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Nantucket Travel Guide  

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Nantucket is an island which lies in the southern part of Cape Cod in Massachusetts in the US. The meaning of the word is said to be ‘far away island’ or ‘in the midst of waters’.
The island is also named as ‘The Grey Lady’ because of the severe fog which occurs in the region. Nantucket County covers a total area of 303.5 sq miles but 84%25 of it is made up of water. The land area is 47.8 sq miles.

Folger Hill is the highest point on the island and is 109 feet above sea level. The town and county of Nantucket consist of the Nantucket Island as well as the adjoining islands of Muskeget and Tuckernuck.

As per the 2007 census the population of the place is 10,531 people.

The island has a cold climate with 29 inches of snowfall and 202 sunny days per year. July is pleasant and January is the coldest month. The island gets 41 inches of rainfall annually and it rains the most in the month of December.   

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Robert Bale
Level 100     6 Trophy   
Overall rating 6
Overall Guide : Whaling Museum is a maritime museum which displays ship models, whaling equipment, the skeleton of a whale, a restored town clock and more. The museum is situated in a candle factory and has a rooftop observatory. Maria Mitchell Aquarium displays... more the marine life of the island with its crustaceans, finfish and mollusks. There are interactive exhibitions where children can touch fish and picnics to nearby marine vicinities. The Maria Mitchell Observatory build in 1908 displays an outdoor model of the solar system and sunspot observations. Maria Mitchell Birthplace is the residence of the former professional women astronomer who was the first women to get the fellowship of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Nantucket Life Saving Museum is a place worth visiting to know the history of the people who faced the turbulent sea to save the lives of the sailors. One can take a guided tour of the Nantucket Historical Association to get to know more about the history of the place.      
Level 18     2 Trophy    Viaggia: Family
Overall rating 6
Overall Guide : Not for people seeking glitzy night life. It's for those who love good food, beautiful beaches with few restrictions and open spaces. Great for families and those who love the water. Good public golf course. Limited availability of tennis.
Not to be missed Beaches , Whaling Museum , Maria Mitchell/Critter Cruise
Overall rating 7
Overall Guide : Beautiful island with loads to do and lots of great beaches and fine dining. But hard and costly to get there and wicked expensive.
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