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Cape Cod Canal Visitors Center

Address: Ed Moffitt Drive, across from the Sandwich Coast Guard Station, Sandwich, MA
Phone Number: 508-833-9678
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Ranked #6 of 14 Attractions in Sandwich
Type: Tourist/ Visitor Centers, Other
Owner description: Corps of Engineers operated visitor center with educational material about the Cape Cod Canal.
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Type: Tourist/ Visitor Centers, Other
Owner description: Corps of Engineers operated visitor center with educational material about the Cape Cod Canal.

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Falmouth
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94 reviews 94 reviews
16 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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154 reviews 154 reviews
26 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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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47 reviews 47 reviews
19 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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49 reviews 49 reviews
13 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
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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Westford, Massachusetts
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Nice surprise. Free. Lots of information regarding the canal. Good short film on the building of the canal. Activities for children. Easy parking. Tug boat inside the Visitors Center. Able to watch up to the minute activity on the canal on monitors. Next to the canal so you can watch the boats/ships/barges go by or you can easily walk along... More 

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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152 reviews 152 reviews
27 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Good experience in understanding the history and maintenance of the canal. Introductory film was well done. Exhibits were a little outdated and in need of attention.

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Providence, Rhode Island
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

We enjoyed the museum which was extremely interesting. Parking at the canal to watch the boats was great. We walked down a path to the end of the canal which brought us to a hidden beach which was a delight.

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Sarasota, Florida
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40 reviews 40 reviews
20 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Stopped by here because narrator on our canal cruise mentioned there was a full size ship inside and sure enough, there was! There are rocking chairs on the front patio with a great view of the canal. Plenty of free parking and restroom facilities available. Many people were relaxing along the bank of the canal.

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