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International Cryptozoology Museum

Closed Now: 11:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Open today: 11:00 AM - 3:30 PM
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Good for a laugh

There are some interesting items on display along with a lot of junk. If you come expecting... read more

Reviewed yesterday
LeeAnn H
Bedford, Massachusetts
Fun time with family

Good bonding time with my niece who's inner geek is coming out. I have always loved the study of... read more

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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...more
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4 Thompsons Pt, Suite 106, Portland, ME 04102-2633
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Reviewed yesterday

There are some interesting items on display along with a lot of junk. If you come expecting science, you will be disappointed. Come to laugh and examine some oddities and it is a fun way to pass 30 minutes.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank LeeAnn H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Disappointed? There has got to be a more descriptive term for how I feel. Nothing about this museum was memorable. It is a collection of "things", mostly plastic, arranged in no order whatsoever. Save your money. Watch "Harry and the Hendersons" ten times. Don't go.Disregard...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank jgfairman
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good bonding time with my niece who's inner geek is coming out. I have always loved the study of cryptozoology and we both really enjoyed the museum and when we got home she couldn't stop talking about her trip. Triggered me to be even more...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank pippenAugusta
Reviewed January 4, 2019

If you're interested in Sasquatch, Nessie, and other odd creatures, this is the place for you. Information on reported sightings, theories, photos and the history of the original "discovery" of these unusual beings. You don;t have to believe - just be curious. Note: half of...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 31, 2018 via mobile

Very enjoyable different educational experience. Many wonders from Bigfoot to jackalope. Although the museum is small there is much to see. Took home a few interesting items from the gift shop to remember the adventure.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 29, 2018 via mobile

I would like to call this a museum, but it is more of a shrine to the owner and his collection of curious toys. It is so random how things are placed with little reason. There were many pictures, photos, and paintings of the owner....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank mmhings
Reviewed November 29, 2018

It's really important to know what you're visiting with places like this. Some have serious curation of their displays and others are a mish-mosh of tangentially related kitsch. This place, while sizable, is more towards the latter end of the spectrum. To be completely clear...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed November 10, 2018

So... I expected almost NOTHING from this museum, and I was not disappointed. My traveling companion is very interested in Big Foot and I am more than willing to go to off beat places, so I am glad we visited. First, there was TONS of...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Z4lover
Reviewed November 3, 2018 via mobile

I have spent the last 3 months travelling the whole of the USA, almost 40 states. I find cryptozoology intriguing, however i know most of it is fascination and lies. I planned this place as a possible highlight of Portland. What a dissapointment! There is...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 57jonnyh
Reviewed October 14, 2018

Loved our visit to this hidden gem. It is a strange mix of cryptozoology/New Age/Pop Culture/Commercialism. The gift shop is almost as big as the museum.

Date of experience: October 2018
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