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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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A nice museam of early Maine transportation

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

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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Hampden, Maine
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

From the child amazed by trains, to the great-grandparents who remember the milkman, there is something for everybody to see. The evolution of road care, farming equipment, fire engines, trains, and cars are just the beginning. I would suggest for the more boisterous children to try the scavenger hunt. It is fun, educational, and gives them something to focus on.

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

We love it when the kids do our scavenger hunt. We also love the connections that occur between generations when families visit the museum. Thank you for taking the time to write this review. More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015 via mobile

The Cole Land Transportation Museum is a must see for anyone traveling to Bangor. This museum caters to people of all ages . As you stroll through this self guided museum you will see land transportation vehicles of all kinds, from trucks to trains to snow sleds you can see them all and much more. Another cool feature is the... More 

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

We pride our self on first and foremost being an educational facility. Thank you so much for the nice review. More 

Hamilton, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

This is a must see. Great museum with great staff. I had the opportunity to shake the had of a WW2 vet. What a pleasure that was. Very patriotic with lots of monuments.

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

We're very proud of our WWII Veteran volunteers. Thank you for mentioning them as part of your experience. More 

Topsham, Maine
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

I live in Maine and have seen Cole trucks for years... It was really neat to see their history intertwined with other transportation history. The snow machinery equipment was very interesting. One really neat thing was when Galen Cole, the founder of the museum, came through to say hello to folks. My dad was able to get some information on... More 

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

Mr. Cole takes great pride in trying to be on the floor every day even as he approaches 90 years young. Thank you for the great review. More 

Fitchburg, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Easy on and off the Maine turnpike , 95 , This museum and veteran memorial is one of the finest I've been able to visit . Brings you back in time with these antique , tractors , snowplows, track vehicles and Maines early inventions , contraptions and delivery services are displayed , alongside trains and an old train station. The... More 

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

Thank you for the excellent review! We're really proud of our heritage as hard working Mainers and we work to display that pride every day through our one of a kind museum! More 

Midland, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Interesting displays, lots to learn. The cars, trains, and equipment are interesting but I also enjoyed the patriotic overtone at the museum. Excellent resource. I hope teachers take advantage of what they have here.

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

We do have a little bit of this and a little bit of that! From roller skates to a locomotive! Thanks for taking the time to write this outstanding review. More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Great Maine vehicle history museum with something for everyone. Over 200 rare pieces, very interesting. The founder Galen Cole is often in the museum and offers history on various pieces. A hidden gem for sure !!

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

Well we won't be a hidden gem for long with great reviews like this one! Thanks so much for taking the time to write about us. More 

Hanover, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

We loved the family, God and country emphasis of the museaum. The displays were well placed, well labeled and brought back many memories. Children under 18 are always free and school tours are welcome. Children need this history and aldults a reminder of where we've been.

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

Thank you for the nice review. We agree, a few hours here will remind you of who we are as a community and what we should strive for every day. More 

Sarasota, Florida
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21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

I'm not a huge fan of car museums, but this museum came highly recommended. I just have to say this museum has a huge display of every type of land vehicle know to mankind! They have everything from cars, all types of trucks, tractors, trains, snowmobiles, plows etc....it's endless. Not one vehicle in this whole museum is in any other... More 

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

Thank you so much for the review. Our docents are the wisest people I have ever encountered. They take great pride in their position and it shows. More 

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Additional Information about Cole Land Transportation Museum

Address: 405 Perry Road, Bangor, ME 04401
Phone Number: 207-990-3600
Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Bangor
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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