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Salt Pond Visitor Center

Closed Now: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Open today: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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Perfect start

This is the best place to go to get an overview of the Cape. Small museum, short informative films... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Ann S
Waterford, Connecticut
Nice intro

The visitor’s center was very informative. The volunteer at the desk gave us some good ideas of... read more

Reviewed October 26, 2018
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Popular replica of an Indian settlement.
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Route 6, Eastham, MA 02642
+1 508-255-3421
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Reviewed yesterday

This is the best place to go to get an overview of the Cape. Small museum, short informative films, some gentle hikes, and knowledgable rangers who give great advice. We spent a couple of hours there. You absolutely should stop there. It was especially nice...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Ann S
Reviewed October 26, 2018 via mobile

The visitor’s center was very informative. The volunteer at the desk gave us some good ideas of what to see. There are several short videos available in the theater. We viewed three, and they were all good. A good introduction to the park.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank BillandPatinDuluth
Reviewed September 25, 2018

The Visitor Center is "THE PLACE" to get your orientation to Cape Cod - there are videos, a wonderful group of rangers who are very willing to answer your questions and offer advice, brochures and other materials to make your visit the best it can...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Dennis P
Reviewed September 23, 2018 via mobile

If you want to learn more about Cape Cod, don’t miss this place! A pleasant mile hike around the salt marshes awaits you on the outside, while inside there are incredible exhibits that include educational short movies, a museum of items from the cape and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank LoriAllen
Reviewed September 20, 2018

The visitor center was well staffed with informative folks. Access from main road was very good and plenty of parking

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank stinckweed
Reviewed September 16, 2018 via mobile

We parked at the visitor center and took the Nauset Marsh trail and decided to also follow the spur to Coast Guard beach. It was a great walk past the salt pond and through forest. It wound up being over 5 miles out and back,...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank LSNS2652
Reviewed September 7, 2018 via mobile

The visitor center has a small museum, gift shop, short historical movies, guided canoe and nature walks. Staff are helpful and informative.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Aleta M
Reviewed September 6, 2018

I happened to stop by at this visitor center without much expectations (just to kill the afternoon). Surprisingly they provided plenty things to do at the visitor center and surrounding area. I took the ranger-guided walking tour on the Nauset Marsh trail behind the visitor...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Ming O
Reviewed August 30, 2018 via mobile

Nice movies, great museum of local history and a great gift shop. View from this visitor center were not that exciting. I prefer the othe visitor center in that regard but the museum is worth the visit!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank cmprior999
Reviewed August 21, 2018 via mobile

As we were just in for a day we got very helpful tips and explanation from the staff what to do to get the max out of the park. Clean restrooms. Enough room to park and plenty stuff to see in and outside the center.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Joanne K
July 28, 2018|
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Response from Dante-Donna | Reviewed this property |
From what I remember, no there is no fee. have a great time, enjoy....
January 23, 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
October 22, 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.