- The list below includes 27 free or cheap things to do in or near Bangor, Maine, including 59 different types of inexpensive activities like Movie Theaters, Aviation Museums, Specialty Museums and Parks.
- From Mount Hope Garden Cemetery to Cascade Park, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Bangor and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Ellsworth, Searsport and Orono.
Dedicated to the Second Regiment of Volunteers, the Mount Hope Garden Cemetery is also the resting place of local and national celebrities, including Lincoln's prime-minister. The Soldier's Memorial, erected in 1864, is the oldest such memorial in America.
A small park area, Fairmount Park features grassy fields and trees along with a half basketball court. The park provides a children's play structure, swings, picnic tables, benches and a paved path along the park's perimeter.
J. Norman Martin was paid $137 to create the fiberglass-over-metal frame Paul Bunyan statue that sits opposite the Bangor Civic Center. The 37-foot tall statue weighs 3,700 pounds, and Martin built the statue to withstand 110 mile an hour winds.
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With over 15 vendors attending, Bangor Farmers Market offers visitors a selection of produce, baked goods, and flowers. The market is set up in a parking lot, with each vendor operating at a tent.
Preserved for eternity at the Cole Land Transportation Museum is United States military memorabilia and land transportation equipment. Some of the antiques available for viewing include potato diggers, tractors, fire engines, motorcycles, bicycles, and snowplows.
One of the participants of the Ready to Learn national program, the Maine Discovery Museum was opened in 2001. Besides the hands-on exhibitions and the learning programs, it can also host birthday parties and other special events.