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BangorUnited States of America

Walk through the historic streets of the home of horror writer Stephen King and discover heritage buildings, museums and a beautiful countryside.

The city of Bangor is one of Maine’s major cultural and historical sites. The Penobscot River runs through the municipality in the center of the state. Find many historic monuments in the middle of the city, where most buildings date back to the 19th century. The area surrounding the city is picturesque countryside with many lakes.

Bangor is home to horror writer Stephen King. It has been the setting of many of his novels, in particular that of It.

Visit the Bangor Public Library. It was established in 1830 with a collection of seven books. Explore the impressive structure and gaze up at the elegant dome in the ceiling.

See the Thomas Hill Standpipe, a large 19th-century metal tank that is the oldest standpipe in the region. Climb to the promenade deck to enjoy panoramic views of Bangor. The 50-foot (15-meter) standpipe can be seen from most of the city due to its height and elevated position.

Browse the eclectic art collection at the University of Maine Museum of Art with more than 3,800 works by artists such as David Hockney and Pablo Picasso. Established in 1946, the museum focuses on 20th-century American art.

Families will enjoy the largest children’s museum in the state, the Maine Discovery Museum. Take part in interactive activities that educate kids about science. There are also informative exhibits that teach children about art and music.

Inspect antiques at the Cole Land Transportation Museum. Learn about the progression from horses to trucks. The site is home to early tractors, snowmobiles and other historic vehicles.

Music festivals abound in Bangor. August features the Kahbang discovery celebration of music, film and arts. Later in the month, enjoy traditional music and dance performances as well as food and crafts at the American Folk Festival.

Fly into Bangor International Airport or reach the city by bus from other major cities in Maine. Within Bangor, get around using the inexpensive local bus service, The Bat. Consider renting a car to explore the surrounding area, including the scenic Baxter State Park.

Top Hotels in Bangor

Four Points by Sheraton Bangor Airport
Four Points by Sheraton Bangor Airport
3 out of 5
308 Godfrey Blvd, Bangor, ME
The price is CA $80 per night from Jan 22 to Jan 23

Situated in Bangor, this hotel is 2.4 mi (3.9 km) from Stephen King's House and 2.8 mi (4.5 km) from Husson University. Maine Discovery Museum and Darling's ...

4.1/5Very Good! (994 reviews)

"The saving on the parking Closer to the airport the staff at the desk always at they service. Overall was pleasant experience"…"

Reviewed on Jan. 15, 2021

Four Points by Sheraton Bangor Airport
Residence Inn by Marriott Bangor
Residence Inn by Marriott Bangor
3 out of 5
22 Bass Park Boulevard, Bangor, ME
The price is CA $157 per night from Feb 5 to Feb 6

Situated near the airport, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Cross Insurance Center and Hollywood Casino at Bangor. Darling's Waterfront Pavilion is 0.9 ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (276 reviews)

"Timber restaurant is superb and right in the hotel."…"

Reviewed on Oct. 21, 2020

Residence Inn by Marriott Bangor
Best Western White House Inn
Best Western White House Inn
2.5 out of 5
155 Littlefield Ave, Bangor, ME
The price is CA $103 per night from Jan 25 to Jan 26

Situated near the airport, this hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Cole Land Transportation Museum, Cross Insurance Center, and Hollywood Casino at Bangor. Darling's ...

4.3/5Excellent! (539 reviews)

"Beautiful suites. Staff even called my room to make sure I was satisfied with my room and asked if I needed anything else"…"

Reviewed on Jan. 6, 2021

Best Western White House Inn
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Vacation Rentals in Bangor

Big Red House - Lovely Historic Bangor Home
Big Red House - Lovely Historic Bangor Home
Bangor, ME

This family-friendly Bangor vacation home is located on a river, within a 15-minute walk of Stephen King's House and Darling's Waterfront Pavilion. Hollywood ...

4.9/5Exceptional! (28 reviews)
Lovely home!

"We (2 couples, long time friends) decided to come to maine for leaf-peeping and sight-seeing. We were out most days until early evening, and spent most evenings at the dining room table playing cards. This house was plenty big and very accommodating! Surprisingly warm for being big and older. If ..."…"

Reviewed on Oct. 9, 2020

Big Red House - Lovely Historic Bangor Home
New! Little Long Pond Cottage: Swim, Fish, Kayak!
New! Little Long Pond Cottage: Swim, Fish, Kayak!
Bucksport, ME

Situated in Bucksport, this cabin is within 9 mi (15 km) of Bucksport Golf Club, Phillips Lake, and Buck Memorial Library. Branch Lake and Silver Lake are also ...

5/5Exceptional! (1 review)
Wonderful Lakefront cottage!!

"My family had a wonderful time, crystal clear lake, clean cottage, kayaks and dock, everything as advertised. Owners were very responsive and took time to show us around their wonderful place."…"

Reviewed on Jul. 12, 2020

New! Little Long Pond Cottage: Swim, Fish, Kayak!
Serene Lakefront Cabin on Beautiful Spring Fed Pond - Close to Acadia and MDI
Serene Lakefront Cabin on Beautiful Spring Fed Pond - Close to Acadia and MDI
Dedham, ME

Situated on a lake, this romantic cabin is within 9 mi (15 km) of Branch Lake, Telephone Museum, and Bucksport Golf Club. Green Lake and Phillips Lake are also ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (28 reviews)
Relaxation with a view

"We had a great time in Maine. The cabin was mostly what we expected. It was very convenient to get to Acadia/Bar harbor/Bangor. The house was very clean and had everything we needed cooking wise. The deck was amazing. We had no problems with the WIFI. Having 2 kayaks, canoe and great dock was great. ..."…"

Reviewed on Oct. 1, 2020

Serene Lakefront Cabin on Beautiful Spring Fed Pond - Close to Acadia and MDI
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Reviews of Bangor

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Top Destination

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4 - Good 62.5%
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3 - Okay 13.988095238095237%
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5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

Dec 2, 2019

Easy city to get around.

4/5 - Good

frequenttravel

Nov 24, 2019

the craft brewery were very nice

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

Nov 13, 2019

Shopping was fantastic!

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveller

Nov 10, 2019

Hard to drive in.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

Oct 25, 2019

Nice place Bad place at Rodeway Inn

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

Oct 21, 2019

No, we were on our way to another destination (by car) so we did not explore Bangor.

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