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Cole Land Transportation Museum

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Address: 405 Perry Rd, Bangor, ME 04401-6725
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+1 207-990-3600
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09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
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Museum dedicated to preserving and displaying Maine's land transportation...

Museum dedicated to preserving and displaying Maine's land transportation equipment.

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I have been on a number of occasions. It has always been informative. Both the kids and grand kids like it.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Lake Pleasant, New York
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Lake Pleasant, New York
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been on a number of occasions. It has always been informative. Both the kids and grand kids like it.

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penobsquis
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well, interesting is about all I can say. If you have a hour to waste well, looking at a used car in at Whited Ford would be a better use of your time. But then again, buying something from Whited Ford - then again I would not even waste my time at Whited. So the transportation museum is ok, but... More 

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North Andover, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is an amazing museum put together by the owner of Cole's Transportation Co. It documents his family & companies vehicles but also a history of Maine through transportation. It is in a large metal building that is packed with vehicles & exhibits. Definitely a must see for car, truck & other transportation buffs. Set aside at least 3-4 hours... More 

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Bangor, Maine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

This is one of the best museums I've visited. Even the grand-kids loved it. One can see the beginning of transportation in northern Maine-horse drawn plows to the most modern snow blower. Roller skates, bicycles, trains, trucks-you name it, it's in this museum.

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Bangor, Maine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

From snow plows to trains, this museum has something for everyone including a section that is devoted to honoring our veterans. My grandkids love to go through and see all the vehicles. There are videos that give you a greater level of understanding about the history of the vehicles and the museum. And hundreds of photos give you a great... More 

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Bangor, Maine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

Fabulous exhibits, wonderful & knowledgable staff....A great place to spend a few hours no matter your age. There is a special place in the Cole's hearts for veterans of all services, with exhibits and special presentations offered.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

This,is,a full transportation museum aimed trucking and the,railroads. There is a diesel engines (full size) within its walls. It is an educational gem for children and a delight for all. It was,established by the Cole family who were in the trucking industry in Maine .

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Lamoine, Maine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017

If you want to learn about trucks, cars military transportation, this is the place to come. I can't say enough firbthis great facility. Great learning place for children and adults as well.

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Saint John, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

Although the Museum was closed this time of year, my husband, two children and I have visited this museum twice. We have enjoyed our experience both times and feel that is a great way to share our history with everyone. It is worth checking out if you are in the area.

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Bangor, Maine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

I love how this museum has a bunch of different, interesting things to look at. It's a good place to visit, no matter what your age is.

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