- 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.
The Belfast Historical Society & Museum is a historical museum that strives to preserve and display artifacts and memorabilia from local history. The museum contains vintage photographs and exhibits in addition to a historical archive and library available.
Visitors can learn about the history of Castine at the Castine Historical Society by looking at maps, photographs, artifacts, essays, and books, particularly about the Penobscot Expedition, a Revolutionary War battle. The facility also hosts special exhibits on a regular basis.
In the late 1800s and early 1900s, many families used Castine, Maine, as their vacation destination, most notably Harriet Beecher Stowe and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. Visitors to Main Street can see many restored buildings where small businesses and art galleries are located.
Castine Historical Handworks is a quaint gift shop that celebrates traditional craftsmen and artists from the local areas in and around New England. Jewelry, photography, bird carvings, metal work, and fruit preserves are amongst the many offerings.
Castine Kayak Adventures offers kayaking instruction, day trips, overnight trips, and sales. Yankee Magazine and DownEast Magazine have awarded the company for having the best night paddles, known as bioluminescent paddles.
Water slides, go-karts, aerial zip lines and plenty of other things can make Wild Acadia Fun Park worthy of the visitor's time. It also has its own Snack Shack and can host special events, such as birthday parties.