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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, (508) 295-0497.
  • Wareham Taxi Service, Phone: (508) 295-5459.

See[edit][add listing]

  • World's Only Thermometer Museum, 49 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.  edit
  • Wareham Gatemen, 54 Marion Road (Clem Spillane Field) (off Rt 6 at Viking Drive), [2]. Early Jun-mid Aug. Cape Cod Baseball League -- a 100 year old summer league that feeds many players to the major leagues.  edit
  • Hy-Line Cruises Cape Cod Canal Cruises, Onset Bay Town Pier, ''+1'' 508-295-3383. Seasonal. Sightseeing, family, sunset cocktail, and Dixieland cruises. 2-3 hours. $5-$17.  edit
  • Flagship Cinemas, 39 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.), 508-291-4100, [3]. Stadium seating movie theatre.  edit

Do[edit][add listing]

  • Water Wizz of Cape Cod, 3031 Cranberry Highway, ''+1'' 508-295-3255, [4]. Mid June-Labor day 10AM-6PM. Water park. $30; over 65years or under 48 in tall $15.  edit

Golf[edit]

  • Little Harbor Country Club, Little Harbor Rd, Phone: +1 508-295-2617. Public, 18 hole, 3038 yards, Par 56, Rating 54.4, Slope 79.
  • Bay Pointe Country Club, 19 Bay Pointe Dr., Onset, Phone: +1 508-759-8802.
  • Golf Shots Range & Learning Center, 123 Sandwich Road, Phone: +1 508-295-8773.

Buy[edit][add listing]

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 Crossing, 2421 Cranberry Hwy (Rt 28) (Exit 21 I-195, then west), 617-232-8900, [5]. The most recent "shopping village" with big box stores and smaller ones as well.  edit
  • Willows Cranberries, 2667 Cranberry Hwy, ''+1''508-295-9990 (, fax: ''+1'' 508-295-7059), [6]. Fresh cranberries, carefully harvested from family owned bogs. The cranberry chutney features fresh whole berries and pure maple syrup.  edit

Eat[edit][add listing]

  • Bailey's Surf & Turf, 3056 Cranberry Hwy, ''+1'' 508-295-1700, [7]. Opens 11:30AM. Lunch served until 6PM. Dinner $10-20.  edit
  • Cranberry Cottage, 246 Marion Rd, ''+1'' 508-291-1515.  edit
  • Franca's Italian Restaurant, 3136 Cranberry Hwy, ''+1'' 508-759-2008.  edit
  • The Gateway Tavern, 371 Marion Rd (Rt 6), ''+1'' 508-291-6040, [8]. Su 12PM-9PM, M-Th 11:30AM-9PM, F,Sa 11:30AM-10PM. Family-friendly value type place.  edit
  • Lindsey's Restaurant, 3138 Cranberry Highway, 508-743-9494 (fax: 508-759-0954), [9]. Su-Th 11:30AM-9PM, F,Sa 11:30AM-9:30PM. Long-time fixture favored for its fried seafood and other dishes.  edit
  • Lobster Pot, 3155 Cranberry Hwy, ''+1'' 508-759-3876, [10].  edit
  • Narrows Crossing, 1 Narrows Road, ''+1'' 508-295-9345.  edit
  • Webster Hall Restaurant, 207 Main St. (Rt. 6, downtown), ''+1'' 508-295-0300.  edit

Chinese[edit]

  • China Chef, 1 Depot Street, ''+1'' 508-295-1888.  edit
  • Hongkong Island, Cranberry Hwy, ''+1'' 508-295-0524.  edit
  • Woh Lun Restaurant, 172 Main St., ''+1'' 508-295-3122.  edit
  • China Garden, 265 Marion Rd, ''+1'' 508-295-7792.  edit

Drink[edit][add listing]

  • Shooters Bar and Grille, 2691 Cranberry Hwy, ''+1'' 508-295-6666. Popular sports bar.  edit

Sleep[edit][add listing]

Motels[edit]

  • Atlantic Motel, 7 Depot Street, ''+1'' 508-295-0210 (fax: ''+1'' 508-295-7864), [11]. checkout: 11AM. $90-250 in season.  edit
  • Briarwood Beach Motel, Rt. 6, ''+1'' 508-295-2766.  edit
  • Rosewood Motel, 3115 Cranberry Hwy, ''+1'' 508-291-0442, [12].  edit
  • Silver Lake Motel, 3026 Cranberry Hwy, ''+1'' 508-295-1266.  edit
  • Starlight Motel, 3102 Cranberry Hwy, ''+1'' 508-295-0216.  edit
  • Stone Village Motel, 2739 Cranberry Hwy, ''+1'' 508-295-9600.  edit

Splurge[edit]

Bed and Breakfast[edit]

  • Cranberry Gardens Inn, 105 High Street, ''+1'' 508-295-9475 (). Three rooms. $100-$125..  edit
  • Mulberry Bed & Breakfast, 257 High Street, ''+1'' 508-295-0684. 3 rooms with 2 shared baths. $60-90 in season.  edit

Campground[edit]

Get out[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
TauntonMiddleborough  N noframe S  BourneEND
New BedfordMarion  W noframe E  BourneProvincetown


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