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Great way to spend a day with kids

This is a good drive but you can't depend on the miliage in the brochure. We made a game of it... read more

Reviewed August 29, 2018
Chuck B
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Yuma, Arizona
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Tourist excursion

On a scale of 1 - 10, I give this interesting excursion a 7.5. I was able to locate all the... read more

Reviewed May 26, 2018
cmeego
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Wilmington, North Carolina
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Scale model of the Earth's solar system built by the people of Aroostook County.
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US Route 1, Presque Isle, ME
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Reviewed September 3, 2018

long ride to the county expecting reasonable rates like last year only to experience poor customer service which made the stay a very dissatisfying experience. have no desire to ever spend another night in such an unorganized hotel

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank billmurphy55
Reviewed August 29, 2018 via mobile

This is a good drive but you can't depend on the miliage in the brochure. We made a game of it seeing who could spot the planet's in the different areas. This at times they was quite a challenge to spot them. All and all...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Chuck B
Reviewed August 11, 2018

This is a nice way to spend the day and see the countryside. Some of the models are a challenge to spot and the mileages listed in the brochure are not accurate. It does put the planet sizes into perspective.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Mitch M
Reviewed July 10, 2018 via mobile

A lot of credit goes to the folks that created this scale model of the solar system - to include one of the many dwarf planets. While a great project there should be roadside prompts prior to each of the locations. I’ve driven this road...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed June 19, 2018

My husband found this while researching our trip and we decided on our way out to look for each one of the planets. It turned into what felt like a scavenger hunt and was surprisingly fun even for our 16 year old son. The only...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed May 26, 2018 via mobile

On a scale of 1 - 10, I give this interesting excursion a 7.5. I was able to locate all the displays; however, there were times I drove right past. There are no information signs ahead of the displays, and as small as some are,...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank cmeego
Reviewed March 3, 2018

I had forgot about this cool project..but, remembered about hearing of this on Maine NPR... I recognized it and was very excited as much of the rt.1 drive is Bland Potato Fields.. This really spiced up the drive.. and I was impressed with the professionalism...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank tpap88
Reviewed February 4, 2018 via mobile

Everyone probably says that Uranus is the best part, but I liked the Pluto model in the Houlton rest area.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Jonathan L
Reviewed October 11, 2017

Very Unique and the ONLY scaled model of the solar system I am aware of in the USA. The Sun is at the University of Maine Presque Isle, and Pluto is at the Visitor's Center in Houlton.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Steve D
Reviewed July 11, 2017

Interesting but didn't find them all. Accidentally found Pluto at Visitors Center. Wish it were better marked. Nice idea.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank MaryMontagueSikes
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