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Hyannis has a top-of-the-line recreation center complete with teen center and kids activities at the Hyannis Youth & Community Center, at 141 Bassett Lane, Hyannis (tel. 508/790-6345; www.town.barnstable.ma.us/hycc), which opens at 7am daily; closing times are Sunday to Thursday at 9pm, Fridays and Saturdays at 10pm. Day passes are $5. Check the website for public skating times and special events. The Lightning Falls minigolf course, 455 W. Main St. (tel. 508/771-3194), offers a nice diversion for young children or for the young at heart. A round costs $8 for adults, $7 for children. Open in season 10am to 11pm. About a mile north, off Route 132, the Cape Cod Potato Chips factory, 100 Breed's Hill Rd., at Independence Drive off Rte. 132, in Hyannis (tel. 508/775-7253; www.capecodchips.com), offers free 15-minute tours that end with a tasting. Tours are held in July and August, Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm. Call for off-season hours. On Wednesday mornings in summer, the Cape Cod Melody Tent, at the West End rotary (tel. 508/775-5630; www.melodytent.com), offers children's theater productions. Tickets are $8.50 ($11 the day of performance) and can be ordered from Ticketmaster (tel. 800/745-3000; www.ticketmaster.com).

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