Kennedy Space Center, FL
All Spaced Out
Faster than a speeding bullet, more fun than a computer game... It's the Kennedy Space Center (KSC). How cool would it be to watch a real rocket taking off, and feel the rumble of engines in your shoes? Or, at least imagine what it was like to be an astronaut on one of the first space missions?
Exploration in the New Millennium,
copyright Kennedy Space Center.
Your kids may have missed the '60s, when this country was obsessed with the space race, but they can relive those exciting days during a visit to KSC, better known to us old fogies as Cape Canaveral.
Not only are rockets still taking off here, but the space center has become one of the most kid-friendly places this side of... well, Disney World. Located an hour's drive east of the mouse's kingdom, KSC and its educational programs now rival those of Disney and neighboring theme parks. What's more, this gee-whiz, awe-inspiring place is an adventure for everyone in the family.