Bangor, Maine


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Bangor, Maine is a small City with a big heart. People are welcoming and there is so much to do. The feeling of community you will find in Bangor is truly unique. Downtown Bangor lies along the Penobscot River and Kenduskeag Stream. A beautiful setting to be outdoors and enjoy events on the waterfront; Live Nation concerts, KahBang Festival, American Folk Festival, arts and craft shows and more. Downtown features fine and casual restaurants, shops and a variety of arts organizations. Downtown Bangor is an arts and cultural district; home to one of the largest public libraries in the state, history museum, professional theatre company, the largest children's museum north of Boston, a ballet company, a cinema society, a contemporary art museum and more. The Bangor City Forest is the perfect get away; don't miss the bog walk a truly unique experience. Groundbreaking on a new arena and convention center will be taking place during the summer of 2011 and the new facility will be open by the fall of 2013. This facility will bring state of the art entertainment and conference facilities to the community. Bangor is also home to the Bangor Mall and several large retailers. Hollywood Slots Hotel & Raceway offers off track betting and slot machines. Husson University and the University of Maine offer additional arts and cultural experiences. Acadia, Bar Harbor, Baxter State Park and Mt, Kahtadin are great day trips. Bangor is easily accessible by plane (Bangor International Airport), car or bus. Just 2.5 hours north of Portland and 1 hour from Bar Harbor; Bangor is well worth the visit! For visitor information check out:
Reviewed by BangorME
on September 17, 2012
If you haven't been to Bangor, Maine recently, you havent been to Bangor! Bangor has been undergoing lots of changes including development, redevelopment of its downtown and it provides lots of things to do, places to eat or all kinds and lots of things to do for families and artists alike. We may not be a big city, but we have big city offerings that wont disappoint you! Bangor is also a city where kids still walk to school and families spend time in many of our public parks or walking trails! Come Visit, you may just decide to stay!
Reviewed by ladyotrout
on September 17, 2012
Having moved here a year and a half ago, I find I've moved into one of the premier Renaissance towns in America. So much is happening to revive this former lumber capital it's mind-blowing! From the exciting new businesses taking over the grand downtown buildings to the excellent Waterfront concert series and plans for a new arena...I challenge any town anywhere to prove they have as much going for them as Bangor. That doesn't even take into account the stellar school system, the incredibly friendly local population, or the extraordinary natural beauty the region has to offer. Need to escape the megalopolis like me? Look north, my friends. Look north.
Reviewed by ejmihan
on September 17, 2012
Bangor has a surprisingly metropolitan feel, yet it is refreshingly real. We have the oldest continuously operating symphony orchestra in the country, a repertory theatre, a large arts community including the wonderful University of Maine Museum of Art and a vibrant downtown. Citizens who are passionate about our small city make it place that is shaped by the people who are lucky enough to call Bangor home. The many parks and open spaces, as well as a beautifully developed waterfront make it especially people friendlyhelp. Many beautiful old buildings remain in use and give it a sense of history.
Reviewed by sandra16
on September 17, 2012
Great town, easy to get around, great restaurants, and they have a casino! The Hollywood Slots is beautiful with great hotel, scrumptious buffet and the latest slot machines! Bangor is also the gateway for trips to beautiful Acadia National Park, Mount Katahdin and Mossehead Lake.
Reviewed by jajoflo301015
on September 17, 2012
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