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Salt Pond Visitor Center

Route 6, Eastham, MA 02642
+1 508-255-3421
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Great orientation spot and great hiking trail.

I'll second (And third, etc.) others' comments that this is a good place to get oriented to the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
lisatravels
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blacksburg
Good stop for orientation

Nice visitor centre with informative displays and films. Walked trails to beach & pond and they are... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
David282xyz
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Fort Worth, Texas
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Popular replica of an Indian settlement.
  • Excellent75%
  • Very good23%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“gift shop” (32 reviews)
“small museum” (19 reviews)
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Hours
Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
LOCATION
Route 6, Eastham, MA 02642
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+1 508-255-3421
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"gift shop"
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"national seashore"
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"cape cod"
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"information desk"
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"natural history"
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"short film"
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"great information"
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"great museum"
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"informative museum"
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"walking trails"
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"all ages"
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"nauset marsh"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I'll second (And third, etc.) others' comments that this is a good place to get oriented to the area. The ranger also gave us an excellent recommendation to get a picnic lunch (Sam's Deli). There is also a wonderful hike that begins near the center...More

Thank lisatravels
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice visitor centre with informative displays and films. Walked trails to beach & pond and they are worth the time

Thank David282xyz
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped by while driving around and wow what a treat, truly local flavor of Cape Cod here at the salt pond. Not to be missed of you could at all help it. worth the trip for sure.

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Reviewed 3 March 2018

This is the best place for current information about the Cape Cod National Seashore. While you are there you can tour the museum which displays artifacts from the early days of the Seashore, learn about trails, see an informative video, sign up for a ranger...More

1  Thank rm8writes
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Reviewed 10 November 2017

The Cape Cod National Seashore was founded in 1961 by President Kennedy to protect the beautiful beaches, dunes, and wildlife habitats of easternmost Cape Cod. It stretches from below the "elbow" of the Cape at Chatham and extends all along the outer Cape up to...More

2  Thank CHARLES G
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Reviewed 8 November 2017

An educational experience as well a well stocked book store. A children's touch and feel with sea creatures, early American exhibit and

1  Thank vito915
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Reviewed 8 November 2017

Very friendly and helpful staff. We asked about best photo locations, and the staff gave very good advice.

Thank Clarke C
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Reviewed 3 November 2017

This place is a "must" to begin your National Seashore visit. The staff is friendly and helpful. Pick up maps, trail information and a list of ranger-led activities and talks. There is a small museum, a gift shop and a marvelous view from the patio....More

2  Thank wbbcap
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Reviewed 26 October 2017

We enjoyed our visit here, especially the videos to share how the cape was formed many years ago. Also had a good conversation to the friendly and helpful staff.

Thank DWVtravel
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Reviewed 26 October 2017

We enjoyed our stop at the Salt Pond centre, where staff were very friendly and helpful. The videos are short but interesting, particularly the Sands of Cape Cod one which shows how the Cape came to be formed.

Thank DWVtravel
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jm12007
24 January 2017|
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Response from Stacey Z | Reviewed this property |
There are definitely fish in the pond .. I know this because we walked through in our bare feet & they were everywhere. Never saw anyone fishing did see spots where it looked like people would of fished from. There are... More
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xjet
22 October 2016|
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Response from sunsetsbythesea | Reviewed this property |
Have no idea. Not a fisherperson and don't know rules. I do know that, in order to fish in MA, you need a license.
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NBPINVT
18 July 2015|
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Response from mtbme62 | Reviewed this property |
No - the ranger led program rents canoes. Other places DO rent kayaks (see responses). You need to call the Salt Pond Visitor Center to register first. They also provide the instruction about canoe safety, life vests... More
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