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Houlton, Maine: Solar System Model: Pluto

The furthest member of the world's largest scale model of the solar system. The model sun is 40 miles away.

Maine Tourist Information Center

28 Ludlow Rd, Houlton, ME
I-95 exit 302. Drive north on US Hwy 1, then immediately turn left onto Ludlow Rd. You'll see the Maine Tourist Information Center on the left; Pluto is mounted on a wall inside.
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Maine Solar System Model - Pluto

Pluto is at the Information Center in Houlton, Maine -- about 40 miles from the Sun.

Although not considered a planet any longer, Pluto will remain on the model.

[Aaron Tomlinson, 07/27/2009]
Solar System Model - Pluto

Start your space tour here. The most distant planet in Maine's scale model of the solar system is Pluto, some 40 miles from the Sun, north on Rt. 1 in Presque Isle. Pluto is represented by a small wooden ball mounted on the wall in the Houlton Information Center. Tiny Charon is mounted right next to it.

A brochure is provided to help you find the other planets. Maine's model of the solar system was completed in June 2003.

[ Team, 03/31/2006]

September 2006: As of late August 2006, Pluto is no longer designated a planet -- now it's a "dwarf planet." However, there is no plan to remove it from the Solar System Model.

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Boy and the BootBoy and the Boot, Houlton, ME - 1 mi.
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In the region:
Transatlantic Balloon Monument, Presque Isle, ME - 35 mi.

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