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Address: 77 Water Street, Woods Hole, Falmouth, MA
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Good but awful parking

Fun for families. Fish Monger restaurant and Fusion have good views. Parking issus is so bad that visitors frequently have to turn around and leave.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 17, 2015
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Norwood, Massachusetts
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90 reviews 90 reviews
15 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

To me the Drawbridge isn't something that makes me want to go to Wood's Hole. I like Wood's Hole for many other reasons. The Sea Lions and aquarium, restaurants, scenery, shops, etc. Its not a bad thing but usually it is down and I wouldn't waste time just standing around hoping a boat tries to go through it. I mean... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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30 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Fun for families. Fish Monger restaurant and Fusion have good views. Parking issus is so bad that visitors frequently have to turn around and leave.

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Falmouth
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126 reviews 126 reviews
27 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

If you're like me you get pleasure from ordinary things. This is a new bridge which makes life easier in Woods Hole. It's up and down and an easy passage across. It just fun with little inconvenience.

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Coventry, Connecticut
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140 reviews 140 reviews
35 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

The drawbridge was up at this time, a big sailing boat passing thru, we saw this event for the first time in some years we have been driving through this place. It was neat to see it. The kids had a big kick out of this!

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Woods Hole, Massachusetts
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

The bridge has a regular schedule. Your trip to the Hole is not complete until you have stood on the Monger side and watched the bridge raise. There you'll see the novel sayings of those who have dared to go under the lowered bridge, paintbrush in hand, to write their dogerral.mexample: "some are people and summer not."

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usa
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265 reviews 265 reviews
74 attraction reviews
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Fun to watch the staff do their thing. AAHHH the Control thing. Traffic will back up in summer, frequently. Check out the graffitti when the bridge is open. Best place to see it all is from the sidewalk.

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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

The Woods Hole drawbridge allows boat traffic to pass. It also serves as an impromptu gathering place for locals and visitors that must wait on either side during an opening. It is not unusual to see groups of separated students communicating through shouts and signals while awaiting the bridges closure, or to strike a conversation with whomever is standing next... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

A drawbridge isn't really an attraction, except in a town like Woods Hole. There is nothing particularly special about this bridge, it is not something that you should seek out, just be aware of. The bridge goes up, it goes down.

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Nicholasville, Kentucky
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69 reviews 69 reviews
26 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Spend a day in Wood's Hole. Great restaurants and bars. Traffic gets tricky with the drawbridge. But it's a great place to sit and watch the boat traffic. Also, this is where you catch the ferry for Martha's Vineyard. So parking can be a pain, but we always manage to find a place. A charming little village!

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Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey
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66 reviews 66 reviews
28 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

While visiting Woods Hole we stopped by the drawbridge, which happened to be going up, to let a masted sailboat out of the inner harbor. Although it was interesting to watch the bridges action, I don't believe this attraction has enough merit to stand on its own. That said, if you happen to be in Woods Hole make sure you... More 

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