Top 10 Attractions in Cape Cod

If you’re planning a summer vacation in Cape Cod for the first time, you’ll be glad to know that there are lots of great attractions in Cape Cod for kids and adults. Find below a list of top attractions and must see places in Cape Cod:

Cape Cod Children's Museum

The Cape Cod Children's Museum in Mashpee is no doubt, one of the top 10 attractions in Cape Cod for kids of all ages to enjoy a fun day out.
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The Cape Cod Children's Museum boasts a toddler castle, a puppet theater, fun playing areas, and science exhibits as well as special events such as the Military Appreciation Day celebration in July, and "Little Sprouts" summer farm program for kids to experience life in a working farm.

John F. Kennedy Hyannis Museum

The John F. Kennedy Hyannis Museum is located in Barnstable Town and it’s without a doubt, one of the top 10 attractions in Cape Cod for adults.

If you’re interested about the life of John Kennedy, you’ll find the JKF Museum an interesting place to visit as it boasts a nice collection of John Kennedy’s family photos including rare photos of John Kennedy as young kid.


Zooquarium is another of the top 10 attractions in Cape Cod for families looking to spend a fun day out with little kids.

Zooquarium is located in West Yarmouth and it’s a great place to spend a couple of hours with the toddlers petting animals and seeing interesting marine life.

Pilgrim Monument

If you’re a history buff, you’ll definitely want to visit the Pilgrim Monument at some point during your vacation to Cape Cod.
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From a historical point of view, the Pilgrim Monument is without a doubt one of the top 10 attractions in Cape Cod as it is here where Pilgrims first arrived in New Rock in early 1600’s.

Even if you’re not much of a history enthusiast and don’t want to check out the Pilgrim Museum, it's worthwhile climbing to the top of the Pilgrim Monument as it offers stunning views of Provincetown Harbor.

Cape Cod National Seashore

Cape Cod National Seashore is undoubtedly, one of the top 10 attractions in Cape Cod and one of the most popular places to visit in Massachusetts.
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If you’re looking for a beach vacation spot in Cape Cod, Cape Cod National Seashore no doubt boasts some of the top beaches in Massachusetts.

Besides the beaches, there are lots more things you can do in Cape Cod National Seashore such as hiking the trails, enjoy ranger-led walks, catching a sunset, and marvel at the exhibits inside the Salt Pond visitor center.

Provincetown Art Museum

Provincetown Art Museum is one the best art museums in Cape Cod and a must see attraction  for art enthusiast.

Provincetown Art Museum may not be as renowned as the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston but it’s truly a gem of a cultural attraction as it boasts a great collection of American art.

By the way, if you’re planning to visit the Provincetown Art Museum this summer, be sure to visit on July 10th to attend the museum’s annual secret garden tour.

Sandwich Glass Museum

Sandwich Glass Museum is located in Sandwich, and it’s one of the top 10 attractions in Cape Cod you wouldn't want to miss for the world!
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The Sandwich Glass Museum is definitely one of the best attractions for adults, though kids will also enjoy the fun and educational glass blowing demonstrations.

If you’re a bit of a history buff, you’ll also enjoy spending time at the Glass Museum as it boasts a very interesting short history movie about Sandwich.

Whydah Pirate Museum

Whydah Pirate Museum is located in Provincetown and it’s another of the top 10 attractions in Cape Cod for kids and adults.

If you’re a fan of the movie "Pirates of the Caribbean" and you've always wanted to see a real pirate loot, cannons and guns, don't miss this place! The Whydah Pirate Museum boasts one of the world’s few genuine pirate ships., and the only authenticated pirate ship in the US.

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