Summer Guide Cape Cod

Summer Guide Cape Cod 2021

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Page 99 of 131 98 their time off while learning more about Cape Cod, as well as local residents who really want to get immersed in the culture of their surroundings. Popular Attractions on The Cape Cod Museum Trail On the Cape Cod Museum Trail's website, visi- tors will find four pages worth of museums to visit; but, according to Taylor, the most popular attractions that people immediately flock to are: Heritage Museums & Gardens 67 Grove Street, Sandwich, Mass. This attraction offers a view of over 100 acres of nature trails, pristine trees, designed gardens, blooming flowers and sweeping lawns. The mu- seum is perfect for any time of year as seasonal flowers and foliage offer a breathtaking view. As part of the attraction, families are encour- aged to see Hidden Hollow™, an interactive area that allows for play and exploration of the natural world. The museum also features three gallery buildings housing automobiles, Ameri- can folk art, historical artifacts, a vintage carou- sel, and special exhibitions. John F. Kennedy Hyannis Museum 397 Main Street, Hyannis, Mass. The John F. Kennedy Hyannis Museum is a trib- ute to the legacy of President Kennedy and his family, as well as their deep roots to Cape Cod. The exhibitions portray how President Kennedy spent his time on Cape Cod, as well as how the area served as an escape and relaxation for him during his presidency. The Pilgrim Monument & Provincetown Museum 1 High Pole Hill Road, Provincetown, Mass. Millions of visitors, spanning several genera- tions, have climbed the 252-foot Pilgrim Monu- ment over the past century. After the 166-step and 60-ramp climb, visitors can see a breathtak- ing view of Provincetown upon them, creating a truly unforgettable experience. Built by the Cape Cod Pilgrim Memorial Association and founded in 1892, the Pilgrim Monument serves to honor the Mayflower pilgrims' first landing in Provincetown in November 1620, as well as their impact on American history overall. Cape Cod Museum of Art 60 Hope Lane, Dennis, Mass. The Cape Cod Museum of Art is a must-see for art enthusiasts, with interactive art classes by some of the Cape's most talented artists host- ed throughout the year. From jewelry making to acrylics, as well as drawing and oil painting, The Cape Cod Museum of Art Photo Courtesy of the Cape Cod Museum Trail there's a hands-on class for any visitor interested in exploring the arts. The museum's exhibitions feature human artwork and history from artists spanning Cape Cod, Southeastern Massachu- setts and the islands of Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard. Cape Cod Children's Museum 577 Great Neck Road South, Mashpee, Mass. For rainy days, one of the top destinations for families is the Cape Cod Children's Museum with over 20 interactive exhibits, including a portable planetarium and a gift shop. Exhibits are paired with educational programming, mak- ing the museum a great place to spark creativity, further learning and enjoy time together as a family. Cape Cod Museum of Natural History 869 Main Street/Route 6A, Brewster, Mass. For visitors looking to learn more about Cape Cod's natural history, the Cape Cod Museum of Natural History features two floors of exhib- its covering geologic history, archaeology, bee hives, salt marshes, preserved birds, whales and more. The museum also holds an aquarium that exhibits different species of crustaceans, mollusks, fish, frogs, turtles and snakes. Photo courtesy of Cape Cod Museum of Natural History The Cape Cod Museum of Natural History

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