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Address: US Route 1, Presque Isle, ME
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Scale model of the Earth's solar system built by the people of Aroostook...

Scale model of the Earth's solar system built by the people of Aroostook County.

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Cool to see

This was really cool to see the planets at real time intervals along the highway. Very well taken care of & a conversation starter for sure.

Reviewed 9 November 2016
ChrisJan36
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Caribou, Maine
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18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 are well taken care of and have some information at each planet. Definitely worth stopping... More 

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Wauneta, Nebraska
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6 reviews
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.

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Thank Machell L
Waterloo, Illinois
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112 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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.

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Bangor, Maine
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3 reviews
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.

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Thank bkrBangor_Maine
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77 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 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 along the route.

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Thank Henry C
Scarborough, Maine
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29 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

This was interesting to see I just wish it was more obvious. We almost missed a few planets along the drive. It would also be nice to have a clear place to stop at each one.

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Thank noel_neptune
Boston, Massachusetts
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59 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

This was really cool to see the planets at real time intervals along the highway. Very well taken care of & a conversation starter for sure.

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Thank ChrisJan36
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14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 8 November 2016

I have heard about this unique display and tried my very best to follow on the way to my destination. Missed a couple of planets, though. It's a good reminder of the vast distances of space, even on the relatively small scale of the solar system.

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Thank David R
Dallas, Texas
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100 reviews
55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 November 2016

We decided to drive along the highway to see the planets. if you don't have gps out and are actively looking for the planets you will miss most of them. I am sad to say we got board about 4 planets in and turned around because there was nothing interesting to read or any signage noting the planets.

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Thank JLyn1985
Lancaster, PA
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29 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2016

Loved finding the solar system. Definitely start in the visitors information center in Houlton to see Pluto (or one of the 3 locations of Pluto). The ladies at the info center are very helpful and can get you the brochure for the solar system, which is helpful for locating some of the smaller planets. It hailed while we were there... More 

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