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Owls Head Transportation Museum

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Address: 117 Museum Street, Owls Head, ME 04854
Phone Number: +1 207-594-4418
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: Featuring a world-class, operating collection of antique ground vehicles...
Featuring a world-class, operating collection of antique ground vehicles, engines and aircraft the Owls Head Transportation Museum is open seven days a week, year-round. Exhibits include "Faster: The Quest for Speed" featuring racing vehicles from some of New England's premiere collections. Visit to see the collection or plan to attend one of our fantastic summer events where collection pieces are demonstrated for the public.
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Classic cars, planes & miscellaneous items!

This museum is located at the Rockland Maine airport! If you like vintage and classic autos and planes this is a very interesting destination ! They have some very high end... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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Indiana, Pennsylvania
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Indiana, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

This museum is located at the Rockland Maine airport! If you like vintage and classic autos and planes this is a very interesting destination ! They have some very high end classic cars! Friendly staff

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

I was pleasantly surprised when we arrived at the museum. I love airplanes but I am not an antique car enthusiast so I did not expect to enjoy the museum as much as I did. The museum was spotless (as were the restrooms). I especially enjoyed seeing the older gentlemen (probably ex-military) working on the cars and planes. I could... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015 via mobile

The Owl's Head Transportation Museum was a side trip my husband wanted to take during our recent trip to Maine and one that I went along with having no expectation of any personal interest. Was I wrong! This museum has an incredible collection of automobiles, planes, motorcycles and well known race cars in a setting that's pleasant for casual observation... More 

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Akron, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

A little something different to do. Nice array of vintage to modern planes, cars, and motorcycles with plenty of factoids on the displays. This is a "working museum" .....interesting all of the vehicles on display are claimed to actually be operational.

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vermont
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

This is a very well designed display of all kinds of vehicles. We went because our 11 yr old grandson is interested in old cars but we all loved it. His 7 yr old sister declared "I usually don't like these things but this is awesome!". She is correct. Beautiful old cars, race cars, motorcyles of a very early time,... More 

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South Salem, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Who would have thought that in the wilds of mid-coast Maine there would be a world class collection of vintage cars and aircraft. It turns out that two of the founders were TJ Watson, Jr., former chairman of IBM, and a Rockefeller (Jim). The site was a former small airfield where WWII pilots were trained. So they have plenty of... More 

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Meredith, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

I am reviewing a visit we made without an event, but I will say that the events here are wonderful whether they are oriented around planes or cars... Worth checking into their schedule! About the museum itself, it is a fair size for an afternoon visit. Wonderful collection of planes, motorcycles and cars, sure to spark the interest of old... More 

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coral gables
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

After noticing that two of the exhibits had factually incorrect information (and providing the necessary documents to indisputably support the assertions), I privately approached the staff in order that they could correct the mistakes. They took the matters under advisement but, alas, over a year later and the museum continues to mis-inform. This is apparently the collection of a wealthy... More 

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North Palm Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Local donors have made a collection that is national class. Starting with a 1903 Wright Flyer, many early planes, cars,motorcycles they display these trophies beautifully with good information. They bring them out to drive and fly in good weather! Unusual engines including a big industrial behemoth. We have visited collections in many places and this is special because so many... More 

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Norwell, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Tucked away along the beautiful Maine mid coast, Owls Head Transportation Museum was a very pleasant surprise. Located adjacent to the Owls Head airport, it provides a great venue for a number of shows. We happened to be visiting on a day when they were hosting a classic car show. In addition to their impressive collection of all fully operational... More 

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Additional Information about Owls Head Transportation Museum

Address: 117 Museum Street, Owls Head, ME 04854
Phone Number: +1 207-594-4418
Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Mid Coast Maine  >  Owls Head
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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