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Penobscot Narrows Bridge and Observatory

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DRL615 wrote a review Sep 18
Franklin, Tennessee377 contributions101 helpful votes
If you are in the area it is worth a stop, it sneaks up on you and is stunning. A nice surprise when you think you are in the middle of nowhere, I wouldn't make a special trip for it though.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Sage C wrote a review Sep 15
Cool, California242 contributions63 helpful votes
The signage to this is non-existent. After you cross the bridge, don't stop in the viewing area, instead you must continue to the fort and pay to get in, then drive to the parking lot below the bridge. Unfortunately, our wait was very long as they are only allowing one family or group in the elevator at a time. It was a nice view, but frankly, not worth it.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Rachel wrote a review Sep 1
Washington DC, District of Columbia69 contributions15 helpful votes
We visited the observatory first thing in the morning. We were impressed by all of the Covid safety measures they were taking! The views from the top are great! The fort that’s included in admission was also great to walk around. Well worth the cost of admission!
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Date of experience: August 2020
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j1959c wrote a review Aug 2020
Nashua, New Hampshire81 contributions38 helpful votes
This is a hidden gem. Both the observatory and the fort were neat and fascinating in their own way. The observatory gives you a tremendous view, to include the ability to see Cadillac mountain way in the distance. The history of the bridge and how/why it came about is also very interesting. One concrete segment of the bridge is also available to examine and read about. We had lunch in the covered pavilion on top of the old bridge abutment overlooking the new bridge; it was lovely. The fort was also incredible. It is very well-preserved, full of detailed information stations, and almost completely accessible to visitors. We went down many neat, long, dark hallways in/around/through the property (use your phone flashlight!). You also have a nice view from the vantage point offered by the Penobscot Narrows location. They have a nice little gift shop (with ice cream treats - good for a hot day) and small museum. It was $9 per person (out of state) to go to both attractions, and it was well worth it. We spent a good 3-4 hours here, including our lunch on one of the many provided picnic tables. Delightful!
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Lauren wrote a review Aug 2020
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania83 contributions21 helpful votes
We stopped here while driving through to Belfast. It was worth the stop! There is a 50-second elevator ride up to the top (the elevator does not travel fast and you can’t see out). They only let two groups at the top at a time, and you have 10 minutes to explore and take pictures (although, we were didn’t take that much time). Everyone is required to wear a mask at all times. There are restrooms in the parking lot. Afterwards, we went over to the Fort and explored there. Nice for something to do!
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Date of experience: August 2020
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