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Hotel Ursa sits at the heart of the University of Maine campus, making us the perfect place to stay for any scholarly endeavor. However, this is more than an average college town. Downtown Orono and neighboring Old Town are vibrant communities in their own right. Our area is filled with activities for everyone from adventurers to artists. The city of Bangor, the cultural epicenter of eastern Maine, is an easy 20-minute drive away. Many visitors come for our incredible restaurants, concerts, breweries and museums. Others come for the natural beauty of the Maine outdoors. Whatever brings you here, our location makes Hotel Ursa the perfect base to experience the best of Maine.

On Campus

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Collins Center for the Arts

The Collins Center for the Arts is a hub of local, national, and global arts. The CCA hosts a wide variety of performances. The Mainstage series features touring Broadway Musicals, national comedians, thrilling bands, and captivating orchestral performances.

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UMaine Performing Arts

UMaine’s School of Performing Arts (SPA) has a diverse and thorough program of theater, music, and dance performances open to the public. SPA students eagerly present professionally directed musicals, student-directed plays, and many diverse concerts throughout the year.

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Maine Bound Adventure Center

The indoor rock climbing center at Maine Bound Adventure Center is open for day passes. The students and staff here are happy to share their expertise with anyone who wants to climb. Hours fluctuate throughout the year, so be sure to check the Maine Bound website for the most up-to-date information.

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New Balance Recreation Center

The New balance recreation center is open to the public for day passes or extended memberships.

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Maine Athletics

The University of Maine has a well-rounded group of sports teams. UMaine is the home of Maine’s only NCAA Division 1 athletics program.

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UMaine Admissions

Thinking about attending the University of Maine? Visit the Admissions office to learn more about the historic campus.

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UMaine Alumni Association

Are you an alumni of the University of Maine? Stay in touch with us and come to one of our upcoming events.

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UMaine Bookstore

Visit the UMaine bookstore and get some University of Maine spirit wear.

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Upcoming UMaine Events

Visit the University of Maine during one of their upcoming events.

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Orono and Old Town

Downtown Orono and Old Town have a wide variety of restaurants and breweries. Whether you're looking for family friendly food, a fun night out, or an intimate date night, you wont have to travel far. All of these are a short drive from our hotel.

Orono Brewing

Visit the flagship location of a local brewing company that has ample food and drafts and a beer garden.

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Pat's Pizza

Making pizza since the 1950's, Pat's Pizza is a must see in Orono. They also accommodate large parties.

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The Family Dog

Locally owned, the Family Dog offers amazing pub food with a fun atmosphere.

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Woodman’s Bar and Grille

A local restaurant and bar known for the areas best burgers, steaks, and cocktails.

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Orono Farmers' Market

The Orono Farmers' Market happens every Saturday and is located on the University of Maine campus.

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Old Town-Orono YMCA

The YMCA is a facility that offers workout areas, classes, a pool, rock climbing areas, and more. It also has a summer day camp and before/after school programs.

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Town of Orono

Explore the historic town of Orono and what it has to offer.

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City of Old Town

Explore the historic city of Old Town and what it has to offer.

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Bangor, Maine

Explore Bangor, Maine and what it has to offer.

Timber Kitchen and Bar

Located in Bangor, Maine, Timber Kitchen and Bar is a fun and relaxing atmosphere that emphasizes their motto "Work hard, play hard".

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Evenrood's

Located close to the parking garage in downtown Bangor, Evenrood's is known for their American menu.

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Bagel Central

Bagel Central is known for their bagels and deli. They also have gluten free options available.

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Seadog Brewing Co.

Seadog Brewing Co. is a craft brewery with many locations across Maine, New Hampshire, and Florida. They are known for brewing both traditional ales and lagers (one of the only craft breweries in New England to do so).

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Orono Brewing Company - Downtown Bangor

The Orono Brewing Company opened its second location in downtown Bangor in a historic building, built in 1912. Take-out food from local restaurants is welcomed here.

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Geaghan's Pub and Brewery

Geaghan's Pub offers delicious brews and American pub food (with an Irish flare). They're known as a "home away from home" by many visitors.

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Bangor Beer Co.

The Bangor Beer Co. is known for their great beer on tap, Trivia Tuesdays, an outdoor patio, and pinball.

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Two Feet Brewing

Known for their craft beer, 2 Feet Brewing offers a fun atmosphere for dinner or drinks.

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Hollywood Casino

Feeling lucky? Head over to the Hollywood Casino to test your luck!

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Bangor City Forest and Orono Bog Walk

Open throughout the year, there are over 9 miles of trails. Depending on the season, you can hike, walk, bike, snowshoe, and even cross country ski these trails.

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Maine Discovery Museum

The Maine Discovery museum offers three floors of interactive exhibits that are perfect for children. They also offer daily STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) programs.

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Zillman Art Museum

The Zillman Art Museum consists of over 4,000 original works of art. They offer art camps for children, lectures, a multitude of special events, and educational classes for adults.

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Maine Savings Amphitheatre

The Maine Savings Amphitheatre is a venue that offers a multitude of events including concerts, comedians, and live shows.

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Cross Insurance Center

The Cross Insurance Center is a venue that offers a multitude of events including concerts, comedians, and musicals.

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Penobscot Theatre Company

Located at the Bangor Opera House, the Penobscot Theatre Company has been putting on shows for over 50 years.

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Downtown Bangor

Downtown Bangor has lots to offer; there's a multitude of restaurants, shopping, and events. Come visit the historic city!

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Bangor Parks and Rec

The Bangor Parks and Rec Department hosts many different events throughout the seasons.

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Bangor Chamber of Commerce

The Bangor Chamber of Commerce is one of the largest chambers in Maine. They offer a range of events to both its members and the public.

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Bangor International Airport

Flying into Maine? The Bangor International Airport is located only 10 minutes from downtown.

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