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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, Other
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Owner description: Corps of Engineers operated visitor center with educational material about the Cape Cod Canal.

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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
3 helpful votes 3 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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144 reviews 144 reviews
25 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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45 reviews 45 reviews
12 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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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
48 helpful votes 48 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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Nyack
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52 reviews 52 reviews
5 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

They have a great scavenger hunt for the kids and lots of fun exhibits, including a fishing boat that they can climb into and steer. Fun and educational!

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