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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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Ellicott City, Maryland
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97 reviews 97 reviews
55 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We expected a quick stop at the Cole Land Transportation Museum but were surprised to find a large and diverse collection of transportation items spanning many decades. The collection includes snow plows, fire trucks, trains, and more. Some of the vehicles are particularly old or unique. Our visit was early in the morning and the museum was virtually empty, which... More

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

What a great review! We're glad that you had a nice visit to our museum and we hope that you had an amazing visit to our great state of Maine. More

Hollis Center, Maine
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

I was surprised at the amount of information, & the variety of vehicles on display. More interesting than anticipated.

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

Thanks for the review! We take pride in the detailed and personal information we are able to provide for so many of our artifacts. More

Arlington, Virginia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

We had a few hours before our flight home from Maine and found this museum on a list of attractions. What a fabulous place! They combine an amazing collection of vehicles (the snowplows are worth the trip themselves) with a project matching middle school students with veterans. They volunteers were so pleasant and delighted to show us around. I could... More

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

Thank you for the kind review. We are very excited about our new smartphone feature. We just implemented it this spring and love to hear that it is being used. More

Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
16 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

The cole museum is worth at least a morning or afternoon; the vehicles are in great condition with something to see for all age groups; best of bangor

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

Thank you for the kind words. We like to think we're the best in Bangor as well!! More

Lewiston, Maine
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

A bargain admission since the kids were free. So much to see and enjoy that we'll be back. Self walking tour with interactive tv's which provided mini documentaries and information about various exhibits. Some videos we could watch on our smart phones. Never knew this museum was located in Bangor until I found it on TripAdvisor and glad we did.... More

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

We're so glad you enjoyed your visit and let us know when you're coming back. More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Children learn about past transportation. Adults fine memories. The best bang for the buck. Really liked the train.

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

Thank you so much for the review. It means a lot to us. More

massachusetts
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121 reviews 121 reviews
10 attraction reviews
141 helpful votes 141 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013

This is a delayed review as our visit was now almost a year ago, but worth mentioning. This museum and the wonderful staff who work here are passionate about maintaining the Cole's Land Transportation history. The admission cost is beyond reasonable and the equipment and antiques in the museum are breathtaking. We are looking forward to another visit when we... More

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

Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review of our museum. We are very proud of the unique displays we have and how they showcase the can do spirit of the people of our state! More

Bangor, Maine
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

A labor of love by a local trucking magnate, this museum is a glimpse of Maine as it developed from the perspective of transportation: from horses hauling logs out of the woods to the huge skidders and equipment of modern forestry, the trolleys of small cities, early tractors and the Lombard to the current snowmobile, and on and on. It... More

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Bangor, Maine
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

This museum has quite a collection of military it.ems. Items from Bangor's transportation past. I feel it is honoring to the military vets. I believe it is privately owned and operated. There is an admission price. On veterans and memorial day, there are events that honor the vets. Well worth the visit.

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maine
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11 reviews 11 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

We went to tour facility and hear Don Fendler speak. My 5 year old son was thrilled to meet him. I would recommend the Cole Land Transportation to all ages.

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