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Cole Land Transportation Museum

405 Perry Road, Bangor, ME 04401
207-990-3600
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Ranked #1 of 15 Attractions in Bangor
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums
Description: Museum dedicated to preserving and displaying Maine's land transportation equipment.
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Castine
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

A great collection run by an amazing family. A must see, great experience, fantastic stories behind many of the exhibits.

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Bangor, Maine
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

I have not been in ages, so I will admit that there may be differences now from the last time I went. However, when I was younger, I went with my grandparents or my school at least 5/6 times. It's great to learn about history of transportation there, and the sights are all interesting.

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Jim N, General Manager at Cole Land Transportation Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for coming back to see us! We have had over 3000 students come on field trips this year alone. Folks agree it is a great place for a field trip! More

Kedgwick River
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

What an interesting place to visit. With lots of exhibits that give the facts and actual goods of the past one can often find themself drifting back into the past!

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Jim N, General Manager at Cole Land Transportation Museum, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a nice review. Even though we are here every day we often find ourself lost in the displays as well. More

Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
11 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We didn't go inside, we visited the beautiful and respectful memorials dedicated to the soldiers who fought in WWII, Korea, and Vietnam.

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Augusta ME
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103 reviews 103 reviews
24 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

An eclectic collection of cars, trucks fire equipment, military displays and railroad trains. A good representation of Maine and the Cole family history. Too much to name here just go and plan on spending a couple of hours.

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Jim N, General Manager at Cole Land Transportation Museum, responded to this review

We agree it is a must visit. It always makes us smile when we see a review from someone from our great state of Maine. Tell your friends and come back and see us soon.. More

Shakopee, Minnesota
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014 via mobile

Stopped by and ended up spending an entire afternoon, no regrets. Worth the price. My 60 year old father, my ten year old son, and myself (33 female) all found things we were interested in. We all loved the snow machine aisle, found it fascinating to see how they 'plowed' snow 100 years ago. Plenty of neat cars, war memorabilia,... More

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Jim N, General Manager at Cole Land Transportation Museum, responded to this review

Thanks for spending your afternoon with us, and taking the time to write such a nice review. As a not for profit with a limited advertising budget we rely heavily on reviews from our valued customers. Please come and see us again. More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Very informative!!! down to earth...Great displays and history...Worth a trip...This is 50+ characters...???

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Jim N, General Manager at Cole Land Transportation Museum, responded to this review

We like to think it is worth the trip and we're glad you enjoyed your time here! More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

This is an amazing place to visit! Very knowledgeable and friendly people. The displays and history here were very interesting. Along with the pride for the people who have served our country. Worth the visit and I would highly recommend. Loved it.

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Jim N, General Manager at Cole Land Transportation Museum, responded to this review

Thanks for visiting us and taking the time to write such a nice review. More

Edgewater, Florida
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

This place was such a great surprise, every form of land transportation from bicycles to trains were on display. Especially liked the snow removal equipment, snowmobiles and old fire trucks. Brought back many memories from my childhood of the old fire houses and trucks. The displays of military equipment was great. Price of admission was so inexpensive as was the... More

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Jim N, General Manager at Cole Land Transportation Museum, responded to this review

We love it when we get A+'s but a AAA+ now that's something! Thanks for the great review and we're so glad that you enjoyed your visit. More

San Clemente, California
Top Contributor
143 reviews 143 reviews
16 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

There are times when you might wonder "is it worth it?"... or say "not another museum"... well... this is not just "another museum". This place is very much worth the price of admission. It is actually worthy of being in a place like the Smithsonian. The collection is well defined, well labeled, and very complete. You can tell that there... More

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Jim N, General Manager at Cole Land Transportation Museum, responded to this review

Tim, This is possibly the greatest review we have ever received. We are humbled to be compared to the Smithsonian but are also very proud of the unique and special museum that we have. Please come back and see us if you ever make it back to our little corner of the world. More

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