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Woods Hole Drawbridge

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Address: 77 Water St, Woods Hole, Falmouth, MA 02543-1025
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very nice atmosphere,,,

I enjoy it because I basically grew up in falmouth ,and all.But it is quite nice to just relax ,and one rarely does see this type of bride anymore .

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
myleswoods
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New Britain, Connecticut
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New Britain, Connecticut
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97 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I enjoy it because I basically grew up in falmouth ,and all.But it is quite nice to just relax ,and one rarely does see this type of bride anymore .

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Falmouth, Massachusetts
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21 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The drawbridge opens periodically to allow boats to pass between Eel Pond and Vineyard Sound. Obviously, you will be able to see the drawbridge in operation during the boating season. It is fun to see once or twice, but it's just a drawbridge.

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Somerset, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

While driving around Falmuth/Woods Hole, we were the first car stopped by the bridge when it opened up. I had never seen a bridge do this so it was a nice sight to see during our visit. An interesting sight to see!

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Neston, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

Whilst driving around looking for a long term car park (failed btw) we had to stop whilst the drawbridge was raised. Expecting a large boat, imagine our surprise when it turned out to be a two man boat with a large mast! If I had that boat I would be going backwards and forwards several times a day just for... More 

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Thank Ian g
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

only saw it once. just an old fashion drawbridge. actually works on a timetable. not sure but might work on tides. did not check as we only saw it once, by chance. it was pretty cool. not sure you cna plan it unless your there for a day or longer in woods hole. they due have a weekly schedule.

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Thank jsnyc3
boston
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24 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

You'll love to watch this open up for the large sailboats to come in or to start their journey out to sea. Make sure to be standing on the sidewalk as it comes down..... you'll definitely feel it. Kids love to just sit and watch it, and want to come back over and over.....

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Boston, MA
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15 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

We saw it down and we saw it raised. It is pretty small as these things go. There are more picturesque and impressive ones in Peggy's Cove or Mystic.

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Mannheim, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

Drawbridge in the middle of town. Gate are closed by hand. Quite exciting to watch. Wait not too long.

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Cape Cod, Massachusetts
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4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

That's what draw bridges do! LoL. Kind of surprised to see this in here as an attraction, because it really isn't. Not much to see. The bridge guess up & down a couple of dozen times a day! Gratefully it works.

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Portland, Maine
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135 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

Spent a couple hours walking around Woods Hole one rainy morning. The stores, the drawbridge, the little park..just perfect. Quaint little coastal town.

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