Skip to Main Content

Presque Isle, Maine: Solar System Model: Mercury

Scale model of the planet Mercury is part of a Solar System model that starts with the Sun at the University of Maine.

Address:
US Hwy 1, Presque Isle, ME
Directions:
0.4 miles south of the UMPI campus. Just north of Green Hill Rd on east side of US Hwy 1.
Save to My Sights

Visitor Tips and News About Solar System Model: Mercury

Reports and tips from RoadsideAmerica.com visitors and Roadside America mobile tipsters. Some tips may not be verified. Submit your own tip.

Scale model of the planet Mercury.

Solar System Model: Mercury

The Maine Solar System Model is a scale model (1 mile = 1 A.U., appx. 1:93000000) of the Solar System, beginning at the campus of University of Maine at Presque Isle is the 50-foot diameter Sun and ending at the visitor information center (I-95 at US-1) with a one-inch diameter Pluto.

There are additional dwarf planets being added on Route 1 along the way. Only .4 mile from the sun is Mercury, located at Burrell's Garden!

[Aaron Tomlinson, 07/27/2009]

Nearby Offbeat Places

Solar System Model: The SunSolar System Model: The Sun, Presque Isle, ME - < 1 mi.
Solar System Model: EarthSolar System Model: Earth, Presque Isle, ME - < 1 mi.
Big Milk CartonBig Milk Carton, Presque Isle, ME - 2 mi.
In the region:
Shoe Tree, Hodgdon, ME - 45 mi.

Latest Tips Across Roadside America

Catch up on the latest discoveries from the road.

Explore Thousands of Oddball Tourist Attractions!

Unique destinations in the U.S. and Canada are our special obsession. Use our attraction recommendation and maps to plan your next road trip.

My Sights

My Sights on Roadside America

Create Your Own Bizarre Road Trips! ...Try My Sights

Mobile Apps

Roadside America app: iPhone, iPad Roadside America app for iPhone, iPad. On-route maps, 1,000s of photos, special research targets! ...More

Roadside Presidents app: iPhone, iPad Roadside Presidents app for iPhone, iPad. POTUS landmarks, oddities. ...More

Maine Latest Tips and Stories

Latest Visitor Tips

Sight of the Week

Sight of the Week

Poozeum: Dinosaur Turds, Williams, Arizona (Jun 10-16, 2024)

SotW Archive

USA and Canada Tips and Stories

More Sightings