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Cole Land Transportation Museum

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Bangor, Maine

Galen Cole was a businessman and town character in Bangor. He ran a trucking business and became fascinated with the idea that things that moved on the ground in Maine had to be special. So he started a Maine-centered vehicle collection, and in 1990 opened his Land Transportation Museum with his wife, Sue.

The museum is non-discriminatory; as long as something moved on land in Maine, it's worthy of inclusion. On display are full-size trains, trucks, motorcycles, sleighs, tractors, carriages, bicycles, cars, fire engines, wagons, and even tanks. Perhaps the most Maine-like of all is the museum's collection of snow removal equipment in its unique "Snowplow Alley." And because this is Maine, where weather can be a hassle, everything is displayed indoors.

Cole Land Transportation Museum

405 Perry Rd, Bangor, ME
I-95 exit 182B, then turn left at the first stoplight onto Odlin Rd. Drive a hundred yards, then turn left onto Perry Rd. Drive back under the interstate, and you'll quickly see the museum on the left.
May-Nov. daily 9-5 (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Adults $7.
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