We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Cole Land Transportation Museum

Certificate of Excellence
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 405 Perry Road, Bangor, ME 04401
Phone Number: 207-990-3600
Website
Today
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description:

Museum dedicated to preserving and displaying Maine's land transportation...

Museum dedicated to preserving and displaying Maine's land transportation equipment.

read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 164 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 121
    Excellent
  • 34
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Lots of exhibits

We had been driving past this museum for years, so decided to stop in and see what was inside. We were surprised at just how much was in this building. So many rare and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Katherine L
,
Stonington, ME
Add Photo Write a Review

164 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 160: English reviews
Stonington, ME
Level Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had been driving past this museum for years, so decided to stop in and see what was inside. We were surprised at just how much was in this building. So many rare and interesting things, even a train! I actually found it more interesting than many auto museums I've visited, because there is such a wide variety here. It... More 

Helpful?
Thank Katherine L
Bridgewater, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
38 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The museum is a step back into the past of the local and state of Maine's transportation history. I found the exhiits very interesting and the heritage of "snow removal" fascinating. I was a little disappointed in the motorcycle displays only because we were the for the Maine HOG rally. I would recommend this museum.

Helpful?
Thank stgnts
St. John's, Canada
Level Contributor
144 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Unfortunately, we arrived in Moncton late in the evening and the museum was closed. We decided to do a walk by and see what the place looked like. I was so glad we did. The sun was setting and there were a number of monuments, a helicopter, Jeep and tank on the grounds. We walked around and I got to... More 

Helpful?
Thank 835Dolores709
Merida
Level Contributor
11 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I just want to underscore all the positive reviews for this museum. Children are free and admission for adults and seniors is very affordable. Volunteers are available to walk with you and share lots of interesting tidbits. We went at our own pace and enjoyed the videos that can be seen in three different locations, one of which is in... More 

Helpful?
Thank chelem_2000
Winterport, Maine, United States
Level Contributor
83 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are in the Bangor area, would highly recommend this place. Also a good rainy day activity. They seem to have every type of vehicle under the sun. Very young kids might find it tedious but kids 10 and above will enjoy.

Helpful?
Thank AnnRonco
NYC
Level Contributor
34 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here on our Tour of Maine, after seeing Stephen King's House and the Paul Bunyan Statue. It was worth the stop. This museum is a very large, open room. Almost lake a warehouse or hangar. And it had all modes of transportation from over the years...cars, trucks, plows, trains, sleds...even chariots. Lots of history and educational and kept... More 

Helpful?
Thank NYCBroadwaygirl
Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
21 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I'd call it "open concept" but others would say most of the museum is just one big room - like a warehouse store but each "isle" is crammed full of all different kinds of things. Take time to read the signs - each piece has a story. Bring your smartphone to see video of some of the vehicles in action.... More 

Helpful?
Thank Emiuni
Orlando, Florida
Level Contributor
4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you have any level of fascination with auto,s then visit here. They have a wide range of vehicles from Radio Flyer wagons up to Trains. You can also get some Bangor history from the very knowledgeable staff

Helpful?
Thank willchills
Saint Albans, Vermont, United States
Level Contributor
10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

They have a huge variety of things for everyone. Snow plows, trains, military, trucks, fire trucks, too much to list. Somethings I gravitated too others not so much, so maybe you like what I don't. Just make sure you have some time to walk throughout the place and comfortable footwear be a good thing.

Helpful?
Thank Alex S
Southington, Connecticut
Level Contributor
12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Very cool place, Lots of old stuff to look at. Great for kids and adults. I loved the post office train.

Helpful?
Thank Joshua Z

Travelers who viewed Cole Land Transportation Museum also viewed

 

Been to Cole Land Transportation Museum? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Cole Land Transportation Museum and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Manchester, New Hampshire
1 month ago

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Cole Land Transportation Museum staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?