Experience Bangor Attractions while Staying in Orland

Maine offers many Bangor attractions that continue to draw visitors from all over the nation. The variety of entertainment provides fun for the families that visit nearby Orland. Bangor continues to grow as a city, while art and culture thrive in the plentiful museums and leisure activities. The ongoing events throughout Bangor also provide festive occasions for the family to enjoy the experience of a Maine vacation.

Maine Discovery Museum
74 Main Street
Bangor, ME 04401
(207) 262-7200
www.mainediscoverymuseum.org

Maine's largest museum for children offers the most fun for kids and adults while staying at a nearby Orland Bed and Breakfast. The museum provides ongoing events geared toward kids learning with hands-on activities that delight and excite. Exhibits housed at the museum provide a look at Maine's ecosystem, with waterway that kids can watch creating hydropower. Many Bangor attractions in the museum provide a stimulating and learning experience for kids to explore.

Penobscot Theatre
131 Main Street
Bangor, ME 04401
(207) 947-6618
www.penobscottheatre.org

The Penobscot Theatre continues to entertain audiences with a lengthy list of plays throughout the year. It provides an annual festival for writers around the country to present new plays through readings and workshops. The theatre also entertains kids with traditional favorites that captivate audiences while away from their Orland Inn. With many of the old tales, Penobscot Theatre provides a new approach to surprise and entertain audiences, for one of the most entertaining Bangor attractions.

Cole Land Transportation Museum
405 Perry Rd.
Bangor, ME 04401
(207) 990-3600
www.colemuseum.org

The exhibits at the Transportation Museum include displays of all types of land transportation equipment. The museum also houses many military vehicles and other memorabilia. From 1800s lumber equipment vehicles to the first 1925 motor home model, the Cole Land Transportation Museum provides plenty for kids and adults to see. The learning experience makes it fun for school groups and parents with children. The museum offers printable worksheets for discovering information while touring the facility.

Thomas Hill Standpipe
Thomas Hill Rd.
Bangor, ME 04401
www.bangorwater.org

The Thomas Hill Standpipe, built in 1897, stands high over the city as one of the Bangor attractions you should see. The standpipe holds more than one million gallons of water with its riveted iron tank. The national historic landmark offers tours throughout the year. Visitors can walk up 100 steps inside the building, reaching the promenade deck to look out on the town. Visitors to the nearby Orland area will not want to miss this historical tour while catching the backdrop of summer sunsets or fall foliage offered by the area.

Bass Park
100 Dutton St.
Bangor, ME 04401
(207) 947-5555
www.basspark.com

Bass Park, home of the Bangor State Fair, provides many ongoing events throughout the year. The State Fair is one of the most celebrated events of the city each year. With rides and plenty of entertainment, this event provides fun for the entire family. The facility of Bass Park provides many events throughout the year with concerts at the auditorium and events at the Civic Center. The Bangor Raceway also provides exciting racing events, with horse racing and amateur driving.