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Exploration Tower, Cape Canaveral

Observation Deck · Landmark
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Get a spectacular bird’s eye view of Port Canaveral and its surrounding areas from two observations desks at the Exploration Tower. Discover more about this unique part of Florida from seven floors of exhibits and interactive play.

Features

• Indoor and outdoor observation decks

• Event Venues

• Auditorium

• Exhibit Space – 5,500 ft on four floors

• Gift Shop

• Cafe
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Exploration Tower reviews

TripAdvisor traveler rating
TripAdvisor traveler rating 4.5
527 reviews
Google
4.5
TripAdvisor
  • Was closed even though website said it was open. Grounds are nice and watched larger fish chase baitfish in the adjacent water. 
    Was closed even though website said it was open. Grounds are nice and watched larger fish chase baitfish in the adjacent water.  more »
  • The facility was very nice and the staff friendly. We were able to go to the top and stand at the rail to watch a launch, but a little disappointed to be more than a mile away. I KNOW - it's for... 
    The facility was very nice and the staff friendly. We were able to go to the top and stand at the rail to watch a launch, but a little disappointed to be more than a mile away. I KNOW - it's for...  more »
  • Went here the day before a tour that was to meet here to see how long the drive was from our lodging. Only the gift shop and the observation area on the seventh level were open. Went to the... 
    Went here the day before a tour that was to meet here to see how long the drive was from our lodging. Only the gift shop and the observation area on the seventh level were open. Went to the...  more »
Google
  • This is a fun stop if you are visiting the area. Informative exhibits on each floor tell the history of Port Canaveral and Kennedy Space Center. The top floor has a fantastic observation deck.
  • This place is FREE! It is beautifully landscaped and is terrific for getting a great view of the ships in port. There are some museum exhibits, a little cafe, and a gift shop; however currently, only the gift shop and the observation level are open, and the tower is only open limited hours on weekends. The woman working was very helpful in giving me directions to the closest Walmart.
  • This interesting place is a 7 story image of a rocket with a history room, gift shop and some hands on activity. The view from the top is wondrous allowing a person to view several sea food restaurants, shipping industry as well as Port Canaveral Cruse ships.
  • This building is such a beautiful unique structure and definitely a landmark. Lots of exhibits and things to interact with. It also has a cafe and a gift shop. Great views on Port Canaveral from this tower. A must see if you are in the area.
  • Well I got there at 4 PM on a Saturday and it should have been open until 5 but it was already closed. Only the 1st and the 7th floor are open. So you missed out on a lot right now due to covid. I believe it is a little overpriced for only having 2 exhibits open in the entire place. The gift shop is phenomenal from what I can see from the outside.. Definitely overpriced but awesome gifts. We will return . Outside the teen's found it really neat that they had the solar charging stations for people's phones et cetera they should have those everywhere

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