AAA Editor Notes
Cole Land Transportation Museum, off I-95 exit 182A following signs to the War Memorials at 405 Perry Rd., includes a 72-foot 1840s covered bridge and more than 200 vehicles illustrating the evolution of land transportation from wagons to automobiles to 18-wheelers. Among the items exhibited are antique recreational vehicles, motorcycles, a locomotive, a railroad station, farm equipment, horse-drawn logging sleds, farm and logging trucks, snowplows and more than 2,000 enlarged and captioned photographs of early life in Maine.
Also featured are hundreds of military artifacts from the Civil War to World War II, including uniforms, insignias, weapons and armored vehicles. The museum also is home to the Maine World War II Veterans Memorial, the Maine Vietnam Veterans Memorial, the Maine Korean Veterans Memorial and the Maine Military Order of the Purple Heart Memorial.