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MacMillan Wharf

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Address: Provincetown, MA

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Busy, colorful, great atmosphere.

I bought a sweet little clutch at one of the "hut vendors" that was so well-made. Take some time on the Wharf. It's got such a great character and don't miss the Pirate Museum... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 13, 2015
Amanda M
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Portage, Wisconsin
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Portage, Wisconsin
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32 reviews 32 reviews
20 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

I bought a sweet little clutch at one of the "hut vendors" that was so well-made. Take some time on the Wharf. It's got such a great character and don't miss the Pirate Museum toward the end. Very atmospheric.

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charlestown mass
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41 reviews 41 reviews
27 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

great shopping an people watching. this place reminds me of an old fishing place from way way back, so many interesting things to see and buy

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Hadley, NY
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

This past weekend it cost me $25+ to park for 1/2 of the day on Sunday and then it dropped to $8 flat rate on Monday (the Holiday). They seem to rake over the tourists on the weekends. The Dolphin Fleet for Whale watching was amazing.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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81 reviews 81 reviews
33 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

I think a quick stop is just fine but all in all not much to see. There are a few small shops and this is where all of the ferry's come in.

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Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

We visited Provincetown on a day trip by ferry from Boston and so glad we did. The weather was kind and we have a wonderful day, browsing the quaint shops, walking along the sea front and enjoying the wonderful harbour and sea views.

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NJ
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

We ended up parking on the wharf as we raced to our dinner reservation. After dinner we took a leisurely stroll on the wharf and enjoying the views of the city, especially the illuminated Pilgrims Monument.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

the wharf is easy to get to and walk on when in Provincetown. you can go on a sailing charter, whale watching or people watching. I saw lots of kids and dogs too.

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Upstate, New York
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

We walked the wharf, stopped at small shops situated on the wharf, and got our Whale Watch tickets there. It has benches to sit on. A great walk, lots of great sea air.

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Blue Earth
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Fun to stroll down the pier and see the water and boats. Shopping was also available with some unique items, some tourist type wares.

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Portland, Maine
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

This is where it's all happening. MacMillan Wharf is at heart of Provincetown and is the place where many or most of the commercial fishing and water sight seeing tours are located. The fast (and slow) ferries also depart from here. There are small artsy businesses located in many of the small shacks along the boardwalk. Great for people-watching, but... More 

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