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Penobscot County is home of the largest metropolitan area north of Portland. It boasts the scenic beauty of its countryside with the urban living of its center of population and home to the county seat, the City of Bangor. The Penobscot River, Maine's longest, runs through the County. It is one of Maine's largest counties, covering over 3,250 square miles. The County borders Piscataquis County on the West and Washington and Hancock Counties on the East. Bangor is home to many businesses and cultural centers, including the Maine Shakespeare Festival.

The University of Maine Museum of Art, in downtown Bangor, has a permanent collection of more than 6,500 pieces, including works by Berenice Abbott, Marsden Hartley, Winslow Homer, John Marin, Carl Sprinchorn, and Andrew Wyeth. The Maine Discovery Museum, a major children's museum was founded in 2001 in the former Freese's Department Store. The Bangor Museum and Center for History, in addition to its exhibit space, maintains the historic Thomas A. Hill House. The Bangor Police Department boasts a police museum with some items dating to the 18th century. There is a Fire Museum at the former State Street Fire Station.

Orono, in Penobscot County, is home to the main campus of the University of Maine.

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