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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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Great Transportation Museum

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Kenneth R
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North Andover, Massachusetts
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North Andover, Massachusetts
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57 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

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 1 week ago

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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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Thank Amalaurie
Bangor, Maine
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Thank oceanpackrat
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6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 4 weeks ago

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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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

Visited with our two great grandchildren. They loved it as they were allowed to climb on certain antique cars and into train cars. Cole's Museum is a super supporter of our Veterans.

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Winthrop, Massachusetts, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

On a raining Saturday. The local rest stop recomended this place to us and we deceidced to go. This was not only a great place to visit, The history here on transportation was awestruck. The volunteers were available to speak to and very helpful. I love how the train was brought into the complex and how they even go out... More 

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