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Cape Cod Canal Visitors Center

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Address: Ed Moffitt Drive, across from the Sandwich Coast Guard Station, Sandwich, MA
Phone Number: 508-833-9678
Description: Corps of Engineers operated visitor center with educational material about...
Corps of Engineers operated visitor center with educational material about the Cape Cod Canal.
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Visited with Mom on a dreary day. She had never been before. Very informative, Rangers are so friendly and helpful. Definitely a place to visit whether you are visiting or live... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
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Mashpee, Massachusetts
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Mashpee, Massachusetts
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Visited with Mom on a dreary day. She had never been before. Very informative, Rangers are so friendly and helpful. Definitely a place to visit whether you are visiting or live here.

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Starkville, Mississippi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

I lived here for 30 years, and have been away for 20. I stopped in today and learned a lot I did not know about the canal.

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Barnstable, Massachusetts
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10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

My husband and I stopped into the Visiiitors Center after a bike ride along the Canal. The staff there is friendly, welcoming, and knowledgable. There is a fifteen minute video about the building of the canal that's very informative. The building itself is quite beautiful.

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Somewhere near Boston
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4 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Nice little place on the Cape Cod Bay or east end of the canal with everything you might want to know about the Canal. A nice little historical movie. A whole retired patrol boat inside the building that you can board and walk around. A large computer station where a volunteer will help you track ships in the area. Area... More 

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Falmouth
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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

After living in the area for almost twenty years we finally stopped by on one of our trips to the east end of the canal. We thought we knew it all but the the center was very informing. Their selection of glass from Sandwich was outstanding. Give it a go.

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Sandwich, Massachusetts
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

The Cape Cod Canal Visitors Center is tucked away in Sandwich near the Marina, The Pilot House Restaurant, and Seafood Sam's Restaurant. It is run by the National Park Service. That means that the folks working there are educated, knowledgeable and usually love their work. I would recommend first walking to the rear of the building and seeing the short... More 

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Sandwich, Massachusetts
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

I used to work for the US Department of the Interior and I appreciate the history and presentation given by the US Army Corps of Engineers. The exhibits are very engrossing and very impressive. Great place to bring your kids and grands to teach them about our Cape heritage!

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Gaithersburg, MD
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26 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

This "free" Visitors Center is a well run operation. The video show in their theater provides a history of the canal, and is relatively well done. The exhibits, including a rescue patrol boat (inside the building) is very interesting. There are hands-on exhibits on nautical knot tying, and a children's "touch" table of all kinds of sea shells. Adjacent to... More 

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oregon
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

We stumbled upon this canal visitor center by accident and enjoyed the movie and information very much. Free, nice to walk around canal, there is even a bike trail that runs the length of the canal. Good resturant across the street, Seafood Sams

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North Babylon, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

At first the gentleman was a little stuffy but after joking with him he was soo nice and helpful. He showed us some places to visit

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