Cole Land Transportation Museum Marks Record Season

BANGOR, Maine (WABI) The Cole Land Transportation Museum in Bangor closed its doors for the season on Saturday after setting a new record for attendance.

The museum had over 20,000 people visit during their six month season this year.

Museum staff say their first visitors through the doors were from Australia and their last were from Thailand.

They say many locals don't realize this gem of a museum is right in their backyard.

Jim Neville, Executive Director of the museum says, "On the outside, it can be a little bit deceiving because of our large Vietnam War Memorial, which is the helicopter, tank, and the monument itself. So, if you're passing by, you may say they must be a military museum, but we do have a military section to honor our veterans and our volunteers that are veterans. but we also have a huge, huge land transportation piece which is really the cornerstone of the museum."

If you missed out on this season, the museum reopens in May.

For more information, visit their website at colemuseum.org.