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Penobscot Narrows Bridge

Routes 1 & 3, Prospect, ME
+1 207-469-6553
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Penobscot Narrows Bridge & Observatory, Prospect, Maine

Wow, spectacular! We just happened upon this bridge and observatory. We loved it! Definitely go up... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Bettendorf, Iowa
Great bridge

I have been to the bridge multiple times and still enjoy going to the observatory. It puts a real... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Scott E
St. Augustine, Florida
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  • Very good23%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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Routes 1 & 3, Prospect, ME
+1 207-469-6553
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Wow, spectacular! We just happened upon this bridge and observatory. We loved it! Definitely go up into the observatory. It is cold up there, dress warmly in chilly weather and wear gloves. Railings are cold. Elevator to the top but some step walking but there...More

Thank Jtbee78
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have been to the bridge multiple times and still enjoy going to the observatory. It puts a real perspective on why Fort Knox was built.

Thank Scott E
Reviewed 1 week ago

This beautiful, cable bridge over the Penobscot River is more than 2,000 feet long, but be sure to go up to the observatory in the West tower for great views! It was the first observation tower in the U.S. and is the tallest public-bridge observatory...More

Thank MaineGuy777
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I were recently on vacation in Maine and heard of this observation tower bridge. Since it was very near to where we were staying, we decided to visit it. I'm so glad we did! It wasn't like any bridge I'd ever been...More

Thank fruitfulvine
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On our way to Bar Harbor, we stopped to view the Penobscot Narrows Observatory and bridge. We had a very good view of the bridge and the Penobscot River and Bay that it crossed. We were also able to enjoy the autumn foliage and sear...More

Thank Ronald B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had driven over this bridge a couple years back never realizing you could go up inside one of the two towers until we crossed it again this year. The bridge is a stunning work of architecture. It's open May 1 to Oct 31. If...More

Thank Colleen C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Highly recommend to visit ! Great observation area. Fanastic views and you can see for miles. Friendly staff. Well worth the stop

Thank Stephanie C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you're heading to Acadia you'll likely come across this bridge. It's very beautiful and you can even stop & go up inside one of the columns.

Thank BrussoDallas
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My partner and his family really wanted to go up to the tower observatory, so I attempted to join them. I made it up to the first little area where they let you off of the very smooth elevator ride, but my vertigo kicked in...More

Thank AEW86
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stumbled upon this place accidentally while driving around. For $16, we got two tickets for the tower observatory and Fort Knox. We spent hours here. The views atop the bridge were spectacular. It was definitely worth the stop.

Thank spencer m
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