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Vandenberg Rocket Launch Viewing

Explore the best Vandenberg Air Force Base rocket launch viewing areas in Lompoc, California. Get directions, hours & pricing. Rocket launches can be viewed from several places around Vandenberg AFB. The map and list below highlight some of the best locations for viewing a rocket launch. Traffic can be excessive and parking will be limited before and after launches. Rocket launches are visible as far as Santa Barbara and Los Angeles on clear days and nights. Take a look at Rocket Monkey's tips for viewing a rocket launch.

Floradale Ave & West Ocean Ave

This site is farther from the launch pad than Camellia Ln, but it is higher in elevation for a good view of Launch Complex 3 & 4 and 8 & 6.

Harris Grade Rd

This location is the farthest location from the launch pads, but is higher up in the middle of Launch Complex 1, 2 & 10 and Launch Complex 3 & 4

Renwick Ave & West Ocean Ave

A publicly accessible road about 4 miles from the launch pad. It is close to Launch Complex 3 & 4, but it is behind a small hill so the rocket won’t be visible until it is in flight.

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