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Cape Cod Canal Visitors Center

Ed Moffitt Drive, across from the Sandwich Coast Guard Station, Sandwich, MA
+1 508-833-9678
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We did not know it was there. Nice find

The weather was cool and damp so the visitor’s center was just right for an afternoon activity... read more

Reviewed 14 October 2017
woodinlay
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Central Florida
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Cape Cod Canal Visitors Center

Definitely a must-see! The Canal is beautiful, and if you're lucky, you'll see some large ships on... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2017
jeanawim
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Phoenix, Maryland
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Corps of Engineers operated visitor center with educational material about the Cape Cod Canal.
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good38%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“patrol boat” (13 reviews)
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Ed Moffitt Drive, across from the Sandwich Coast Guard Station, Sandwich, MA
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+1 508-833-9678
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Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

The weather was cool and damp so the visitor’s center was just right for an afternoon activity. There is plenty to learn even for people from this area. Extremely attentive and helpful staff.

Thank woodinlay
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Reviewed 2 October 2017

Definitely a must-see! The Canal is beautiful, and if you're lucky, you'll see some large ships on the canal. Walk on the road along the side and enjoy the scenery. Some picnic tables are available, and there is a snack bar.

Thank jeanawim
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Reviewed 17 September 2017

We were pleasantly surprised by the attached museum at this visitor center. In addition to valuable display information and a movie screening devoted to the history of the Cape Cod canal, there were a few other pleasant surprises. We enjoyed the interactive information on the...More

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Reviewed 11 September 2017

For my husband and I, this was an opportunity for us to see how, when and why the canal was built (don't skip the theatre show - the movie contains a lot of information). For a child, however, this is a fun place to climb...More

Thank Crystallica
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Reviewed 9 September 2017

Great place. Very informative about the canal and its history. Excellent for kids. Lots to read. The live canal radar was mesmerising.

Thank dewmaw
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Reviewed 7 September 2017

A great place to go for the young and old. No charge to get in (donation accepted) Took the grand kids and they had a great time, a lot of hands on things to do. Very interesting on how the canal was built.

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Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

We stopped here and found it to be very interesting and informative. It has different things for various age groups. Quality decor also. Nice walk down to the water.

Thank Carol T
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Reviewed 20 August 2017

This building didn't look like much from the outside so we were very surprised when we went in. There is a lot to see here for sure. The people working here were extremely friendly. When we went in, it was near closing time and yet...More

Thank Sharon M
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Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

All ages will find something interesting. Children activities as well as engineering and nautical information for adults! Watch how they track boats in the canal, an informative woman, with an amazing amount of detail answered every question.

Thank Debbie L
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Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

This is a great stop on your way onto Cape Cod. Learn the history of the canal, the Bourne, Sagamore, and vertical railroad bridge, and nautical information. Interesting exhibits and hands-on activities for kids. Walk or bicycle the path along the canal and hopefully see...More

Thank goingforadrive
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