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“Panoramic views and harbor seals too!”

Marconi Wireless Station
Ranked #6 of 36 things to do in Wellfleet
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Owner description: The site of the first trans-Atlantic message, transmitted by the "Father of Radio," Guglielmo Marconi.
Boston, Massachusetts
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71 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Panoramic views and harbor seals too!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2014

The Marconi Station view point was one of the highlights of my trip to The Cape. While the station is not there anymore there are some detailed signs that explain the historical significance of the spot. Even if you are not into history climb the platform and look at the spectular views of the Atlantic. You may even get lucky and see the harbor seals frollicking in the sea.

Visited July 2014
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Alexandria, VA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 515 helpful votes
“In Touch with History”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2014

This is place where Guglielmo Marconi made connections with England through the first transatlantic wireless exchange. There are only a few remnants of the station itself with the full story encompassed on some interpretive markers. But there is a feel to the place, a sense of history in the making right on the shores of the Atlantic on Cape Cod. The winter of 2011-12 was so harsh that the pavilion housing the original site of the transmission, as well as some parts of the towers, is gone so that they would not fall over the bluffs into the sea. There are some benches near that spot as well as a platform set above the site to provide a fuller picture of the event. (More information is available at the Cable Museum in Chatham.)

Visited June 2014
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Cape Cod, Ma
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66 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Model of the station.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 8, 2014

There is no evidence of the Marconi Station except for the concrete bases where the towers once stood. This was somewhat disappointing, but the view of the Atlantic Ocean was amazing. There is a movie showing the station in its historic grandeur. But to stand where history was made was worth the moment.

Visited July 2013
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Saratoga Springs, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Fascinating”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 2, 2014 via mobile

I was disappointed the structure had been lost to the elements, but the view amazing! We also walked the White Cedar Trail-beautuful! Well worth a visit. It was interesting to see the middle school students who were there on a class trip with their Smart Phones out and to realize this is where world wide wireless communication all began.

Visited May 2014
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Midwest, USA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Best way to see Marconi station”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 10, 2014

Go really freakin' late at night. As late as they stay open. Do they close? Can't remember. Drive down the road and turn your lights off. Super scary - woo hoo! Go up onto the overlook and pretend it's 1901. Might as well be. So awesome!

Visited June 2013
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