Local Attractions and Information:
STADIUMS & ARENAS
Great Skates Entertainment: (207) 945-0202. 82 Sylvan Road in Bangor. Roller/inline skating rink that offers public sessions. Open year round.
Harold Alfond Sports Arena: (800) 756-8326. University of Maine in Orono. Home to the Maine Black Bears ice hockey teams, the arena also provides a facility for youth, high school and senior hockey games, as well as for concerts and graduation ceremonies.
Sawyer Arena Ice Skating Rink: (207) 947-0071. Fairmont Terrace Pike, 107 13th St. Open seasonally, Sawyer Arena is an indoor rink for adult and youth ice hockey that offers public skating sessions.
The Sports Arena: (207) 848-5850 www.thesportsarena.biz. 1640 Hammond Street in Bangor. The areas biggest Family Entertainment Center offering 20 lanes of bowling, 17 championship pool tables, huge redemption arcade, 18 hole outdoor mini golf course, 2 full service bars including The Sports Bar featuring Direct TV Sportspak and onsite pizza and food! Something FUN for everyone and its Gameday everyday!
Cross Insurance Center: (207) 561-8300 www.crossinsurancecenter.com. Dutton Street in Bangor. It is home to the Maine State Fair, University of Maine Black Bears basketball team, Eastern Maine high school basketball tournaments, other sporting events, concerts, home shows, craft fairs and much more.
Downtown Shopping District: Downtown Bangor offers a variety of small local shops, as well as quaint restaurants, museums and theatres. Shop offerings range from novelty items and trinkets to shoes, antiques and wedding gowns. Downtown is located five minutes from Hollywood Casino Bangor.
Bangor Mall Shopping District: The Bangor Mall area is where the major department stores and chain restaurants are located. The mall itself is home to Macy’s, J.C. Penney, Sears, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Victoria’s Secret, Payless Shoe Source and many other stores. Located in the area surrounding the mall are Best Buy, B.A.M., Toys R Us and Bed Bath and Beyond. A 10 theatre cinema is also in this area as well as Target, Wal-Mart, Petco and Burlington Coat Factory. The Bangor Mall is located off of Stillwater Avenue and Hogan Road, easily accessible from the I-95 via Exits 186 or 187.
Airport Mall Shopping District: The Airport Mall offers stores such as Staples, Dollar Tree, Marshalls, and RadioShack. Area restaurants include fast food chains, as well as a few locally owned restaurants. The Airport Mall can be easily reached via Exit 184 off the I-95.
Broadway Shopping Center: The Broadway Shopping Center is a strip mall that houses T.J. Maxx ‘n More, Payless Shoe, Hallmark, Sherwin Williams and more. Restaurants in the area include fast food chains and a few locally owned restaurants. The Broadway Shopping Center is located off the I-95 via Exit 185.
Bangor City Forest: Off Stillwater Avenue on Tripp Drive, this forested area has 9.2 miles of walking and cross-country skiing trails. www.oronobogwalk.org/bgrforest.htm
Bangor Harbor Cruise: (207) 288-4585 www.downeastwindjammer.com. Located on the Bangor landing city dock, these scenic harbor cruises run Thursdays through Sundays from mid-June to mid-October. Offering 1 hour day cruises and 1-1/2 hour Sunset cruises.
Bangor Municipal Golf Course: (207) 941-0232. 278 Webster Avenue, Bangor. Offering a 15-tee public driving range and two courses, an eighteen and a nine hole course. A pro shop and restaurant are also on site.
Blackbeard’s USA: (207) 945-0233. www.blackbeardsusa.com. 339 Odlin Road, Bangor. Something for everyone: miniature golf, outdoor climbing wall, arcade, trout pond, go-carts, radio-controlled boats and batting cages.
Family Fun Bowling Lanes: (207) 942-6701. http://www.bowling2u.com/centers/find_detail.asp?ID=1031. 15 Hildreth Street, Bangor. Twenty lane bowling center offers pool tables, video games, a snack bar, pro shop and a lounge.
Hermon Meadow Golf Course: (207) 848-374. www.hermonmeadow.com. 281 Billings Road, Hermon. Eighteen hole golf course with a snack bar, lounge and pro shop.
Jenkins Beach: (207) 843-6278. Green Lake Road, Dedham. A small family beach for fishing, swimming, picnicking and boating. Boat, canoe and kayak rentals available.
Maynard F. Jordan Planetarium & Observatory: (207) 581-1341. University of Maine, Orono. The planetarium is open to the public and performs shows for seasoned astronomers as well as for youth.
Penobscot Valley Country Club: (207)-866-2060. http://www.harrisgolfonline.com/penobscotvalleycountryclub_index.php 366 Main Street, Orono. Boasting 18 holes at a spectacular venue, a graciously-appointed Club House, Pro Shop, Snack bar & Grille, Swimming Pool and more! Seasonal Golf from 6am ‘til Dusk.
Winterport Winery/Pairings Inc.: (207) 223-4500 www.winterportwinery.com. 279 South Main Street, Winterport. Sample a variety of wines made right on site and then visit the retail store to purchase your favorite.
Bangor Police Museum: (207) 947-7384. 240 Main Street, Bangor. The museum showcases police items dating back to the 1700s. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 8am to 5pm. Please call to make a viewing appointment.
Cole Land Transportation Museum: (207) 990-3600. 405 Perry Road, Bangor. This museum collects, preserves and displays Maine’s land transportation equipment. Also at the museum you can find a collection of U.S. Military memorabilia. Hours of operation are 9am to 5pm, 7 days a week from May 1st to November 11th.
Maine Aviation Historical Society and Maine Air Museum: (207) 941-6757. 98 Maine Avenue, Bangor. It works to preserve the history of civil, commercial, military and recreational flying in Maine, from the earliest balloon flights to present day space travel. The museum is open from Memorial Day Weekend to Labor Day. Hours of operation are Saturday 10am to 4pm and Sundays Noon to 4pm.
Maine Discovery Museum: (207) 262-7200. 74 Main Street, Bangor. The largest children’s museum north of Boston holds different educational and exciting events every day. Hours of operation are Tuesday through Saturday 9:30am to 5pm and Sundays 12pm to 5pm. *Fall & Winter hours: Tuesday through Saturday 10am to 5pm.
Robert E. White Art Gallery: (207) 941-7129. Husson University - Peabody Hall Campus Center. The White Art Gallery showcases watercolors, still-lifes, sculptures, photographs, acrylics, etchings and oil paintings of Maine artists. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 8:30am to 4:30pm.
The Curran Homestead Living History Farm and Museum: (207) 945-9311. Located on the Fields Pond Road, Orrington. The Curran Homestead is a living farm dating back to the 1800s. The farm has been preserved to show how the Curran’s animals, crops and woodlot provided the family with enough food, shelter, heat and cash to live. Please call to schedule a tour.
University of Maine Museum of Art: (207) 561-3350. Norumbega Hall at 40 Harlow Street, Bangor. The museum displays works by artists such as Andrew Wyeth, John Marin, Marsden Hartley, Winslow Homer, Carl Sprinchorn and Berenice Abbott. The museums largest collection is in American mid-20th century works. It also hosts different exhibitions featuring modern artists. Hours of operation are Monday through Saturday from 10am to 5pm.
Bangor Opera House: (207) 942-3333. 131 Main Street, Bangor. The Opera House provides a place for many companies to perform, including the Robinson Ballet Company and the Penobscot Theatre, as well as doing their own performances.
Bangor Symphony Orchestra: (207) 942-5555. 51A Main Street, Bangor. The Bangor Symphony Orchestra has been entertaining the people of Bangor since 1896. In 2007 they received the National Endowment for the Arts award for artistic excellence.
Collins Center: (207) 581-1755. University of Maine, Orono. Showcases local dance, music and theatre talent as well as talent from visiting artists from around the world.
Penobscot Theatre: (207) 942-3333. 131 Main Street, Bangor. Bangor’s only professional theatre provides a diverse group of performances throughout the year.