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Good But Have Visited Better

This is the main VC in the park and were surprised it didn’t have more information. It is a big... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Huntington Beach, California
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A good place to start

We always start our trips to Acadia with a stop here. This was our first trip with our 2 yr old so... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Janette D
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Source for maps, tours and other information about Acadia National Park.
Route 3, Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME
+1 207-288-3338
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the main VC in the park and were surprised it didn’t have more information. It is a big hiking and outdoor park so maybe I was just expecting too much. The film information was good but the projection system does not produce vibrant...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We always start our trips to Acadia with a stop here. This was our first trip with our 2 yr old so we wanted to and get help from the rangers on good hikes to do with her and our dog. They gave us two...More

Thank Janette D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Visitor Center is the place for Newcombers and repeaters alike to learn of the Incredible interesting history of this hugely interesting place. Then take the Island Explorer free buses to start your exploring. From mansions to ocean cliffs to mountains or bike trails.

Thank Jeffrey C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The video is good to watch if you have never been here before. It tells you all about the region and how it came to be.. it’s 52 stairs from the parking lot to get to the top where the actual center is. I’m not...More

1  Thank krocking123
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have been to many visitor center which my kids typically love. There was not any activities or exhibits for them. There is a 15 minute movie but it did not hold the kids attention and I don't feel that it added anything to our...More

Thank kristen o
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not a lot to see and do here at the VC, mostly get your entry pass, use the restroom, browse the gift shop and ask the rangers any questions before you head out. Parking is at a bit of a premium as so many check...More

Thank Jonathan K
Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

Found a spot to park right away. Place was clean and had plenty of staff around to answer questions! Interactive displays as well. Bathrooms clean! 52 steps to top gets you ready for the trails!

Thank ristoff
Reviewed 9 August 2018

We stopped at the visitor's center first upon our arrival onto the island. We were able to pick up our free park pass (thanks to my 4th grader,) and a good map of the island. We decided that since it was raining outside, we would...More

Thank BethWI
Reviewed 14 July 2018

Lots of steps up to a small visitor center where you buy your park pass, speak to rangers, pick up maps and detailed hiking information. Small gift shops and rest rooms. This is a hub for the Island Explorer bus.

3  Thank Maggie K
Reviewed 11 July 2018 via mobile

Nice place to get started on your visit Acadia. It is smaller, but has enough info to get your trip going. The gift shop is on the smaller side, the one at Jordan pond is much larger. If you're looking for something specific to a...More

1  Thank Bud16057
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Jeffrey Y
4 July 2018|
Response from statgirl77 |
Cell service is almost nonexistent in the park....unless you are up on top of one of the mountains.
Tom M
18 September 2016|
Response from emholly | Reviewed this property |
Contact the Park› Mailing Address: PO Box 177 Bar Harbor, ME 04609 Phone: (207) 288-3338 General information and questions. The phone is answered weekdays 8 am - 4:30 pm.
5 September 2016|
Response from emholly | Reviewed this property |
Park is open 24 hours a day but has limited access during the winter. The Visitors Center in Hull Cove is open 8:30 to 4:30