One of the Cape’s top attractions, Heritage Museums and Gardens, which sprawls across an exquisitely landscaped 76-acre property, is a particularly good find for families with young children, gardening buffs, and collectors. In recent years, the Adventure Park’s elaborate rope course in the trees, on property adjacent to Heritage, has become a major destination for families with pre-teens and teens. On the Heritage property, the Hidden Hollow is a children’s play area housed in a 2-acre dry kettle hole that teaches about the outdoors while encouraging creative play. The showpiece of this property will always be the grounds, rolling acres perfect for a stroll, particularly in the spring when the rhododendrons are in bloom, a riot of blooms in all possible shades. (The Rhododendron festival is in May.) Most visitors begin their visit with the collection of cars, from Model T’s to a sleek DeLorean, all housed in a round Shaker barn. Walk along paths through the grounds to reach the Special Exhibition Building along with the American Art and Carousel Gallery on the far end of the property to explore the museum’s permanent collections of toy soldiers, Native American artifacts, and American Folk art. An indoor antique carousel offers unlimited rides, and a labyrinth on the grounds is perfect to sap the energy of boisterous children. A free trolley cruises the grounds in the summer for those who would prefer not to walk.