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Cole Land Transportation Museum

Closed Now: 09:00 - 17:00
Open today: 09:00 - 17:00
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What a collection of yesterday! Our grandchildren, boy & 2 girls, ask to go there every time they... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Millinocket, Maine

We stumbled upon this museum as we were getting our bearings in Bangor. The people in the museum... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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Museum dedicated to preserving and displaying Maine's land transportation equipment.
Closed Now
Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
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405 Perry Rd, Bangor, ME 04401-6725
+1 207-990-3600
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 17 June 2015

I'm not a huge fan of car museums, but this museum came highly recommended. I just have to say this museum has a huge display of every type of land vehicle know to mankind! They have everything from cars, all types of trucks, tractors, trains,...More

3  Thank Lora H
Jim N, General Manager at Cole Land Transportation Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 23 June 2015

Thank you so much for the review. Our docents are the wisest people I have ever encountered. They take great pride in their position and it shows.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 23 September 2015

very good documentation and examples of all modes of early travel from bicycles to trains my husband is an enthusiast and he loved it

1  Thank Ramona M
Jim N, General Manager at Cole Land Transportation Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 23 February 2016

We're glad your husband enjoyed his visit and we certainly hope you did too!

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Reviewed 6 days ago

What a collection of yesterday! Our grandchildren, boy & 2 girls, ask to go there every time they come to visit us. People there a so friendly & very willing to help. I could spend days there & still want to stay longer.

Thank bondsh
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stumbled upon this museum as we were getting our bearings in Bangor. The people in the museum were very friendly and willing to assist with any questions we had. They also mentioned, since we were headed to Bar Harbor, we may want to visit...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a visit that will amaze you and will have you coming back for more! We learned so much about every possible mode of transportation and placed in its appropriate setting made it so real. And about the service to our country, an invaluable...More

Thank Bonnie L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had some time to kill before our fight and thought we'd check this place out. So glad we did! It's very interesting and very unique. The staff was very friendly and helpful.

Thank aimbsl
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Cole museum is unique , hundred of once every day things including lorries , trains , ploughs , motorbikes cars all under a big roof with many still able to work, It's primarily for education of the young as that was Mr Cole's mission...More

Thank shirley_duncalf
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Our family thoroughly enjoyed the land transportation museum. There are scavenger hunt lists at the front desk. This really made you pay attention to the details of the vast, interesting collection. Anything on wheels! They even had chariots from the movie Ben Hur on display....More

Thank dbycaz
Reviewed 8 October 2018

Our group of 8 (4 adults, girls 10 and 12, and boys 15 and 17) all enjoyed this museum. There was truly something for everyone! It was the highlight of our day in Bangor. The 10 year old spent most of her time working on...More

Thank Seh1474
Reviewed 2 October 2018

The Cole Family Foundation has developed a beautiful museum highlighting transportation in Maine - from Trains to Snowplows and more. They also are proud to showcase Military memorabilia. The grounds are nicely kept, walkways to stroll and a comfortable venue inside. Perfect for families.

Thank hollorageo
Reviewed 2 October 2018

Because the morning was overcast and rainy, we decided to visit a museum. Amazed at the size of the train inside the space. Great historical information. If you are a history buff, this is a must see.

Thank Lucy S
Reviewed 28 September 2018 via mobile

Absolutely a must see. The extent of the exhibits is unsurpassed. Love the story behind the exhibit. Great family experience, especially for the military.

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Danielle D
18 March 2018|
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Response from Darcy F | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is an admission fee. Children under ninteen are free. AAA members pay $ 6.00. Adult admission is $ 7.00. 62 and over is $ 5.00. It is a wonderful musuem with lots of history. I hope you get a chance to check it... More
20 June 2016|
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Response from Jim N | Property representative |
No but there is a picnic area.