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Maine Solar System Model

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Address: US Route 1, Presque Isle, ME
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Scale model of the Earth's solar system built by the people of Aroostook...

Scale model of the Earth's solar system built by the people of Aroostook County.

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Seeing these along the road is interesting, especially if you want to break up the travel a bit. Suggest making it a game to look for them and then stop to take a photo in front... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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Presque Isle, Maine
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Presque Isle, Maine
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6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Seeing these along the road is interesting, especially if you want to break up the travel a bit. Suggest making it a game to look for them and then stop to take a photo in front of each model.

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Boscawen, New Hampshire
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5 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's interesting to try to find the rest of the solar system. Everything is to scale of our solar system.

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Searsport, Maine
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43 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A neat project by a school class to place the planets along the highway by scale in size and distance.

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Caribou, Maine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

I love pointing the planets out to the kids! It's something that other areas don't have. Creative! They need to be maintained however...they're starting to look a little rough.

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Brownsville, Vermont
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

Ok, this is not the greatest thing in the world, but it is a lot of fun. My wife and I were all excited driving down the road looking for these planets. Honestly we probably got way too excited about it, but it was fun. We even went on to the UMPI campus and found the "sun" at Folsom Hall.... More 

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Jasper, Indiana
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33 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

Kids (and adults) will get a big kick out of spotting the planets as you drive south from UMPI. It is pretty amazing to picture to scale of the solar system, since it it to scale!

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Baltimore, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

This is a great, scaled version of the solar system. The whole system is about 40 mile in length. It is just one of those "quirky" things that you can do that makes a great vacation memory.

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Chapman, Maine, United States
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

We have done this trek with the kids many times.Start at one end and work your way to the other both ways ending in ice cream.

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Thank Cathy B
Westfield, Maine
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2016

This is a great science trip. Start at the University of Maine at Presque Isle and travel to Houlton and catch all of the planets out to Pluto.

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Mars Hill, Maine
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

the maime solar system model is a great learning tool for all . saturn is a good place to stop rest and learn thanks to the mars hill roaty club for all the great work thay do keeping it neat and clean.

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