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“puffin souvenirs for a great cause!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Project Puffin Visitor Center

Project Puffin Visitor Center
Ranked #5 of 37 things to do in Rockland
Certificate of Excellence
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Henderson, Nevada
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136 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“puffin souvenirs for a great cause!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2013

Project Puffin brought puffins back to the islands off the coast of Maine after man extirpated them by hunting at the end of the 1800's. Watch the 20 minute video and then buy a few cute puffin souvenirs to help keep the project going!

Visited August 2013
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Midway, GA
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Learn about the beautiful birds.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2013

This is a small place with a big heart. The video was excellent and helps the viewer to understand the Puffin and its need for protection. The gift shop selection was small but the items were very nice, especially the earrings.

Visited August 2013
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Thank Susan J
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Newton, Massachusetts
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92 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
“Tiny Project Puffin Info Center Worth a Visit”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2013

Project Puffin is supported by the Audubon Society and has been working to recolonize a number of Maine islands with puffins. Starting in the 1970's baby puffins (old enough to travel, but not so old that they wouldn't identify their new Maine islands as nesting grounds to return to) were relocated to the islands in Maine whose Puffins had disappeared. It took 8 years to see results. Film on this, plus a few exhibits on Puffins. Easy stop if you are in Rockland; it's right on Main Street.

Visited August 2013
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Thank Claire W
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Elliston
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117 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Wonderful”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2013

This is a great way to learn about and support the Puffin Project. No visitor to Rockland should miss it.

Visited July 2013
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Rockland, Maine
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48 reviews
13 attraction reviews
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“Amazingly engaging even for a young man of 15”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2013

A great time for the guys - as young as six and old as 62 - and the gals. Our grandson is a "cool" young man at 15 and even he was interested enough after the film viewing here to go out on a Puffin Watch cruise out of New Harbor and really enjoy it.

Visited July 2013
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Susie M, Manager at Project Puffin Visitor Center, responded to this review, 31 August 2016
It is amazing to read how even the "cool" teenagers can appreciate and enjoy learning about the restoration efforts, glad to hear everyone enjoyed their visit.
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