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Maine Solar System Model

US Route 1, Presque Isle, ME
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Not so out of this world

I had forgot about this cool project..but, remembered about hearing of this on Maine NPR... I... read more

Reviewed 3 March 2018
Todd P
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Rumford, Maine
Much quicker than the real thing.

Everyone probably says that Uranus is the best part, but I liked the Pluto model in the Houlton... read more

Reviewed 4 February 2018
Jonathan L
,
Presque Isle, Maine
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Scale model of the Earth's solar system built by the people of Aroostook County.
  • Excellent41%
  • Very good38%
  • Average20%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“rest area” (3 reviews)
“lots of fun” (2 reviews)
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US Route 1, Presque Isle, ME
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Reviewed 3 March 2018

I had forgot about this cool project..but, remembered about hearing of this on Maine NPR... I recognized it and was very excited as much of the rt.1 drive is Bland Potato Fields.. This really spiced up the drive.. and I was impressed with the professionalism...More

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Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

Everyone probably says that Uranus is the best part, but I liked the Pluto model in the Houlton rest area.

Thank Jonathan L
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Reviewed 11 October 2017

Very Unique and the ONLY scaled model of the solar system I am aware of in the USA. The Sun is at the University of Maine Presque Isle, and Pluto is at the Visitor's Center in Houlton.

Thank Steve D
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Reviewed 11 July 2017

Interesting but didn't find them all. Accidentally found Pluto at Visitors Center. Wish it were better marked. Nice idea.

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Reviewed 4 June 2017

Great way to keep the kids busy on a road trip . Tell them to find the next planet. A bit educational.

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Reviewed 11 May 2017

Last spring we stopped at almost all of the planets. We missed Pluto. They moved it. We also haven't seen the sun. I think it's inside the college. So we didn't want to intrude. It's a fun half a day trip with the kids. They...More

Thank CTmommyof3
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Reviewed 20 April 2017

I found this very interesting but wish that the sun was better located and marked. Still haven't seen the sun to this because it is in the College in Presque Isle, ME.

Thank Machell L
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Reviewed 9 April 2017

Lots of fun to find the small planets (like earth). Makes you think about our place in the universe, if you let it.

Thank kiyaker
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Reviewed 14 February 2017

Helped me think about how vast the solar system is. Now I am a bit closer to imagining a light year.

Thank bkrBangor_Maine
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Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

For our last stretch of road to Presque Isle, we came across this solar system model. Not much to look at, but what struck us was the correctly scaled distance between the planets. Puts our Earth's insignificance into scale. Some requiring sharp eyes to see...More

Thank Henry C
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