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Maine Solar System Model

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Address: US Route 1, Presque Isle, ME
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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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the maime solar system model is a great learning tool for all . saturn is a good place to stop rest and learn thanks to the mars hill roaty club for all the great work thay do... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 19, 2015
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Mars Hill, Maine
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Mars Hill, Maine
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

the maime solar system model is a great learning tool for all . saturn is a good place to stop rest and learn thanks to the mars hill roaty club for all the great work thay do keeping it neat and clean.

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Thank larry f
Nashville, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

Cool representation of the solar system and it's relationship to the sum. Great teaching model for kids.

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Thank Schussener
Lewiston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

Wonderful spot to stop, stretch your legs and take some great pictures of the planet Saturn and of beautiful Mars Hill Mountain in the background!

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Melbourne, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

It's a cool concept in theory, but realistically it is planets with signs along US Route 1. Nothing too special.

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Thank Anthony P
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015 via mobile

Great idea wonderful project scale model helps illustrate the expanse of the solar system proper. Does have some drawbacks the sun is a bent yellow beam in a university building so the casual observer cannot compare scale or center without looking out of place... also planets ahem and a certain kbo once called a planet with elliptical orbits are kinda... More 

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Bombay, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

It was a fun drive to all of the different Planets along RT 1 Starting in Houlton with Pluto. Pluto is kinda hidden though.

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Thank JSabins
Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

interesting but strange Before I read about, I thought it had to be a school project. It had that look about it.

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Hull, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

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

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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