- 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.
As the oldest house in the region, Longfellow House & Garden is a National Historic Landmark that displays the artifacts of a 19th century New England family. The house is open to group and self-guided tours.
A public swimming area, the Lawson Quarry consists of granite formations that were highly sought after in a bygone era. What is left are smooth granite stones that are warmed by the sun and a cool swimming area—it's like a community swimming hole for kids and adults alike.
Deering Oaks Park offers a natural play environment that is ADA Accessible. The park features a range of recreational activities including adventure bridges, climbing wall, playground, puzzle/mind panels, slide down pole, stationary cycler and a toddler area.
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Over 17,000 works of American and European art from the 1700s to the present are found at the Portland Museum of Art, including paintings, sculptures, prints, photographs, glass, ceramics, and furniture. The featured artwork includes works by Picasso, Renoir, and Monet.
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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.
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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11 Avon Street, Portland, ME 04101 MoreLess Info
At the International Cryptozoology Museum, guests can learn about the strange history of legendary creatures like Bigfoot. Visitors can tour through the display area at their leisure and are free to ask the curator questions about the exhibit.
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.