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World War II Lookout Tower / Fire Control Tower No. 23

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Address: 756 Sunset Boulevard, Cape May, NJ 08204
Phone Number: +1 609-884-5404
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We viewed the tower but did not go up in it as it wasn't open when we were there. Interesting structure that was used in the early world wars to defend our country!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Centralpa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We viewed the tower but did not go up in it as it wasn't open when we were there. Interesting structure that was used in the early world wars to defend our country!

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Bonita Springs, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We stopped by here after visiting the small beach and the end of the street. If you enjoy history - it's a must because this location played an important part in our coastal defenses during WW2. You don;t have to climb the tower to get a feel, just look over and read the displays and you get a clear understanding... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Took a break from climbing lighthouses to climb the tower. Great views, including a spyglass view of SS Atlantus. Perfect on a crystal clear fall day.

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The Great New York State
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

Definitely worth stopping here this is full of history there is a guide at the bottom to answer your questions and there is a guide at the top to answer your questions very knowledgeable staff. Easy to climb just over 100 steps with six landings where you can stop and rest, the view from the top is not spectacular because... More 

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Thank Suezzyq
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

I loved the tower and had fun learning about the history of it. It's a nice walk up to the top and the view is completely worth it. The guide up there was very helpful and taught us more than we planned on learning. Got it as part of a two pack with the cape may lighthouse, amazing deal!

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Thank rhh720
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Man this is a history buffs type of place. What a view from this tower. It is right along the road. Very easy to find.

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Thank Ken T
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

Have been to Cape May all of my life and this past September was my first visit to the tower. Very educational and worth the climb. Views from the top are amazing and the gentleman at the site was able to provide us with full history of the tower. Highly recommend it.

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New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

You can delaware when it's clear also the cape may lighthouse. You can also see through the stairs as you go up it's not as high as the light house. Really nice view at the top and the person at the top will point out what your looking at. On the way up you will see old pictures of military... More 

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Rochester, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

Stop, read about ,it take a picture, on your way to sunset beach This will not take a great deal of time..

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

climbed to the top of the tower, 102 steps (I didn't actually count) but it was much easier than I expected. There are lots of exhibits on the way for stopping and learning. My favorite parts- the view, meeting a WW II veteran and seeing his picture on the wall of honor. The historian at the top was very knowledgeable... More 

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