Introduction to Caribou, Maine
In 1793, Alexander Cochran visited the present day City of Caribou. Charles Turner first surveyed the area in 1807. The area was known as the town of Lyndon and was incorporated on April 5, 1859. On February 26, 1869 it was renamed Caribou. It was reincorporated as a city on February 23, 1967.
Caribou and nearby Attractions
- Nylander Museum of Natural History
- Sweden Street Plaza Shopping Center
- Caribou Historical Center & Museum
- Aroostook State Park
- Northern Maine Museum of Science
- Fort Kent State Historic Site
Things To Do In Caribou
Caribou is home to many shopping centers such as the Access Highway Shopping Center, Sweden Street Plaza Shopping Center, Downtown Mall Shopping Center and the Sweden Street Plaza Shopping Center. The Nylander Museum and Caribou Historical Center and Museum are good places to visit if one wishes to learn more about the area’s history. The city also organizes the Fall Harvest Festival and the Mid Sommar’s Festival every year.
Northern Maine Regional Airport at Presque can be reached within few minutes.
Caribou Higher Education
The University of Maine, the University of Southern Maine and the University of Maine at Farmington offer higher educational facilities.