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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
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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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Learning more about Cape Cod Canal

Very family oriented. Lots of activities and information for children moreso than for adults. Very near the Canal itself and so very convenient if a family ts to take a stroll... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 22, 2015
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Stockbridge, Massachusetts
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Stockbridge, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Very family oriented. Lots of activities and information for children moreso than for adults. Very near the Canal itself and so very convenient if a family ts to take a stroll along the Canal

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Pawtucket, Rhode Island
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

We stopped here for some information and to stretch our legs. The center had some good information and the ranger was very helpful. After checking out the boat and a couple of the interactive exhibits, we walked down to the beach. Next time we would bring water shoes because the beach was rocky.

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tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 473 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

This is an excellent small museum that does a great job of telling the history of the building of the canal with interactive exhibits and personnel. There is a nice film that tells the history and shows photos of the building. The other exhibits tell you about day to day activity on the canal and even as a real time... More 

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Markham, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

A nice place to take break on a hoot day. Watch the short movie on how the canal was built. Climb aboard the boat. Good for kids.

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MA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

They show a video and there is a lot of written information to read about the building of the canal. They do offer some books and also pictures for sale. You can pick up a tide chart and booklets about Sandwich and also other parts of the Cape. The staff of duty was very knowledgeable and pleasant. We could see... More 

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Sherbrooke, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

It was simple and relaxing....to see the boat and the beautyfull house along of it. Appreciate this ride

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KY
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

A fun & free stop for the family when visiting Cape Cod. We attended a "lobster info" talk where they let the kids pull in actual traps from the canal, and do touch-tank learning. Fun & informative in just two rooms, so easy to do in a short stop. Interactive activities for the kids.

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Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

The 'new' center is a comprehensive interactive display documenting the construction of the canal, from the first 'boondoggle' to the final completion. Learn everything from dredging techniques to camera observation posts, to whales which get 'lost' in the canal. The center is designed to engage the whole family.

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Bridgewater, New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

We stopped in after taking a canal cruise and having lunch before turning around and heading back for the return cruise. Staff was friendly and the small exhibit and information were nice. Not much here though.

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Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

A very nice visitors center with a museum about the Cape Cod Canal. Very informative with beautiful museum displays. They even have a boat there to tour! It was free but they accept donations.

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