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Address: Six miles north of Salt Pond Visitor Center, Wellfleet, MA
Phone Number: 508-349-3785
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Description: The site of the first trans-Atlantic message, transmitted by the "Father...
The site of the first trans-Atlantic message, transmitted by the "Father of Radio," Guglielmo Marconi.
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Beautiful panoramic views

Although the actual station has been washed out to sea, this high point is a wonderful place for a view of the Ocean beach, where we often see whale plumes in the distance, and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 20, 2015
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Wellfleet, Massachusetts
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Wellfleet, Massachusetts
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Although the actual station has been washed out to sea, this high point is a wonderful place for a view of the Ocean beach, where we often see whale plumes in the distance, and there is a regular crowd of surfers. It is located on the narrowest point on all of Cape Cod, so from the platform, you can also... More 

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Norman, Oklahoma
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370 helpful votes 370 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

There are plaques explaining what happened at this location. This is the site where Marconi built his original telegraph station. The views are also very nice from here.

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Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
15 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

This was so interesting. Although the original station is no longer standing, you can go up the paths to its location. There are signs with pertinent information, very interesting. Plus the views are fantastic.

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Upstate NY
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86 reviews 86 reviews
54 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

All our National Parks are top notch! Marconi Station offers great history in a small exhibit at the center. And definitely take a ranger walk/talk if you can. Just the site alone is awesome as it sits high above the gorgeous beach on Nantucket Sound.

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Morgantown, WV
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64 reviews 64 reviews
14 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Attended a wedding on the Marconi Overlook and everything was great. It is possible to do that as one only has to get a permit. Wonderful views and atmosphere.

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Connecticut
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76 reviews 76 reviews
21 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

The informative plaques and the grand vista are all that remain after the terrible storms of 2013. A visitors center is planned for this important historic site.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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41 reviews 41 reviews
13 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

The Marconi Station view point was one of the highlights of my trip to The Cape. While the station is not there anymore there are some detailed signs that explain the historical significance of the spot. Even if you are not into history climb the platform and look at the spectular views of the Atlantic. You may even get lucky... More 

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Alexandria, VA
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364 attraction reviews
294 helpful votes 294 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

This is place where Guglielmo Marconi made connections with England through the first transatlantic wireless exchange. There are only a few remnants of the station itself with the full story encompassed on some interpretive markers. But there is a feel to the place, a sense of history in the making right on the shores of the Atlantic on Cape Cod.... More 

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Midwest, USA
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

Go really freakin' late at night. As late as they stay open. Do they close? Can't remember. Drive down the road and turn your lights off. Super scary - woo hoo! Go up onto the overlook and pretend it's 1901. Might as well be. So awesome!

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Rochester, New York
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11 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

Marconi station is no longer there....erosion has had it's way with it and tumbled it down the dunes. This is a precursor to what will happen up and down the dunes for the next generations to come. There's no natural force on earth like the ocean.

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