Arts & Museums
At 1,435 seats, the Collins Center for the Arts is the largest cultural venue in eastern, central and northern Maine. The center annually presents a wide variety of high-caliber performances, including Broadway tours, nationally-known comedians, legendary musicians and singers, renowned dancers, family shows, live theatre, chamber music and much more.
The Fort Knox State historic site features one of America’s best-preserved examples of seacoast fortifications constructed in the 1800s. The Penobscot Narrows Observatory, the tallest bridge observatory open to the public in the world, boasts breathtaking views of the Penobscot Bay area. Visitors to the observatory ride an elevator up 420′ feet on Maine’s fastest elevator for incredible views.
Beautiful Blackman Stream is at the center of the 1790’s style re-created village known as Leonard’s Mills, with a water-powered sawmill, covered bridge and a spring alewife run! “Modern technology” too–working steam Lombard loghauler and lots of other old machinery. Check the website for events and hours.
P.O. Box 129
Canada Mailing Address:
459 Route 774
Welshpool, New Brunswick
04652 / E5E 1A4
Beloved summer home of Franklin Roosevelt. 34-room cottage and visitor center within 2800-acre nature park. New Adventure Centre is a gateway to the park’s Carriage roads, hiking trails, seascape observation decks, etc. On-site restaurant. “Tea with Eleanor”—limited seating, reserve online. Open daily 9-5 EDT, May 23-October 17. Free Admission.
Versant Power Astronomy Center houses the largest planetarium in Maine! The center has a multi-purpose room, a gift shop, and an observatory. We present programs on astronomy and numerous other sciences for all ages. Take a trip through the solar system, explore the human body, or dive under the sea in our unique educational experiences for all ages!
Located alongside the Penobscot River in Bangor’s Historic Downtown District, the Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion is an open air amphitheater that annually plays host to big name performers from across the globe. Artists include: Willie Nelson, Dave Matthews Band, Kenny Chesney, Journey, Arcade Fire and more.