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MacMillan Wharf

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Address: Provincetown, MA 02657
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A must when you go to Ptown.

A must when you go to Ptown. Whale watching was great and sailing was relaxing and fun. Artists exhibit their wares along the pier.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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New York City, New York
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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A must when you go to Ptown. Whale watching was great and sailing was relaxing and fun. Artists exhibit their wares along the pier.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

On a quiet November evening as the sun is setting with the fishing boats tied up at the pier this is one peaceful location.

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Forest Hills, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

Our pleasant off season visit to MacMillan Wharf did not seem as touristy as the rest of Provincetown; especially since all the tour operators took the season off. We enjoyed walking, feeling the sea breeze on our faces and looking at the fishing boats and docked boats. It was nice visiting without the crowds. Municipal parking was free off season.

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Garards Fort, PA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Nice place to sit on the bench and enjoy the boats and the beautiful wharf. There are many photo spots walking up to the end of the wharf. We took one with me sitting on a whale statue. Enjoyed the time sitting on the bench watching the birds and the people. We came with a bus tour and had 3... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

If you come by one of the ferries, this is where you will land. There are many interesting art vendors along the wharf, besides the many beautiful boats.

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West Seneca, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

We loved walking out on the Wharf, a popular place. You get a birds eye view of fishing vessels, the high speed ferry, and the Whale Watch boats. It's old, but sturdy, and has New England Charm. Plenty of places to sit and watch the birds, and people watch. You can walk to the very end, and breathe in the... More 

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Rochester, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Many attractions are available only by using the MacMillan Wharf, Fast Ferry, Trolley Tour, Dolphin Whale Watch and there are several local shops here as well.

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Bethany Beach
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

This is just another one of the many sites that you need to see, to truly experience Provincetown. So nice to take in the abundance of boats of all shapes and sizes, and upkeep. It is also wonderful to see the ferries taking in/out day trippers and also all the transfer of Bostonians. Nice to sit at the end and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

McMillan Wharf is a great place to stroll and take in the sights and sounds. Fishing vessels and whale watching ships are docked there and the wharf has a variety of small arts and craft shops. The Wydah Museum sits at the end of the dock and is worth a visit. The wharf and museum are a must see.

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

The views are very picturesque. Best time to capture good photos are about 2 hours before sunset when the lighting conditions are ideal. Sadly, it's also crowded at those hours when the seafarers return back from their ocean activities and for daytrippers to return to Boston. Lots of artists set up shops on the pier to sell their wares. Often,... More 

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