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Salt Pond Visitor Center

Route 6, Eastham, MA 02642
508-255-3421
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Ranked #2 of 20 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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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1,680 reviews 1,680 reviews
882 attraction reviews
841 helpful votes 841 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

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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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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
9 helpful votes 9 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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Norman, Oklahoma
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170 attraction reviews
266 helpful votes 266 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

This is a very nice visitor center with a lot of information for the visitor. The rangers are a great source of information about trails etc. Nice maps of the park showing the trails. The movies were very interesting and a great way to learn about the history as well as the natural history area. A nice gift shop was... More

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Blue Earth
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33 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Beautiful stop and very educational. The films with the explanations about the formation of Cape Cod and the whaling ships were excellent. Plus, the easy hiking paths were a delight to walk on with the interpretive signs. The maps and displays were great inside the visitor's center. Information provided about the First Nation people - their way of life and... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
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69 reviews 69 reviews
29 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

The Salt Pond Visitors Center is part of the National Seashore on Cape Cod. The drive way is across the highway from where I say with friends.I have been there many times.I was just there.The staff is excellent in helping pick out a trail to walk or bike. They are inforemed so can recommend length or degree of difficulty. In... More

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in NJ
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171 reviews 171 reviews
72 attraction reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

A beautiful day at the National Seashore, nice displays, informative films, hiking & bike trails. helpful rangers, cool giftshop & a stamp for your National Parks Passport what's not to like? Support our National Parks!

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Senior Contributor
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15 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Interesting exhibits and good maps. The begining of the trail could be better marked, but we had a lovely walk anyway. The salt pond is beautiful and very interesting.

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Middle England
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18 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Situated along Highway 6 the Salt Pond Visitor a Centre is easy to find. The CCRT passes by also. Great centre for information and learning about the processes that formed Cape Cod. Visit the auditorium for a short (12 min) film. There are very clean restrooms both accessible from the car park and within the Park Centre building. A gift... More

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Shrewsbury, Massachusetts
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45 reviews 45 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Lovely easy walk on Nauset Trail with stunning views across Salt Pond Bay takes about 45 minutes. A path goes off to Doane Rock that takes about an hour round trip. There are toilets at Doane Rock. Visitor centre has some interesting exhibits and maps on Cape Cod. Parking is free.

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