TripBuzz found 28 things to do with kids in or near Bangor, Maine, including 7 fun activities for kids in nearby cities within 25 miles like Ellsworth, Searsport and Orono.
From Maine Discovery Museum to The Maine Jump, the Bangor area offers 64 different types of family activities, including: Movie Theaters, Theaters, Aviation Museums and Specialty Museums.
Nicknamed 'The Queen City of the East', Bangor has a population of under 34,000. The city is located in northern Maine and is around 170 miles south of Saint John, New Brunswick. During the 19thcentury, Bangor was heavily involved in the lumber industry, calling itself 'the lumber capital of the world.'
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.
Blackbeard's Family Fun Park is an amusement facility with a variety of features, including mini golf, batting cages, go karts, and an arcade. They are available for birthday parties, and offer weekly specials.
The Family Fun Bowling Center is a 20-lane family owned bowling alley that features synthetic lanes, bumpers, automatic scoring, and pool tables. The alley also has a video game arcade and a snack bar.
Great Skates Entertainment Center is an indoor family entertainment venue and state of the art skating rink. In addition to skating, visitors can lay laser tag, visit the arcade, or schedule private parties.
Home of the UMaine basketball team, Cross Insurance Center hosts a variety of community events, ranging from concerts from nationally recognized musicians to educational lectures. The center can seat up to 8,000 people and often hosts local conventions.
The Sports Arena is an amusement complex that features a wide variety of games and entertainments. There are bowling lanes, pool tables, minigolf, and arcade games, as well as a sports bar with over 50 sports channels.
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.