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Maine Solar System Model

US Route 1, Presque Isle, ME
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The only scaled model of the Solar System

Very Unique and the ONLY scaled model of the solar system I am aware of in the USA. The Sun is at... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Steve D
Interesting idea

Interesting but didn't find them all. Accidentally found Pluto at Visitors Center. Wish it were... read more

Reviewed 11 July 2017
MaryMontagueSikes
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West Point, Virginia
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Scale model of the Earth's solar system built by the people of Aroostook County.
  • Excellent36%
  • Very good42%
  • Average21%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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US Route 1, Presque Isle, ME
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Very Unique and the ONLY scaled model of the solar system I am aware of in the USA. The Sun is at the University of Maine Presque Isle, and Pluto is at the Visitor's Center in Houlton.

Thank Steve D
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Interesting but didn't find them all. Accidentally found Pluto at Visitors Center. Wish it were better marked. Nice idea.

Thank MaryMontagueSikes
Reviewed 5 June 2017

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 14 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
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