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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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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 day with a six year old boy

We could not see everything fast enough for our grandson. There is a lot to interest anyone but especially the kids.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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Winterport
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We could not see everything fast enough for our grandson. There is a lot to interest anyone but especially the kids.

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Bangor
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

lots of different vehicles, some in showroom condition, others that show there wear, and usage, in the great state of Maine, lots can be learned about the evolution of Maine's transportation network.

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Bangor, Maine
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I've driven by this place for years, assuming it was simply military vehicles inside. What a surprise. It is filled with all sorts of antique transportation equipment. It is such an interesting place to spend a couple of hours. Everyone should see this place. It's truly amazing!!

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Thank Richard B
South Florida, Florida
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14 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I am biased as this museum is about my family, and a coke was my great grandfather. .. But, this museum is loved by all.. it has sooo many big machines to see and is open in spring to early fall. Enjoy!

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Palmyra, Maine
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

Definitely worth the stop if you are a transportation buff! Great displays. Everyone in our group found it interesting. Professional displays.

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Thank Joan L
South Portland Maine
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26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

We visited The Cole Land Transportation Museum in September. The building is huge and side to side and floor to ceiling with every form of transportation you can imagine. The items ranged from doll and baby carriages to an a Bangor & Aroostook engine, boxcar, and caboose. There were snow plows and hearse. Dump trucks and fire trucks. Buses and... More 

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Thank Lobo28
South Portland, Maine, United States
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11 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

we went because my husband saw it online, it was more than just transportation it was very informative, would return.

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Milano, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015 via mobile

I highly recommend this stop if you are in Bangor. The admission is cheap for the quality of the exhibits. This is really a fantastic museum. The exhibit for veterans is wonderful.

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Kiawah Island, South Carolina
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173 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015 via mobile

This is our second visit...went last year...and was even better. So much to see. We spent 90 minutes and only scratched the surface. Helpful staff as well. Great displays with excellent informative descriptions. From massive locomotives to small bikes...and everything in between, this is a first class museum. Cole does it right.

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East Hampstead NH
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

I usually don't care much for museums but this place blew all of my expectations out of the water. If it ever had wheels or had something to do with transportation it's in this place. It even beats the old car museum that used to be in Wells. The exhibits are very well maintained and there's little dust. There is... More 

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