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Salt Pond Visitor Center

Route 6, Eastham, MA 02642
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Ranked #2 of 18 attractions in Eastham
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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Tampa, Florida
15 reviews 15 reviews
13 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

I have loved this visitor's center since I was a kid! What a great place to go and enjoy the ocean and the beautiful beach!

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Poughkeepsie, New York
16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

This is a very interesting visitor center, and well worth the time to visit it. They show several very good short films. The bookstore has lots of unusual items, and the museum is well presented. We took the kids there and they really enjoyed it.

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Meriden, CT
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94 reviews 94 reviews
25 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Well equipped and we'll staffed. If you are at least 62 you can obtain a lifetime pass to all national parks and other attractions run by the Park Service. One time cost of $10. Nice museum display and good films about the Cape. Lots of activities for kids.

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Bovey Tracey, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Lots to see in the visitor centre and lovely walks from the centre especially the Nauset marsh trail

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Warwick, Rhode Island
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36 reviews 36 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Trail Map was given but failed to give us information on Tram. Would have made enjoying the area less tiring. Free and helpful answered questions asked.

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Nicholasville, Kentucky
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236 reviews 236 reviews
140 attraction reviews
146 helpful votes 146 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

If you are just entering the National Park, this is where you can load and gather information of what to see and the history, both natural and historical. Very informative and helpful rangers to figure out where to go and what to see.

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Top Contributor
93 reviews 93 reviews
62 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Useful film, nice parking and picnic area and short trail around a lake. Very helpful rangers will tell you all about beach access.

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Concord, Massachusetts
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

We stopped in at the Visitor's Center to get the latest on programs and events. The staff is always helpful, knowledgeable and willing to chat about the area. I bought a senior pass for $10 that gives us unlimited access to all federally managed parks, beaches and preserves for life. What a deal.

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Valley View, PA
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Beautiful view of Salt Pond, excellent video presentations, wonderful museum. The park rangers were very helpful. We toured the Atwood-Higgins House, and saw the Penniman House, as well.

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Lecatno, Fl
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88 reviews 88 reviews
22 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

This is part of the Cape Cod National Seashore. They have movies throughout the day, and excellent views of nearby salt marshes as well as easy hiking trails. There is also a souvenir shop/bookstore with information, postcards and other local memorabilia. It is well worth stopping whether it is your first visit or you have been there many times.

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