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Address: Six miles north of Salt Pond Visitor Center, Wellfleet, MA
Phone Number: +1 508-349-3785
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The site of the first trans-Atlantic message, transmitted by the...

The site of the first trans-Atlantic message, transmitted by the "Father of Radio," Guglielmo Marconi.

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Thursday Morning

Even though the original station is long gone, just the history involved makes it worth the stop. Great views and the perfect place to walk around.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 5, 2016
Tom B
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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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Matawan, New Jersey
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

We rode out to the Marconi Station on a windy afternoon and had a nice view of ocean waves below. There is little left of the original station, just some concrete pads where the towers once sat but there is a lot of signage with the history of the site and the model of the station is nearby in the... More 

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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647 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2016

Even though the original station is long gone, just the history involved makes it worth the stop. Great views and the perfect place to walk around.

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Thank Tom B
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3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2016 via mobile

The scenery and history are an essential stop along the Cape Cod National Seashore. Make time on this one for your visit! We even saw Great White tagging going on!

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Sturbridge, MA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016

Don't bother going there just to see the station. The station itself is long gone, sacrificed to the elements, and an eroding cliffside. There is no evidence of aNY man made structures, nor is there any museum featuring artifacts of this significant event in telecommunication history. Instead go there to see the senic vista overlooking the Atlantic. That is worth... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016

If you're passing by then drop in but you won't find a lot here to see and do, though the nearby dunes, beachfront and park are nice.

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Montpelier, Vermont
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2016

This is the site of the first transatlantic radio station established by Marconi near the turn of the 20th century. The ocean has taken just about all of the remains of the station, and the National Park Service removed a memorial a few years ago before the ocean could get it. The views are fantastic from the top of the... More 

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Clark Mills, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2016

This was a very pretty place and we walked for a couple of hours, we saw many seals along the way and even came upon a large group of seals, about 25 or so, it was hard to count them all as they diving under the surface a lot. The dunes were beautiful and were all of the rocks and... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2016

Interesting to see and learn about early communication and the efforts of Marconi. I try to imagine how challenging it was, and his perseverance to accomplish his goals. Lessons we can learn from. And now you can see what nature has done to such a site as life goes on. While there enjoy the views and the beach too.

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Burlington, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2016

Interesting model of the Marconi Station as it was first set up 90? years ago. Also. when looking down towards the ocean, there are many seals sunning themselves or swimming near the shore. Sometimes, a shark appears and they scramble to the sand.

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Plymouth, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 29, 2016

There's not much here except a few trails and a couple of viewing stations, and the vast expanse of sand and sea stretching eastward to Europe and Africa, but the view from 170 feet above the surf is spectacular and sublime. Visit for 10 minutes and remember it forever.

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