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Cole Land Transportation Museum

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Address: 405 Perry Road, Bangor, ME 04401
Phone Number: 207-990-3600
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Description: Museum dedicated to preserving and displaying Maine's land transportation...
Museum dedicated to preserving and displaying Maine's land transportation equipment.
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Mark The Brewster Inn Keeper recommended this place?

While we visited Bangor our inn keeper Mark recommended we stop off at this transport museum as well. we spent a long time in here as there was so much to see and also photograph... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 17, 2015
JohnRWebb
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Eastbourne, England, United Kingdom
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Eastbourne, England, United Kingdom
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97 reviews 97 reviews
58 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

While we visited Bangor our inn keeper Mark recommended we stop off at this transport museum as well. we spent a long time in here as there was so much to see and also photograph and video as both were allowed any where in this museum. We found it so interesting to see everything as well as any form of... More 

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

Mr. and Mrs. Eastbourne, I want to personally thank you for taking the time to write such kind things about our museum. The Cole family story is a great one and we are glad that you got to share in a little bit of it by visiting what we think is a one of a kind museum. More 

Thomaston
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38 reviews 38 reviews
17 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

This museum is very well planned, and there is something of interest for everyone. We almost drove by this, but I am so glad that we took the time to go inside.

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

Mary, Thank you so much for the review. We hope you are making plans to come back and see us in the spring. More 

Bangor, Maine
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80 reviews 80 reviews
19 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

visiting the Coles museum on Veterans was great fun and and great way to show appreciation to the people who made this land free for all of us. We start at the parade and the to the museum.it is so interesting the mix they offer. Not as interesting to very young children but great fun for the rest of the... More 

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

Veteran's Day is truly a magical day here at the museum. We are working hard to make our 2015 season more interesting for young children. Stay tuned to our Facebook page and webpage to see what we come up with. More 

Charlottetown, Canada
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

This is a great place to spend a few hours. I imagine if you went with young kids it could be most of the day. Old vehicles on display including fire trucks and a train. Their displays are very informative.

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

Thank you for posting such a kind review. We hope to see you again next season! More 

Miramichi, New Brunswick
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We really enjoyed our guided tour of this museum. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and made it very interesting. Could have spent the whole day checking out the many exhibits and listening to the stories.

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

The ladies and gentlemen we have on the floor are such dedicated volunteers. I'm often humbled by the care that they give all our customers and the knowledge they have about our special artifacts. Thank you for commenting. More 

Harrington, Maine, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Quite a collection of different items that paints a wonderful history of the area and the transportation of the area. I love the covered bridge and the outdoor displays as well.

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

We think our outside displays provide a very nice park and/or picnic area. We're glad you like them as well. More 

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192 reviews 192 reviews
97 attraction reviews
150 helpful votes 150 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

This land transportation may be on a par with Smithsonian level museums in terms of artifacts and informative presentation. The museum has very early fire engines complete trains and vehicles of every type including rare military equipment. The museum is also the best attraction in the area. Great fun for all ages. Enjoy!

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

We are so humbled to be compared to the Smithsonian. Our volunteers take great pride in our museum and it shows. Thanks you. More 

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32 reviews 32 reviews
5 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Not being from the east coast, I had no idea who the Coles were (or are?) It seems like much of the stuff in here is from their personal collections, but is very interesting nonetheless. Every form of transportation. My dad enjoyed showing me an example of what his WWII uniform and patches looked like. Their collection and pictures of... More 

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

We're glad you got to take a trip down memory lane with you dad. We love to hear stories of generations passing down their family history! More 

Salem, Oregon
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88 reviews 88 reviews
16 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

I love transportation museums and this one is one of the best. The collection is very extensive and many of the items brought back fond memories of my younger years. I also appreciated the monuments to military service members. Take a break and make a visit.

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

We are humbled that you believe we are one of the best. Thank you and we are so happy that you enjoyed our contribution to Maine history. More 

Castine
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

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

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

Thank you! What the Cole Family Foundation has done for the state of Maine is truly amazing. More 

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