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Salt Pond Visitor Center

Route 6, Eastham, MA 02642
508-255-3421
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Ranked #1 of 17 attractions in Eastham
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Tourist/ Visitor Centers, History Museums
Activities: Shopping
Traveler Description: The Salt Pond Visitor Center is the main service facility for Cape Cod National Seashore.  Here visitors can see a museum of natural and cultural... more »
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Eastham, Massachusetts
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105 reviews 105 reviews
28 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

The salt pond visitor center is a must to learn about the Cape, it's geology, history and people. The movies are interesting and the rangers can answer your questions. The small museum shows a lot of the history of living on the Cape and about the whaling industry. So many people come to Cape Cod and never really see the... More

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South Yarmouth, Massachusetts
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

It is free. Clean bathrooms, nice people, lots of information about the National Seashore. Get information about all of the many great programs and events offered everyday at the seashore. From fire permits to movies to music to walking tours it is always great after all it is Cape Cod.

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alameda
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

The visitors center is very good and the rangers are friendly and informative. I would get sick of saying the same thing every day but they seem genuinely interested in helping. They have a small theatre where you can see short 20 minute movies about the area and they are excellent.

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Sutton,Ma
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

Great hiking trails and the visitors center is staffed with Park Rangers who are very happy to answer questions.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

Mom and I stopped here for information before we traveled through the park. The man at the desk was really wonderful and full of good information. We even stayed and watched a short film on Cape Cod. A must stop before you enter the park!

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Bowling Green, Kentucky
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

The Visitors Center was very clean, The people were very helpful and out back is a lovely place to sat back and enjoy the view of the pond, Very relaxing.

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Birmingham, Alabama
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34 reviews 34 reviews
12 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

The location is beautiful. There are even swans on the pond. The bridge was out the day I was there so you could not walk around it. The park ranger gave out helpful, marked maps to make the Seashore visit easy.

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Reston, Virginia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
17 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

The Cape Cod landscape is one of many estuaries and salt marshes. The largest individual marsh is the Great Salt Marsh to the west of the town of Barnstable. With deep channels running through it, this is a popular area to explore by kayak. We have been told by several folks we have met along our journey that the viewscape... More

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Denver, Colorado
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81 reviews 81 reviews
28 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

The PArk Service staff were very helpfiul. ALthough I have been to the Cape many times, this is the first time I took advantage of the hiking trails - which really added to my enjoyment of this trip.

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Downingtown, Pennsylvania
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

This is a great place to go. Outside, there's a lot to see and a great walking/bike trail. Inside there is a museum and a couple of movies you can watch about the history of the area. There's a nice little gift shop too!

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