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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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GREAT PARK

PACKED with people but its a small summer WINDOW TO BE THERE. RANGERS WERE VERY HELPFUL. THE PARK IS AMAZING. THE WEATHER IS VERY UNPREDICTABLE. A must do is wait till low tide... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

PACKED with people but its a small summer WINDOW TO BE THERE. RANGERS WERE VERY HELPFUL. THE PARK IS AMAZING. THE WEATHER IS VERY UNPREDICTABLE. A must do is wait till low tide and walk to the island of Bar Harbor. You have about 3 hrs before you have to swim back..

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Canaan Valley, West Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Just meeting the locals that were inside as well as workers, the experience was even better. The visitor center was helpful when needing information about the area and getting around.

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Pecos, New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We had a great time driving & hiking around Acadia National Park. Stopping at the Visitor's Center is always a good idea! They can direct you on a hike geared toward what you want & how long you want to be gone. They have FREE Jr. Ranger books (every family should do this!!) & when your kiddo completes the book... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

We visited with children. They enjoyed working on the Junior Ranger program. We attended two ranger programs--one about art and one about tide pooling. The tide pooling one was at the College of the Atlantic and we were able to pick up animals in their touch tank. The ranger who ran this was wonderful. We probably spent over an hour... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

Nice center if you can find a parking spot. I double parked so my wife could use the restroom. Many people used the center as a pickup point for the free shuttle bus. If you have a NPS pass, I suggest you proceed to the Ranger-manned entrance and get the free lanyard to affix your pass to your rear view... More 

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Amsterdam, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

The visitors' center had everything you would imagine you would want it to have. Prices were reasonable. Stay and have a popover, only if you can afford to wait for a table (beware the 20-minute shelf life).

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Wilbraham, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

We asked two separate staffers for directions to a particular trail at Acadia, and neither provided correct information. In their defense, the map they were using was not up to date. Apparently some roads had been closed off and the map was not updated.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Go and visit and take your children! Absolutely stunning views of Bar Harbor from Cadillac Mountain! It's a beautiful drive!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

We didn't stay too long at the visitors center since it was packed when we were there. They do have displays, informative movies of Acadia National Park and a small gift shop.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

The visitor center is a must if you wish to explore all Acadia National Park has to offer. The place is not big and yes, there are a lot of people. But it is well run and organized. So you will get help and answers to your questions without too much wait. The rangers and staffs are all very friendly... More 

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Additional Information about Acadia National Park's Visitors Center

Address: 3 Break Neck Rd, Bar Harbor, Acadia National Park, Mount Desert Island, ME 04644
Phone Number: 207-288-3338
Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  DownEast and Acadia Maine  >  Mount Desert Island  >  Acadia National Park
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Monday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Wednesday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Thursday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Friday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

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