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Address: Scargo Hill Road, Dennis, MA
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The highest point of land on Cape Cod, the view from this stone observation...

The highest point of land on Cape Cod, the view from this stone observation tower sweeps across Cape Cod Bay to Provincetown.

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Beautiful Stone Tower

A great place to stop, climb a spiral staircase, and get a view you will not see anywhere else on Cape Cod. A must stop while driving Route 6A!

Reviewed 1 week ago
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South Shore, MA
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South Shore, MA
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A great place to stop, climb a spiral staircase, and get a view you will not see anywhere else on Cape Cod. A must stop while driving Route 6A!

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Massachusetts
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

You will not be disappointed if you head to the Scargo Tower. To reach the top, you must wind around a thin, spiral staircase. It's worth the climb because the views at the top are spectacular. It was a beautiful, clear day and we could see most of the Cape Cod Bay, from the Sag Bridge through Provincetown. There are... More 

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Yarmouth Port, Massachusetts
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79 reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A relatively easy climb to the top of the tower offers a great view in all directions on a clear day. Well worth a visit!

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Virginia
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629 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 298 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017

This circular stone tower stands 160 feet above seal level and is located on the Scargo Hill in Dennis. The original tower built in 1874 was made of wood and was built by the Tobey family. It was built chiefly as a place where tourists could get a panoramic view of the surrounding area. It’s an easy climb up a... More 

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Lyndonville, Vermont
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

We stopped at the Scargo Hill tower, it was a very clear day and from the top we could see Provincetown!! Got some great photos!!

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

This is a neat stone tower you can walk up and get some great pictures of the harbor and on a clear day, see Provincetown. It doesn't take long and is a nice stop on the way to the beach.

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Chicago, IL
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017

If you have an extra 15 minutes in this area then don't miss a quick trip to Scargo Tower. Deemed the highest point on the Cape you only need climb 36 steps to reach the open air top of the tower. If you have more time then visit quirky Scargo Pottery in the woods on Scargo Lake...access off 6A on... More 

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Whitby, Canada
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Reviewed 18 November 2016

If you are driving along 6A and are near Dennis, take a detour to the Scargo Tower for a few minutes. It doesn't cost anything, and it's a lovely view!

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

It's a small stone tower worth a visit if you are in Dennis but not worth a special trip. Good views from the top but not spectacular.

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Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

We drove up to the tower and climbed the steps to the top! Not too much for us..even in our 70's! When we looked out, we could see Provincetown as it juts out! The tower is old. It dates back to 1929.

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