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Cape Cod Canal Visitors Center

Ed Moffitt Drive, across from the Sandwich Coast Guard Station, Sandwich, MA
508-833-9678
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Ranked #6 of 16 attractions in Sandwich
Type: Tourist/ Visitor Centers
Description: Corps of Engineers operated visitor center with educational material about the Cape Cod Canal.
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Sandwich, Massachusetts, United States
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

What a great way to begin your tour of Cape Cod with the Visitors Center right on the Cape Cod Canal. The Federal Government has done a good job with this building containing documents about the building of the Canal and its function in Maritime safety. Pictures of the building of the Canal and the bridges lets us see the... More

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Connecticut
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81 reviews 81 reviews
28 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

Since my family spends most of its time in the Upper Cape area, we tend to just drive through Sandwich to get to the good stuff. Big mistake. There is lots of neat stuff in this first town. The Cape Cod Canal Visitor's Center is a perfect example. We went there because it was a stop on a letterboxing quest... More

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Sandwich, Massachusetts
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Every visitor we have to our town, we take them to the Visitor's Center - they learn when and how the CapeCodCanal was built, along with the fish that frequent it and seeing a live camera that is viewing the ongoing Canal traffic. It also has free films ongoing - the native flowers growing along the Canal along with the... More

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Paradise
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64 reviews 64 reviews
13 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

We stopped for the view from the visitor center. but ended up spending time reading all the information the museum had about the canal. the walk along the canal was very interesting.

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Reston, Virginia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
17 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

This was a lot more interesting than I expected! I got to play on a boat, answer a pop quiz, arrange semaphore flags to spell stuff and also learn about the Cape Cod Canal.

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Falmouth, Maine
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

A very informative, interesting place to visit when in this area, with a Great view to boot ! It is located near the mouth of the Cape Cod Canal with a movie of the history of the canal

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Kansas
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54 reviews 54 reviews
18 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

We decided to take a day trip to the Cape with no real plans made. We stumbled upon this place and were so delighted to have stopped the car. The visitor center was more like a mini museum that gave us quite a history lesson on the making of the canal. There were quite a few interactive pieces that even... More

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New Haven, Connecticut
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17 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

Very interesting musuem-like center. If you are at all interested in the history of the canal and the current operation, this place is not to be missed. In addition, the price can't be beat - free!

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Minneapolis,MN
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63 reviews 63 reviews
39 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

great to watch the boats come through the canal. Good information to go through as well as the exhibits. Rocking chairs on the outside were a really nice touch

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Lexington, Massachusetts
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36 reviews 36 reviews
12 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

I get the sense that this attraction is not on many tourists' radar (no pun intended) and I'm hoping that will change. The Army Corps of Engineers has created a terrific little museum and more people should visit. My family and I learned a lot about the history of the Cape Cod Canal, the bridges spanning it, and the current... More

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