- Our list of the best things to do in Bangor, Maine, features the top 38 nearby activities — including 19 great attractions with user approval ratings of 90% or more!
- Bangor, ME has a variety of great sights and experiences nearby. Top categories include: Museums & Galleries, Outdoor Places, Water Activities, and Entertainment & Shows.
- The results below include the top 28 things to do within the city of Bangor, ME , followed by 10 popular activities in nearby cities, including Ellsworth, Searsport and Orono
With tours of the Stephen King sites in Bangor, SK Tours Of Maine, LLC is the only one that offers these kinds of services in the area. Some of the points of interests are the cemetery where The Pet Cemetery was filmed and several locations where the author has lived.
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 the Second Regiment of Volunteers, the Mount Hope Garden Cemetery is also the resting place of local and national celebrities, including Lincoln's prime-minister. The Soldier's Memorial, erected in 1864, is the oldest such memorial in America.
One of the participants of the Ready to Learn national program, the Maine Discovery Museum was opened in 2001. Besides the hands-on exhibitions and the learning programs, it can also host birthday parties and other special events.
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.