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Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Public Tour

State Road 401 and Poseidon Ave., Cape Canaveral, FL 32925
321-494-5945
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Type: Bus tours
Owner description: FREE historic bus tour for the general public every Wednesday and Thursday, schedule subject to change based on mission requirements. The three-hour... more » Owner description: FREE historic bus tour for the general public every Wednesday and Thursday, schedule subject to change based on mission requirements. The three-hour tour includes a visit to the Air Force Space and Missile Museum, active and retired launch pads, and the historic Cape Canaveral Lighthouse. Reservations are highly encouraged and seating is limited, walk-ins will be accommodated if seating permits. Bus and most facilities are NOT handicapped accessible. « less
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North Canton, Ohio
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

I just called to make a reservation for this tour and was told they no longer give the tours because of a lack of funds.

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Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

The bus tour is an excellent oppertunity to read the history of the space invation. You will have a chance to see active and retired lounch bads and Cap Caniveral Lighthouse, which is not reachable without being in the tour.

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Titusville, FL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

Very interesting tour. A lot of history and things to see. Tour package well worth the price. Knowledgeable staff gave a lot of information and very accomodading to peoples questions.

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Savoy, Massachusetts
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36 reviews 36 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

Don't miss the 45th Space Wing three-hour tour to the Air Force Space and Missile Museum, active and retired launch pads, and the historic Cape Canaveral Lighthouse. Go to the Patrick AFB website for more information. We learned about this on our last visit to the area but it was to late in the week to schedule. We made certain... More

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Chengdu, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

If there is one place that makes the visit to Cape Canaveral worth the extra price for the ticket it is Launch Complex 34. Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Launch Complex 34 (LC-34) is a launch site on Cape Canaveral, Florida. LC-34 and its twin to the north, LC-37, were used by NASA as part of the Apollo Program to... More

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Stockholm, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2012

I really enjoyed this tour. But don't expect to see a launch pad that is actually in operation, and don't expect to get up to the top of the lighthouse. You can only go up to the 5th floor. However, it is still a great tour. When arriving to the base, don't turn right to the security and badge facility,... More

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Merced, California, United States
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2012

The tour is conducted by retired employees of the old Cape Canaveral launch sites. All baby boomers should take the tour (my wife was bored though). I would not take children on this tour - the glitzy Kennedy Space Center is for that. Seeing where the three Apollo astronauts died was sobering. We loved the stories the docent told.

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Cocoa Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2012

To see the Cape Canaveral Lighthouse you must sign up for a tour with Patrick Air Force Base. It's located on the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station and the free tours are now given twice a week on Wednesday and Thursdays. The tour is well worth you time. The interior of the lighthouse consists of 2 rooms: one on the... More

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Halifax, Canada
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49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2012

The tour was fascinating, lead by a retired engineer who had worked at CCAF in the 50s and 60s he was entertaining and informative. The history was great; the three hours sped by. Probably would be boring for young children (no animation, 3d experiences, etc). We plan on taking visitors again in March. Have to book ahead, the tour quickly... More

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Plano, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2012

Got a great tour here through this year's Space Coast Birding and Wildlife Festival. Saw some interesting sites that have truly become part of space history, including the launch pads for the Mercury and Apollo missions. Our host was an Air Force wildlife biologist who explained the Air Force's efforts to protect the scrub jay and turtle nesting habitats which... More

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