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Portland Observatory, Portland

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  • This was a good find whilst in town, it's about a 10 minute walk from the town but it's easy to find and if you keep walking you will reach the promenade. It's good value for money and the price is th...  more »
  • Located not far from the wharf area, the Observatory provides a unique view of the city. There are also a number of interesting historical displays on each level allowing time for breaks for those not...  more »
  • Great view with history - another historic must see in Portland with a great view of the city - top of observatory leads to great view of portland  more »
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  • Great information about the town and the observatory. Talked about how building was built and an amazing view of Portland! Watch your head as your climbing up the steps but they are great about warning you.
  • Definitely worth the time (and money) to visit while in Portland! We took the tour and our guide was very knowledgeable.
  • Good views and there was even a guide waiting at the top to share history and help take your photo
  • Nice views of Portland from the top, a little pricey for the view. Word of advice bring cash even though​ they do have a card reader.
  • Experienced this during their "Sunset Tour" only available on Thursday evenings. It was very beautiful and scenic! They have guided tours during the day, but the Sunset Tour is self guided with staff to help answer questions. What made this visit for me was the kind staff, especially the employee at the top of the lighthouse, Alyssa. She was open to answering any of our questions, not only about the history of the Observatory, but about Portland in general. We were able to get some awesome suggestions on where to go during our trip here, as well as learn a lot of Portland history.

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You'll discover a number of hotels in Portland's waterfront area--one of the city's liveliest neighborhoods--that offer proximity to a selection of restaurants and bars. If bed and breakfasts are more your style, look to the city's West End, where a number of establishments sit alongside fine 19th-century mansions. Those interested in staying in Munjoy Hill can find a number of vacation rentals there.
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