Bangor, Maine is the third most populous city in the state. It is also the major commercial and cultural center for eastern and northern Maine. The Maine Discovery Museum draws many visitors from all ages to the city. It is the largest children's museum located north of Boston, Massachusetts. The museum features a two story tree house, a life-size model beaver dam and a large music department. It also has different instruments from different culture. The museum offers a schedule of drop-in activities for children of all ages. It also hosts birthday party, corporate groups, and non-profit organization. If you have children you are take them to the Maine Discovery Museum and they will have a wonderful time there. Many people visiting the city go to the Cole Land Transportation Museum. The mission of the museum is to collect, preserve and display Maine's land transportation equipment. If you like automobiles then this is the place for you. This is a huge, well-maintained and a fun place to explore. This museum has extensive collections of vehicles from cars to trains. The snowplow and military sections are also very interesting. If you know who Paul Bunyan is then you should go to Bangor's Bass Park. The park has the largest statue of the mythical lumberjack Paul Bunyan stands next to Main Street in Bangor. The statue is 31-foot tall and made out of concrete and metal. Bass Park is home of the Bangor State Fair each July. It is also home to the Bangor Auditorium and Bangor Civic Center.
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Bangor offers lots of other attractions for the visitor to the city. When you are visiting Bangor, you can go to Mount Hope Garden Cemetery. It is the second oldest garden cemetery in the United States. The cemetery was designed by architect Charles G. Bryant in 1834. It is the preferred resting ground for many Bangor's 19th and early 20th century elites including a U.S. Vice President, two U.S. Senators, eleven U.S. Congressmen, two U.S. Ambassadors, five Governors of Maine, eight Civil War Generals and other local businessmen and politicians. Actors Richard Golden and Ralph Sipperly are also buried in this cemetery. The movie Pet Sematary was filmed in Mount Hope. Bangor Auditorium is another popular tourist attraction in the city. It is located in downtown Bangor. Since the opening in 1955, this 5,948 seat multipurpose arena was used for concerts, sporting events, circus performances, political rallies and trade shows. Bangor Auditorium has hosted the Maine Principals' Association basketball tournament and has been a stop for World Wrestling Entertainment house shows for many years. It shares the same complex as the Bangor Civic Center which shares its campus with Bass Park, home of the Bangor State Fair as well as Bangor Raceway. Bangor Raceway is one of the oldest harness racing facilities in New England. While you are there, you can also go to nearby Broadway Park, one of Bangor’s Bangor's major thoroughfares. The park features a playground on the east side and towering trees on the west side, just the right place for kick back and relax and watch life pass by or play a game of catch or fetch with your dog.