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Hulls Cove Visitor Center

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Address: Route 3, Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME
Phone Number: 207 288-3338
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Source for maps, tours and other information about Acadia National Park.

Source for maps, tours and other information about Acadia National Park.

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Great movie to get acquainted

It's a small center and a bit of a hike up some stairs...but, the Rangers are there to help with what you can enjoy while in the park, suggested hiking trails, etc... The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Kevin P
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Salina, Kansas
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Salina, Kansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

It's a small center and a bit of a hike up some stairs...but, the Rangers are there to help with what you can enjoy while in the park, suggested hiking trails, etc... The introductory movie is a must see!

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Columbia, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The first stop for Acadia park is the Hulls Cove Visitor Center. It is small but clean. The staff if very friendly and helpful.

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Thank TooOldtoRun
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This visitor center was extremely busy while we were there. The staff were very helpful and gave us several good tips. They went out of their way to find a special map and photocopy it for us. A great place to start your trip in Acadia.

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Saint Stephen, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Good stop for maps and info. Very helpful staff and plenty of people working there to provide info. Steps up to center can be avoided if necessary. Go to the back entrance if you have difficulty climbing steps. Lady at the desk provided list of all the best stops for passport stamps! This was very helpful.

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Miami, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This has to be the first stop to the park and not to just buy the park pass but to talk to the ranger before you head off on any of the hiking trails. I was glad I stood in the line to chat with the ranger. She was honest as she should be to ensure that I would have... More 

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Gorham, New Hampshire, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A nice stop if you're headed into the park. A short video plays on the half hour but don't waste your time (it's awful and I usually enjoy the park films). Informative rangers and a small store with park centered gifts. I appreciate visitor's centers and liked this one :) You can also park here and take the Island Explorer... More 

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DeWitt, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It is worth stopping here as you enter Acadia, but don't expect anything extraordinary. There are the usual helpful and friendly rangers present to give suggestions and answer questions. There's a short introductory film that is nice enough to be worth watching. There's a gift shop (a bit pricey) and entrance passes for sale, plus free park maps and that... More 

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Haworth, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

50+ steps from parking lot to Center. Clean rest rooms, guide books and trail maps are available as well as help to aid you in planning your visit to the park.

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Fort Myers, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very helpful staff in assisting to plan hikes or sightseeing. The movie is worth watching to assist with orientation. There is a gift shop and free literature. Many Island Explorer buses leave from this location and there is a big parking lot.

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Monument Beach, Massachusetts, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

As with most parks the rangers are very helpful to make a plan for your visit. We picked up a couple of maps (hiking, biking and driving), schedule for the boat to Islesford, and recommendations for dinner. Also there are guide books, bumper stickers, bookmarks and the usual stuff that you would expect to find. Tee shirts were more expensive... More 

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