One of the best things about traveling is discovering experiences that are unique to your destination. Whether it’s touring a famous brewhouse that creates your favorite beer or sampling a local culinary phenomenon, exploring things made in your vacation destination is easily one of the highlights of any trip—and when you’re on a getaway to Cape Cod, it’s no different! When you’re not adventuring around our stunning natural surroundings, you’ll find a variety of things to do that you can only find on Cape Cod. If you’re someone who adores local experiences, art, and culture, you’ll love discovering all the things made on Cape Cod!

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Visit the Cape Cod Potato Chip Factory

You’ll surely recognize these potato chips, as they sell in thousands of stores and gas stations all around the country—you might even have had them as a snack on an airplane at a point in time! In the town of Hyannis, which can be found right in the heart of the Cape, you’ll find the fantastic Cape Cod Potato Chip Factory. These chips are made right here in Cape Cod, and they’re a point of local pride. Swing by the factory for self-guided tours, vintage potato chip ads, viewing windows into the factory itself, and a cute little gift shop to browse at the end. You even get a free bag of Cape Cod potato chips with your visit. It’ll be a great memory you can reminisce about when you’re back at home in the chip aisle at the grocery store!

Have Your Mind Blown at the Sandwich Glass Museum

Did you know that the town of Sandwich has a long history with the production of glass goods, dating back to the early 1800s? At the Sandwich Glass Museum, you can learn all about the fascinating history of glass manufacturing in Cape Cod. The museum offers several permanent exhibits, as well as special exhibits. From the history of goods like glassware and lamps to the contemporary art of glass blowing, this museum is perfect for both art and history lovers. You can easily spend an afternoon admiring all of the artifacts and art—when you’re done touring the museum, you can browse the gift shop art and take home your very own unique glass piece. There are even smaller replicas in the gift shop of the art you see in the museum. Truly made in Cape Cod!

Relax at the Treehouse Brewery

It’s not just snacks and art that are made in Cape Cod, as the Treehouse Brewery in Sandwich. In fact, it might even be the perfect stop after touring the glass museum! There’s a lot to love about this brewhouse, which is located right on the shore and offers up terrific views of the sand and shore. The multi-story building boasts a large seaside deck, where you can sip on brews made right in the Cape and enjoy views of the Cape itself. Offering a wide variety of brews you can only get at the brewery, you can purchase your draft beer tickets ahead of time to secure your place with the view. Otherwise, you can also order beer for pickup from their impressive menu! Terrific for both beer aficionados and casual tasters, it’s one of Cape Cod’s best breweries.

Tour the Atwood Museum for a Variety of Cape Cod Wonders

The Atwood Museum can be found in the town of Chatham and is in an old house that was constructed back in the 1750s, offering a glimpse of life from hundreds of years ago. The house is now home to twelve galleries dedicated to Cape Cod history and art, as well as sprawling grounds that include an 18th-century herb garden. It’s a terrific option for those who’d love to learn more about the history of the Cape, and it was quite literally made on the Cape! There’s also a charming gift shop showcasing handmade products from the area. During the warmer weather, it’s a beautiful daytime activity!

Pick Up a Piece of Local Art at Steve Lyons Art Gallery

Checking out an art gallery in town is one of the best ways to experience the local culture, and take a piece home to remind you of your time on the Cape. Offering everything from landscapes of the Cape to abstract works of art, it’s an ideal way to spend the afternoon. Even better, the gallery will ship any piece if you’re worried about being able to transport it home! Pieces from the artist have been exhibited in international galleries around the world, and the gallery features local events and book signings.

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