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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 #3 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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Sarasota, Florida
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36 reviews 36 reviews
19 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

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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41 reviews 41 reviews
4 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

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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Boston
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014 NEW

This Visitor Center is a museum of sorts. Lots of good info on the construction of the Cape Cod Canal. Very educational, plan to spend some significant time here. Great for kids too.

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Lockport, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

This museum provides an introduction to the Cape Cod Canal, a history of its construction and a greater understanding of its significance in providing safe navigation around the treacherous waters surrounding the Cape. May hands-on activities are provided for younger children; however, my teens enjoyed some of them too. The grounds provided trails along the canal and several picnic table... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Just across the Sagamore Bridge is this little gem of a museum. It is found right on the Canal just before it enters Cape Cod Bay. It is in the town of Sandwich and does require directions or a GPS or map to find it, but well worth the minor effort to get there if you are interested in how... More

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Quincy, Massachusetts
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

It is always a pleasure to make a stop at the Cape Cod Canal when visiting the Cape! Either sitting and looking out as the boats go by, or bike riding the trails, it is a fun time!

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Boynton Beach, Florida, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Knowageable and friendly! Found most people asking for help friendly and lots of cape cod stories.the drive from rhode island was easy and the scenery was so green and pretty.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Wonderful staff. Kids will get a kick out of the boat inside the center. If nearby, take the few minutes to find it, take a look, and learn a few interesting facts about the canal you just drover over. But do not eat at Seafood Sam's there. There is a far better one in S. Yarmouth.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 reviews 4 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Recently visited the Cape Cod Canal Visitors Center on a rainy Sunday afternoon. They are celebrating 100 years since the opening of the canal. Very informative presentation by Army Core of Engineers. Interactive displays for children of all ages. All can view real time transit of vessels in the canal.

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75 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Our group went to Hyannis, and stopped at the Cape Cod Canal Center. It was a pleasant surprise. The canal shortened the distance by about 150 miles. The current flowed rather fast, and was later found to change direction every six hours. Some were flying fishing there. I wished I could spend half a day there.

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