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Cape Cod Canal Visitors Center

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Address: Ed Moffitt Drive, across from the Sandwich Coast Guard Station, Sandwich, MA
Phone Number: 508-833-9678
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Corps of Engineers operated visitor center with educational material about...

Corps of Engineers operated visitor center with educational material about the Cape Cod Canal.

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Great staff and helpful brochures. There is a museum and an old fishing boat for kids to play on. Pretend fishing and learn how to tie a knot. Lots of information and super... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great staff and helpful brochures. There is a museum and an old fishing boat for kids to play on. Pretend fishing and learn how to tie a knot. Lots of information and super helpful people.

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Thank Lisetteki
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A great place to learn more about the canal. Admission is free.It was very informative for both a 4yrs. and an 12 yrs. old girls.Their grandfather enjoyed the maps,pics. and short 15 min. film.I enjoyed the hands on displays and the live broadcast of the canal.

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Thank Terri E
New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This small museum offers a lot of history on Cape Cod Canal. It is hands on and the movie informative. Also take the opportunity to walk around the area, just beautiful.

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Thank RecreationV
Cranston, Rhode Island
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

you can get a good view of the canal if you take the central train tour from Hyannis and you can see everything along the way

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Thank sued20152015
Hartford
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have stopped a few times at the Visitors Center. Nice little building. Nice small museum. The staff has always been very helpful and pleasant and always has interesting suggestions is you tell them what you have in mind. Never been disappointed.

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Thank Lorna W
Breckenridge, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My friend just told me we were going or I probably would have skipped it. But I feel better educated about the history of the area and learned a lot watching the film. Be sure to walk along the canal to the ocean.

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Thank Lisa S
San Jose, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Interesting place to stop while exploring the area. Lots of history and educational info along with a film. See the model of the canal boat Renier.

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Thank 2butterfly
Waltham, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

This visitors center has lots to offer about the history of how many tries it took to build the Cape Cod Canal. There's a short movie and lots of hands on for children & adults.

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Thank A2006QMbarbaraf
Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2016

Nice people and breaks up the trip to wherever you are going on the Cape. Take a short walk or a long day walk along the canal. 6 miles or 13 miles if you go over both bridges. Walk the bikes, those winds can push you right over. Watch the big boat go by from all over the world. Pretty... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2016

This is one of those hidden gems! If you every wanted to know the history of the Cape Cod Canal, what type of vessels travel through the canal and the environment around this is the place. It's a smaller venue, but well designed and has so many interactive hands on "multi-sensory" experiences for the kids. You can be at the... More 

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