Cape Canaveral

Space shuttle Discovery at the Kennedy Space Center (2009)

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.

Get in

By plane

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.

Get around

By bus


Saturn V, KSC Visitor's Complex


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


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




Go next

Routes through Cape Canaveral

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