April 23, 2014

Destination Review: The Astronaut Hall of Fame

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Just up the road from the Kennedy Space Center and included with the day pass you likely purchased there, is the Astronaut Hall of Fame.

Often overlooked, this attraction has much to offer a family with children of varying ages. Super cool simulation rides the kids donít have to wait in huge lines for, tons of hands-on exhibits similar to what you would see at a childrenís museum, and loads of memorabilia for the adult space buff.

If the kids still want to see a few things after a full day at the Kennedy Space Center, but you know that long lines and more sugar will send things south in a hurry, the Astronaut Hall of Fame provides a nice middle ground. Later in the afternoon the crowds are minimal, and the background noise much less intrusive than the sights youíve spent the day seeing. Since they have so many hands-on things for the kids to do, the pressure is low and the relaxation factor high.

So if you are in the neighborhood and using the full two-day access granted by your Kennedy Space Center entry ticket, include the Astronaut Hall of Fame. You and your children will be glad you did.

Related Reading:

Visiting the Kennedy Space Center on a Budget

One Day Itinerary for Visiting the Kennedy Space Center

Photo Credit: Trek Hound

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