Wareham (Massachusetts)

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Wareham is a town in Massachusetts. Located at the head of Buzzards Bay, Wareham calls itself "The Gateway to Cape Cod" and is sometimes included as a Cape Cod town. It includes the villages of Onset, East Wareham and West Wareham.

Get in[edit]

By plane[edit]

Logan International Airport in Boston and T.F. Green Airport in Warwick, RI are about the same distance away. Boston has more flights, but also more traffic congestion.

By car[edit]

Wareham is easily accessible by Interstate 195 from the west, Interstate 495 from the north and Route 25 from Cape Cod.

Get around[edit]

  • Driving a car is the best way to get around here.
  • Greater Attleboro Taunton Regional Transit Authority (GATRA)'s Onset-Wareham Link(OWL), +1-800-433-5995, [1]. Provides bus service M-F 7:55AM to 6:30PM, and Sa 8:50AM to 5:30PM.
  • Del's Taxi Cab Service, +1 508 295-0497.
  • Wareham Taxi Service, Phone: +1 508 295-5459.

See[edit]

  • World's Only Thermometer Museum49 Zarahemla Road, Onset Village +1 508 295-5504. By appointment. Listed in Guinness Book of World Records. More than five thousand thermometers once were housed in Richard Porter's museum. In 2008 he gave 4,000 of them to Penn State's weather museum. About 1,000, including some of his favorites and some new-fangled ones are still here to see. Free.
  • Wareham Gatemen54 Marion Road (Clem Spillane Field) (off Rt 6 at Viking Drive). Early Jun-mid Aug. Cape Cod Baseball League -- a 100 year old summer league that feeds many players to the major leagues.
  • Hy-Line Cruises Cape Cod Canal CruisesOnset Bay Town Pier +1 508 295-3383. Seasonal. Sightseeing, family, sunset cocktail, and Dixieland cruises. 2-3 hours. $5-$17.
  • Flagship Cinemas39 Doty Street (Follow Route 28 North to Route 58 Intersection (7 eleven at Corner). Take Right onto Route 58. Take Right Onto Doty Street. Theater is on Left.),  +1 508 291-4100. Stadium seating movie theatre.

Do[edit]

Golf[edit]

  • Little Harbor Country Club +1 508 295-2617. Little Harbor Rd. Public, 18 hole, 3038 yards, Par 56, Rating 54.4, Slope 79.
  • Bay Pointe Country Club19 Bay Pointe Dr +1 508 759-8802. Onset.
  • Golf Shots Range & Learning Center123 Sandwich Road +1 508 295-8773.

Buy[edit]

The "strip" along Cranberry Highway (Route 6) in East Wareham is the main commercial area. It was the former main route to Cape Cod before Route 25 was built from I-495 to the Bourne Bridge. Wal-Mart and many of the usual chain eateries are found along here.

  • Wareham Crossing2421 Cranberry Hwy (Rt 28) (Exit 21 I-195, then west),  +1 617-232-8900. The most recent "shopping village" with big box stores and smaller ones as well.

Eat[edit]

  • Lindsey's Restaurant3138 Cranberry Highway +1 508 743-9494fax: +1 508 759-0954. Su-Th 11:30AM-9PM, F,Sa 11:30AM-9:30PM. Long-time fixture favored for its fried seafood and other dishes.
  • Webster Hall Restaurant207 Main St. (Rt. 6, downtown),  +1 508 295-0300.

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Drink[edit]

  • Shooters Bar and Grille2691 Cranberry Hwy +1 508 295-6666. Popular sports bar.

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Go next[edit]

Nearby Cape Cod has much to offer. There is also a lot to see and do in the nearby cities of Boston, and Providence, each about one hour away. A day trip to New Bedford or Newport could be worthwhile.

Routes through Wareham
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