- The list below includes 80 free or cheap things to do in or near Southwest Harbor, Maine, including 56 different types of inexpensive activities like Hiking Trails, Specialty Museums, Gardens and Food Shops.
- From Beech Cliff Loop to Perpendicular Trail, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Southwest Harbor and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Bar Harbor, Deer Isle, Ellsworth and Castine.
The Coastal Children's Museum is a museum aimed at aiding children in discovering and learning about a variety of different topics. Featured exhibits include displays on the natural world, the arts and sciences, and the diversity of Maine's Coast.
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9 Water Street, Rockland, ME MoreLess Info
Dedicating to preserving the natural habitats and animals in the region, Maine Coastal Islands National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center offers visitors a museum that displays the ecological features of the area. The center also hosts lectures and films on conservation.
The Sail Power and Steam Museum is a unique attraction that provides entertainment for all ages. An educational trip through nautical history features a huge collection of artifacts, photos, and much more. Tours are self-guided or given by the owner.
97% 297 votes
117 Museum Street, Owls Head, ME 4854 MoreLess Info
A specialty Museum, the Owls Head Transportation Museum has a wide collection of antique planes and cars. They also host fascinating and exciting events like aerobatic shows, motorcycle exhibits and special edition cars.
80% 107 votes
130 Thomaston Street, Rockland, ME 04841 MoreLess Info
With its authentic 30 foot-long lobster boat, Captain Jack Lobster Boat Adventure offers its clients glimpses of the local marine wildlife, including whales. The main purpose is, however, seeing lobsters and other seafood get caught in the captain's traps. Fishing trips are also available.
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.