The Panoramic Views From This City Landmark In Maine Are Second To None
There is no shortage of sights to see when visiting Portland. From museums to shopping to simply enjoying lunch on the working waterfront, you can easily spend an entire weekend just exploring Maine’s biggest city. While mostly quaint, even Portland has its moments of hustle and bustle. To combat it, we recommend searching out the more quiet places. The Eastern Promenade is a great place to take in the surrounding beauty of Casco Bay. But, if the views you crave are more expansive head to the Portland Observatory on Munjoy Hill just below the Eastern Prom. Even most locals haven’t ventured inside, which is a shame because there are no views like this anywhere else!
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The Portland Observatory is located at 138 Congress St. on Munjoy Hill in Portland. Parking is available via metered spots on Congress Street as well as a few free on-street-parking spaces throughout the surrounding streets. You can also take the #1 Congress Street/Munjoy Hill Bus to the landmark. Admission for non-residents is $10 for Adults, $8 for Seniors/Students/AAA, $5 for Children ages 6-16. Admission for Portland residents is $5 for Adults and $3 for Children ages 6-16. The family rate is $30 and admission for kids under 6 and members is free.
You can reach them at (207) 774-5561 or visit them online here.
For more of the areas perfect views, head to this beach state park in Cape Elizabeth. The breeze is incredible!
Michelle has lived in many places, but counts Maine as one of the best. In addition to the smell of ocean water in the air on rainy days in Portland, she loves puppies, photography, funny people, the Maine Red Claws, traveling, fresh tomatoes, Cambodia and filling out forms. For questions, comments and inquiries please email: [email protected]
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