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Maine Solar System Model

US Route 1, Presque Isle, ME
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Great way to keep the kids busy on a road trip . Tell them to find the next planet. A bit... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
thedipman
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Howland, Maine
Fun visual for kids on your trip in or out of the county.

Last spring we stopped at almost all of the planets. We missed Pluto. They moved it. We also... read more

Reviewed 11 May 2017
CTmommyof3
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Caribou, Maine
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Scale model of the Earth's solar system built by the people of Aroostook County.
  • Excellent36%
  • Very good43%
  • Average20%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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US Route 1, Presque Isle, ME
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank thedipman
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
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
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
Reviewed 15 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
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
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.

Thank noel_neptune
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.

Thank ChrisJan36
Reviewed 9 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...More

Thank David R
Reviewed 8 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...More

Thank JLyn1985
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