- TripBuzz found 28 things to do with kids in or near Bangor, Maine, including 7 fun activities for kids in nearby cities within 25 miles like Ellsworth, Searsport and Orono.
- From Maine Discovery Museum to The Maine Jump, the Bangor area offers 64 different types of family activities, including: Movie Theaters, Theaters, Aviation Museums and Specialty Museums.
- Nicknamed 'The Queen City of the East', Bangor has a population of under 34,000. The city is located in northern Maine and is around 170 miles south of Saint John, New Brunswick. During the 19thcentury, Bangor was heavily involved in the lumber industry, calling itself 'the lumber capital of the world.'
Located along Essex Woods, Bangor Dog Park features fenced grassy areas for canine recreation and exercise. The park provides a double-gated entrance, benches, access to water and a separate area for smaller dogs.
A ten-screen movie theater, Bangor Mall Cinemas 10 displays first-run feature films using digital surround sound and RealD 3D. The theater offers stadium seating, birthday party hosting and a concession area with food and drinks.
Preserved for eternity at the Cole Land Transportation Museum is United States military memorabilia and land transportation equipment. Some of the antiques available for viewing include potato diggers, tractors, fire engines, motorcycles, bicycles, and snowplows.
The Penobscot Theater is a professional regional theater. When not busy educating children in area schools, the theater troupe gives several performance each year in the Art Deco/ Egyptian Revival style Bangor's Opera House that was originally constructed in 1920.
Dedicated to collecting and preserving artifacts pertaining to aviation history, the Maine Aviation Historical Society maintains and runs the Maine Air Museum. The museum is open seasonally, and features artifacts pertaining to everything from balloon flight to space travel.
Dedicating the preserving the region's aviation history, Maine Air Museum features exhibits with aviation memorabilia and artifacts. The museum depicts the history of plane crashes in the region and the story of the White Bird disappearance.
J. Norman Martin was paid $137 to create the fiberglass-over-metal frame Paul Bunyan statue that sits opposite the Bangor Civic Center. The 37-foot tall statue weighs 3,700 pounds, and Martin built the statue to withstand 110 mile an hour winds.