- TripBuzz found 203 things to do with kids in or near Portland, Maine, including 175 fun activities for kids in nearby cities within 25 miles like South Portland, Brunswick, Saco and Scarborough.
- From Lucky Catch Cruises to DownEast Duck Tours, the Portland area offers 93 different types of family activities, including: Sports Facilities/Fields, Theaters, History Museums and Hiking Trails.
- Noted as the largest city in Maine, Portland features many waterfront properties including homes, parks and restaurants. Divided into various neighborhoods, the city is easy to get around. It further includes a couple of island communities along with historical, financial and artistic districts. Other attractions in Portland include an arboretum, music conservatory, observatory and railroad museum. Portland is also home to the University of Southern Maine.
Lucky Catch Cruises offers 1 1/2 hour lobster excursions in Casco Bay. Participants can help trap the lobsters, watch the scenery, buy the lobster that the ship caught, and have it cooked at the restaurant next to the dock.
With DownEast Duck Tours, visitors can explore the city by land and water with a hybrid car and boat vehicle. During the tour, visitors will pass by historical sites like lighthouses while listening to narration from the driver.
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142 Free Street, Portland, ME 04101 MoreLess Info
Children's Museum & Theatre of Maine is a children's museum dedicated to inspiring discovery and imagination through exploration and play. Attractions include several hands on exhibits and a variety of educational programs.
More than your typical bowling center, Bayside Bowl in Portland, Maine features a variety of entertainment choices for your date night or family night out. In addition to the games, guests can enjoy fine food and live entertainment.
Odyssey Whale Watching takes guests out onto the open waters of Casco Bay to embark on one of their unique tours. The company, known for their whale watching excursions, also offers deep sea fishing tours and private boat charters.
With a three-storey funhouse for kids and parents, and a miniature maze and play area for toddlers, Joker's Family Fun & Games is an all-ages destination that also includes an indoor train and miniature ferris wheel.
Hadlock Field has been nicknamed the Maine Monster, and it serves as the home field for the minor league baseball team named the Sea Dogs, which is an affiliate of the Red Sox. The current capacity of the stadium is just over 7,300.
Architect Henry Austin designed the Italian villa style Victorian Mansion as the summer home of Ruggles Sylvester Morse, a Maine native whom made a fortune as a hotel builder in New Orleans. Gustave Herter designed the interiors of the home.
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58 Fore Street, Portland, ME MoreLess Info
During the spring, summer, and fall, visitors can enjoy the Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Company. Train rides and night photo shoot events are offered along with a museum that is open throughout the year for train enthusiasts.