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Marconi Station

Address: Six miles north of Salt Pond Visitor Center, Wellfleet, MA
Phone Number: 508-349-3785
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Ranked #9 of 14 Attractions in Wellfleet
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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Owner description: The site of the first trans-Atlantic message, transmitted by the "Father of Radio," Guglielmo Marconi.

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Norman, Oklahoma
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371 reviews 371 reviews
172 attraction reviews
284 helpful votes 284 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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35 reviews 35 reviews
15 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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82 reviews 82 reviews
53 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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
16 helpful votes 16 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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72 reviews 72 reviews
19 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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34 reviews 34 reviews
11 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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275 attraction reviews
193 helpful votes 193 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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
43 helpful votes 43 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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Hoboken, New Jersey
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

Last time we were here, there was a pavilion and more of the artifacts from the past. This time it was explained that, original location is now eroded and gone. We can still look into the Atlantic Ocean and imagine the excitement once it happened here. We saw many seals hanging out near in the sea. It was a great... More

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