Bangor, ME

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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.

Where to stay in Bangor

Country Inn at The Mall
Country Inn at The Mall
2 out of 5
936 Stillwater Avenue, Bangor, ME, 04401
The price is $130 per night from May 23 to May 24
Stay at this hotel in Bangor. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms in our reviews. Popular ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (950 reviews)
"The staff was great. A nice welcome back to the Hotel."

Reviewed on May 13, 2022

Country Inn at The Mall
Bangor Aviator Hotel, BW Premier Collection
Bangor Aviator Hotel, BW Premier Collection
3 out of 5
308 Godfrey Blvd, Bangor, ME, 04401
The price is $180 per night from Jun 5 to Jun 6
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly hotel in Bangor. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast, and a fitness center. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (970 reviews)
"Great place to stay over after a late flight…Facility was very Clean and everyone was very helpful."

Reviewed on May 16, 2022

Bangor Aviator Hotel, BW Premier Collection
Hollywood Casino Bangor
Hollywood Casino Bangor
3 out of 5
500 Main Street, Bangor, ME, 04401
The price is $183 per night from May 18 to May 19
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly hotel in Bangor. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a casino. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms in ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (985 reviews)
"Property was clean and well taken care of. Rooms were nice with all of the standard amenities. Parking was easy and staff was friendly and efficient."

Reviewed on May 6, 2022

Hollywood Casino Bangor
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.
Travel light (modern,safe & relaxing )
Travel light (modern,safe & relaxing )
Bangor, ME
The price is $100 per night from May 22 to May 23
Stay at this business-friendly apartment in Bangor. Enjoy free WiFi, onsite parking, and a Smart TV. Popular attractions Bangor Mall and Stephen King's House ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (42 reviews)
Veazie stay
"Good place to stay however dishwasher was closed for repairs"

Reviewed on Apr 23, 2022

Travel light (modern,safe & relaxing )
Hermon Pond Studio
Hermon Pond Studio
Bangor, ME
The price is $120 per night from May 18 to May 19
Stay at this apartment in Bangor. Enjoy free WiFi, onsite parking, and a garden. Popular attractions Hermon Mountain and Cole Land Transportation Museum are ...
5/5 Exceptional! (20 reviews)
A magical restorative stay!
"Sonya was very friendly and accommodating, she loves her home and community. We were seeking a respite from the grind and were able to relax in quiet and comfort. She is no stranger to hospitality and has thought of every little detail in designing her space! The pond in winter was a beautiful view ..."

Reviewed on Jan 13, 2022

Hermon Pond Studio
Home away from home
Home away from home
Bangor, ME
Stay at this family-friendly vacation home in Bangor. Enjoy free WiFi, onsite parking, and barbecue grills. Popular attractions Stephen King's House and Cross ...
Home away from home
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