Exploration Tower

Exploration Tower, Cape Canaveral: Address, Phone Number, Exploration Tower Reviews: 4.5/5

Exploration Tower
4.5
Points of Interest & Landmarks • Observation Decks & Towers
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A 7 story attraction full of exhibits and interactive displays.
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Heather M
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Beautiful views & gift shop!
Oct 2021 • Family
The exploration tower was a wonderful stop! Only 2 floors were open when we visited (first floor gift shop & 7th floor observation area). Entry was free…Friendly staff & reasonable prices in the gift shop. Beautiful views on the 7th floor. The 2 ladies at the gift shop desk were helpful in telling us things to do & best places to go. Even gained some knowledge from them about the lighthouse nearby. They also went above & beyond when I was looking for a particular size in a shirt that they didn’t have out on the rack.

Tip - they have free brochures with coupons for local restaurants & activities. Near the register, there are some business card type coupons for the restaurants at the port. My daughter picked up one for “Rusty’s” that had a coupon for a free fountain drink & beer/wine for adults for up to 6 people. We had lunch there & used the coupon & all our beverages were free including a beer for my husband & glass of wine for me! Would definitely recommend stopping here if you are in town.
Written October 17, 2021
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Thank you for sharing your feedback! I'm so pleased our staff were able to help you find what you needed and share information about the surrounding area. Hope you can come and see us again soon!
Written November 3, 2021
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Rene V
Ocala, FL14 contributions
Beautiful view of port and surrounding area!
Jul 2021
Only the 7th (top) floor and bottom floor were open when we went. It was free though! A quick elevator ride to the top floor offered a spectacular view of Cape Canaveral. There were 4 cruise ships docked there at the time. Such a beautiful view of the port and the surrounding area. The first floor was a gift shop with restrooms. It would have been nice though if all the floors had been open, although it was worth the trip to see the top floor view.
Written July 27, 2021
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BenGruda
Potsdam, NY435 contributions
Nice View, but not much else.
Apr 2021
We were disappointed that only the ground floor and gift shop and top floor were open, but then again it was free admission.

Beautiful view with a couple of binoculars available if you want to get a little closer. we took a few shots, and went around the corner to see the small exhibit.

I must say that the gift shop had a lot of unique items in it. We enjoyed browsing there as well.

The surrounding grounds were beautiful, quiet and peaceful. Great place to chill and unwind maybe before or after visiting one of the close by restaurants.
Written April 18, 2021
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KnoxTravler
Merritt Island, FL1,219 contributions
Is the tower necessary?
Feb 2021
As far as I can tell this was built as a chamber of commerce boondoggle to canoodle people. So it was meant to entice kids which it has not
Written February 12, 2021
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Greenmemonica
Cincinnati, OH591 contributions
Nice Place to Pop in and Take in the View
Dec 2020
I am certain this place will be more busy and have more things to do once all the floors re-open. We were greeted on the main floor by a very friendly employee in the gift shop, which is very pretty. We took the elevator to the seventh floor to see the view, which is quite pretty. You will only need 15 minutes or so for this attraction, but it is worth a quick stop. The architecture of the building is beautiful, and on a sunny day you can see for a long way.
Written December 28, 2020
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ktarheel
Winston Salem, NC107 contributions
Good bird's eye view
Oct 2020
Due to covid, only the top floor open but it was a good view. and admission was free. We got to see through the binoculars the SpaceX Falcon 9 across the river after it's return. Bought a tshirt there in the gift shop. It's worth the stop to visit.
Written November 1, 2020
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Snoober2000
Orlando, FL15 contributions
Gorgeous View of Cape Canaveral
Mar 2020
This was my second visit. I would have given it 5 stars but they changed the video to more of an infomercial. The original video had a lot about the space program and was much more interesting. A very nice lady there gave me a DVD copy of the original.
Written September 9, 2020
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Ty*
50 contributions
Highly Recommend!
Aug 2020
the woman who works in the gift shop was so friendly and full of great information! We weren't able to go anywhere except the gift shop and the 7th floor viewing area due to covid. The gift shop had some cute items. The viewing area was great for looking out into the port and also seeing some fish in the little pond around the tower. I'd love to go back when the interactive exhibits are open to the public. I would recommend this as a short stop over if you're near Cape Canaveral. It's chock full of neat information about the area, the port and the animals.
Written August 26, 2020
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kristin p
Clearwater, FL25 contributions
Great day and great views
Jul 2020 • Family
Right now with covid-19 but you can only go to the rooftop level ,entry is free. But at the rooftop level you can see the port, you can see the launch pads at a distance, and if you are lucky you can see one of the rockets that have been launched back in Port to be reused. Also a great place to go to watch any type of launch. The elevator takes you to the top floor very easy to use and totally handicapped accessible.
Written July 26, 2020
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Thank you for visiting!
Written August 11, 2020
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Angelle R
Gainesville, FL159 contributions
Limited access due to Covid
Jul 2020
We visited knowing that only the gift shop and rooftop were open. Due to the other floors being closed, we did not have to pay admission to go to the 7th floor. We enjoyed the view. The gift shop was small but nice to look at.
Written July 18, 2020
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Thank you for your visit! We hope you are able to come back another time and enjoy the rest of the building!
Written July 20, 2020
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