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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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A short walk up several stairs and you will arrive at the Acadia National Park Visitors Center at Hulls Cove. The 3-D Map of Mt that greets you as you enter through the double... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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McLeansville, North Carolina
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McLeansville, North Carolina
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

A short walk up several stairs and you will arrive at the Acadia National Park Visitors Center at Hulls Cove. The 3-D Map of Mt that greets you as you enter through the double doors is both impressive and useful for visualize and planning your visit to the island. To the left is a large selection of books, souvenirs and... More 

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Portland, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

You name the outdoor sport of your preference, Acadia has it!. You want to relax under blue skies, fresh crisp pure clean air, soozing ocean water (although cold despite the summer sunshine), gorgeous natural sites, different expertise hiking paths, well organized and distributed attractions with ease of parking and orientation. Definitively a must place to visit for a summer vacation.

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Queens, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

They could use a little more staffing to sell the passes. The lines were out the door and it wasn't even high season. Available staff did try to accommodate the crowds. Would have liked if the video explained the name of the main attractions in the park.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

If you are in the area, this is a must see. Like all national parks thone is clean. The sites are beautiful and the people are friendly. You should never miss a chance to visit any National Park.

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Daphne, Alabama
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The park is a must see if visiting Mount Desert Island. If you decide to drive the park instead of taking one of the many buses, be sure to arrive early. It can be impossible to find a parking space at the many attractions during peak season. The views from Cadillac Mountain are stunning. If it is foggy when you... More 

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Poulton Le Fylde, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

As a tourists from the UK I suppose we did not know what to expect. The Visitor Centre is brimming with information, on-hand Park Rangers to assist with questions and offer advice and the usual gift shop offering a variety of goods. This Centre is where your journey around the Park Loop Road begins. Firstly, you have to by an... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Stunning scenery! Drive to the top of each look out and enjoy the views of the whole area. You can see the lobster boats working hard! Very cool place!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Breathtaking views and landscapes... Its truly a heaven on earth. Great for family picnics n Treks. Lightly commercial but yet fully enjoyable! Dont forget to see the black hole... Try home stays/ Vacation rentals for more adventure and barbeques.

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Corryton, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

I had the privilege of spending the summer at Acadia back in 1978 and explored the whole Island. Wonderful experience. Highly recommend visiting Bar Harbor for as many days possible.

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Bellevue, Washington
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

We have been to numerous national parks, we enjoyed this one immensely. The fall colors were outstanding, we saw wildlife, the hikes were fantastic and the sunrise was awesom. Take the time to visit the park for several days.

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