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Hulls Cove Visitor Center
Ranked #13 of 70 things to do in Bar Harbor
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Owner description: Source for maps, tours and other information about Acadia National Park.
Lake City, Florida
Level 5 Contributor
59 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Quick visit”
Reviewed 7 July 2014

I stopped here to buy a hiking map and to buy souvenirs. I bought a Bar Harbor magnet and chocolate covered blueberries. Everyone was nice and helpful.

Visited July 2014
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Level 5 Contributor
51 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Not bad, just crowded”
Reviewed 7 July 2014

As any tourist destination, this visitor center gets REALLY crowded. We got there relatively early in the day, but as we were paying for our park pass, the line grew rather quickly!!!

Visited July 2014
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Delaware, Ohio, United States
Level 5 Contributor
68 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Great start to Acadia National Park!”
Reviewed 5 July 2014

I would recommend the short movie that is shown at the center before starting out to explore. The rangers were very friendly and accommodating with suggestions on where to walk.

Visited July 2014
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3 Thank Linda G
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NJ
Level 4 Contributor
34 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Needs something else”
Reviewed 4 July 2014

Very helpful staff, difficult access--step climbing. New location will be moved too far away from the park...will be isolated from the park. Visitor Center should include a history of the park--it is unique and should include how it came to be. Current visitor center has very little focus--only info and ranger programs.

Visited June 2014
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Thank goinplacesnow
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Hanover, Pennsylvania
Level 5 Contributor
71 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“tons of info”
Reviewed 17 June 2014

This is a must stop for your visit to Acadia. We didn't stop the first day, but went before out second day in the park. The short video is worth watching, if even just for the beautiful scenery. The gift shop had a large selection of reasonably priced merchandise. There a many Park Ranger available to ask questions of. If you are traveling with a child, do not pass up the opportunity for them to become a Junior Park Ranger! Our 9 year old completed the activities and requirements in the booklet (ask any Ranger at Hull's Cove or Thompson Island Center for a book), and took to the pledge with a Park Ranger to become a Junior Ranger. Your child gets to keep the booklet and receives an Acadia patch....this definitely added a level of education and excitement to our trip for her!

Visited June 2014
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2 Thank AngelaMB12
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