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Found it in front of the Historical Society Museum. They really are cute and read up on them before... read more

Reviewed 7 May 2018
ladyme1
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Portland, Maine
Very cool attraction

As noted, these fountains can be see throughout the city. They are a pretty cool sight to see in... read more

Reviewed 10 July 2017
sweetheart2u
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Middletown
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7 May 2018
“We found one”
6 Dec 2017
“Truly Portland”
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Reviewed 7 May 2018

Found it in front of the Historical Society Museum. They really are cute and read up on them before you get here.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank ladyme1
Reviewed 6 December 2017

These bubblers are so historical, so unique - they are much of what makes Portland, Portland. Available all over downtown be sure to stop and try one!

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank DanW440
Reviewed 3 September 2017

Walking around Portland can be tiring, but what a pleasant diversion to have these water fountains available! They're beautiful and have a cooling effect just looking at them. Apparently I'm brave for having a drink from one of them, but I survived it just fine.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Aquazoo
Reviewed 10 July 2017

As noted, these fountains can be see throughout the city. They are a pretty cool sight to see in various areas, particularly the one located right by the Simon Benson mansion.

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank sweetheart2u
Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

Yeah, I saw them thruout the city they are elegant but when I saw various folks rubbing their hands and whatnot passed on taking a drink

Date of experience: May 2017
2  Thank Hoben01
Reviewed 21 March 2017

Love the story! Simon Benson, a prominent logging company owner in the mid-19th century had these put in so his loggers would have good clean water when they came into town. He was a "tea-toddler" so hoped it would keep many of his men out...More

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank Mama2world
Reviewed 17 March 2017

Tasty the water from a shared pipe isn't as cool as it used to be. Almost as interesting a the water fountains in Rome. Wish there were more. Fascination with these is age related, so if you have a 5 year old give it 30...More

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank tiredandtravelled
Reviewed 20 December 2016

Nice water fountains throughout the city. There are about 52 original Benson Bubblers. The fountains were a gift to the city from Simon Benson. We had a nice refreshing drink.

Date of experience: July 2016
1  Thank Ingrid D
Reviewed 2 August 2016

I didn't bury the lead. These are cool and interesting. DON'T DRINK FROM THEM THOUGH. I watched numerous homeless people use them as washing stalls, garbage cans and restrooms, on top of drinking out of them. I also saw many children playing in them, which...More

Date of experience: July 2016
1  Thank JpocJedi
Reviewed 19 June 2016

As you stroll through Portland, you will see drinking water fountains known as Benson Bubblers throughout the city. Benson Bubblers are Portland's iconic drinking fountains. The city currently boasts 52 of the fountains and 74 one-bowl variations. Another unique item that sets Portland apart from...More

Date of experience: June 2016
3  Thank KimberMN
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