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Acadia National Park's Visitors Center

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Address: 3 Break Neck Rd, Bar Harbor, Acadia National Park, Mount Desert Island, ME 04644-3000
Phone Number: +1 207-288-3338
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08:30 - 16:30
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Sun - Sat 08:30 - 16:30
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Center offering visitors an audio-visual presentation, maps, special events...

Center offering visitors an audio-visual presentation, maps, special events and the opportunity to talk to rangers.

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Breathtakingly Beautiful

This National Park has the most breathtaking views!!!!! The scenery is beyond words!!!!! If you are looking for a sense of peace and beauty this destination will not disappoint... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Karen L
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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This National Park has the most breathtaking views!!!!! The scenery is beyond words!!!!! If you are looking for a sense of peace and beauty this destination will not disappoint. You will not want to leave. Beauty beyond compare!!!!!

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Bartlett, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

This was our first visit to Maine and I'd always wanted to go to Acadia National Park. It's a beautiful place, although we didn't see any animals while in the park. The rangers were very helpful and we found out that last week when we were there was the last week for the ranger led programs, because the winter's are... More 

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Thank mkchmura
SHERMAN
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Big crowds with long lines, but you must go to buy a pass. The people at the help desk are very pleasant, and able to help you with plans.

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Kingsport, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Go in the fall to see the amazing backdrop of colors as the leaves turn from green! Words cannot describe the beauty of it all! The visitor center is great, very helpful staff and buy a couple of souvenirs to help support the park! There is plenty of walking and driving trails that start here and you can get a... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Very crowded and a small souvenir store as compared with some other parks. There were a lot of stairs however I am sure there was a handicapped entrance I just didn't see it.

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Medford, New Jersey
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

The Visitor Center didn't have anything that was necessary to go there for, really, unless you're trying to schedule a tour, get permits, or pick up literature for your trip. Any seasoned traveler will already have all of this information if they're any type of planner... you can get all the same information online or from other sources before getting... More 

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Haverhill, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

The visitor center is open from 8:30 to 4:30 unfortunately we arrived there at about 4:45 so we couldn't get our passes on Friday which we planned on doing so that we could explore a little Friday night and early start on Saturday. After our 4 1/2 hour drive we were fine with it though. We did get there right... More 

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Cedarville, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

Small visitor center up 52 steps. We picked up a park map and went on our way. Gift shop located at the center is also small. The woman working there actually referred me to another park store for the park token I was looking for. Seems strange that the main visitor center seems lacking.

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Thank saltedradish
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

Had both clear days and damp foggy days on our visit, and I can't honestly decide which was best. Sure, the views from Cadillac Mountain are stunning, but to walk the trails on a cool misty morning was equally inspiring. An absolute must see.

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Thank Stephen E
Waukesha, Wisconsin
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

Even though it was a rainy day when we visited, it was crowded and hard to determine what literature was free and what was for sale. The Rangers were very knowledgeable when you could finally que up to them and the park was great!

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