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“Very informative - well done”

C&O Canal National Historical Park and Visitors Museum
Ranked #2 of 36 things to do in Cumberland
Certificate of Excellence
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Leonardtown, Maryland
Level 6 Contributor
110 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Very informative - well done”
Reviewed 14 June 2014

Guide was very friendly. Displays are very well presented, and there is a lot for younger guests to see also. Amazing history.

Visited June 2014
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Anaheim, California
Level 4 Contributor
41 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Historic stuff”
Reviewed 6 June 2014

This was a surprise. I only went down here for some photos but came away with a history lesson. The person behind the desk was very knowledgeable for a youngster. There were some great photo ops too.

Visited June 2014
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Altoona, Pennsylvania
Level 6 Contributor
341 reviews
80 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
“Your Starting Point”
Reviewed 4 May 2014

This is a great information center, park and museum! The staffed information center has extensive brochures and information about the area. The attached museum is small but educates about transportation via waterways in a different time gone by. My visit included a 1.5 hr walk down the C & O tow path on a sunny day. The path is flat and full of greenery - and turtles in the old canal. This center is also very convenient to the center of town filled with shops and eateries. This was a perfect afternoon and will return to do it all again!

Visited May 2014
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Dayton, Ohio, USA
Level 4 Contributor
30 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Beautiful location; great for biking”
Reviewed 1 May 2014

This location is absolutely beautiful. Many folks staying at the hotel there (Fairfield Inn) were avid bicyclists on holiday. There is a bike store here as well. Recommend for bicyclists.

Visited May 2014
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Fredericksburg, Virginia
Level 6 Contributor
351 reviews
207 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 224 helpful votes
“look at history gone by”
Reviewed 26 April 2014

most americans do not realize the importance of the canals to the westward migration, this site offers good perspective as well as a "canal boat" to inspect

Visited April 2014
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