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Cape Cod Canal Visitors Center

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Ed Moffitt Drive, across from the Sandwich Coast Guard Station, Sandwich, MA
+1 508-833-9678
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Young Children really enjoyed it!

There’s something here for young and old. The children’s exhibits were really a hit with our 4 and... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Carol K
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Halifax, Massachusetts
via mobile
Nice to visit, informative and fun

Nice place to visit, beautiful, interesting, fun and informative. A must see while you are on the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
geebe
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Ottawa
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Corps of Engineers operated visitor center with educational material about the Cape Cod Canal.
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good36%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“visitor center” (20 reviews)
“patrol boat” (13 reviews)
LOCATION
Ed Moffitt Drive, across from the Sandwich Coast Guard Station, Sandwich, MA
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+1 508-833-9678
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"great stop"
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

There’s something here for young and old. The children’s exhibits were really a hit with our 4 and 6 yr old grandkids. Includes a boat they can climb up into and pretend to use the radio. There is a nice video history of the canal...More

Thank Carol K
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Nice place to visit, beautiful, interesting, fun and informative. A must see while you are on the canal, either to walk, bike or fish. Discover with kids or just for adults as well, boats, sea life and history of the canal. Free.

Thank geebe
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Everyone who comes by car to the island of Cape Cod must drive over the Cape Cod Canal. Take a little while to learn the history of this engineering marvel. This visitors' center is free and well worth the trip. In addition, there are two...More

Thank Franco M
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We took family and children here as our 1st stop to learn about the cape So glad we did this is a great Gem interactive lots of educational from early history to sea life to fish, birds , boating . 1.5 hours later we had...More

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Reviewed May 14, 2018

Excellent VC and museum to explain about the canal, it's construction and previous attempts. Staff like to talk about their work and demonstrate the radar etc. Good spot for a picnic as well

Thank David282xyz
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Reviewed May 12, 2018

We always get our delicious sandwiches from The Deli in Sandwich and enjoy them at the Cape Cod Canal on the picnic tables and benches. The marina was full of colorful boats and the canal had a special treat for visitors to watch. A large...More

Thank Alan S
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Reviewed April 30, 2018

An absolute must. Its also free. plenty of free parking. Great place to exercise, bike, run walk. be more adventurous and travel to end of rock jetty for some great pics. The areas a local favorite and will also be yours. Great restaurants for cocktails...More

Thank Brian S
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Reviewed April 9, 2018

On one of our trips to nearby Seafood Sam's restaurant, my family and I decided to visit the center. It is a very fun and interesting place! The many artificats and photographs, the video and the boat were very informative and interesting. I would recommend...More

Thank Joanne M
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Reviewed October 14, 2017 via mobile

The weather was cool and damp so the visitor’s center was just right for an afternoon activity. There is plenty to learn even for people from this area. Extremely attentive and helpful staff.

Thank woodinlay
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Reviewed October 2, 2017

Definitely a must-see! The Canal is beautiful, and if you're lucky, you'll see some large ships on the canal. Walk on the road along the side and enjoy the scenery. Some picnic tables are available, and there is a snack bar.

Thank jeanawim
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