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Ranked #1 of 49 attractions in Nantucket
Category: Specialty Museums; Museums
The history of Nantucket's whaling industry and artifacts are exhibited at this museum.
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Ranked #2 of 49 attractions in Nantucket
Category: Libraries; Educational Sites; Museums
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Ranked #3 of 49 attractions in Nantucket
Category: Lighthouses
Towering more than 60 feet, this historic lighthouse was established in 1784, destroyed in 1984 and rebuilt in 1986.
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Ranked #4 of 49 attractions in Nantucket
Category: Beaches
Located on the south side of Nantucket, this beach is known for its rough surf.
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Ranked #5 of 49 attractions in Nantucket
Category: Lighthouses
Built in 1850, this distinctive brick lighthouse stands on a bluff 90 feet above sea level.
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Ranked #6 of 49 attractions in Nantucket
Category: Specialty Museums; History Museums
Owner description: In the 19th Century, hundreds of ships passed by Nantucket Island each day, all navigating without the benefit of modern... more » Owner description: In the 19th Century, hundreds of ships passed by Nantucket Island each day, all navigating without the benefit of modern nautical technology. Unpredictable storms, dense fog and strong currents often caught even the most experienced sailors off guard. Treacherous shoals and inclement weather led to over 700 shipwrecks in the surrounding waters of Nantucket, causing the area to be dubbed "a graveyard of the Atlantic."The Nantucket Shipwreck & Lifesaving Museum preserves the memory of those Islanders who risked their lives to save shipwrecked mariners. These men served in organizations devoted to maritime rescue, such as the Massachusetts Humane Society, United States Life-Saving Service and the United States Coast Guard.The Nantucket Shipwreck & Lifesaving Museum is located at 158 Polpis Road, just 3.5 miles from Nantucket Town. The museum can easily be reached by car, NRTA Shuttle/Polpis Route or by the Polpis Bike Path. We are open from Thursday, May 23 through Columbus Day, Monday, October 14, 2013 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily. Admission costs are free for members, $6.00 for adults, $4.00 for youth 5 - 17 and free to children under 5. The Nantucket Shipwreck & Lifesaving Museum is proud to be part of the Blue Star Museum program that offers free admission to active duty military and their families.Come visit the Nantucket Shipwreck & Lifesaving Museum and enjoy guided tours, films, new exhibits, family-friendly programs, special events and more, designed to appeal to all ages. « less
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Ranked #7 of 49 attractions in Nantucket
Category: Beaches
Oceanside Nantucket beach.
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Ranked #8 of 49 attractions in Nantucket
Category: Beaches
Nantucket beach on the ocean side.
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Ranked #9 of 49 attractions in Nantucket
Category: Beaches
Nantucket beach on the ocean side.
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Ranked #10 of 49 attractions in Nantucket
Category: Lighthouses; Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Established in 1746, America's second oldest lighthouse has been in service more than 250 years.
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Ranked #11 of 49 attractions in Nantucket
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Religious Sites; Lookouts

The First Congregational Church has the best view of any place on the island at the top on the Lookout Tower.  You have to climb a few flights of stairs and pay a few dollars to... more »

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Ranked #12 of 49 attractions in Nantucket
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Owner description: Discover this ruggedly beautiful coastal environment where deer, raptors, and shorebirds play. Explore sand dunes and small... more » Owner description: Discover this ruggedly beautiful coastal environment where deer, raptors, and shorebirds play. Explore sand dunes and small coastal forests, salt marsh and tidal ponds, on 16 miles of trails and sand roads. « less
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Ranked #13 of 49 attractions in Nantucket
Category: Aquariums
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Ranked #14 of 49 attractions in Nantucket
Category: Historic Sites
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Ranked #15 of 49 attractions in Nantucket
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Ranked #16 of 49 attractions in Nantucket
Category: Theaters
Nantucket's public and professional theater since 1956.
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Ranked #17 of 49 attractions in Nantucket
Category: Movie Theaters
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Ranked #18 of 49 attractions in Nantucket
Owner description: White Heron is Nantucket's Professional Repertory Theatre. A not-for-profit theatre company, first formed in New York in... more » Owner description: White Heron is Nantucket's Professional Repertory Theatre. A not-for-profit theatre company, first formed in New York in 2005, by Lynne Bolton and Earle Gister. Now run by Lynne and Michael Kopko, the Company moved to Nantucket in 2011. We produce classical and contemporary works in a transformational, character-driven way. Our goal is to bring meaningful art to the Nantucket community. You can find us directly behind the Whaling Museum! « less
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Ranked #19 of 49 attractions in Nantucket
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Ranked #20 of 49 attractions in Nantucket
Category: Golf Courses
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Ranked #21 of 49 attractions in Nantucket
Category: Golf Courses
Nantucket's best public golf course.
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Ranked #22 of 49 attractions in Nantucket
Category: Beaches
The best island beach within walking distance of town, Jetties is ideal for kids.
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Ranked #23 of 49 attractions in Nantucket
Category: Historic Sites
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Altar Rock (Siasconset)
Ranked #24 of 49 attractions in Nantucket
Category: Historic Walking Areas
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Ranked #25 of 49 attractions in Nantucket
Category: Science Museums
Owner description: Operating an Aquarium, Natural Science Museum, two Observatories and a Historic House, the Nantucket Maria Mitchell... more » Owner description: Operating an Aquarium, Natural Science Museum, two Observatories and a Historic House, the Nantucket Maria Mitchell Association (MMA) is a private non-profit organization located on the island of Nantucket, Massachusetts. Aquarium: Locally-collected specimens are on exhibit. Displays are always changing and include anything from seahorses to octopuses to sharks! Get a “feel” for the local ecosystem at our touch tank, home to crabs, clams, baby horseshoe crabs, and more! Great for kids and adults alike! Natural Science Museum: A cross between a classic natural history museum, a zoo, and a science center, the Maria Mitchell Natural Science Museum is a great place to learn about the plants, animals, and birds of Nantucket. See live turtles and snakes! Loines Observatory: See distant planets, stars, galaxies and more through a telescope! Stargazing nights with our expert astronomers are a unique way to spend an evening enjoying Nantucket's clear and dark skies! Check our website for specific information about Stargazing dates and times. Historic Mitchell House: Take a trip back in time to 1800s Nantucket! Built in 1790, this typical Quaker house was acquired by the Mitchell family in 1818. The home became a museum in 1903 when the Maria Mitchell Association’s founders acquired the house to preserve the legacy of Maria Mitchell herself. « less
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Ranked #26 of 49 attractions in Nantucket
Category: Beaches
Perfect beach for kids - calm water, picnic area, playground, activities and food stands.
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Ranked #27 of 49 attractions in Nantucket
Category: Historic Sites; Tours
Nantucket's oldest standing residence dates back to 1686.
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Ranked #28 of 49 attractions in Nantucket
Category: Beaches

Nobadeer is a very social beach.  This is a great beach for the 18-30 age group.  There are the surfers, the beer coolers, socializing - it's not a loud obnoxious beach by any... more »

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Ranked #29 of 49 attractions in Nantucket
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Milestone Bog (Siasconset)
Ranked #30 of 49 attractions in Nantucket
Category: Historic Walking Areas
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