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Penobscot Narrows Bridge

Routes 1 & 3, Prospect, ME
+1 207-469-6553
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Awesome views

There is not a lot to say about this except that you don't want to miss it. The views are... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Luke C
,
Bucksport
via mobile
Wow!

Pleasant surprise to ride the elevator to the top of this observatory spot. Great views for miles... read more

Reviewed 19 March 2018
Scott W
,
Dover, NH
via mobile
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good23%
  • Average3%
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“fort knox” (101 reviews)
“bar harbor” (31 reviews)
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Routes 1 & 3, Prospect, ME
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+1 207-469-6553
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"fort knox"
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"observation tower"
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"bar harbor"
in 31 reviews
"elevator ride"
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"afraid of heights"
in 13 reviews
"degree view"
in 13 reviews
"nearby fort"
in 11 reviews
"well worth the stop"
in 8 reviews
"flights of stairs"
in 9 reviews
"awesome views"
in 8 reviews
"cadillac mountain"
in 11 reviews
"surrounding countryside"
in 4 reviews
"an engineering marvel"
in 4 reviews
"great stop"
in 6 reviews
"bring binoculars"
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"photo ops"
in 4 reviews
"western hemisphere"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

There is not a lot to say about this except that you don't want to miss it. The views are spectacular.

Thank Luke C
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Reviewed 19 March 2018 via mobile

Pleasant surprise to ride the elevator to the top of this observatory spot. Great views for miles all around at the top, well worth the pictures you can get. Make it a day and pay for the first and Bridge tour. Makes for a very...More

Thank Scott W
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Reviewed 8 March 2018

Just steps away from and actually attached to Ft. Knox is teh Bridge. Take the elevator for small fee to the top of teh Tower. On a clear day you might see Mount Katahdin. Beautiful and kid friendly.

Thank Bill B
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Reviewed 23 January 2018

We had the great advantage to view this spectacular bridge from underneath whilst on a tall ship. The added extra was seeing a ship mate climb up the mast to lower the top so that we could go underneath. Marvellous.

Thank Margaret C
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Reviewed 21 December 2017

This is a great place to go and see an amazing view. Fort Knox is right there as well this is an amazing day trip.

Thank Chrystal H
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Reviewed 21 November 2017

Wow, spectacular! We just happened upon this bridge and observatory. We loved it! Definitely go up into the observatory. It is cold up there, dress warmly in chilly weather and wear gloves. Railings are cold. Elevator to the top but some step walking but there...More

Thank Jtbee78
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Reviewed 15 November 2017 via mobile

I have been to the bridge multiple times and still enjoy going to the observatory. It puts a real perspective on why Fort Knox was built.

Thank Scott E
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Reviewed 10 November 2017

This beautiful, cable bridge over the Penobscot River is more than 2,000 feet long, but be sure to go up to the observatory in the West tower for great views! It was the first observation tower in the U.S. and is the tallest public-bridge observatory...More

Thank MaineGuy777
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Reviewed 9 November 2017

My husband and I were recently on vacation in Maine and heard of this observation tower bridge. Since it was very near to where we were staying, we decided to visit it. I'm so glad we did! It wasn't like any bridge I'd ever been...More

Thank fruitfulvine
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Reviewed 9 November 2017

On our way to Bar Harbor, we stopped to view the Penobscot Narrows Observatory and bridge. We had a very good view of the bridge and the Penobscot River and Bay that it crossed. We were also able to enjoy the autumn foliage and sear...More

Thank Ronald B
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