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Things to do in Bangor

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Forest
“Bangor City Forest is a nice place to go for a hike. I would highly recommend the bog boardwalk!”
  • 12 locals recommend
Casino
“Great place to try your luck at the slots, table games or poker. Centrally located across from the Paul Bunyan statue and the Cross Insurance Center. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Bagel Shop
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“Unique breakfast and lunch combos. Their bagels are a must try, so many varieties for a variety of diet needs. Vegan and Gluten free friendly.”
  • 17 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Taproom for one of our many local microbreweries. Great waterfront seating on the Brewer side of the Penobscot River. Surprisingly good food. ”
  • 12 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“If your French fries aren’t fried in duck fat, you are missing out! :-) Highly recommended! :-)”
  • 7 locals recommend
Historic Site
“The King of Horror Novels lives in Bangor, Maine. A short 15 minute drive from Looney Cove Cottage. ”
  • 10 locals recommend
Entertainment
“All summer long numerous high-profile acts will make their way to the banks of the Pennobscot River in Bangor to perform.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Stadium
“Your favorite artists play here! Located right on Main Street only a mile away from the Big Red House!”
  • 9 locals recommend
Bus Station
“Buses in MidCoast Maine to Portland where you can get non-stop buses to Boston and NYC”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“You won't find another place in town that has a better chef or servers. We go here on special occasions. Expect to pay top dollar.”
  • 5 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“If you're looking for fine dining, Fiddlehead Restaurant is the place to go. The menu is expensive and reservations are required, but the food is beyond amazing. This is a great place to go if you want to get dressed up and have a fancy night out. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Museum
“Great place to bring your kids. Three floors of exploring for children ages 0-14. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Bar
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“This is the real deal Irish pub! :-) Their burgers are insanely good! They feature local live music, too! :-) I highly recommend the Turkey Bacon Avocado sandwich, and the Bread Bowl with Clam Chowder! :-) ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Waterfront
“Just across the Penobscot River from Orrington is the Bangor Waterfront. A nice place for a walk along the river and you can sometimes catch a concert in the open air concert venue or a car show in the parking lots. There is always something going on at the Bangor Waterfront. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Bar
“Live music, Maine craft beer, and great food! :-) The wings are amazing! :-)”
  • 5 locals recommend
Outdoor Sculpture
“Handsome Paul Bunyan structure on Main Street in Bangor, is now a little dwarfed by the casino and convention center, but he still stands tall. If you go into the casino parking garage, it is a great place to take his picture.”
  • 3 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Bagel Shop
“Unique breakfast and lunch combos. Their bagels are a must try, so many varieties for a variety of diet needs. Vegan and Gluten free friendly.”
  • 17 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“Taproom for one of our many local microbreweries. Great waterfront seating on the Brewer side of the Penobscot River. Surprisingly good food. ”
  • 12 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“If your French fries aren’t fried in duck fat, you are missing out! :-) Highly recommended! :-)”
  • 7 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“If you're looking for fine dining, Fiddlehead Restaurant is the place to go. The menu is expensive and reservations are required, but the food is beyond amazing. This is a great place to go if you want to get dressed up and have a fancy night out. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Restaurant
“You won't find another place in town that has a better chef or servers. We go here on special occasions. Expect to pay top dollar.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bar
“This is the real deal Irish pub! :-) Their burgers are insanely good! They feature local live music, too! :-) I highly recommend the Turkey Bacon Avocado sandwich, and the Bread Bowl with Clam Chowder! :-) ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Brewery
“Best waterfront eatery in town. Go grab a bite and hear some local musical talent.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Bar
“Our little secret place! Irish pub with GREAT food -- has it's own Brewery -- try the IceBreaker!”
  • 7 locals recommend

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