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Cape Cod Canal Visitors Center

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Interesting history and fresh air

Read about center and glad i fit it in. The museum isn't huge but it is an interesting mix of info... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Reading, Pennsylvania
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Nice spot to get to know the Canal history

Great information set up for adults and children. picnic tables area. Great view . There is no Cape... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
assaf y
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Corps of Engineers operated visitor center with educational material about the Cape Cod Canal.
Ed Moffitt Drive, across from the Sandwich Coast Guard Station, Sandwich, MA
+1 508-833-9678
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Read about center and glad i fit it in. The museum isn't huge but it is an interesting mix of info on nautical items (knots, flags), a great short film on the building of the canal (worth visit alone), hands on activities for kids, full...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great information set up for adults and children. picnic tables area. Great view . There is no Cape Cod without the canal ...so it's nice to learn about it.

Thank assaf y
Reviewed August 18, 2018

I don't really know if he was a park ranger or not, but he had lots of info and we had such a nice talk. The Visitors Center itself had lots of stuff for kids to check out.

Thank klu3
Reviewed July 29, 2018

The views from the Visitors Center are breathtaking. The Center is interesting and informative. Please visit- you won’t be disappointed!

Thank dextersnow
Reviewed July 24, 2018

The Cape Cod Canal may not look as a "usual" tourist spot, but it is a very relaxing area. It offers many things to people of different ages - walking, fishing, chilling, etc., and is very children friendly. It feels as if the Canal emits...More

1  Thank niksk001
Reviewed July 14, 2018

My husband, dog & I walked the Cape Cod Canal path each morning and evening while on vacation in Sandwich. Excellent trail for walking your dogs! Most people are very friendly, especially dog owners. Many people fish at the canal as well. It's relaxing just...More

Thank debtanz
Reviewed July 10, 2018 via mobile

The Sandwich visitors center is located on the canal by the marina.There are many things that you can do such as fishing, picnics and swimming if you take a short walk down to Sand catchers cove at the end of the canal. There are also...More

Thank Liz L
Reviewed June 28, 2018

Stop here every year that we come to Cape Cod. The canal walk is nice and it is always nice to stop in the Visitor Station to see the great movie about the canal and to see the displays. Staff always friendly and helpful. They...More

Thank JoyceVanPelt
Reviewed June 26, 2018 via mobile

Great place to stop and check in. The center is very informative and the kids really enjoyed it. Seafood Sam’s restaurant right next door with good seafood. Also start of the Cape Cod Canal Bike Path. Plenty of parking as well. Beautiful place with excellent...More

Thank SteveDGT
Reviewed June 20, 2018 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

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