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Address: US Route 1, Presque Isle, ME
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Description: Scale model of the Earth's solar system built by the people of Aroostook...
Scale model of the Earth's solar system built by the people of Aroostook County.
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My first visit to Maine to see friends who just moved there, in the beaunivtiful winter! They were exploring as much as I when we discovered the Solar System Model. I saw Saturn... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
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Central Florida, Florida
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41 reviews 41 reviews
9 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 via mobile

My first visit to Maine to see friends who just moved there, in the beaunivtiful winter! They were exploring as much as I when we discovered the Solar System Model. I saw Saturn 1st, it stuck out in the bright white snow. We found all the information @ the welcome center in Houlton ME, including the locations of all the... More 

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Rockport, Maine
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

You've got to keep your eyes peeled but this model solar system is a unique and educational attractions. And where else can you get your photo taken with Jupiter or Saturn?

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Presque Isle, Maine
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45 reviews 45 reviews
4 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Wouldn't make a special trip to see but it is neat. Stop at the Houlton rest area to see Pluto and you will grasp how far and how small it really is.

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Roxboro, North Carolina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Since it was so spread out, it was a little difficult to know when you were going to see another planet.

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Bangor, Maine
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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Not only are the structures themselves really cool and artistic, but exploring the little towns they're located in, and trying to find them all is really fun, if you have some time on your hands.

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Florida Keys, Florida
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66 reviews 66 reviews
43 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Went looking for Maine solar system model Surprise right off US1 We almost drove pass it- check it out !

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Houlton, Maine
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35 reviews 35 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This is one of only two in the world(the other is in Sweden,I believe)and the only one to scale in terms of both size and distance.It was done by HS students and their teacher.These kids are the future!GREAT stuff and free!It's spread out over 45 miles and you need to be alert for the small planets!

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Winterport, Maine
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

We knew about this scale model and had such fun watching for each planet. We were amazed at how long it took to travel between the outer planets and how fast the inner planets came up. Also amazed at the size difference between the outer and inner planets with the later being about the size of the moons around the... More 

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Durham, New Hampshire
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39 reviews 39 reviews
10 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Recently traveled from Presque Isle through Houlton as part of a much longer trip. Even though the Solar System slowed us down some, as we stopped to take a few pictures along the way, it did liven up the ride quite a bit. Of course is is impressive to appreciate the scale of it all (the model itself and the... More 

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maine
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

nice to see all of it as you travel along. go into Univ at Presque isle to see sunbeam and nice little museum there

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