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Salt Pond Visitor Center

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Address: Route 6, Eastham, MA 02642
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Popular replica of an Indian settlement.

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Incredible Visitor Center

One of the nicest visitors center in the national park system is the Salt Pond Visitor Center on Cape Cod National Seashore. The Center boast a museum, a large map showing Cape... read more

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Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 278 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the nicest visitors center in the national park system is the Salt Pond Visitor Center on Cape Cod National Seashore. The Center boast a museum, a large map showing Cape Cod’s glacial history. There is an indoor theater showing orientation movies, fantastic views of Nauset Marsh, and walking trails. This is the place to being your exploration of... More 

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New Hampshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

Very nice visitors center. Very clean and helpful staff. We learned a lot of facts on the area. I would highly recommend to anyone visiting the area.

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Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

What can I say? I did not expect the centre to open on January 1st but it was. The center is right off the 6 and sits on top of the Pond so you cannot miss it going through Eastham. Rangers were friendly. There was an indoor auditorium that plays various short films showcasing cape cod seashores. Great for kids... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2016

We had researched the National Seashore before our trip so knew that we could join a free walking tour with a ranger from the visitor centre one morning. The walk covered seals and great white sharks and took us along coastguard beach. The ranger was really enthusiastic and informative and there were lots of hands-on items for everyone to marvel... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 November 2016

The visitor center has a small but nice museum of local artifacts and a nice interpretive movie. There is good view of the pond from the center and trails you can use to down to the pond. The staff was helpful in pointing out places to visit along the national seashore.

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Massapequa, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 October 2016

A nice stop to get an overall picture of the area and the salt marsh environment. There is a small theater which shows very good shorts on everything from how the cape was formed, salt marsh restoration and the areas whaling history.

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Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2016

This is a nice place to stop and view a small museum and gift shop. It's also a great place for a tourist to get information about the geography and history of the area. The museum is nothing elaborate, but is enlightening for a first time tourist to New England such as we were.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016

Looking for something to do during inclement weather, stop here. The museum is very interesting and the information desk is staffed with very knowledgeable and friendly folks.

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Toronto, Canada
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42 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2016

Great place to stop for information on the area. The person I spoke to was very knowledgeable and recommend several restaurants and attractions!

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 178 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2016

Another one of our stops non the way to Provincetown. Great visitor center, with lots of information available. The park rangers are very helpful. A must stop.

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