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Project Puffin Visitor Center

311 Main Street, Rockland, ME
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Ranked #5 of 17 attractions in Rockland
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Grantham, NH
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48 reviews 48 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

Visit included a movie on the Puffin project where we learned quite a bit about these small bird, and their migrating habits. The movie gave us enough information that it made us more curios about them, and will look forward to taking a boat ride to search for them come the early summer,

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Washington DC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

A hole in the wall, but worth a quick stop. The gift shop in the front is unique BUT be sure to follow the long corridor back to their video room and walls of displays - that's what makes this a worthwhile short stop. The volunteers/interns are all passionate about their work and its contagious.

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Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

I arrived at the end of the day for this little treasure, and the wonderful person who worked there put in the video for just me. It was a very cozy place. I returned a week later to make certain that the Puffin I bought for my daughter came from this center.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

Clear, wonderful telling of the tale of the Arctic Puffin and the heroic work to bring them back to offshore islands in the Penobscot Bay. Best to follow this with a cruise to see the Puffins live. but even without they have great video, exhibits and sound effects so you think your are on a small island with the birds.... More

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Russell Springs, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

It is just a small visitors center on the center of town, but it is fun. They show a video about the Puffin's. They are a small bird that lives in Maine, you can see them out on the water a lot.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013 via mobile

Nice shop. The cashier explained to us what the puffin project was and what the proceed went to. This is a very neat shop.

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Henderson, Nevada
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27 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

Project Puffin brought puffins back to the islands off the coast of Maine after man extirpated them by hunting at the end of the 1800's. Watch the 20 minute video and then buy a few cute puffin souvenirs to help keep the project going!

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Midway, GA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

This is a small place with a big heart. The video was excellent and helps the viewer to understand the Puffin and its need for protection. The gift shop selection was small but the items were very nice, especially the earrings.

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Boston, MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

Project Puffin is supported by the Audubon Society and has been working to recolonize a number of Maine islands with puffins. Starting in the 1970's baby puffins (old enough to travel, but not so old that they wouldn't identify their new Maine islands as nesting grounds to return to) were relocated to the islands in Maine whose Puffins had disappeared.... More

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Elliston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

This is a great way to learn about and support the Puffin Project. No visitor to Rockland should miss it.

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