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Maine Solar System Model

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US Route 1, Presque Isle, ME
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Fun but very hard to locate all locations

A lot of credit goes to the folks that created this scale model of the solar system - to include... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
majshanman
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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Very cute and unexpectedly fun!

My husband found this while researching our trip and we decided on our way out to look for each one... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
rdssess
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Cleveland, Georgia
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Scale model of the Earth's solar system built by the people of Aroostook County.
  • Excellent40%
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  • Average21%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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US Route 1, Presque Isle, ME
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank rdssess
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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

Thank cmeego
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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

Thank Todd P
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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.

Thank Jonathan L
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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.

Thank Steve D
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Reviewed July 11, 2017

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

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Reviewed June 4, 2017

Great way to keep the kids busy on a road trip . Tell them to find the next planet. A bit educational.

Thank thedipman
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Reviewed May 11, 2017

Last spring we stopped at almost all of the planets. We missed Pluto. They moved it. We also haven't seen the sun. I think it's inside the college. So we didn't want to intrude. It's a fun half a day trip with the kids. They...More

Thank CTmommyof3
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Reviewed April 20, 2017

I found this very interesting but wish that the sun was better located and marked. Still haven't seen the sun to this because it is in the College in Presque Isle, ME.

Thank Machell L
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