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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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Great Place To Get Started

The Visitor Center is "THE PLACE" to get your orientation to Cape Cod - there are videos, a... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Dennis P
Westfield, Massachusetts
A great intro to the cape!

If you want to learn more about Cape Cod, don’t miss this place! A pleasant mile hike around the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Belchertown, Massachusetts, United States
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Popular replica of an Indian settlement.
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Hours Today: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Route 6, Eastham, MA 02642
+1 508-255-3421
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank Dennis P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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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

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.

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

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!

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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.

Thank retpanda
Reviewed August 19, 2018 via mobile

What a treasure. Everything from a well-crafted Wampanoag exhibit to short films to art exhibits to hands-on educational outings. This is the best visitor's center on the Cape.

Thank Aimee K
Reviewed August 15, 2018

We love to visit NPS properties and this did not disappoint. The staff was busy fielding visitor questions and assisting them as needed. We took a look at the gift store and the museum before watching the film highlighting the park. It was very interesting....More

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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.