I don't normally post these things, but I've been a space junkie my whole life. Haven't been to KSC in a few years, but one of the highlights of our family vacations when the kids were small was getting a pass to a launch. I don't know how it is done currently, but at that time it was like a giant tailgate party, lots of fun and friendly folks.
I still tell people the thing I found most impressive was how bright the plume of flame from the engine is. The shuttle is an amazing thing...and that program is nearly ended. What will come next? Why haven't we walked on the moon since 1972?
Win a visit to Kennedy Space Center.