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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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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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Caribou, Maine
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Caribou, Maine
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38 reviews
13 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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139 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 39 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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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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Nashville, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

Cool representation of the solar system and it's relationship to the sum. Great teaching model for kids.

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Lewiston
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

Wonderful spot to stop, stretch your legs and take some great pictures of the planet Saturn and of beautiful Mars Hill Mountain in the background!

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Melbourne, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

It's a cool concept in theory, but realistically it is planets with signs along US Route 1. Nothing too special.

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