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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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A very intersting and Educational spot

We stopped by Marconi Station to fill some time and were captivted by the information we learned from the park ranger! He was so knowledgeable and interesting! the kids and I... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 11, 2015
Beth B
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Williamsville, New York
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Hingham, Massachusetts
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Minimal information about the how, what and when or impact of the technical achievement associated with the site. Could use a good video presentation. No beach access. Would only consider it if you run out of other things to in the area. If you're biking, probably a good parking spot because of above although you might be better off parking... More 

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Williamsville, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

We stopped by Marconi Station to fill some time and were captivted by the information we learned from the park ranger! He was so knowledgeable and interesting! the kids and I were glad we stopped!

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Lecanto, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We have been coming here for years and each year erosion brought the shelter closer to the edge of the dune. The shelter has been removed and there are plaques telling the story of the first transAtlantic radio transmission. Although it is no longer there the view is still very good and on this visit we saw eleven seals in... More 

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Eastham, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Marconi site ( not the beach) really gives one the sense of the power of the North Atlantic Ocean. We go when there is a storm. It is AWSOME! On a nice day we will do the White Cedar walk. Most of the walk is on walk ways which are about a foot above the swamp.. Kids love it and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015 via mobile

Site of the first transatlantic wireless tranmission, the site has been lost to erosion. Visit the park headquarters for a look at a model and some of the original equipment. Take the time to scan the coastline. Fortuitously enough I received an email while on site, a poignant tying of the centuries.

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Starkville, Mississippi
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The history behind this site, the transmission point for transatlantic telegraphy, is incredible. The view from the site is stunning.

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Wellfleet, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 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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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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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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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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