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Address: 77 Water Street, Woods Hole, Falmouth, MA
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Grandkids had never seen anything like this.

We were having lunch at Captain Kids and upon leaving got to see a large boat go through the Woods Hole Drawbridge. The kids had never seen anything like this and it was such fun... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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Seattle, Washington
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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

We were having lunch at Captain Kids and upon leaving got to see a large boat go through the Woods Hole Drawbridge. The kids had never seen anything like this and it was such fun to see their reactions. You however cannot predict when it will open.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

After watching the seal show at the aquarium (5* by the way), we were caught by the drawbridge going up. It was all manually done with 1 man controlling it all. Was quick and efficient and a pleasure to see but don't rush to witness it. As I say, nothing special.

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Fairfax, Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We got to Woods Hole a little early for dinner so we decided to go for a walk to show my wife where the Falmouth Road Race started earlier that day. On the way back, the drawbridge was up, letting a boat pass through. When the boat passed and the drawbridge lowered, the drawbridge operator manually pulled the barricades back... More 

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Claremont, New Hampshire
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

It is a very small drawbridge that has a key role in the center of a seaside village. Not much to see, though.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

We arrived in Woods Hole and were lucky enough to see the drawbridge go up. I would not call this a tourist attraction but it was very nice to see.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We biked over to Woods Hole for lunch and got to witness the bridge coming up. If you are going to woods hole check it out but don't go out of your way just to see the bridge. It is neat to watch.

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Billerica, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We visit Woods Hole each year and love to take in the views from the drawbridge and watch the boats that pass by. Right in the center of Woods hole with restaurants on both sides that are good.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Not sure if I'd drive specifically to see this little bridge but if you happen to be in the area and a boat is going by, then it is pretty neat to watch.

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Brockville, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

shipping rules here in this village, and the traffic must stop when the bridge is up to accommodate the boats. not a terrible hardship because watching the lovely boats go by so closely is neat !

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

you can't really plan a visit - it just sort of happens. The guy in the drawbridge house will talk to you about it before the boats come, and you can watch him do the work!

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