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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: +1 508-833-9678
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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 welcome

We had a really good welcome and shown around by the lady on reception. Interesting museum, quite small. Huge car park, presumably for when important ships go down the canal

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
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Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had a really good welcome and shown around by the lady on reception. Interesting museum, quite small. Huge car park, presumably for when important ships go down the canal

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Memphis, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the Cape Cod Canal Visitor Center offers excellent insight into the man-made channel’s origins. The center’s impressively well-designed interactive exhibits entertain young & older kids. They can get inside & Captain a retired 45-foot canal patrol boat "Renier." A 45-seat theater features a movie that tells the story of the canal, the commercial... More 

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Thank ChanEvan
Litchfield, Connecticut
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent a rainy afternoon exploring the visitor center. The video of the canal's history was very entertaining and educational. It was fun to walk around on the Renier Canal Patrol Boat.

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Thank Litchfieldgirl
New Hampshire
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I've been visiting the Cape my whole life and now as an adult with my own kids. On a rainy day we visited the Canal visitor center and spent a good hour there! Kids were well entertained with a scavenger hunt and the various activities there and my husband and I enjoyed all the displays and great information about the... More 

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Thank midnightdream88
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016

This is a great spot to stroll along the canal (or rent a bike), to watch the boats come and go, and also to get the history of the canal.

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Thank Bw F
Liverpool, England
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016

We called into the center at the start of our visit to Cape Cod, and looking at the photos on the walls and watching the film in the theater really brought our visit to life. We took a walk along the canal itself, it is a lovely place to walk. Great views from the center too from the comfy rocking... More 

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Thank glamourpuss1000
Sandwich, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016 via mobile

Great history of the cape cod canal! Many programs to choose from in summer including some night ones! Huge boat to climb on, navigation equipment , fishing games, scavenger hunt, free activity books... just a great place to really appreciate what went into building this modern marvel! See the movie too!

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Thank Lydia A
Silver Spring, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

Although we had been in here in the past we just stopped in the main room as you walk in and didn't realize that there were other rooms in the back including a theater. It is run by the USACE as they built and maintain the Canal. There is much to see in the museum including an old pilot type... More 

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Thank Joe C
Riverside, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

Great museum with film introduction, lots of exciting exhibits, real Coast Gaurd ship to wander through, lots of realistic models. Nature exhibits. Friendly staff.

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Thank Leesandro
Easton, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2016

Thinking we were just going to poke into the Visitor's Center to escape the wind, we were pleasantly surprised by a unique interactive museum. Great spot for families and kids to learn about the history behind the Cape Cod Canal. There are multiple interactive stations were you can touch and feel what a canal experience is all about. The kids... More 

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