I visited NASA at Fort Canaveral, Florida a year ago. It is just less than two hours drive from Orlando so, we took the time traveling this historic place for half a day. The entrance ticket was less thabn $30 bucks but, an employee who works there gave us four tickets for free. He is the good neighbor of our friend John. There are so much to see in this place. You will love it and if you have kids, they will be amazed of NASA.
That is the bus that will bring us to the tourist area. There were certain stops and all you have to do is enjoy the trip. There are so buildings that display the pictures of Astronauts, display of real rockets flown outside the earth, museums, theatre that shows clips of the voyages and many more.
Everything in the area is fully secured and there are places in the facilities that are off limits to the visitors and tourists. Every area has access for disabled guests and the bus prioritized the boarding of children and disabled first.
That is my daughter-in-law checking on the items for souvenirs back to Spain. There are so many gift shops in this area that sell toys, apparel, food and drinks of the astronauts. Oh, everyday, there is a schedule where real astronauts will have an autograph signing and meet them personally. I did not see one because we were busy in the gift shop buying souvenirs.This area is the farthest that you can go to see the launching pad of the rocket. Only scientist are allowed in that premises. It is still far. They provide a telescope on this gantry to see the 360 degrees angle of the launching pad.
Huge place ha? Those were the road tracks for the crawler. Crawler is the transportation of the Rocket. It is called crawler because from that building to the launching pad, it would take more than a day to transport the rocket. The two tracks are equivalent to each wheel of the crawler. Gigantic huh?