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MacMillan Wharf

Provincetown, MA
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Ranked #9 of 21 Attractions in Provincetown
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Wharfs/ Piers/ Boardwalks, Landmarks
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Type: Wharfs/ Piers/ Boardwalks, Landmarks

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charlestown mass
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25 reviews 25 reviews
18 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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
25 helpful votes 25 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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50 reviews 50 reviews
19 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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69 reviews 69 reviews
25 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
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
11 attraction reviews
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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99 reviews 99 reviews
38 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
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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212 reviews 212 reviews
39 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
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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Lake Peekskill, New York
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42 reviews 42 reviews
14 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I fished or rather squided on the wharf last Saturday night and caught enough squid for a great dinner with Italian Squid ink pasta. If you want to fish for squid go at night under the lights behind the harbor master house and use a squid jig that can be purchased at the town hardware store on commercial street

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