Fodor's Expert Review Scargo Tower

Dennis Viewpoint/Scenic Overlook
Free

On a clear day, you'll have unbeatable views of Scargo Lake, Dennis Village's scattered houses below, Cape Cod Bay, and distant Provincetown from the top of this tower. A wooden tower built on this site in 1874 was one of the Cape's first tourist attractions; visitors would pay 5¢ to climb to the top for the views. That tower burned down, and the present all-stone 30-foot tower was built in 1901 to replace it. Winding stairs bring you to the top; don't forget to read the unsightly but amusing graffiti on the way up. Expect crowds at sunrise and sunset.

Viewpoint/Scenic Overlook Views Free Building/Architectural Site Local Interest–Sight

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Scargo Hill Rd.
Dennis, Massachusetts  02638, USA

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Rate Includes: Free, Daily sunrise–sunset

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