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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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Just a cool thing to see as you are driving through the area, and educational as well. Be sure to give yourself time to stop.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Hull, Massachusetts
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17 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Was a nice ride for the 40 miles or so. Display is getting a little worn and could use some touch up.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Just a cool thing to see as you are driving through the area, and educational as well. Be sure to give yourself time to stop.

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New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Replicas of nine planets (Pluto included) and Sun, on U.S. 1 between Houlton, Me., and Presque Isle (distance 60 miles). Size of planets and Sun and distances are proportional to actual solar system. For details, Google "Maine Solar System Model."

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Hilltown, United States
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Since this was a family/business trip we started in Houlton at the visitor's center with Pluto. The family enjoyed searching for the planets along route 1. Don't forget to pick up the guide in Houlton's visitor center. Unfortunately the Sun was unreachable as we got there after 5pm in June. FUN time.

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Central Florida, Florida
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46 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 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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4 attraction reviews
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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
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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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49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 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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Address: US Route 1, Presque Isle, ME
Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Presque Isle

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