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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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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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Gotta stop when you visit the Cape

Nice people and breaks up the trip to wherever you are going on the Cape. Take a short walk or a long day walk along the canal. 6 miles or 13 miles if you go over both bridges... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Boston, Massachusetts
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50 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice people and breaks up the trip to wherever you are going on the Cape. Take a short walk or a long day walk along the canal. 6 miles or 13 miles if you go over both bridges. Walk the bikes, those winds can push you right over. Watch the big boat go by from all over the world. Pretty... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is one of those hidden gems! If you every wanted to know the history of the Cape Cod Canal, what type of vessels travel through the canal and the environment around this is the place. It's a smaller venue, but well designed and has so many interactive hands on "multi-sensory" experiences for the kids. You can be at the... More 

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Darlington, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

Very interesting and informative visitors centre while we were there suprising how many boats and ships were using the canal

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Thank Malcolm B
Farnborough, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

The visitors centre was full of interesting information, and had some activities to engage children. I particularly enjoyed seeing how technology helps with management of the canal, eg identifying boats etc.

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Thank MSH1662
Pocasset, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

I took my 18 year old God-Daughter here who was visiting from France last summer and then her Mother in the fall, and when her older sister came this year I took she and her friend there. It is a really interesting place for someone who has not been to the Cape and for people to see that the canal... More 

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Thank RoundRusty
Hartford
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

We stopped here on Monday, October 19, 2015. The visitor center presents a fairly detailed overview of the canal - its physical features as well as why the canal was constructed. There is no entry fee to visit. Contained n the center is an actual service boat along with other related items of interest. There are a couple of real-time... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

We went to the Cape Cod Canel visitors center or as we say centre it's laid out very well and is very formative with lots of hands on displays

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Thank Andy L
East Greenwich, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

We have visited here several times. There is a great walk out to the tip of the canal. There are boats and sometimes ships to see, and fisherman. Always windy, but warm and sunny the day we were there. Buses of children arrived to take a tour with the rangers. Inside is a free exhibit with a video and displays... More 

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Mishawaka, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

I was interested in the history of why and when the Cape Coral Canal was built. This visitor's center was very enlightening in providing this education. They have a theater that shows a short informational video about the canal history. It is very well done. If you are interested in learning about these kinds of things, this visitor center well... More 

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Portsmouth, Rhode Island
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

Small visitor center at the Sandwich end of the Cape Cod Canal. Very nice location. Information about the canal. While there walk along the canal to the end of the canal. Bring chairs and a book..you can sit along the canal or go to a beach at the end of the walk. Have lunch at the Pilot House restaurant across... More 

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