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Cape Cod Canal Visitors Center

Ed Moffitt Drive, across from the Sandwich Coast Guard Station, Sandwich, MA
+1 508-833-9678
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Educational Interactive a gem for kids and resourceful

We took family and children here as our 1st stop to learn about the cape So glad we did this is a... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
mike b
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Redington Beach, Florida
Hidden Gem

Excellent VC and museum to explain about the canal, it's construction and previous attempts. Staff... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
David282xyz
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Fort Worth, Texas
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Corps of Engineers operated visitor center with educational material about the Cape Cod Canal.
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good37%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“patrol boat” (13 reviews)
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Ed Moffitt Drive, across from the Sandwich Coast Guard Station, Sandwich, MA
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+1 508-833-9678
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Reviewed 6 days 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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 10 April 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 14 October 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 3 October 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.

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Reviewed 18 September 2017

We were pleasantly surprised by the attached museum at this visitor center. In addition to valuable display information and a movie screening devoted to the history of the Cape Cod canal, there were a few other pleasant surprises. We enjoyed the interactive information on the...More

Thank FrancisFern
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Reviewed 11 September 2017

For my husband and I, this was an opportunity for us to see how, when and why the canal was built (don't skip the theatre show - the movie contains a lot of information). For a child, however, this is a fun place to climb...More

Thank Crystallica
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Reviewed 9 September 2017

Great place. Very informative about the canal and its history. Excellent for kids. Lots to read. The live canal radar was mesmerising.

Thank dewmaw
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