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Acadia National Park's Visitors Center

3 Break Neck Rd, Bar Harbor, Acadia National Park, ME 04644
207-288-3338
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Type: Tourist/ Visitor Centers
Description: Center offering visitors an audio-visual presentation, maps, special events and the opportunity to talk to rangers.
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Atlanta, Georgia
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42 reviews 42 reviews
18 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

We just visited Acadia in July 2014 during peak tourist season. The first night we arrived at the park around 5:30 pm stopped at the visitor's center and got a recommendation for an evening hike from the rangers. They recommended checking out the Thunder Hole & Otter Point area since the crowds would be thinning in evening and it offers... More

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Fort Myers, Florida
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85 reviews 85 reviews
22 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Pull over, stop in and you'll be greeted by a bevy of talented Rangers / staffers who truly are glad you came. Forget the Mainers nonsense about how they treat people "from away". This National Park greets 2 million visitors annually, and they do so with panache. You can purchase your entrance passes here, get great advice about what to... More

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Graeagle, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Recently USA Today's survey ranked Acadia as the #1 national park in the USA.. ???? Maybe because of the mass of humanity that live within driving distance that voted?? Compared to Yosemite, Yellowstone, Glacier, Redwoods, etc etc we don't think it really compares. Nice views, good roads throughout, crowded like most parks, good trails although for most part a limited... More

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Fairfax, Virginia
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174 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

We were glad that we stopped here to get our bearings and talk to one of the many Park Rangers. This park is quite large with extensive sites to visit and we didn't want to miss any of them.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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24 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We are in the process of doing a National Parks tour around the country and this park was unlike any other we have been to. Although we enjoyed the short video in the visitor's center, it didn't give us much insight on the hiking we wanted to do. They did not offer trail guides with brief descriptions, locations, and difficulty... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Our stop here was a good beginning to our time in the national park. Maps and nature information was available. We were interested in seeing birds and the park rangers were very helpful to us in locating them.

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Griffin, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We began our trip here at the visitor's center, with a 15-minute orientation video. The video was well done and helped our overall view of the park. We didn't have a huge amount of time to spend here and the lady we talked to was extremely helpful and highlighted places on the map that are "must sees." A visit to... More

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Uk
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Acadia National Park is probably why you are in Bar Harbor and it's certainly worth starting at the Visitors Center. The park is spectacular - we spent two full days in it. First day the weather was far from perfect but it was pretty empty, second day was picture postcard with more crowds. On balance we enjoyed the peace of... More

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Allen, Texas
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71 reviews 71 reviews
20 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Don't see anything in Acadia before talking to a friendly ranger at the Visitor Center. The staff is helpful and has some great maps for hiking, biking and driving. They can help make an itinerary for the duration one is present in the park. Like they advised different hikes and bike routes and marked them on maps that are perhaps... More

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Millersport, Ohio
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21 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Afterwards we found out we could have bought our park pass at the gate and avoided the line. Lots of people were asking the parking pass ranger questions and the question area had 4 rangers and not many people. it would have been helpful to have another ranger there taking the money. The stamp area for your national park book... More

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