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Cape Cod potato chips are are a favorite around the US, and the unique kettle-cooking method is what makes these famous chips so popular. You can watch the whole process, from peeling to cooking to bagging, at the factory's free, self-guided tour. In fact, they will pay you—you get a free bag of chips at the end of the tour. The Cape Cod Chips gift shop offers a great selection of chips, pretzels, and novelties such as shirts, caps and collectibles.
Nestled amidst vast open fields, away from the busy city, Taylor-Bray Farm is a fine place to relax and unwind. A place for learning and recreation, at the farm one can gain some vital information on the city's agricultural industry, as well as revel amidst the sprawling lawns. Through educational programs for kids and adults alike, the farm imparts basic understanding on the process of growing and maintaining several kinds of vegetables, fruits and even animals. At the petting zoo, one can feed and interact with a number of farm animals.
This brick tower is not remarkable for its architecture; it does, however, have a great view. Located on top of the 160-foot (50-meter) Scargo Hill in Dennis (the highest point on the Cape), a clear day allows views of the Provincetown Monument and mainland Massachusetts. In almost any weather condition you can see Scargo Lake, which was named after a Native American princess. You may find it a romantic spot too, especially for sunsets and star gazing.
Situated among blooming daffodils, lilies and many more flowers is Sphor Gardens. Created originally Margaret and Charles D. Spohr around their house, this garden welcomes visitors all year round. Welcome the season spring with the beauty of daffodils or simply sit by the oyster pond and enjoy the cool breeze. There are also other events such as face painting, a wishing tree and many more. The place is perfect for a day out and reconnecting with your family and loved ones.
Focused solely on local waters, this small but impressive aquarium has been delighting visitors since 1871. Kids especially love the "touch tank," where they can reach into tide pools filled with starfish and sea cucumbers. Other displays include sea turtles, lobster and wolffish. A special exhibit shows the effect of plastic trash on marine life. Two harbor seals have taken up residence in an outdoor pool and are a star attraction. The aquarium is operated by the Northeast Fisheries Science Center.