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Acadia National Park's Visitors Center

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Address: 3 Break Neck Rd, Bar Harbor, Acadia National Park, Mount Desert Island, ME 04644
Phone Number: 207-288-3338
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Description: Center offering visitors an audio-visual presentation, maps, special...
Center offering visitors an audio-visual presentation, maps, special events and the opportunity to talk to rangers.
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Excellent service by professional people

Very informative. Excellent service by professional people. We took a ranger walk, as advised at the visitor's center, which was very good.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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Haifa, Israel
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46 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Very informative. Excellent service by professional people. We took a ranger walk, as advised at the visitor's center, which was very good.

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Clifton, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Best vacation by far! We took over 1000 pics....no lie. Acadia National Park in the fall was absolutely breathtaking....I hope to get back again some day!!!!

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Buffalo, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

I absolutely loved Acadia National Park. One of the most beautiful places I have ever been. I stopped at the visitors center since I was traveling alone and wanted to pick hikes, biking trails, and kayaking that was safe to do alone. They were very helpful and I never felt unsafe. I hiked Beech Mountain and Gorham Mountain. Highly recommend... More 

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Marseille, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Acadia national park is an amazing park. From the seaside to the top of the hill, you could discover a lot of things. The frenchman bay is so gorgeous that you just have to sit and look. You will find the peace. Trails are easy for all the family, seaside is rich and low tide is really fun with kids.... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

This was our first trip to Bar Harbor and Desert Island and boy-oh-boy, what a great discovery! Picture perfect postcards everywherre you look especially when you go on the Park Loop Road. Breath-taking scenery and just a very nice place to visit a realize how wonderful and appeasing nature is. Will definitely go back for more discovering...

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

I was not happy about Acadia National Park from the minute I arrived there. First you have to climb 50 steps just to get to the visitor's center to buy your way into the park. I drove around for a couple hours and really was disappointed. Went to Bar Harbor and it was extremely crowded and expensive. Many shops to... More 

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Grand Island, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

This was a great place and breathtakingly beautiful. Went on a Sunday and it was extremely busy but it did not hinder us from seeing everything in the park with the exception of 2 areas that parking was impossible. Got a weeks pass and went back during the week when it was not so busy.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

The walk to the center is a bit steep. The facility is very nice. The staff weren't all that helpful in making recommendations. Also, we weren't told about the $25 fee so we were on the drive when we realized that we needed a pass. All ended well but it took us some time to get things in order.

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Lombard, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

My kids collect the passport stamps for national parks so we always stop at the visitor centers first. They liked seeing the 3D map of the park and it gave us a better sense of where we wanted to go on our visit. We also asked for the Jr Rangers books here so my kids could work on them over... More 

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Tiverton,RI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Nice introduction to the park. Watch the video scheduled on the top and bottom of the hour. It gives a nice history of the park.

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