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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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Maine quality , built to last , These well preserved historic displays will blow you away

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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Fitchburg, Massachusetts
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Fitchburg, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

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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Midland, Texas
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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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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 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 

Columbia, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

The breadth and depth of this museum is pretty amazing. As would be expected in a private museum, the combination of items is reflects the owners but you can feel the passion that drove them to collect and display.

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

Thank you so much for the review. Passion is a great word to describe the museum founder's life's work dedicated to creating this museum. More 

Salem, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

We took our three children here today (6-8-15), and were very happy we did. There are numerous exhibits, and all in great shape. I was fascinatrd by the snoe plows. There are several videos to watch and interactive videos for smart phones. The staff were wonderful and I love their dedication to Vets.

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

Awesome review! Thank you for taking the time to write it. We're very proud of our Vietnam Memorial. We hope that the rest of your visit to Maine is great. More 

Crestview, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Excellent visit and a pleasant surprise that the founder and many WWII vets walked around and told stories about the cars, snow plows, trains, and other antiques. We even got a picture with Mr. Cole himself.

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

Linda, I want to thank you for taking the time to write this review. Mr. Cole was on cloud 9 after spending time with your family. We are so happy that you and your family enjoyed your visit. More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 via mobile

This is a wonderful stop. It is so well put together and interesting. Maned b6 volunteers who have so much knowledge at their finger tips. This is a museum enjoyed by adults & children alike. It is a nice place to sjare with your family.

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

We are so proud of our amazing volunteer staff. Thank you for taking the time to recognize them in your review. More 

Winthrop, Maine
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

A great time for all. Lots to see and do. I would recommend taking the time to visit this museum. Not to expensive, easy to get to, parking was good. The museum itself is well maintained and fun.

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

Thank you so much for your review. We are proud to have excellent visitors like you. More 

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Additional Information about Cole Land Transportation Museum

Address: 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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