Explore Bangor attractions, located not too far from Dexter, Maine. A small community in Penobscot County, Maine, Dexter is a quiet community boasting small town charm and many local lodging options. Relax in a Dexter inn while taking day trips to Bangor, a major commercial and cultural center for the state. Bangor, the county seat of Penobscot County, is the third largest city in Maine in terms of population. It has a lot of indoor and outdoor attractions to offer, no matter what season you visit in.
Bangor Museum and Center for History
159 Union Street
Bangor, ME 04401-6147
For a real taste of Bangor's heritage, visit the Bangor Museum and Center for History. It was founded in 1864, and ever since, the Bangor Historical Society has been gathering and preserving Penobscot Valley memorabilia, photos, books and displays. The museum boasts more than 10,000 photographs, postcards, daguerreotypes and glass plate negatives, which is a real treat for any history buff. From Civil War artifacts to a large Quipus collection of historic clothing, the Bangor Museum offers something for young and old. Also on the property is the Thomas A. Hill House and Civil War Museum, open in the summer and fall throughout the week.
Bangor Opera House
131 Main Street
Bangor, Maine 04401
The Bangor Opera House and the Penobscot Theatre Company offer up some lively performances throughout the year. With a thriving theatre presence in the area, there are many performances to catch during the main stage season, from classics to newer favorites. Penobscot Theatre also presents many educational and outreach programs, and in facts boasts the largest such offerings in the state. Head to a show while enjoying your stay at a nearby Dexter Bed and Breakfast, perhaps taking in "To Kill a Mockingbird" or "The Great American Trailer Park Musical."
Bangor Park and Recreation Department
647 Main St # 1
Bangor, ME 04401-6872
With more than 30 parks peppered throughout the city, Bangor boasts a 650-acre city forest, and more than five miles of walking trails. Take a hike, bring your bike or go cross country. Of course, the mighty Penobscot River is here as well. Have a picnic in beautiful Cascade Park near the waterfall or fountain, or stroll along the Kenduskeag Stream. The Kenduskeag Stream canoe race takes place every spring, drawing in countless visitors to the river's banks. Cascade Park should be a stop on your travels to Bangor attractions. It's not the biggest park, but it's got a waterfall and a pretty impressive fountain.
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