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Cole Land Transportation Museum

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Address: 405 Perry Rd, Bangor, ME 04401-6725
Phone Number: +1 207-990-3600
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Museum dedicated to preserving and displaying Maine's land transportation...

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

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Fun history of Land Transportation and Honors our Veterans

Visited with our two great grandchildren. They loved it as they were allowed to climb on certain antique cars and into train cars. Cole's Museum is a super supporter of our... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited with our two great grandchildren. They loved it as they were allowed to climb on certain antique cars and into train cars. Cole's Museum is a super supporter of our Veterans.

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Winthrop, Massachusetts, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016

On a raining Saturday. The local rest stop recomended this place to us and we deceidced to go. This was not only a great place to visit, The history here on transportation was awestruck. The volunteers were available to speak to and very helpful. I love how the train was brought into the complex and how they even go out... More 

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Fritz Creek, Alaska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016 via mobile

This museum is incredible. You can't possibly see it all in one visit even if you have the time, you will experience overload. If you can't find something that interests you here, then you're not interested in anything. And a great bargain to boot.

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Winterport, Maine
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

Well worth the time for a visit. An excellent collection of vehicles well laid out with good information.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

This is a fantastic place to spend a few hours. The kids will also enjoy the hundreds of antique vehicles. Don't miss this on your trip to Maine

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2016 via mobile

I'visited Coles transportation museum with my grandson daughter and several other people this summer. the staff was very helpful and The museum was very clean and the exhibits were well displayed. It was one of the best kept places I've been to in a long time. I would recommend it to anyone looking to go out and have a great... More 

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Garland, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016

We went on on a Saturday in October. It was quiet and we were allowed by the office to go out and eat lunch, then return to finish seeing the rest of the museum. It's a bargain at $7.00 for adults, and children under 18 are always free! @jayleno'sgarage is one of our favorite shows; he would have so much... More 

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Bangor, Maine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2016

Knew we had found the emotional side of Maine residents when entering the museum, we were presented with the story of a handicapped Cole woman complete with her toys, friends' memories, and pictures. Wondered about the quality of the artifacts for a few minutes but soon realized that this museum's goal is showing many aspects of life in this state.... More 

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Wyoming, Ohio, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2016

Great place to spend several hours while in Bangor, Maine. Cost was very reasonable (senior rate of $5) and well worth it. Museum is well organized and very easy to maneuver in. Signage was excellent and easy to read. Great for senior citizens but it would also be very educational for students.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016

This museum is amazing. It has Everything that you can imagine...a great historical reminder of transportation in the past. I didn't really think I'd like it that much, but I found it intriguing and amazing. Thank-you Cole Family for sharing!

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