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Highly-acclaimed theatrical performances. Concerts featuring a variety of music genres. State of the art museums. A vibrant downtown filled with shopping, bars and restaurants. It’s all right here in the Bangor region. And trust us, you’re going to want to experience it all.
Hotels & Accomodations
Bangor has a number of hotels and accommodations to provide you with a comfortable stay in the Queen City. Most notable is Hollywood Casino Hotel and Raceway, which oozes old Hollywood glamour. Among portraits of Frank Sinatra and Marilyn Monroe, try your hand at nearly 1,000 slot machines, as well as table games such as blackjack, poker, and roulette. The casino boasts a full bar and the Hops House 99 restaurant.
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If quality entertainment is what you seek, you won’t have to look far. Bangor is home to the Penobscot Theatre Company, which produces plays and musicals that are lauded across the state. Going to the theatre is a treat in and of itself, for it is housed in the historic Bangor Opera House, which is known for its brilliant architecture.
Elsewhere in Bangor, Husson University’s Gracie Theater and the University of Maine’s Collins Center for the Arts offer a multitude of theatrical and dance performances.
In addition to the theater, there is an array of music in Bangor, including one of the country’s oldest community symphonies: the Bangor Symphony Orchestra. The BSO has played its beautiful live music throughout Maine since 1896.
If you’re here in the summer, watch as the waterfront comes alive with music. The Waterfront Concert Series and the Cross Insurance Center brings major musicians and bands to Bangor.
Dining and Shopping
For visitors that are looking for quality dining and shopping, head to Bangor’s downtown section. It is here that you will find a wide variety of cuisine for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Local boutiques and shops make up the downtown, so be sure to stop in and see what the different businesses have to offer.
Your visit to downtown wouldn’t be complete without stopping at the Zilman Art Museum and Maine Discovery Museum and then sticking around for the nightlife. You’re never without good spirits, good company, and good live music.
Looking for more shopping opportunities? Check out the Bangor Mall area, cross the bridge from Bangor to Brewer and visit any one of the communities in our region to find anything you are looking for.
And what would Bangor be without its natural treasures and recreational activities? Nature lovers can choose from an array of parks, lakes, and ponds. There are also a number of trails such as Bangor City Forest and the Orono Bog Walk. If you’re here in the winter, don’t miss out on the cross-country skiing and sledding opportunities.
If one thing is for certain, it’s that your visitor’s agenda will never be lacking when you’re in Bangor. So what are you waiting for? Join us in Bangor and experience our region’s attractions for yourself.
The Paul Bunyan statue
Located on Main Street across from Hollywood Casino and in front of the Cross Insurance Center, Paul Bunyan is Bangor’s biggest ambassador.
Thomas Hill Standpipe
Located on Thomas Hill Road off of Ohio St., the Thomas Hill Standpipe used to equalize water pressure throughout the city. The Standpipe opens several times a year for tours. FMI: (207) 947-4516.
Bangor and Brewer Waterfront
Take a lovely stroll along the river and enjoy some excellent dining and shopping opportunities while you enjoy the beautiful views!
The Bangor Region has museums throughout its 21 communities that provide cultural (and fun) opportunities to visitors and residents alike.
Bangor City Forest & Orono Bogwalk
The Rolland F. Perry City Forest features more than 680 acres of working forest, wildlife habitat, and miles of walking trails. The City Forest is also the entrance to the Orono Bog Boardwalk, a 4,200-foot-long boardwalk that allows people to see a bog up close.
Maine Basketball Hall of Fame
The Maine Basketball Hall of Fame‘s focus is to preserve and promote the history of basketball in the State of Maine. Located in the Corss Insurance Center, view the history of the game and the legendary athletes who participated.
Stephen King’s House
Visit Bangor’s West Side and you may stumble across a red home with black wrought iron fencing featuring spiders and dragons.
Field’s Pond Audubon/Curran Homestead
Located in Holden, Fields Pond Audubon is a family-friendly nature center. Nearby is the Curran Homestead, a museum that showcases farm life from the past.
Cole Land Transportation Museum
Located on Bangor’s Perry Road, the Cole Land Transportation Museum hosts memorabilia from decades past, including clothing, military items, and numerous modes of transportation.
Leonard’s Mills Historic Settlement
As one of the oldest historical settlements in Maine, Leonard’s Mills is a great place to learn about the past.
Cross Insurance Center
The Cross Insurance Center hosts concerts, family shows, meetings, conventions, and more. Visit crossinsurancecenter.com.
Hollywood Casino Hotel & Raceway
Nearly 1,000 Vegas-style slots, thrilling harness racing, big-time table games, food and entertainment. Visit hollywoodcasinobangor.com.