away, and often much further (7 miles, 10 miles, etc.) Very few viewing sites offer a glimpse of the shuttle on the pad before launch - in which case, it really doesn't matter where in Brevard county you are. You will definitely see its blazing engines launch it up into the sky, and (seconds later, depending on the distance) hear the booming noise as it rattles your windows. On a clear day, a shuttle launch can sometimes be seen from Orlando! Most people with a launch pass arrive many hours early to choose the best location in their assigned area, and the gridlock getting out (everyone leaving at once) will take at least an hour. Additionally, launches are subject to cancellation for weather or a problem in any of the billions of parts that go into a vehicle, so a launch date can never be considered firm.
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* '''Patrick Air Force Base''' [http://www.patrick.af.mil/questions/topic.asp?id=664] - due to security this unique national treasure is usually closed to the public, however a free bus tour is offered once a month by reservation only. Call 494-5945, 494-5949 or 494-5933 for reservations and more information. However, most of these unique Air Force sites, including older manned and unmanned launch pads, the newer unmanned vehicle launch pads and the intimate Air Force Museum, can also be seen from a fee-based special KSC bus tour of Cape Canaveral.
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* <see name="Air Force Space and Missile Museum" alt="" address="" directions="Tours leave from the AF Space and Missile History Center just outside the south gate of Cape Canaveral Air Force Station" phone="+1 321 494-594 M-F 8AM-4PM" email="ccafstours@patrick.af.mil" fax="" url="http://www.patrick.af.mil/shared/media/document/AFD-110909-079.pdf" hours="W-Th 9AM (launch and operations schedule permitting)" price="Free">The three-hour tour includes stops at the Air Force Space and Missile Museum, the Cape Canaveral Lighthouse and several historic launch complexes. Reservations are required and seating is limited. Adults must be able to present one form  of official ID, such as a driver’s license, military ID and/or passport, when checking in at the History Center. Bus and most facilities are NOT handicapped accessible.  Note that these sites can be seen daily via a fee-based special KSC bus tour of Cape Canaveral.</see>
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* <see name="Air Force Space and Missile History Center" alt="" address="" directions="Just outside the south gate of Cape Canaveral Air Force Station" phone="+1 321 853-9171" email="airforcespaceandmissilemuseum@patrick.af.mil" fax="" url="" hours="Tu-F 9AM-2PM, Sa 9AM-5PM, Su Noon-4PM" price="Free">The History Center is an extension of the Air Force Space and Missile Museum.  It is located outside of the gates of the Air Force Station and does not require entry onto the station.</see>
  
 
==Do==
 
==Do==
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** '''SunCruz Casino''',  610 Glen Cheek Dr., 321-799-3511. Relax and gamble for a night on the water. Ages 18+.
 
** '''SunCruz Casino''',  610 Glen Cheek Dr., 321-799-3511. Relax and gamble for a night on the water. Ages 18+.
  
* <listing name="Zero Gravity Corporation" alt="" directions="" address="" phone="1-800-937-6480" email="" fax="" hours="" price="$3675" url="http://www.gozerog.com/">Parabolic flights on a modified 727, offering brief periods of weightlessness.</listing>
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* <do name="Zero Gravity Corporation" alt="" directions="" address="" phone="1-800-937-6480" email="" fax="" hours="" price="$3675" url="http://www.gozerog.com/">Parabolic flights on a modified 727, offering brief periods of weightlessness.</do>
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* '''Cocoa Beach Sportfishing Charters''', 800 Scallop Dr, 1-321-848-2662. [http://www.CBSportfishing.com/]. Deep Sea Fishing Charters leaving from Cocoa Beach and Port Canaveral. Catch Dolphin,Wahoo,Sailfish,Grouper and many others. Children Welcome.
 
* '''Cocoa Beach Sportfishing Charters''', 800 Scallop Dr, 1-321-848-2662. [http://www.CBSportfishing.com/]. Deep Sea Fishing Charters leaving from Cocoa Beach and Port Canaveral. Catch Dolphin,Wahoo,Sailfish,Grouper and many others. Children Welcome.
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*<do name="A1A Beach Rentals" alt="" directions="" address="6811 N Atlantic Ave" phone="321-505-7455" url="http://www.a1afunrentals.com">Surfboard rental, paddleboard rental, kayak rental, bike rental, beach gear rental.  Rentals are by the day, 2-day, and weekly, and the company delivers everything to you.  Activities include kayak fishing, kayak manatee and wildlife viewing, surfing lessons, stand-up paddle boarding lessons, cruise shore excursions, surf fishing, flats fishing.</do>
  
 
==Buy==
 
==Buy==
 
Kennedy Space Center's Gift shop is a treasure trove of '''astronaut autographs'''.
 
Kennedy Space Center's Gift shop is a treasure trove of '''astronaut autographs'''.
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*<buy name="Fin Freak Offshore Charters" alt="" address="505 gleen cheek dr Cape Canaveral" directions="" phone="321-631-3474" url="http://www.finfreak.com" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">Cape Canaveral fishing charters </buy>
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==Eat==
 
==Eat==
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==Drink==
 
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*<drink name="Causeway Diner" alt="" address="3700 n. Courtenay parkway" directions="" phone="321 454 9898" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">diner serving breakfast, lunch and dinner all day long</drink>
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==Sleep==
 
==Sleep==
* '''Residence Inn Cape Canaveral Cocoa Beach''', 8959 Astronaut Blvd., ''+1 321'' 323-1100, Toll-free: ''+1 800'' 331-3131, Fax: ''+1 321'' 323-1029, [http://marriott.com/property/propertypage/MLBRI].
 
  
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*<sleep name="Country Inn &amp; Suites" alt="" address="9009 Astronaut Blvd" directions="" phone="+1-321-784-8500" url="http://www.countryinns.com/capecanaveralfl" checkin="3PM" checkout="12PM" price="" lat="" long="">Closest hotel to Port Canaveral, with packages that include shuttle service to Port Canaveral. Complimentary hot breakfast.</sleep>
  
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* <sleep name="Residence Inn" alt="" address="8959 Astronaut Blvd" directions="" phone="+1 321-323-1100" tollfree="+1 800-331-3131" email="" fax="+1 321-323-1029" url="http://marriott.com/property/propertypage/MLBRI" checkin="" checkout="" price=""></sleep>
  
===Splurge===
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* <sleep name="Ron Jon Cape Caribe Resort" alt="" address="1000 Shorewood Dr" directions="" phone="+1 321-784-4922" tollfree="+1 888-933-3030" email="" fax="" url="http://www.ronjonresort.com" checkin="" checkout="" price=""></sleep>
  
 
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==Contact==
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*'''[[Disney World]]''' is 1-1/2 hours by car due west in [[Lake Buena Vista]].
 
*'''[[Disney World]]''' is 1-1/2 hours by car due west in [[Lake Buena Vista]].
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Revision as of 19:14, 14 March 2013

Atlas rocket launches into space from Cape Canaveral (May 2004)

Cape Canaveral is a city in Brevard County, Florida, most famous as the home of America's launch pad, Kennedy Space Center. Cape Canaveral is part of a region known as the "Space Coast", since all of the manned United States spacecraft are launched from the Space Center on nearby Merritt Island. The city of Cape Canaveral is located at the northern end of a barrier island on the Atlantic coast of Florida. It is due south of the geographical feature Cape Canaveral which is on Merritt Island.

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Get in

By plane

Melbourne International Airport (IATA: MLB) [1], just 27 miles south, is the closest airport to Cape Canaveral. It is served by Delta Airlines [2] with six daily arrivals (note that Flight 5197 does not operate on Saturday, and Flight 5049 does not operate on Tuesday or Wednesday) from Atlanta, and US Airways [3] with 3 daily arrivals (2 on Saturdays) from Charlotte, N.C.

Orlando International Airport (IATA: MCO) [4], from which Florida State Route 528 goes straight to Cape Canaveral, is the largest airport serving the area. The drive takes a little less than 1 hour.

Daytona Beach International Airport (IATA: DAB) [5] is about an hour and 15 minutes north by way of Interstate 95.

By train

The nearest Amtrak station is in Orlando, 50 miles west.

By car

Cape Canaveral is at the eastern end of Florida State Route 528 from Orlando. Interstate 95, a primary north-south route on the Atlantic Coast, intersects FL-528 near Cape Canaveral.

By bus

By boat

Get around

By bus

  • Space Coast Area Transit [6] is the name of the local Brevard County bus service. It is a cheap way to get around and is handicap accessible. The website provides maps and timetables. Buses travel to most sites and places of interest. $1.25 per ride, or $35 for a monthly pass.

See

Saturn V, KSC Visitor's Complex
  • Cape Canaveral Lighthouse [7]
  • Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, (Just to the west of Orsino on Florida State Road 405, between Range Road and East Avenue SW), +1 866 737-5235, [8]. 9AM-6PM. This busy tourist attraction offers museums, movies, a rocket garden and bus tours of former shuttle preparation and launch facilities. This is an official Federal site - however, the visitor complex is run by contractors for a profit, so prices are comparable to private tourist attractions, not a typical national park. Basic admission (a 2 day pass) includes an excellent bus tour, the museums and the IMAX movies. Additional special tours or programs should be booked in advance since they sell out quickly. NOTE: this facility may *sometimes* be closed on launch days! Adult $50, 3-11 $40.
  • Air Force Space and Missile Museum, (Tours leave from the AF Space and Missile History Center just outside the south gate of Cape Canaveral Air Force Station), +1 321 494-594 M-F 8AM-4PM (), [9]. W-Th 9AM (launch and operations schedule permitting). The three-hour tour includes stops at the Air Force Space and Missile Museum, the Cape Canaveral Lighthouse and several historic launch complexes. Reservations are required and seating is limited. Adults must be able to present one form of official ID, such as a driver’s license, military ID and/or passport, when checking in at the History Center. Bus and most facilities are NOT handicapped accessible. Note that these sites can be seen daily via a fee-based special KSC bus tour of Cape Canaveral. Free.
  • Air Force Space and Missile History Center, (Just outside the south gate of Cape Canaveral Air Force Station), +1 321 853-9171 (). Tu-F 9AM-2PM, Sa 9AM-5PM, Su Noon-4PM. The History Center is an extension of the Air Force Space and Missile Museum. It is located outside of the gates of the Air Force Station and does not require entry onto the station. Free.

Do

  • Go on a Cruise from Port Canaveral [10] - Evening and extended cruises offered. These are especially popular for their casino facilities which are not available on land.
    • Sterling Casino Lines, 180 Jetty Drive, Ph: (800) 765-5711. Go out for night on the water on Sterling. Ages 18+.
    • SunCruz Casino, 610 Glen Cheek Dr., 321-799-3511. Relax and gamble for a night on the water. Ages 18+.
  • Zero Gravity Corporation, 1-800-937-6480, [11]. Parabolic flights on a modified 727, offering brief periods of weightlessness. $3675.
  • Cocoa Beach Sportfishing Charters, 800 Scallop Dr, 1-321-848-2662. [12]. Deep Sea Fishing Charters leaving from Cocoa Beach and Port Canaveral. Catch Dolphin,Wahoo,Sailfish,Grouper and many others. Children Welcome.
  • A1A Beach Rentals, 6811 N Atlantic Ave, 321-505-7455, [13]. Surfboard rental, paddleboard rental, kayak rental, bike rental, beach gear rental. Rentals are by the day, 2-day, and weekly, and the company delivers everything to you. Activities include kayak fishing, kayak manatee and wildlife viewing, surfing lessons, stand-up paddle boarding lessons, cruise shore excursions, surf fishing, flats fishing.

Buy

Kennedy Space Center's Gift shop is a treasure trove of astronaut autographs.

  • Fin Freak Offshore Charters, 505 gleen cheek dr Cape Canaveral, 321-631-3474, [14]. Cape Canaveral fishing charters


Eat

  • Rusty's Seafood, 628 Glen Cheek Drive, (321) 783-2033, [15]. Great surf and turf, in a relaxing setting on the water, with live entertainment, and seating both inside and outside over the water.
  • Grill's Seafood Deck &Tiki Bar, 505 Glen Cheek Drive, 321-868-2226, [16]. Fresh seafood and great atmosphere.
  • Fishlips, 610 Glen Cheek Drive (At Port Canaveral), 321-784-4533, [17]. Unique food and drinks, live entertainment, great nightlife.
  • Dixie Crossroads, 1475 Garden St Titusville, FL 32796, (321) 268-5000, [18]. Seafood


Drink

  • Causeway Diner, 3700 n. Courtenay parkway, 321 454 9898. diner serving breakfast, lunch and dinner all day long


Sleep

  • Country Inn & Suites, 9009 Astronaut Blvd, +1-321-784-8500, [19]. checkin: 3PM; checkout: 12PM. Closest hotel to Port Canaveral, with packages that include shuttle service to Port Canaveral. Complimentary hot breakfast.
  • Residence Inn, 8959 Astronaut Blvd, +1 321-323-1100 (toll free: +1 800-331-3131, fax: +1 321-323-1029), [20].
  • Ron Jon Cape Caribe Resort, 1000 Shorewood Dr, +1 321-784-4922 (toll free: +1 888-933-3030), [21].

Contact

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Routes through Cape Canaveral
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