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Salt Pond Visitor Center

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Address: Route 6, Eastham, MA 02642
Phone Number: 508-255-3421
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9:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Activities: Shopping
Description: Popular replica of an Indian settlement.

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Most recent review
Recommended for First Timers to Cape Cod National Seashore

We were on our way to some attractions in the Outer Cape and decided to drop by at this Visitor Center just for a short rest stop. We ended up spending more than an hour. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
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Bourne, Massachusetts
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Bourne, Massachusetts
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

We were on our way to some attractions in the Outer Cape and decided to drop by at this Visitor Center just for a short rest stop. We ended up spending more than an hour. The view of Salt Pond from the center was simply magnificent. There is an auditorium that shows short documentaries as well as a small museum.... More 

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Eastham, Massachusetts
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

A gateway and great introduction to the Cape Cod National Seashore. Walking trails, museum, displays, movies, outdoor ampitheather for music and talks, they do things all year round!. Friendly and helpful staff

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37 reviews 37 reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

A great way to get out in the marshes, a completely different eco-system than the beaches in the area. Wear a hat, sunblock, and insect spray. Sandy and flat in some areas but a couple of bridges with steps and a hill or two.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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40 reviews 40 reviews
18 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

The staff was very friendly and helpful. We enjoyed the little museum and loved watching the birds in the Salt Pond. The book store had a great selection of books about Cape Cod and the wild life as well as little souvenirs too.

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Philadelphia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
15 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Plenty of Parking, bring the RV, Indoor restrooms. They close at 4 ish though. Info on beaches and lighthouses here

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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

The visitor center has a helpful staff to answer all of your questions about The National Seashore. Beautiful view from the lobby of the Salt Marsh. It has a nice selection of books/maps in the gift store as well as other items. Large parking lot, even for a RV, close to bike path, hiking trails, restrooms, amphitheater. Our favorite bike... More 

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Topeka, Kansas
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129 reviews 129 reviews
40 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

We stopped at this visitor's center to check out the museum, views, films (there were two when we were there in October) and use the facilities. Very clean and very nice on a rather blustery day. The staff were exceedingly helpful in making our visit to Cape Cod productive for what we wanted to visit. Very friendly and efficient. Loved... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

The staff at the visitor center is very welcoming and helpfull. The ranger gave us really good tips about trails and beaches around this area. There is also a museum and a nice shop where we bought some postcards and magnets. We took a quick look into the photography exhibit. The pictures were beautiful.

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Canandaigua, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Interesting museum and movies. The rangers are very helpful in helping you plan your trip. There are also nice nature walks.

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Tidewater, VA
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

The staff was helpful & courteous. They offered great ideas for walks & local history talks.The displays were interesting, too.

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