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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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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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Amazing collection

The gentleman who put this museum together has an incredible collection of old cars, buses, trains, military vehicles and so much more. It's very well done, affordable, and has... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

The gentleman who put this museum together has an incredible collection of old cars, buses, trains, military vehicles and so much more. It's very well done, affordable, and has helpful volunteers to supplement the experience.

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Orrington, Maine
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

We took our 1-1/2 year old grandson and he totally enjoyed the experience as much as well did. Excellent collection.

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Saco, Maine
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13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Unbelievable!! The collection was amazing and will require a repeat visit to see it all. Each display was appropriately signed so you knew exactly where it came form, it's history, and how it came to the collection. Some of the train units you could walk through. Do Not miss the caboose with the flush toilet and refrigerator. There is also... More 

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

Thank you so much for mentioning our volunteers. They are truly the glue that holds this special place together. I agree they are special people. More 

Alpharetta, Georgia
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440 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

There is a lot to see here that I have not seen in other museums. This is a large collection that took a long time and a lot of effort to put together. Trains, trucks, snowplows, cars, wagons, farm equipment, and a ton of photos and interesting videos. Interesting presentation of how much of transportation technology evolved in Maine. This... More 

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

We agree, it's a perfect leg stretching stop from all points south to all points north east and west! Thanks for taking the time to write such a nice review. More 

Winchendon, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Recreation of many exhibits was fascinating...attention to detail amazing! We went planning to spend a few minutes and wound up spending 3+ hours....could have stayed longer! Will definitely return and recommend to all!

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

Thanks for writing this review. 3 hours is a nice amount of time to spend! We're glad to hear that you'll be coming back. More 

Bangor, Maine
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We usually go once a year and last month was the time. I happen to be very respectful of history and this site offers so much for every generation. Helpful staff, spotlessly clean. Give yourself at least a couple of hours or visit more than once

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

We love local reviews! Thanks for your continued support of what we are doing. More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

I have been coming here since I was a little kid and I enjoy it every time. If I could improve something it would be to get some newer exhibits.

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

Thank you for coming and seeing us so often. As you know we are full. Everything that you see is donated by the people of Maine. At this point if we were to take something new to display we would have to remove an item from the floor that was given to us in trust that we would keep it.... More 

North Palm Beach, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Have driven by this place for 12 years and never considered stopping. Had a13 year old to entertain. Worth the trip Includes huge antique snow plows, cars,train cars, a WWII memorial. Small kids would love as well as older adults and anyone interested in mechanical exhibits. Well done and inexpensive way to spend an afternoon.

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

Well we're certainly glad that you stopped this time. Thank you for taking the time to write such a nice review. We agree it's a great way to spend an afternoon. More 

Georgetown, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Kids 19 and under free-a big plus for families. We came on a Friday morning. Not crowded at all. Very well laid out and places to sit if you need them. A great collection of antique snow plows, fire engines, tractors, cars, trucks, semi's, military and more. My girls started getting a little bored after 1 1/2 hours, but could... More 

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

Thank you for taking time to write such a detailed review. Please come back and see us in the future. More 

Maine
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

This is great and shows Maine transportation from horse and wagon on up. It displays Maine history that would be lost to time or worse scraped. It is worth a visit if you like old cars trucks etc.

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

We're s glad you enjoyed your visit. Thank you for taking the time to write your thoughtful review. More 

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