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Secrets you never knew about Cape Cod

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hink you know Cape Cod? Think again. Sure, it’s a finite spit of land that is, for all intents and purposes, an island. But whether you’re a resident or visitor, we guarantee that there are secrets, even here, you never knew. The only place in America that was shelled during World War I. Great bars right on the beach that you didn’t know were open to the public (and one with 287 brands of vodka). Well-situated places you can stay for $25 a night. Museum-quality art that you can see for free. The spots where the dune buggy and the brown paper bag were invented. The world’s only town clock that strikes the time in ship’s bells.

History here stretches back longer than almost anywhere in the United States – so far that much of it has widely been forgotten. It was in Provincetown, for instance, not Plymouth, where the Pilgrims first set foot on land, and their first encounter with Indians was in Eastham – and it wasn’t friendly.

Planning to travel to Cape Cod? There are way more free and fun things to do (and vacation deals) than you’ll find scouring the tour books. Wander off the beaten path with us to MySecretCapeCod.com for Cape Cod sightseeing, restaurants, entertainment, and shopping secrets.

Then share your own Cape Cod secrets with us. We’ll tell only our closest friends …

Find Cape Cod secrets here. And keep checking back with us for more.

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