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“Good coast views, interesting history, in a quick walk” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Marconi Wireless Station

Marconi Wireless Station
Marconi Site Rd, Wellfleet, MA
508/349-3785
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Ranked #17 of 26 things to do in Wellfleet
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Massachusetts
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83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
“Good coast views, interesting history, in a quick walk”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012

Part of the National Seashore, so very crowded at times. History interesting for electronic/technical people. Lovely short walk & views for everyone else.

Visited May 2012
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Omaha, Nebraska
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43 reviews 43 reviews
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Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
“Interesting”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

Worth driving to see. The display is layed out well, educational and interesting. The view of the ocean is great

Visited October 2012
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Glenelg, Maryland
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“Interesting spot - first overseas wireless transmission”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

Although the towers no longer stand at this site, there's a pavilion with a model of what the facility looked like when the first successful message was sent and received. Read the displays to learn more about the transmission and also about how the ocean has claimed back the land where the towers once stood. It's just a short walk from the parking lot and an interesting spot to explore. Makes you appreciate your cellphone!

Visited October 2012
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Brewster, Massachusetts
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“Learned lots about Marconi”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2012

Interesting information presented in a clear fashion. The site captured the interest of my grandchildren. We also enjoyed the views of the ocean.

Visited June 2012
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Los Angeles, California
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
“Go check it out!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2012

My husband is a big fan of Marconi, so when we saw that the Marconi Wireless Station was on Cape Cod, we had to go. We weren't disappointed. It's a short walk from the car, and provided all of us an education into the beginning days of long distance communication. I would recommend checking it out.

Visited July 2012
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