Hyannis, Massachusetts


Things to do in Hyannis

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Hyannis Harbor, Hyannis

Statue of Iyannough, in downtown Hyannis.

Hyannis Harbor at Night.

Hyannis is the largest of seven villages in the town of Barnstable, Massachusetts, on Cape Cod. It is the commercial and transportation hub of Cape Cod and was designated an urban area as a result of the 1990 census.[1] [2] Because of this, many refer to Hyannis as the "Capital of the Cape". It contains the Barnstable town offices and two important shopping districts, the historic downtown Main Street and the Rt 132 commercial district, including Cape Cod Mall and Cape Cod Potato Chips. Zayre Department Stores opened their first location on Main Street in 1956.

Hyannis is an important tourist destination and the primary ferry boat and General aviation link for passengers and freight to Nantucket Island. Hyannis provides secondary passenger access to Martha's Vineyard Island. Due to its large natural harbor, Hyannis is the largest recreational boating and second largest commercial fishing port on Cape Cod.

The JFK Hyannis Museum in the old Town Hall on Main St. focuses on John F. Kennedy's time spent in the town. There is a memorial to President Kennedy on the Lewis Bay waterfront that was erected by Barnstable citizens in 1966. The memorial includes a fountain and a field-stone monument with the presidential seal and JFK inscription: "I believe it is important that this country sail and not sit still in the harbor." John F. Kennedy accepted his speech at the former Hyannis National Guard Armory which is also in the National Register of Historic Places. The armory hosted the Battery D of the 685th AAA Battalion. The site is now being talked about as a place to put a new performing arts center, which would be the second for the town, the first being at Barnstable High School.

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