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We always enjoy the qwerky roadside stops so I put this one on the list. I heard it's been there... read more

Reviewed October 8, 2017
Daytona Beach, Florida
An Icon Of Mattapoisett!

My family and I travel to Mattapoisett every summer to visit grandparents and we look forward to... read more

Reviewed August 13, 2016
Seattle, Washington
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  • Terrible0%
20 Aug 2018
“Nice spot to visit”
8 Oct 2017
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
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38 North St, Mattapoisett, MA 02739-1615
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Reviewed August 20, 2018

We live in Mattapoisett and pass salty every day. The land trust has made the place beautiful. Enjoy a picnic and the area. Parking available. A store near by to get coffee and food.

Thank Colby R
Reviewed October 8, 2017

We always enjoy the qwerky roadside stops so I put this one on the list. I heard it's been there for years so stopped at the gas station and walked over to see it. I guess it is now being maintained because it looks to...More

Thank Petergun1962
Reviewed December 11, 2016

Back in the 1950's the Sea Horse was the main advertisement for a gift shop which has long disappeared. Even the building is gone. Yet, every time I return to my hometown it is a comforting reminder of what a great little town this is.

Thank PhilipNewJersey
Reviewed August 27, 2016

We pass by Salty daily. It reminds us how lucky we are to live in a beautiful spot on the south coast. Traveled all over New England and have never seen a seahorse as big and tall as Salty. Reminds us of all the fun...More

Thank dieterhk2015
Reviewed August 13, 2016

My family and I travel to Mattapoisett every summer to visit grandparents and we look forward to seeing the Seahorse! It is a symbol of Mattapoisett and, to us, it means summer. A cool, artistic sculpture worth the drive-by!

Thank misopiso88
Reviewed August 7, 2016

This is a fun local landmark left from when Route 6 was the main road to Cape Cod. There was a gift shop at this location and the owner erected the seahorse to attract customers. The gift shop is long gone. Locals are fond of...More

Thank 5Wanderers
Reviewed July 31, 2016

Small picnic park area with nothing much more to offer - it is a Pokomon Go pokestop with two others there as well....

Thank Kfed5
Reviewed July 27, 2016

For 5 generations my family has been traveling to Mattapoisett and always I pass this giant seahorse and smile.... Such an icon if you are from the area.

Thank rcmsauve
Reviewed June 28, 2016

Salty is a staple in Mattapoisett. When I was a kid I lived in New Bedford. I remember my parents taking us to Mattapoisett to go crabbing on Depot St. We would go to the little gift shop that used to be at the park...More

Thank Michele B
Reviewed April 16, 2016

The Mattapoisett Seahorse was once the unofficial landmark that signified to the tourist that you were entering the beginning of Cape Cod. This was before Rt.195 was built and Rt. 6 ,that extends to California ,was the only main way to travel to Cape Cod....More

Thank steve b
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