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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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If you love classic cars and early flight, this place is for you. And if you find yourself mid-coast on a rainy day with kids, this place is a real find. The staff is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
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Herndon, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

We spent an enjoyable hour and a half here. There are some great cars to see and some other interesting exhibits as well that tell the story of our successes and failures as transportation has evolved. Not so much a car buff myself, but I did enjoy the visit and it was a perfect way to spend a cloudy morning.

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Herndon, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

If you love classic cars and early flight, this place is for you. And if you find yourself mid-coast on a rainy day with kids, this place is a real find. The staff is mostly volunteers who love the subject and are happy to share their knowledge. The pieces on display are interesting and tell a nice story.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

We enjoyed the car show, great museum with cars and aviation, I would recommend this as a stop if in area its right by the airport

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Fulton, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

A great museum to visit if you are interested in vehicles of all kinds. We went the week before the New England car auction so had a chance to see some great cars that were for sale. I especially enjoyed the racing exhibit. We even had a ride in a Model T.

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Brimfield, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

The Owls Head Transportation Museum is one of my favorite places to visit.The focus of the museum is on automotive and aeronautical displays. On several weekends during the summer they have special programs in their outdoor display area when people can bring in their personal antique vehicles to be shown. My favorite of these programs is the Antique Truck and... More 

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Philadelphia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We went for the airshow in August and it was a lot of fun. Kids had a blast watching the planes take off and loop and do a bunch of scary stunts. There were food trucks so we were able to eat there that day. Not sure if there is food on other days. Inside there was a small model... More 

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Williamsburg, Virginia, USA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Happened to be there during and air and car show. The museum by itself has a wonderful exhibit of vintage cars and other vehicles as well as early biplanes. The show topped it off with a flyover of a P 51 Mustang and B 25 bomber, as well as, a glider performing aerial acrobatics with trailing smoke. Many additional cars... More 

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Nashua, New Hampshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

We went to the annual air and car show on Saturday and had a wonderful time. Featured this year were a B-25 and B-51 "war birds" as well as the acrobatic flying and huge display of cars in attendance. I particularly relished two 1949 Ford convertibles, as well as a couple of AMC offerings, and the RR Ghosts. It pays... More 

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Maysville, Kentucky
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

An amazing museum about transportation.///both air and wheeled... power wheel and people power transport. Replica of the Wright Brothers Kitty Hawk plane. On site restoration of all kinds goes on by volunteer craftspersons.

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Easton, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

We were shocked at how terrific this museum was. We could not believe the quality and size. It is Smithsonian quality. We arrived at 3:30 so we only had 1.5 hours which is not enough time. You should plan for 2-3 hours

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