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Salt Pond Visitor Center

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Address: Route 6, Eastham, MA 02642
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+1 508-255-3421
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Popular replica of an Indian settlement.

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Very educational

Very nice visitors center. Very clean and helpful staff. We learned a lot of facts on the area. I would highly recommend to anyone visiting the area.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
brownkate
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New Hampshire
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New Hampshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice visitors center. Very clean and helpful staff. We learned a lot of facts on the area. I would highly recommend to anyone visiting the area.

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2017 via mobile

What can I say? I did not expect the centre to open on January 1st but it was. The center is right off the 6 and sits on top of the Pond so you cannot miss it going through Eastham. Rangers were friendly. There was an indoor auditorium that plays various short films showcasing cape cod seashores. Great for kids... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2016

We had researched the National Seashore before our trip so knew that we could join a free walking tour with a ranger from the visitor centre one morning. The walk covered seals and great white sharks and took us along coastguard beach. The ranger was really enthusiastic and informative and there were lots of hands-on items for everyone to marvel... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2016

The visitor center has a small but nice museum of local artifacts and a nice interpretive movie. There is good view of the pond from the center and trails you can use to down to the pond. The staff was helpful in pointing out places to visit along the national seashore.

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Massapequa, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016

A nice stop to get an overall picture of the area and the salt marsh environment. There is a small theater which shows very good shorts on everything from how the cape was formed, salt marsh restoration and the areas whaling history.

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Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016

This is a nice place to stop and view a small museum and gift shop. It's also a great place for a tourist to get information about the geography and history of the area. The museum is nothing elaborate, but is enlightening for a first time tourist to New England such as we were.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

Looking for something to do during inclement weather, stop here. The museum is very interesting and the information desk is staffed with very knowledgeable and friendly folks.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2016

Great place to stop for information on the area. The person I spoke to was very knowledgeable and recommend several restaurants and attractions!

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2016

Another one of our stops non the way to Provincetown. Great visitor center, with lots of information available. The park rangers are very helpful. A must stop.

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Providence, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2016

Just driving by, I stopped in. So much to see and do! I watched several short films, I went through the museum and gift shop. I walked thru several exhibits outside, then drove to the shore. It was so interesting, well marked and worth the time for all ages.

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