- The list below includes 93 free or cheap things to do in or near Gardiner, Maine, including 77 different types of inexpensive activities like Piers & Boardwalks, Scenic Railroads, History Museums and Movie Theaters.
- From Gardiner Waterfront to Kennebec River Rail Trail, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Gardiner and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Brunswick, Augusta, Bath and Damariscotta.
The Viles Arboretum, formerly the Pine Tree State Arboretum, features a conifer collection, a lilac collection, a native plant garden, a rock garden, Urban & Community Forestry Collection containing 36 species of trees especially chosen for their ability to do well in an urban environment, along with many other…
Built in 1832 from granite, the State Capitol was destroyed by fire in 1866. After it was rebuilt, it became the house of several museum collections, including a copy of the state Constitution and some pieces of currency from those days.
A state of the art, regulation sized ice rink, The Bank of Maine Ice Vault features conference rooms and a pro shop in addition to the ice area. It hosts public skating as well as organized hockey and figure skating.
Hosting regional hockey leagues and tournaments, Sparetime Recreation Augusta offers visitors a recreational bowling experience complete with shoe rentals and glow bowling. Visitors can purchase a party package that includes bowling games, refreshments, and more.
Charles Bulfinch, who also designed the U.S. Capitol, designed the Maine State House that opened in January 1832. Today, visitors can tour the state house and see historical portraits, a rotating display of modern artist, and special activities in the Hall of Flags.
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At the Children's Discovery Museum, children can pretend they work in a restaurant, grocery store, construction, or bank. Children can also put on a puppet show, touch the marine life in the touch-tank, make music, create art, and climb into a tree house.