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“I must be missing something” 3 of 5 stars
Review of International Cryptozoology Museum

International Cryptozoology Museum
11 Avon Street, Portland, ME 04101
207-518-9496
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Ranked #63 of 136 things to do in Portland
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Owner description: Cryptozoology: The study of hidden or unknown animal such as; Bigfoot, the Loch Ness Monster and Yeti. Come vist the only museum of it's type in the world! Over 50 years of collecting by Loren Coleman are displayed in the ICM. Let it be your gateway to adventure ....
Carpinteria, California
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“I must be missing something”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

I'm not sure what I was expecting, but I wasn't really impressed for the price of $7 per person and the cash only policy. I will say, like most of the many people we encountered in Portland, the museum host was exceptionally nice. Had he been a grumpy old man, I would have rated this poor, but this guy was there to explain some of the exhibits and their backgrounds. The museum is also tough to find, and parking in the area is pretty difficult - so perhaps that jaded my impression. That being said, there's a lot of stuff in here - but nothing that's really hands-on - it took us about 30 minutes to get through the two rooms. The range of stuff on display is everything from a "lifesize" bigfoot, to jackalopes and alien things. If you're looking for something different to do then this is it.

Visited May 2014
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“Interesting”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

Interesting collection of memorabilia and other artifacts regarding big foot, mothmann. If this is your interest..worthy stroll..only $7 a piece. Not accessible for disabled.

Visited April 2014
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Ballston Spa, New York
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“Worth the trip!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

This museum is great for all ages! There are many fascinating facts and objects in this museum. I loved being able to take a picture with Big Foot. The staff is great and friendly and you feel right at home! Lots of things to discover and quench your thirst for the unknown!

Visited March 2014
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“A Must-see Museum in Portland”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

I had heard about this museum for a couple of years now and really looked forward to visiting. It was everything I had hoped for, and then some. It is like walking into a living encyclopedia on all the scary creatures we grew up with. The curator was delightfully knowledgeable and regaled us with interesting tidbits. Tons of other creatures besides Big Foot can be found here, like Chupacabra, Loch Ness monster, jackalope, mermaids, and others.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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“One of a kind”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

Want to venture off the beaten path!?? This is a truly unique experience for anyone that's ever been fascinated with Bigfoot, yeti, Loch Ness monster, etc. The owner Loren is a major figure in the Cryptozoology scene. I had a nice exchange with him over the origin of the Philly Phanatic. Give this a shot - it's worth the admission.

Visited April 2013
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