If you make your travel plans based on the reviews of others, then look no further than Cape Cod for one of the best things to do worldwide.

Every year Tripadvisor gives out its Traveler's Choice Awards to hot spots around the globe based completely on traveler reviews left on the site.

The company collects reviews and ratings from the entire year to compile the list of travelers' favorite businesses around the world.

This year, one of the best things to do on the planet is on Cape Cod.

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If you've never experienced the beauty and wonder of the Heritage Museums and Gardens in Sandwich, there's a lot of local beauty you haven't seen yet.

Over 100 years ago, Charles Dexter began his rhododendron hybridizing work here and created beautiful blooms unlike anywhere else in the world.

READ MORE: See Inside Little Compton's Stunning Secret Garden

Today the Heritage Museums and Gardens feature stunning rhododendrons as well as a hydrangea garden, water lily garden and herb garden among 100 acres of trees, shrubs, designed gardens, flowers and sweeping lawns.

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There's something new blooming almost anytime you visit, making each trip unique.

There's not just flowers to see here, either.

READ MORE: Beautiful Massachusetts Botanical Garden Named Best in the U.S.

There's also a 1908 Looff Carousel on the property for visitors to ride, exhibits both indoors and outdoors that change throughout the year, a full-scale reproduction of a Wampanoag wetu to explore plus an entire treetop adventure park with a ropes course and ziplines.

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the adventure park at heritage museums and gardens via facebook

There's even a historic windmill and antique car collection on-site -- truly something for everybody when you take a trip here.

No wonder travel reviewers love it so much.

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Gallery Credit: Nancy Hall

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