Cole Land Transportation Museum

Cole Land Transportation Museum

Cole Land Transportation Museum
4.5
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Museum dedicated to preserving and displaying Maine's land transportation equipment.
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1-2 hours
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Joel S
Boston, MA25 contributions
Impressive breadth of displays. Kids (11, 15, and 17 years old) all had a great time doing the scavenger hunts. We were all pleasantly surprised just how good this museum ended up being, especially since it's very reasonably priced. Would definitely recommend it!
Written August 5, 2021
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Blue-Eyes-Fam
Bonaire, GA351 contributions
Hands down the best Museum Value to be found anywhere. (admission is $7 per adult, and "children" are free under age 19). For such a low admission bar one might expect very little in exchange, but you are very quickly proven otherwise. Row upon row, and aisle upon aisle, of meticulously restored vehicles of all kinds (Snow Removal, Fire Fighting, Automobile, Service Vehicles, Motorcycles, Train Cars, and Semi Trucks) that cover the history of Maine from the very dawn of the Transportation Era to the present day. Non-vehicle displays also, including an amazingly detailed "actual" train station lovingly reassembled inside the museum, as well as an early Automotive Garage, a Blacksmiths Forge, and even a Harness Makers setup. Each exhibit is intact and in many cases complete historical examples not replicas or reconstructions. The Docents that travel about the museum are friendly and out going and delighted to engage you in conversation and answer any questions you may have. Anyone that finds themselves within a few hours drive of this Museum would be a fool not to take the opportunity to visit.
Written June 27, 2022
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pfem22
Northern Virginia, VA11 contributions
We loved our trip to this museum. My family ages 7 to 82 loved this museum and it was absolutely perfect on a rainy day. Not only are there tons of cool things to see, and super nice, helpful and informative staff, but there are also several scavenger hunts to choose fun which were fun for the entire family. We thought we would be there 30-40 minutes at most. We were there for 2 hours and only left because they were closing. Kids ages 7 and 13 were entertained the entire time because of the interesting exhibits and the scavenger hunts. We highly recommend this fantastic museum.
Written July 25, 2021
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FJDriver
Exeter, NH965 contributions
My wife and I stopped in on a rainy day after a trip to the Orono Bog was rained out. What a wonderful decision to stop in here. This is one of those places that should not be missed. The collection is extensive, and in pristine condition. What is even more important is the mission of the Cole family. What they have done here needs to be seen by those who cherish this country, and see what life really should be about. It reflects on the importance of family, a hard work ethic, and a deep respect to those who have served in the Armed Forces. This is the country I remember as a young man growing up, and what we are seeing taking place today in government and in schools is not what I grew up with. What a pleasure to see how this place focuses on the real importance of life in American and not where we are currently headed. Go here and get inspired.
Written October 17, 2021
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Diana C
Greenville, SC68 contributions
Couples
Such a well done museum for such a reasonable entry fee. Many great examples with the history of them. I really enjoyed the wall of pictures of the towns in Maine, however when you see things that you grew up with in a museum it starts to make you feel a little old. LOL
Written August 4, 2022
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Chris V
Sweet Valley, PA146 contributions
This was our second trip here but the first for our granddaughters (18-9 yrs). They were given a picture card to find objects in the museum (all different). They had a blast just looking for their items and to see who would get done first. The museum has a lot of history when you take the time to look and read the different displays. There were guides there to answer any questions one might have.
Written August 31, 2021
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bill31Maine
maine133 contributions
Couples
Best selection of antique cars, trucks, motorcycles, farm equipment and a complete train engine box car and caboose. They have military museum and outside WW2 and Vietnam veteran memorial.
A Maine veteran who can show proof of service will be given a beautiful maple walking stick
Written August 3, 2020
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Chphilli
Daytona Beach, FL18 contributions
Friends
Closed yet web Says Open. 🤔 It Looks Very interesting. Would Have liked to see it. Whole area seems closed IN Winter?. Photos look cool. It's all indoor so not sure why it closes all winter.
Written January 4, 2020
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Kathy334
United States67 contributions
The Cole Museum has so much packed into their building. Any type of transportation can be found with accompanying stories of how the machines impacted the area. We visited during the pandemic and the spacing requirements were appreciated. The docent was informative and the placards detailed at an appropriate level. I could have spent all day here.
Written July 4, 2021
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Lora H
Taos, NM612 contributions
Couples
I'm not a huge fan of car museums, but this museum came highly recommended. I just have to say this museum has a huge display of every type of land vehicle know to mankind! They have everything from cars, all types of trucks, tractors, trains, snowmobiles, plows etc....it's endless. Not one vehicle in this whole museum is in any other condition, than mint! It took us hours to see everything, all for the low price of $7 each. I honestly could go back several days and still not see everything. I also want to mention, there is a gentleman that walks around and he is a wealth of information. I wish I would have got his name, because he knew everything about anything in that museum! Also the Snow Vehicle display was fascinating...being from Florida, you never get to see anything like it down south. I highly recommend checking it out!
Written June 17, 2015
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Maineguide
Thank you so much for the review. Our docents are the wisest people I have ever encountered. They take great pride in their position and it shows.
Written June 23, 2015
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