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LC39 Observation Gantry

Address: Kennedy Space Center, Cape Canaveral, FL
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Type: Observation Decks/ Towers, Sights & Landmarks
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Oviedo, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

I really enjoyed being near the history the LC39 was made. As a kid, I used to dream about being an astronaurt.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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37 reviews 37 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

It was a nice place for viewing the Orion rocket launch, very limited seating but continental breakfast was served and restrooms were clean. Go early to get the best seating.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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238 helpful votes 238 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

It has been a couple of years since we were there but from the tour bus we went past a waiting shuttle launch and it was immense I will never forget

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Magnetic Island, Australia
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54 reviews 54 reviews
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

The observation gantry is currently closed. The bus tour takes you past the observation Gantry on the way to 39A and 39B launch pads.

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

Just to be close to where history was made and brave men flew was inspiring, to see the moon in the sky on a sunny afternon was he icing on the cake - Perfick

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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37 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

the views to the gantry were amazing and this is the closest you can get to the launch site where the space shuttles used to take off

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North West England
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66 reviews 66 reviews
36 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

You get a good view but fork out for the tour, much better and you get much closer too. Good place to stop for a refresher though.

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Milford, Delaware
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47 reviews 47 reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

Where the Apollo program launched most and most of the shuttles, 39A is not going to be used anymore unless a private contractor wants it. 39B looks totally different because contractors plan to use it for future flights. I got the closest I have ever been to 39A, Rich in history!

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

Inc in the tour this is a great stop to see the launch pads the shuttle went from.take a telescope or binoculars for best view of new atlas facility.lifts available for those who do not fancy the high climb in the heat.

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Metro Atlanta
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25 attraction reviews
152 helpful votes 152 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

The Gantry allows you, from the top level, to see both the KSC launch pads and the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station launch pads. Is there a lot here, well yes and no. There is a small museum with some videos and models, there are some rocket engines, and there is a small gift shop and food cart but the... More 

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